eVinci Project Director, Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

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At Westinghouse, innovation is in our DNA. We are creative. We think differently. We reimagine the possible across the nuclear industry every day. We continuously work towards providing cutting-edge products and services that are not only needed for today, but for our tomorrow.

Yet, thinking differently must go beyond our technical applications and products. We must incorporate innovation into all aspects of our business. In doing so, we can drive greater efficiency, create greater growth and strengthen our culture.

One area where innovative thinking can be impactful is sustainability. Protecting our planet and restoring our earth are not abstract concepts because of the carbon-free technology our teams create and deploy. From the efficient and economical AP1000 nuclear plant to the new eVinci micro-reactor for remote energy applications, we are leading the way with the development of new nuclear technologies that will enable us to share the benefits of this reliable, clean, safe and economical source of energy for generations to come.

Focused on our customers’ success, Westinghouse is committed to delivering innovative nuclear energy solutions by leveraging our global insights, CANDU expertise, collaborative mindset, and best-in-class technology. We are proud to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s energy sustainability and achieving its net-zero goals.

Fueled by a team of more than 200 experts in 6 offices across Canada, we have been advancing the art and science of nuclear power plant design and operations for more than 60 years. When it comes to operating nuclear power plants, utilities need a partner that understands what it takes to maximize safety, performance, and longevity. Westinghouse is the proven choice for end-to-end services and technologies from fuel manufacturing through to decommissioning and waste management.

eVinci Project Director, Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) – This position has a remote working arrangement and is based in Canada.

  • Periodic business travel to Saskatchewan will be required.
  • Working hours are expected to be part-time, casual employment of approximately 20 hours per week.

About the Opportunity

Westinghouse Electric Canada is a leading supplier of custom equipment, process systems and engineering consultant services for the Nuclear industry in Canada. The successful candidate will join an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions.

In this role, you will lead the customer funded project for Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). Work with our sales and marketing team leading to a preliminary contract with our first Canadian customer for a full scale eVinci demonstration in Saskatchewan. Working closely with applicable eVinci engineering and project leadership to manage engagements with key stakeholders across Federal Government, Provincial Government, third party subsidiaries, statutory and non-statutory bodies, communities and other parties to achieve program goals of eVinci to support technology advancement and support design and licensing decisions in Canada. Serve as the primary liaison to the customer at SRC.

It is a bona fide job requirement to be eligible and authorized to travel to the U.S. on Westinghouse business, and such travel is subject to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations.

What will you do?

Your day to day:

  • Project Director – directly reporting to the Program Senior Director for eVinci technologies in Canada and supporting the the President of eVinci Technologies
    • Oversee execution of Phase 1 development of the contract scope with Engineering, Project Controls, Sales and Marketing.
    • PM project delivery and coordinate with team members across both US and Canada where relevant.
    • Oversee management of selected Subcontractor’s contracts to include quality, timeliness and budget on deliverables
    • Communicating program updates with internal leadership for the eVinci Program, the Sales team leadership and stakeholder such as CNSC.
    • Manage the interface between engineering design, testing and customer objectives.
  • Management- Internal and external Stakeholders
    • Establish relationships with key stakeholders that meets each party’s needs and agreed outcomes.
    • Build capacity and knowledge of key stakeholders to ensure effective communication outcomes by clearly defining lines of communication. Identify stakeholder issues, interests, and concerns to better define program alignment and provide direct technical input/feedback to the eVinci design team.
    • Maintain stakeholder relationships once established through regular communication activities.
    • Work with Westinghouse seconded staff n Canada.
    • Provide leadership perspective on options and recommendations.
  • Management- liaise with the eVinci SIF Program Manager in coordinating monthly financials and updating forecasts and schedules.

What will you bring?

Who you are:

  • B. Sc. degree in Engineering or other technical-related area. Advanced degrees desirable.
  • Typically, 20+ years professional experience in Program and Contract management.
  • PMI Program Manager program certification desirable

  • Strong Program and Contract management skills
  • Track record delivering quality on time and within predictable cost controls
  • Strong analytical thinking capability and business development acumen.
  • Strong knowledge of nuclear industry and related associations.
  • Experience in Canadian industrial environment related programs
  • Organizational experience with planning, budgeting, operations and objectives.
  • Knowledge of team building, planning techniques, business management principles and practices.
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing stakeholder engagement plans in both private and public sectors.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills, articulate spokesperson.

It is a bona fide job requirement to be eligible and authorized to travel to the U.S. on Westinghouse business, and such travel is subject to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations.

What will you get?

Westinghouse is a firm believer in fostering a workplace that is powered by inclusive leaders, teams and culture. This commitment separates us as a leader in our industry and differentiates from our competition. You will be working closely with global leaders who will support your development through coaching and managing opportunities. Together, and using the talents of our employees, we will advance technology and services to power a clean, carbon-free future.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In Canada the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations, Flextime, Sick/Personal and Holidays
  • We encourage healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules and with the potential to work from anywhere in Canada
  • We pay 100% of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Incredible opportunity for growth in an innovation driven, global company
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral and Recognition Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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