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Technical Lead, Intermediate Air Cooling System

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 03/09/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 26958

Job Description

Position Title: Technical Lead, Intermediate Air Cooling System
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting contract Technical Lead opportunity with our client located in Bellevue, Washington. 
 Job Responsibilities:
  • Safety and Quality Principles - Demonstrate visible, continuous leadership in the areas of safety and quality. Act and advocate for the prompt identification, characterization, and resolution of challenges to personnel, nuclear, and radiological safety. Identify and implement the appropriate project quality standards to the design, delivery, and management of all attributes of the IAC.
  • Product Ownership - Responsible for development and integration of the IAC with the rest of the plant. Primary point of contact for the IAC for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Product Design Leader - Lead design activities by determining required activities (design, analysis, evaluation, modeling, etc), specifying technical inputs/outputs to products, assigning/requesting personnel to activities, and overseeing execution of technical production work. Includes products such as sizing and performance calculations, P&IDs, requirements, physical layout, design trade-offs, failure modes and effects, constraints, and documentation. Identify and lead resolution of necessary design changes, optimization opportunities, and resolution/closure plans. 
  • Engineering Design and Licensing Basis Ownership - Responsible for establishing and maintaining the project design and licensing basis for the IAC over the project lifecycle. Includes conceptual/history of design, current design/licensing basis of record, managing outstanding and pending changes, identifying outstanding open item management and resolution, translation of licensing requirements into design, etc.
  • Subject Matter Expert - Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories which pertain to the IAC. Evaluate design outcomes against requirements (code, specifications, etc.). Write technical reports detailing design work. May contribute to scientific literature and conferences as appropriate for the topic.
  • Internal Technical Oversight - Review engineering work products, particularly those created to support the IAC design and development, but also the IAC interfaces. Ensure that deliverables supporting the IAC are accurate and follow the appropriate engineering procedures and processes. Mentor less experienced engineering staff.
  • External Technical Oversight - Provide technical direction related to the IAC to subcontractors or suppliers. Act as the engineering reviewer of supplier submittals to ensure accuracy, quality, adherence to requirements, etc. Coordinate with procurement and supplier project engineers to manage supplier scope and ensure deliverables are received on time.
  • Technical Review and Verification Management - provide oversight and technical review of IAC review cycles, including performance of technical review of critical products. For products requiring Design Verification activities, specifies the desired methods of verification and establishes integrated plans for the design verification of the product's various products. 
  • Technical Product Quality and Completeness - Ownership of the engineering product quality; includes both the technical product quality (good engineering practices and compliance to project standards), and Project/Company Quality Assurance attribute compliance based on the classification and quality level (including special treatments) of the product. 
  • Licensing and Regulatory Interface - Provides expert knowledge and a central point of information for licensing content preparation, review, and lifecycle needs, such as CPA section input management, section review, Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) information gathering and response development, etc.
Project Responsibilities:
  • Guiding Principles and Project Values Personification - Always hold self and other project personnel to the high standards and expectations of the company's guiding principles and the Project Values. Incorporate principles and values into actions and delivery philosophies, provide guidance and mentoring where deviations exist, and periodically review overall project execution in the IAC according to the principles and values.
  • Product Delivery and Lifecycle Leader - Lead delivery activities to deliver IAC equipment, commodities, hardware, and supporting lifecycle products to the reactor Demo facility. This role is specific to the development and management of the IAC as a product, during and following the design phase of the project. This includes management of procurements, engagement and management of external suppliers (if necessary), development of lifecycle products (such as spares strategy, test regiments, facility requirements, etc). 
  • Schedule Activity Owners - Own individual activities in the IMCS and act as activity owner to project schedule management processes. Identify sub-tasks of the overall activity and manage execution of the overall activity to completion. Update start and completion dates on project reporting periodicities. Where conflicts in priorities and/or resources exist, evaluate and advocate for effective resolutions to management and other technical leads to arrive at achievable solutions. 
  • Schedule Planning and Coordination - development and management of an integrated level 2 schedule defining design, procurements, fabrication/manufacturing, testing, qualification, transport, construction/installation, inspection, startup, and operation of the product. Develop and maintain the current phase schedule in the IMCS during phase planning, budget period update, and targeted scheduling efforts. Identify resources, and where likely/actual gaps to on-schedule completion of activities, identify and recommend solutions to management and project leaders.
  • Risk Ownership - Identify, maintain, and resolve project and program risks associated with the IAC. Perform periodic reviews of risks to maintain resolution plan, assess and update risk profile, and drive reduction of risk exposure through mitigation or reduction plans.
  • Interface Handoff - Manage the technical and organizational handoffs to and from the IAC, facilitate the efficient communication of inputs/outputs/status to other organizations, and coordinate with other organizations to obtain required interface information. Establish and maintain processes and information sets to define interfaces. 
  • Planning for Methods, Verifications, and Qualifications - Develop detailed plans, schedules, and tracking methods to manage the methods, verification activities, and qualification(s) of the IAC. Own the delivery of methods, verification plans, and qualifications as part of the holistic product, and in accordance with the schedule and maturity needs of the overall project phases and timelines.
  • Support the Corrective Action - Monitor for and identify conditions which warrant Condition Report generation, including conditions adverse to quality, deviations to expectations and standards, and/or improvement opportunities. For Condition Reports related to the IAC, act as Condition Report owner to ensure thorough and timely resolution of identified conditions.

Job Qualifications:
  • Senior level experience in the design of systems/components/design for their area of ownership.
  • Technical leadership experience in a nuclear or highly technical product delivery environment.
  • Demonstrated history of positive guiding principles and core project values personification, with an emphasis on team capabilities.
  • Strong understanding of configuration management principles, as well as knowledge of design control application on nuclear or similar complex industrial applications.
  • Experience and knowledge in the principles of lifecycle design and delivery, management of complex assets, and systems engineering principles.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a design effort with minimal direction from management.
  • Excellent communication skills across verbal, written, and electronic media communication paths.
  • PE license in relevant field engineering field preferred but not required (Usually Mechanical Engineering).
  • B.S. or higher in a relevant Engineering discipline from an accredited university and 4+ years direct experience with proven nuclear systems design skills.
  • PMP certification strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in conduct or project management of engineering activities in the nuclear field, including systems engineering and/or nuclear design process.
  • Strong understanding of technical schedule management, including project reporting, schedule development, logic sequences and fragnets, and resource forecasting.
  • Experience with Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or equivalent project management tool.
  • Experience with Atlassian tools such as Confluence and JIRA a plus.
  • Knowledge of NRC 10CFR50 licensing process desired but not required.
  • Excellent communication and complexity management/organization skills.
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for excellence.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess ability to coordinate and lead a cross-functional effort with minimal direction.
  • Ability to handle projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between priorities.
Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Salary Range: $116,030 - $193,38

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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