Siting Project Manager - SMR

Covert, MI
Full Time
Mid Level
Job TitleSiting Project Manager for SMR-300 at Palisades (SMR)
Location:  Michigan (reporting to Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, MI)
Job Description:
Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unfailingly safe and secure source of clean energy using nuclear fission, called the SMR-300 small modular reactor, which will be initially sited at the Palisades site in Michigan, USA. Holtec is a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry.
Are you interested in working with an innovative project on a first-of-a-kind reactor design? SMR-300 is a small modular reactor based on PWR technology. The SMR-300 project provides an exciting opportunity to work alongside innovative engineers focused on developing the next generation light water reactor and the staff of the existing Palisades station undergoing a restart project. This role will report to the SMR Licensing department, based in Holtec’s Camden, NJ office. The role will be responsible for supporting the field project management activities for environmental licensing efforts and project siting for the SMR Licensing and SMR Siting teams. Be prepared to learn from best-in-the-industry senior staff and contribute to a fast-paced, challenging first-of-kind development project.
Specific Areas of Responsibility:
The Siting Project Manager will apply sound project management principles and field work oversight to support delivery of the siting Environmental Report, site characterization, and siting activities to plan and prepare the project location for future construction activity. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Develop and manage schedules for field activities to be completed at the Palisades NPP for areas of responsibility, including support for integration of planned work to the Palisades NPP existing work-week schedule.
  • Obtain and maintain competent knowledge and qualifications for required Palisades NPP procedures and processes to enable planned field activities related to the SMR siting efforts. Proactively inform and engage the Holtec corporate office of opportunities, challenges, and requirements to ensure timely execution of work.
  • Perform, support, and manage the development of required work permits, engineering changes, and evaluations within the Palisades NPP work procedures to enable work activities.
  • Attend and represent areas of responsibility within work planning meetings at Palisades NPP to ensure timely and effective execution of work and support from interfacing groups (such as Security, Operations, Chemistry, Engineering, etc.)
  • Provide oversight of subcontractor field activities conducted at the Palisades NPP, including ensuring plan and procedure compliance for QA/QC, Health & Safety, permit commitments, security requirements, and other related requirements. The Site PM is expected to provide periodic direct field oversight (boots-on-the-ground) to ensure safe and correct execution of planned work.
  • Provide routine reporting to the Holtec corporate office on the status and plan of field activities.
  • Perform and support pro-active early engagement with the Palisades NPP stakeholder on planned SMR related construction activities, such as demolishing plans, new facility requirements, construction logistics and laydown planning, and other related activities.
  • Develop scopes of work as necessary for planned field activities and support vendor bid evaluations for procurement.
  • Perform walkdowns and assessments of Palisades properties to enable efficient design and integration of the new SMR-300 units, in close coordination with Holtec corporate office design teams.
  • Expect to regularly engage with Palisades NPP organizations to build the necessary relationships, experience, and qualifications to enable SMR siting related activities to effectively proceed.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience in engineering, project management, or construction applications, including within naval nuclear applications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related Engineering, Construction Management, or other closely related field
  • Ability to plan and organize work tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication, organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and capable of producing error-free documents.
  • Strong problem-solving and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management principles, such as schedule, cost, and quality management
  • U.S. Citizenship required due to security requirements for this role.
Desirable Additional Qualifications:
  • Direct project management experience at Palisades NPP or other existing nuclear plant
  • Experience with U.S. NRC licensing requirements of 10 CFR 50, NUREG-0800, and related guidance
  • Experience with development of Environmental Reports following U.S. NRC requirements
  • Experience with environmental law and permitting for power plants and large industrial facilities
  • Professional Project Management certification or in-progress
  • Infrequent travel expected (< 10%)
  • Relocation assistance offered
  • Location: Michigan (Palisades NPP in Covert, MI is the primary work location)

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