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Dir., Engineering 5

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos LLC
Los Alamos, NM
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description: Job title: Director, Engineering 5Organization: Engineering & Nuclear Safety (E&NS)FLSA Status: Exempt Company Profile:Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) manages the 10-year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is a limited liability company owned by HII Nuclear Inc. and BWX Technologies, joined by our critical subcontractors Longenecker and Associates and Tech2 Solutions. N3B brings operational discipline, proven approaches and predictable results to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract. Position Location:This position is located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Los Alamos is a tight-knit mountain community that consistently ranks as one of’s Best Small Towns in America. The city is a top spot for outdoor enthusiasts as it has more than 120 hiking and biking trails, and residents enjoy easy access to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Thanks to the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos’ presence in the area, Los Alamos also has a college-town vibe that’s a major draw for young professionals, families and retirees. COVID Vaccination Mandate:N3B is required by contract to comply with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance concerning implementation of Executive Order 14043 on the subject of vaccination against COVID-19. In October 2021, N3B became subject to the Task Force mandate that all N3B employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law (a religious or medical exemption with reasonable accommodation). In December 2021, that mandate was stayed by way of an action in federal court. Therefore, at this time, N3B highly encourages, but does not require employees to be vaccinated. However, in the event that the federal mandate is re-imposed in the future, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination unless you are approved for an exemption on religious or medical grounds. The company will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the company a legally required exception from this requirement. Position SummaryWhile working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. Proven ability to provide leadership and performance accountability through the alignment and execution of goals and objectives to ensure successful and efficient implementation and reporting of scope, schedule, cost baseline and performance of the contract activities in compliance with engineering requirements. Assures that Safety, Engineering & Nuclear Safety, Environmental Management, Security, and Quality requirements are integrated into all work processes and work is performed safely and in compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Executive Orders, DOE Orders. Foster a culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service. Encourage individual integrity; maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels. Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):Ability to provide leadership, direction, and management of the N3B Facilities engineering staff to include mechanical, electrical, civil, nuclear, and design personnel.Ability to lead Engineering projects for a Category 2 Nuclear Facility with an emphasis on engineering, design, construction, production, nuclear safety compliance, and risk mitigation.Improve organizational culture to ensure that all work activities are appropriately scoped, analyzed for hazards, comprehensively planned to eliminate or mitigate those hazards, effectively performed by trained employees, and performed safely and correctly.Ability to hold engineers accountable for coordinating actions to assure consistency in requirements, compatibility of program plans, schedules, and activities.Demonstrated success developing, monitoring, and managing both operational and technical programmatic work that involves high levels of collaboration and effectively manage risks.Expert knowledge in principles, concepts and techniques in Engineering.Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to challenges.Analyze operations to evaluate performance in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, increase productivity, program improvement, or policy change. Ability to communicate effectively.Experience overseeing and meeting contractual obligations.Serve as engineering’s primary point of contact for technical matters related to engineering project management and implementation for Category 2 Nuclear Facilities.Experience working within the Department of Energy (DOE) environment, including familiarity with DOE policies, programs and procedures systems, and program management. Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities): Proven and demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities with history of demonstrated ability to lead others in high-demand situationsKnowledge of and proficiency in Department of Energy [DOE] and industry standards applicable to Category II Nuclear Facilities.Experience with Department of Energy [DOE] or Nuclear Regulatory Commission facilities. May also include Naval Reactors experience.Expert knowledge and ability to develop and apply highly advanced principles, concepts and techniques in general engineeringSkill and ability to perform critical strategic tasks and to interpret broad strategic requirements and develop and execute plans to satisfy them. Planning, budgeting, goal setting, or scheduling critical to success in this role. Ability to have major impact on organizational success and productivity, with extensive latitude for independent judgmentAbility to communicate effectively at the highest levels, including external audiences Ability to develop and lead large sized projects, including defining scope, objectives and methodsAbility to train and mentor more engineering and design staff Can be viewed as an expert within a specialty and as highly competent within the broad discipline, both internally and externallyLevel of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the jobStrongly committed to team-building and staff developmentViewed as an expert within a specialty and as highly competent within the broad discipline, both internally and externally Education and Experience Required:Bachelors’ degree in engineering from an ABET accredited university combined with at least 14 years’ relative experience. Experience should include a minimum of 6 years of management experience. However, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities of which can be adequately demonstrated is acceptable. Employee Referral Eligibility: This position (is/is not) eligible for N3B’s employee referral program. Mission Critical Position: Yes ☐ No ☒Hard To Fill: Yes ☒ No ☐ Business Associations: Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company. Conducts business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external representatives. Impact: Decisions have a serious impact on the overall success or failure on area of accountability. Erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause critical delays or modifications to company projects or operations causing substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Normally assigned to perform work in an office environment. Only electrical hazards and other minor potential hazards normally found in an office environment are anticipated. Job performance requires adequate visual acuity and manual dexterity for meeting the requirements of the discipline. Office work environment. Safety, Security, and QualityWhile working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, the Director of Engineering will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. Ability to obtain an L level Department of Energy security clearance. Diversity & Inclusiveness N3B is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. N3B will ensure no applicant for employment or employee is denied equal opportunity because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hir

Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos LLC


Los Alamos, NM
87544 USA



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