Innovation Program Lead

Requisition Number:  4488
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

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.

We currently have an opportunity for an Innovation Program Lead on our Global Innovation team to manage a large, highly complex Nuclear Fuels program or multiple, related projects that span functions, organizations, geographic regions or cultures. The Innovation Program Lead will oversee and hold accountable direct reporting and/or matrixed project managers and team members to deliver program objectives and will be expected to partner with business development leaders to set strategy and to capture growth opportunities that advance strategic and business objectives. 


In addition, the Innovation Program Lead should have advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution and may serve as a Technical Inputs Lead for the highly complex proposal projects as assigned.  Example project disciplines include Engineering, Field Services, Innovation/Product Development, and Process Improvement. All project management is performed in accordance with the established Westinghouse policies, procedures, systems, and requirements. 


This is a US ONLY Remote Role.


Your Day to Day:


  • Define and initiate projects and assign and/or obtain project managers to manage cost, schedule and performance of component projects, while working to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program. Oversee and direct the authoring of project plans including developing scope, schedule, and cost baselines.  Analyze needs and develop unique customer satisfaction and project performance metrics.
  • Manage overall program performance to meet quality, schedule and financial goals as set forth by Westinghouse, customer and regulatory requirements. Direct responsibility for program financial performance. 
  • Ensure program sub-projects are delivered on schedule and within budget. Oversee all work activities and motivate to increase performance. Manage program resource assignments (labor, equipment, supplier, etc.) to ensure program goals are achievable.  
  • Maintain continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives, and make recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the business result or strategic intent.  Provide leadership to train, motivate and direct technical and administrative personnel to resolve issues during project implementation. Identify, assess, and implement improvement opportunities which will add value.
  • Align stakeholder (e.g.  team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation, etc.)  expectations to achieve overall acceptance of program objectives.  Recognize the dynamic human aspects of each program stakeholder's expectations and manage accordingly.  Effectively communicate program interdependencies and requirements, identify and mitigate risks, and resolve conflicts and issues.
  • Actively monitor overall program heath to raise and communicate issues through escalation and drive resolution.
  • Manage a team of 10-12 project resources varying in levels of certification from Project Coordinator to Project Manager and Project Controls.
  • Provide executive visibility to Fuels Program and functional level status, issues, risks, costs, etc
  • Work with the business unit to prioritize demand, both within a portfolio and across the function.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to the Program team and ensure career development plans are in place for team members to deliver the most up-to-date and accurate information.


Who You Are:

  • B.S. degree in Business Management, Project Management, Engineering, Business, or related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration is preferred
  • 12 years project management experience in increasingly higher levels of complexity. Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and solve high level problems. Proven ability to analyze information for complex decision making.
  • PMI, PMP or PgMP Certification or other equivalent project management certification preferred
  • Westinghouse Program Manager Certification Preferred
  • Familiarity with the nuclear and energy environments, specifically in fuels engineering, including utility business practices, utility operations, maintenance and engineering practices, knowledge of procurement processes and material management are desirable but not mandatory
  • Background in Nuclear Fuels highly desirable


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 http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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