Principal Field Specialist

Requisition Number:  9171
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co
Location: 

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 Principal Field Specialist position is with Westinghouse Inspection Services, Reactor and Balance of Plant inspections group that performs Non-Destructive Examinations (NDE) at operating and new construction nuclear power plants. The Reactor portion of the group focuses NDE on the reactor vessel, reactor head, and reactor internal structures utilizing automated/robotic delivery systems while the Balance of Plant portion focuses NDE on pressurizer and steam generator girth welds, Class 1/2/3 pipe welds, supports, snubbers, containment building metal liner and concrete, etc utilizing primarily manual inspection techniques.
Responsible for all project management processes on medium complexity projects or on a portion of highly complex projects.  Supervise medium team sizes (average 10-30 team members) which may include project controls and sub-project managers.   May serve as a Technical Inputs Lead for the medium complexity proposal projects as assigned.  May be assigned overall project manager responsibility of a highly complex project in a deputy capacity (with direct guidance of a Program Manager or higher).
Essential Functions / Supporting Responsibilities 

  • Project planning: Complete all aspects of planning process including authoring project plans and developing scope, schedule, and cost baselines.
  • Project executing, Monitoring and controlling assume overall responsibility for profitability of contracts. Based on project plan, follow department protocols for acquiring team members to complete the work. Manage all aspects of project including scope, schedule, cost, risk, procurement, 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. Prepare or oversee project cost expenditure forecasts and progress evaluations/projections (including Earned Value Management) to support project performance and financial reporting requirements.  Review 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 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 cross functional/product line team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation (for international projects), and other stakeholders to drive project to successful completion. 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. 
  • Seek opportunities and implement continuous improvements to enhance project performance. Identify, assess, and implement improvement opportunities which will add value.

Education/Experience/KSAs/Certifications/Languages

  • Education (A.) Bachelor’s degree in applicable disciplines: Project Management, Engineering, Construction Management or related technical degree or (B.) equivalent non-degreed technical experience in an industrial environment (field service, nuclear, power plant, NDE, oil/gas, construction). Preferred Bachelor's degree in Project Management or Engineering.
  • Experience  (A.) 5 years of project manager experience or (B.) 2 years project management/supervisory experience and 3+ years experience in technical role: field service, nuclear, power plant, NDE, oil/gas, construction industry may be considered as equivalent. Preferred 6 -10 years of experience as project manager in a technical industry such as engineering, manufacturing, nuclear or construction.

KSA (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities)

Familiar with the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. 
Required Competencies:
•    Communication
•    Driving for Results
•    Employee Development
•    Planning and Organization
•    Strategic Thinking
•    Teamwork

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. Strong working knowledge in project schedule, cost and risk management processes and associated tools (e.g., Primavera, SAP, Active Risk Manager, or other related tools). Advanced ability or understanding of the transformation of data to information for visual reports; database concepts 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.
Certifications: Westinghouse Project Manager qualification in progress or eligible to enroll. For external candidate, will complete project manager qualification within designated time period. Preferred- PMI/PMP Certification or another equivalent project management certification. 

Languages: Proficiency in English Preferred- A second or more foreign language(s) will be viewed as a plus.

 

 

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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