Senior Technical Leader - Nuclear Maintenance Applications
Center (NMAC), Nuclear Plant Technology
Job Summary and Description:
The EPRI NMAC Program is responsible for conducting research
supporting nuclear plant equipment reliability. The areas of
research include, but are not limited to:
Mechanical maintenance preventive and predictive maintenance
methodologies and recommendations
Equipment Reliability processes and implementation
Mechanical component engineering and maintenance strategies
This position provides an opportunity for someone with
maintenance and/or engineering experience to contribute to the
improvement of the maintenance, engineering, and Equipment
Reliability (ER) activities of nuclear power plants worldwide
through innovative research and development.
Plans, designs, and controls the progress of complex project
work within the technical department to meet member/client
objectives; prepares and presents research reports.
Manages small to medium level projects without direct people
Assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical
objectives or problems where the relationships between cause and
effect are difficult to establish and little or no precedence
exists, and the use of creative imaginative thinking is
Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the
Provides input into configuration management and documentation
for engineer related projects.
Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.
Maintains familiarity with the progress and problems in assigned
Prepares proposals, technical publications, and delivers
Leads national and international technical networks with
manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research
Works independently on technical activities without direct
Prior experience working in the nuclear power industry
Bachelors Degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
8-10 years of engineering experience or comparable
Ability to recognize strategic issues and build collaborative
Required limited supervision and guidance
Responsible for the success of individual projects
Works closely with members, contractors, staff to manage
Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing
Manages multiple projects
Responsible for project budgets, schedules, deliverables, and
Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility
for highly specialized technical objectives
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Increasing technical depth/breadth to become a subject matter
Additional Job Information:
The ideal candidate would possess detailed knowledge of and have
working experience related to mechanical component maintenance
practices in nuclear power plants. This skilled individual will
work closely with nuclear utility members, government agencies,
nuclear supply vendors, research contractors, and national
laboratories in the course of their daily duties. The individual
will also be expected to be self-motivated and work with other team
members of NMAC as well as with other EPRI research
organizations/programs working on similar projects. At times, the
candidate may be expected to have responsibility for projects that
may fall outside of the areas described above yet fall within the
scope of the NMAC Program.
Useful skills and knowledge include:
Articulate with clear and concise verbal and written
communication skills communicating concepts and plans at all levels
Maintenance background, knowledge, and experience in a nuclear
Understanding of power plant equipment operation and maintenance
strategies that support improved equipment reliability. Senior
Reactor Operator license or certification is a plus, but not
Demonstrate outstanding problem solving and analytical
Able to work in a collaborative environment with diverse
personnel and to resolve conflicts.
Must be able to travel at least 20% of the time, including
Effectively multitask, coordinate and facilitate technical
mechanical maintenance and engineering-related communications with
peers and clients, and apply scientific and engineering principles,
theories, and concepts.
Knowledgeable of information sources in the utility industry
including how to retrieve and use technical information (INPO ICES,
NRC information, NEI Bulletins, etc.)
Preferred Education Level and Years of Experience :
Bachelors degree in Engineering (or related Sciences) and a
minimum of ten years experience with power plant systems.
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EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.
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