Senior Field Specialist

Requisition Number:  6964
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

 BWR Senior Field Specialist

Provides central expertise, support, and control for a BWR field services project including developing program/project management best practices/templates and providing direction/leadership to project teams, gathering and reporting consolidated project status and financial information to leadership. Responsibilities may include managing implementation of projects, working independently with limited supervision. Coach and review the work of lower-level professionals. Problems faced are difficult and sometimes complex.

Your Day to Day:

  • Project planning 
  • Support development of project plans and cost baselines. Work with customers and internal stakeholders to develop scope and schedule baselines
  • Project executing, monitoring and controlling 
  • Based on project plan, follow department protocols for acquiring team members as needed to complete the work 
  • Manage field implementation of a project including scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, and stakeholders through use of delegates/support as applicable 
  • Interpret and transmit project/contract requirements, and subsequent changes, to functional groups following an integrated change management process 
  • Coordinate project communications ensuring team, customer, and all stakeholders are kept informed of status 
  • Maintain project databases, systems and procedures to ensure efficient handling and transmission of project correspondence and documentation between project team members
  • Project closing
  • Properly close project by archiving work in financial, scheduling, document management, and resource management systems/tools 
  • Perform final project quality assessment and report out 
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons, and risk avoidance for future work
  • Develop positive relationships with team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation (for international projects), and other stakeholders to drive project to successful completion
  • Utilize interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relationships with team, customer, and other stakeholders (e.g. internal management) to facilitate successful project completion as well as identify opportunities for additional business growth
  • To support successful project execution, promote continuous improvement within the team

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum Required
  • Bachelor’s degree. (5-8 years of experience leading and directing medium or high complexity nuclear industry projects may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree)
  • Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing or Business
  • Minimum Required 
  • 4 years Field Leader experience or 2 years project management experience and 2 years experience in technical role in nuclear or construction industry.
  • Preferred
  • 4-6 years of experience as project manager in a technical industry such as engineering, manufacturing, nuclear or construction
  • Required Competencies:
  • ·    Communication
  • ·    Driving for Results
  • ·    Planning and Organization
  • ·    Strategic Thinking
  • ·    Teamwork
  • Strong interpersonal skills such as effective verbal and written communications, ability to lead team 
  • members, able to develop relationships with internal stakeholders, able to make decisions and carry out
  • multiple tasks as assigned with minimal guidance from supervisory project managers and mentors.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office tools. 
  • Knowledge and skill of project scheduling and cost management.
  • Will be expected to complete assigned training in Westinghouse Systems, Procedures, and Policies applicable to assignments.
  • Preferred Competencies:  
  • Broad technical knowledge of nuclear power plants.  Familiarity with utility business practices including knowledge of utility operations, maintenance and engineering practices, knowledge of procurement processes and material management are desirable but not mandatory. For international projects, knowledge of local business practices and contracting. 

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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