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Reactor Services Program Manager


Brownville, NE, US, 68321-0098

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Reactor Services Program Manager located at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville.  Position closes January 31, 2021.

This position will report to Outage Manager.

Position Summary

The Reactor Services Program Manager provides overall direction and

leadership in the planning and coordination of all activities/

tasks associated with the refuel floor during both outage and

on-line. Activities include new fuel receipt and inspection,

spent fuel pool operations, PMs and corrective maintenance of

the refuel bridge, main crane, auxiliary hoists and cranes, RPV

assembly and disassembly, mobilization and demobilization of

vendors and their equipment, reactor refueling, and associated

undervessel work (neutron monitoring and CRDM). Serves as the

single point of contact for the refuel services contract.


This position may be assigned to a position within the Emergency

Response Organization (ERO) that requires response to the

station when an emergency is declared. Assignment to one of

these positions and a condition of continued employment will be

the ability to arrive at the station to perform ERO

responsibilities within 45 minutes of notification of an


Education, Training and Experience

BS Degree plus 10 years experience as described below OR

15+ years experience as described below, 5 of which must be

in engineering, design, or project management in commercial

nuclear power.

Prior Related Experience:

Experience in nuclear power design, operations, construction,

maintenance, project management, PS&O, dry fuel storage/outage

schedule, work control or equivalent is required.

Technical proficiency in Reactor Vessel Maintenance is strongly preferred.


5 years supervisory experience is preferred.


A minimum of 3 years in dry fuel, outage, work control,

operations, plant engineering or maintenance along with

technical proficiency in outage planning is strongly preferred.


The incumbent should possess a broad understanding of all

regulatory, operational, administrative and technical aspects of

managing projects within a multi-discipline nuclear


Licenses and/or Certifications

Current or previous NRC Reactor Operator License, SRO

Certification, or equivalent training preferred.


PMP (Project Management Professional) certification preferred.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as the Lead for the Dry Fuel Storage Program

Manager by supporting the Refuel Floor Oversight during

Refueling Outages, New Fuel Receipt, and Outage Preparation.


Coordinate with vendors, planners and schedulers to develop

an overall refuel floor schedule. Prepares scope, estimates and

plan to achieve project objectives in a cost effective manner.

Works with ALARA to ensure dose is kept as low as possible.

Ensures all planning and scheduling tasks are completed in

accordance with outage milestones.


Coordinates refuel activities during a refueling outage. Acts

as lead for the refuel floor during outages and assembles and

directs the outage support team for the floor.


Ensures work packages are integrated into the outage schedule

in a manner that optimizes resources, system availability and

supports overall outage efficiency. Responsible for the

effective control of organizational resources and budgets as

they relate to Reactor Refueling project development,

implementation and close-out.


Critique refuel floor activities and suggest improvements.

Track and manage corrective action plans created from critiques.

Participate in industry seminars, Boiling Water Reactor Owner

Group (BWROG) activities, self-assessments, etc.


Obtains and maintains adequate budget, including corporate

authorized reviews of original scope and objective.


Controls the expansion of scope through effective management

and application of available resources. Responsible to maintain

project within approved scope, budget and schedule and to direct

the project to successful and timely completion.


Controls and coordinates any on-line refuel floor

project/task such as spent fuel pool clean up, spent fuel

re-rack, etc.


May be assigned an Emergency Response Organization position.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. 

Pay  - Exempt, Annual $103,488 to $133,284

Travel Required: Up to 25% to support other nuclear plant outages. 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.