NuScale Power Vice President, Operations & Plant Services (598-2017) in Corvallis, Oregon


  • *Responsible for building and leading NuScale’s operations and maintenance functions. Responsible for developing a plant services business to provide services for the effective startup and operation of NuScale power plants.


  1. Directs the Operations resources and associated tasks.

  2. Defines operational requirements, and testing startup for the NuScale reference plant and ensures the NuScale reference plant can be operated in a safe and efficient manner.

  3. Develops plant-staffing requirements; leads or supports key customer interface meetings in order to obtain customer input to operating strategies and procedures.

  4. Provides cross-organizational communication and supports other offices.

  5. Prepares and approves budgets and schedules.

  6. Reviews, analyzes, and approves project estimates, forecasts, and schedules.

  7. Keeps abreast of nuclear operating best practices and techniques to optimize operation of the NuScale design.

  8. Reviews and recommends or approves contracts and cost estimates.

  9. Identifies, mentors, and develops organizational talent.

    1. Assesses and tracks quality of operations plant services work products, seeking improvements and innovations for continuous improvement.

    2. Models safe behavior.

    3. Assists marketing and sales personnel in client contacts to demonstrate the company’s capabilities.

    4. Interfaces and coordinates with internal and external clients as required for successful project execution.

    5. Develops plant services to both provide for effective startup and operation of NuScale power plants and to develop a plant services business.

    6. Performs other duties as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:* To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.

Business Acumen: A strategic thinker with good business perspective and an understanding of the company’s business. Able to function comfortably in political interactions. Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks within the organization.

Problem solving: Decisive with good judgment. Identifies and resolves problems in an efficient and effective manner. Gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive situations.

Oral written communication: Strong communication skills, externally and internally. Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Edits work for accuracy and clarity, Is able to create, read and interpret complex written information.

Planning organizing: Capable leader; able to establish a vision and align an organization around the vision. Prioritizes and plans work activities, organizes personal and project timelines and deadlines, tracks project timelines and deadlines, and uses time efficiently.

Integrity: Is trusted by peers and subordinates.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations.

Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization, setting expectations and requirements and achieving accountability of supervised personnel. Leads consensus as appropriate by involving all stakeholders as appropriate, facilitating their understanding of differences, agreeing on requirements and constraints, and developing the best solution. Ability to clearly delineate roles and responsibilities, identify the decision maker, and get results within a healthy and constructive intra and inter-departmental work environment.

Safety Culture: Adheres to the NuScale Safety culture policy and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards. Demonstrates by word and behavior the ability to support a healthy Safety Conscious Working Environment.


Education: B.S. degree in engineering, engineering technology, or science. MBA or advanced engineering degree desired.

Experience: Twenty years’ combined experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, and engineering management including a minimum of 10 years of commercial nuclear power plant experience. SRO qualification and nuclear-related construction and startup experience desired.

Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.

Overall Job Knowledge and Performance: In-depth understanding of nuclear operations including training accreditation. In-depth understanding of management concepts, principles, and theories. Able to get things done without direct line authority; able to exercise personal influence, resolve conflict, and bring about required behaviors. Good understanding of nuclear industry trends, including new products and solutions. Understands the value of best practices and apply best practices and other tools to drive business results

Management: Capable of managing and motivating personnel assigned to designated control account work and coordinating multiple technical discipline interfaces to provide solutions in a timely manner.

Skills: Strong technical writing, communication and leadership skills. Basic understanding of project management Information technology tools.

Quality Assurance: Expert understanding or ability to understand the quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1 preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to understand and communicate clearly using a phone, personal interaction, and computers.

  • Ability to learn new job functions and comprehend and understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately in a rapidly evolving environment.

  • The employee frequently is required; to sit and stand; walk; bend, use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally using common forms of transportation.

  • Disclaimer: *Employee(s) must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and or skills required of all employees in this classification.