Principal Field Specialist

Requisition Number:  15753
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.


The Principle Field Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling resources, procedures, training (as required) and timing for a Reactor Coolant Pump and Motor field services project including: organizing project teams, assigning individual responsibilities, developing project schedules, and determining resource and skill requirements; monitoring and reporting on the status of projects including cost, timing, and staffing; ensuring adherence to internal and external quality standards (per organizational and contract document requirements); identifying/resolving obstacles to completing project on time and to budget. May coach, review and delegate work to lower-level professionals. Problems faced are difficult and often complex.




Your Day to Day:

  • Support development of project plans, cost baselines, resource requirements (plan for meeting crew training and fatigue standards). Perform schedule and work order reviews and feedback to customers. Work with customers and internal stakeholders to develop scope and schedule baselines.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the field delivery of a Reactor Coolant Pump and Motor field services project. Based on project plan, follow department protocols for acquiring team members, managing qualifications, coordinating training as required, and interfacing with customers for schedule/work order/site resource coordination 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. Manage project expenditures for compliance with project baselines and scope. Promote teamwork and effective communication, including issuing and maintenance of project process metrics and process maps to ensure team, customer, and all stakeholders are kept informed of project status.  Develop or oversee project databases, systems and procedures as required to ensure efficient handling and transmission of project correspondence and documentation between customer and project team members.  Provide/oversee feedback to technicians and critical skill project team members.
  • Properly close project by archiving work in financial, scheduling, document management, and resource management systems/tools. Perform final project quality assessment and generate final report. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons, and risk avoidance for future work.
  • Serve as single representative to customer, architect engineer, constructor and Westinghouse business areas in support of project. Interpret and transmit contract requirements, and subsequent changes, to functional groups. Integrate project’s objectives and actions through participation with other project groups in matters of common concern.
  • Identify, assess, and implement improvement opportunities which will add value.


Who You Are:


  • Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing or Business.
    • (6 – 10 years of experience leading and directing medium or high complexity nuclear industry projects may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree)
  • 5 years of experience leading and directing field work for medium or high complexity projects to successful completion. 3 years in technical/engineering role and 2 years as project manager may be considered as equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills such as effective verbal and written communications, ability to lead and direct complex team structures, able to develop relationships with stakeholders in upper management positions, able to analyze problems, establish facts, and make complex decisions with little to no supervision.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft® Office tools.
  • Will be expected to complete assigned training in Westinghouse Systems, Procedures, and Policies applicable to assignments.
  • Required Competencies:
    • Communication
    • Driving for Results
    • Employee Development
    • Planning and Organization
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Teamwork

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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