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Principal Tech Leader -- LWR Aging Management

Charlotte, NC, Palo Alto, CA, United States
29 days ago


Plans, designs, and controls the progress of complex project work within the technical department to meet member/client objectives; prepares and presents research reports. Significant customer interface component with ability to lead research programs. Manages medium level projects without direct people management responsibilities.

• Provides high-level engineering efforts to support requirements in development and design and provides guidance to junior staff

• Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.

• Coordinates and facilitates technical engineering related communications with the client

• Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.

• Preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations. Acts as technical specialist for projects or project tasks.

• Continuing to lead national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.

• Works independently on technical activities without direct supervision



Advanced degree in science/engineering or equivalent experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• 10-15 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.

• Ability to recognize strategic issues and projects and build collaborative and successfully complete projects.

• Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.

• Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Continuing to increase depth/breadth in multiple technical areas and recognized as a subject matter expert

• Individual contributor

• Communicates project results to advisors and members, may communicate project status to Sector Council

• Meets with member organizations in support of Sector activities or to communicate Program content and strategy

Additional Job Information:

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant experience with fatigue management in nuclear power plants, including:
    • Thermal fatigue guidance and evaluations
    • Vibration fatigue guidance and evaluations
    • Cumulative usage factor assessments
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in environmentally assisted fatigue (EAF) analysis methodologies and testing techniques
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in ASME Code Section III fatigue analyses and ASME Code Section XI flaw evaluations
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in reactor pressure vessel (RPV) integrity issues including flaw evaluation, embrittlement evaluations, and stress/fatigue analyses
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in RPV internals, including knowledge of internals configurations and purposes, flaw evaluations, and stress analyses
  • Working knowledge of RPV and internals fluence evaluations
  • Detailed working knowledge of ASME Code Sections III and XI; experience with ASME Code Section III and/or Section XI committee participation
  • Detailed knowledge of pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear steam supply (NSSS) design and system functions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Significant project management experience with running large projects and managing contractors
  • Master’s Degree a plus
  • Licensed Professional Engineer a plus

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EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 56984919
  • Location:
    Charlotte, NC, Palo Alto, CA, United States
  • Position Title: Principal Tech Leader -- LWR Aging Management
  • Company Name: EPRI
  • Category: Other

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development...

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