Advanced Project Manager

Requisition Number:  18791
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Madison, PA, US, 15663

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.


General Job Function:
This Advanced Project Manager position will be managing projects within the Reactor Component Upgrades Project Execution and Delivery organization.  


Duties and Responsibilities (in the order of priority):

  • Responsible for all project management processes for moderate to high complexity projects or a portfolio of lower complexity projects, leading medium-sized teams (average 10-30 team members).  Support proposal process for upcoming opportunities, as assigned.
  • Oversee the development of cost estimates and offers for operating plants support and modifications.  Support and/or drive customer negotiations.
  • Complete all aspects of planning process including authoring project management plans and developing scope, schedule, and cost baselines as well as risk and stakeholder registers per Westinghouse Project Management Requirements (WPMR).
  • Based on project management plan, follow department protocols for acquiring team members as needed to complete the work.  Manage and interpret all aspects of project, including scope, schedule, cost, risk, procurement, quality, resources, communications and stakeholders.  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.  Develop or oversee project records in standard databases, systems and procedures to ensure efficient handling and transmission of project correspondence and documentation internally and externally.
  • Properly close projects 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.
  • Use interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relationships with team, customer and other stakeholders (e.g. internal management) in a matrix environment to facilitate successful project completion as well as identify opportunities for additional business growth.
  • Identify, assess and implement improvement or recovery opportunities that will promote successful project delivery.
  • Use and support Westinghouse project management systems and controls for various projects assuring senior management is provided up-to-date and accurate reports of each project status.
  • Support financial planning through accurately forecasting spending on assigned projects.
  • A successful candidate will be highly motivated, willing to take ownership of challenges and customer focused.
  • Individuals with familiarity with the commercial nuclear industry, global work experience and business acumen are preferred.


Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies: 
Education Level (Degree, Area of Study) – Minimum Requiremen: Bachelor’s degree. Applicable disciplines are Project Management, Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related technical discipline.
Advanced degree in Project Management, Engineering , Construction or Business preferred
Years of Experience (if applicable): Minimum 5 years of experience as project manager leading and directing low to moderate complexity projects to successful completion (3 years of project management and 2 years of experience in a technical leadership role may be considered)
6-10 years of experience as project manager in a technical industry such as engineering, manufacturing, nuclear or construction preferred.
Professional Certifications: PMI PMP preferred

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Communication
  • Driving for Results
  • Planning and Organization 
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Employee Development / Mentoring
  • Advanced Knowledge of Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) or equivalent Project Management.  PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or other approved equivalent project management certification is desired.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills such as the ability to develop and present internal and external presentations, effective verbal and written communications, ability to operate and lead within complex team structures and multi-cultural teams, able to analyze problems, establish facts, and make complex decisions with little to no supervision.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in project schedule, cost and risk management processes and associated tools (e.g., Primavera/MSP, SAP, Active Risk Manager, Acumen Fuse, PRISM, Power BI/Tableau or other related tools).  
  • Advanced ability transform raw data into visual reports, understand database concepts in order to manage data within systems, understand the interaction of company functions that are touch points to projects (Finance, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.).  Ability to develop and present high-quality, audience-appropriate reports and create/contribute to presentations.
  • Expected to successfully complete assigned training in Westinghouse Systems, Procedures, and Policies applicable to assignments.
  • 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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