Nuclear Power Plant

Senior Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Company: Nuclear Energy Institute Post Date: 11/7/2017 1:28 PM
Location: Washington, District of Columbia Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Projected End Date:
Job Description

Primary Purpose:

  • To provide project management under the general direction of the Senior Director, for generic operational and technical regulatory issues being addressed by NEI in order to bring these issues to a satisfactory resolution and closure and to monitor issues potentially affecting NEI members.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include any projects, as assigned, within the range of issues that are the responsibility of the Regulatory Affairs Department in the Nuclear Generation Division.
  • This position is responsible for developing an accurate definition of the issue; for providing an analysis to NEI management for their determination if there is a generic industry problem and if so, to assign a priority. The incumbent is responsible for preparing a plan for resolution of the issue, and providing the necessary information for communication to NEI members.  
  • This position requires careful coordination of industry activities related to specific issues, including coordination with NEI members, with owners groups, and with other industry organizations.  Routine interaction with the NRC, and other government agencies under the direction of the Senior Director, is also required to maintain effective communication on the issues and plans for resolution. Additionally, he/she must have the ability to interact with senior managers of member utilities on regulatory activities.
  • The incumbent is required to properly utilize and coordinate NEI Working Groups and Issue Task Forces, as well as any other applicable industry sponsored committee or activity.  He/she may be required to chair an Issue Task Force or other NEI sponsored meeting.

Job Specifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ of industry experience, preferably including utility, NSSS vendor, or regulatory experience related to his/her job function is required.


  • Must be able to assess operational program, staffing and fiscal needs and be capable of analyzing complex written documents.
  • A Senior Project Manager must possess the capability of, and consistently demonstrate, superior skills and attributes of the core competencies which are valuable to meeting the mission of the Nuclear Generation Division.
  • Knowledge and background in Regulatory Affairs and Licensing is preferred. 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.  
  • Ability to communicate, effectively and diplomatically, with all disciplines and levels in NEI and with the appropriate levels of member company personnel, with a broad range of industry personnel, including owners groups and other industry organizations, and with federal regulatory agencies.  
  • Strong ability to analyze and understand the components of an issue, from both the regulator’s and the NEI members’ perspectives.
  • Skilled in persuasion and negotiation/resolution of conflicts and problems. Demonstrated ability to prioritize the activities necessary for resolving the issue. 
  • Ability to delegate responsibility and achieve results through industry contacts and task forces. 
  • Strong analytical abilities and an excellent sense of judgment are imperative to the decision-making is required.
  • Ability to work independently with light supervision.
  • Must possess the ability for strategic planning in his/her area of responsibility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical or scientific discipline preferred.

NEI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including savings and pension plans.To apply for this position please send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume and the NEI Employment Application to

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