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Information Technology Manager - Nuclear


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Information Technology Manager - Nuclear located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville

Position closes August 17, 2020. 

Position Summary

Incumbent is responsible for ensuring CNS computer and technology-related needs are met in a timely, cost effective fashion, while providing great customer service so that NPPD can continue to deliver safe, low cost, and reliable energy. The Information Technology Manager – Nuclear accomplishes this through alignment with site and corporate management and by obtaining the best performance from the people who report through this position.  The incumbent is accountable for administration and oversight of the Nuclear Information Technology staff, including providing work direction, coaching and reinforcing human performance and industrial safety behaviors, making recommendations and/or decisions for hiring, performance improvement, salary administration and employee disciplinary actions, as necessary.


Incumbent has sole responsibility and accountability to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Cooper Nuclear Station management and business process owners for all management, development, contracting, provisioning and maintenance of all digital Information Technology resources and infrastructure used and installed at Cooper Nuclear Station in accordance with NPPD/CNS IT policies, procedures and standards. This excludes some digital process control units.


The Information Technology Manager – Nuclear reports primarily to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO); however, for responsibilities related to management or implementation of the CNS Cyber Security Program, the IT Manager reports directly to the Vice President/Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO), who has overall responsibility and accountability for the site Cyber Security Program (CSP). The VP/CNO ensures that the required resources are available to develop and implement the Cyber Security Program, in accordance with the CNS Cyber Security Plan.

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Business or similar discipline plus 5 years’ experience in computer system, application, or cyber security is required.  At least three years must be in a managerial/supervisory role within the information technology or cyber/compliance security footprint.


Experience in a nuclear generating facility or with real-time and business computing applications, configuration management and/or quality assurance is desirable.

Licenses and/or Certifications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Incumbent manages all aspects of the business network/desktop support, business application, real-time application, and cyber security functions at Cooper Nuclear Station.  Accountable for administration oversight of the Nuclear Information Technology work group including providing work direction and making or recommending decisions for hiring, performance improvement, salary administration, and employee disciplinary actions.  Coordinates the development of the Nuclear Information Technology Roadmap and provides feedback and support on the overall strategic technology plan and roadmap plans developed for the ET department.


Incumbent also assumes the role of Cyber Security Program Manager, as defined in the Cooper Cyber Security Plan (CSP).  Through coordination with the Cyber Security Supervisor, incumbent ensures that all provisions and requirements of the CSP are met.  Coordinates with other Cooper departments to ensure work processes performed by those groups are in accordance with the CSP.  Partners and collaborates with USA, NITSL, NEI, and other nuclear utilities to ensure alterations to Cyber Security regulations/guidance and general trends in the Cyber Security are understood and appropriate response/actions are taken to ensure compliance with the CSP is maintained.


Develops, coordinates, monitors and reports performance measures including work management and process management processes. Work collaboratively with Cooper department managers and teammates and other District ET groups to ensure the District's enterprise technology infrastructure, support, and application development requirements and expectations are well understood and effectively met, to support NPPD's core applications and business processes.


Coordinate with ET leadership and work groups to ensure that the technology infrastructure continues to meet business application and process requirements in the areas of

availability, performance, business continuation, cost effectiveness, etc.  Provide strategies and plans for future infrastructure enhancements based on NPPD business and application requirements and technology directions, including technology architecture strategies, etc. in accordance with the ET Strategic Planning Process.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

Provide an environment among teammates and subordinates that encourages teamwork, cooperation, customer focus, and the safe operation of the various technologies used by nuclear facilities and systems.  Oversee the activities of the management teams and vendors who support, implement, and safeguard Cooper's computing assets, intellectual property and computer systems.


Ensure that the expenditure of departmental resources is accomplished through NPPD's standard work management processes of identifying, planning, scheduling, executing, and closing. Participate in the ET work screening process.  Prepare and monitor O&M and capital budgets and participate in monthly ET Department budget management meetings. 


Identify and recruit talent to meet Cooper and NPPD’s current and future technology needs. Develop people and establish and keep current a succession plan for the department to provide for future leadership. Involvement in trade organizations for insight into technology strategic directions, peer networking, and advocacy for issues that affect the District (i.e. NITSL, NEI, EPRI, etc.)

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information: $9,700-$12,493 Monthly 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.


Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work


Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.