Program Manager - Lead Fast Reactor

Requisition Number:  9918
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.


The Program Manager - Lead Fast Reactor, will manage large, highly complex projects or multiple, related projects that span functions, organizations, geographic regions or cultures. Oversee and hold accountable direct reporting or matrixed project managers and team members to deliver program objectives. Partner with business development leaders to set strategy and to capture growth opportunities that advance strategic and business objectives.  In addition, the program manager should have advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution. May serve as a Technical Inputs Lead for the highly complex proposal projects as assigned. Experience in R&D and/or New Technology Development projects a plus.  Example project disciplines include Engineering, Field Services, Software, Innovation/Product Development, and Process Improvement. All project management is performed in accordance with the established Westinghouse policies, procedures, systems, and requirements.

US and EMEA (Springfields, UK preferred) Mobile and Remote candidates will be considered.


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 project 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
  • Oversee closure of component projects within the program.  Formally close program when all component projects are completed. Perform final program quality assessment and report out. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons, and risk avoidance for future work.
  • 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.
  • Identify, assess, and implement improvement opportunities which will add value.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Applicable disciplines are Project Management, Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related technical discipline.
  • 10 years of experience as project manager leading and directing high complexity projects to successful completion. 5 years in technical/engineering lead role and 5 years as project manager may be considered as equivalent. Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and solve complex problems. Proven ability to analyze information for complex decision making.
  • Mastery of Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and Primavera or Microsoft Project.

  • Mastery of the transformation of data to information for visual reports; database concepts in order to manage data within systems; the interaction of company functions that are touch points to projects (Finance, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.). High-quality presentation skills.

  • Westinghouse Program Manager qualification completed.  For external candidate, must be PMP, or equivalent certification or meet eligibility requirements. 

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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