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Senior Nuclear Engineering Manager of Reactor Design & Technology

Location: Poway
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world 's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS ' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Nuclear Engineering Manager of Reactor Design & Technology in our Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group to lead programs related to nuclear reactor and related technology development. This position will report to the Director of Space and Terrestrial Nuclear Reactors in the Nuclear Technologies and Materials (NTM) Division and will manage/coordinate current terrestrial nuclear reactor related programs and maintain NTM 's state-of-the-art reactor technology and design capabilities. This position will have overall responsibility for the technical and business performance of nuclear reactor design and technology programs; creating new program initiatives; maintaining highly qualified staff; ensuring that necessary resources are made available and building positive relationships with key customer organizations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Create and implement a technical/business plan to expand EMS role in terrestrial nuclear systems and technologies including R&D and design leading ultimately to manufacturing and deployment.
Work with subordinate project managers and lead engineers to manage current nuclear reactor programs with a high level of both technical and business achievement.
Work with subordinates to acquire and maintain a highly qualified staff.
Work with NTM/EMS management to assure necessary resources and facilities for programs.
Inspire creation of new nuclear technologies and concepts and apply for IR&D funding to perform sufficient work to secure IP.
Oversee preparation of winning proposals in response to new program opportunities.
Build working relationships with key personnel within customer and potential customer organizations. Coordinate with EMS Strategic Development in this endeavor.
Work with counterparts in NTM and other EMS organizations to ensure efficient use of staff, resources and facilities.
Specify application of appropriate EMS engineering procedures, quality assurance policy and other requirements for space nuclear projects.
Work with space nuclear project managers to prepare budgets, schedules and deliverables and to track progress.
Work with subordinates to anticipate and resolve technical and programmatic problems.
Establish and enforce procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
Report status/progress on space nuclear programs to upper NTM and EMS management.
Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications: Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field as well as thirteen or more years of progressively complex engineering experience with at least seven of those years having management responsibilities. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
Demonstrates extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice as well as comprehensive project management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
In-depth knowledge of nuclear reactor design, fuels, safety, licensing, and analysis methods.
Broad knowledge of multidisciplinary engineering fields including mechanical, thermal-fluid, control, electrical and systems analysis.
At least ten years of experience in managing nuclear reactor design and development programs.
Effective communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and ability to direct technical teams.
Able to work extended hours as required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE or DoD Security Clearance is desirable.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Senior Nuclear Engineering Manager of Reactor Design & Technology, Engineering , Poway, California

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