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Program and Procedure Development Manager

Company: TerraPower
Location: Kemmerer
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

TITLE: Program and Procedure Development Manager


TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower's mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company's activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications - all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes. TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Program and Procedure Development Manager
The Program and Procedure Development Manager reports directly to the Operations Manager and will lead the development of the Kemmerer Power Station administrative, operating and maintenance (O&M) procedures as well as the deploy and integrate the software management system for the site. In this role, you will lead a team creating the programs, processes, and procedures necessary for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the station. The successful candidate will lead & develop top talent and coordinate with other departments, project partners, regulators, & outside organizations with inputs and expertise in the area of O&M procedure development. Primary location will be in Kemmerer, Wy but work will be remote until end of 2024.


  • Leads the development of O&M processes, programs, and procedures for a new nuclear power plant, ensuring compliance with company standards, NRC regulations, INPO accreditation criteria, and other codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Sets up the processes and standards for writing and revising NDP procedures.
  • Use technology to develop new ways to better administer nuclear plant programs and processes.
  • Develop, deploy, and integrate the software programs need to manage the site operation.
  • Leverages the experience in other departments to ensure the timely completion of cross-discipline procedure reviews and database implementation.
  • Leads initiatives related to using smart procedures or other software-based support tools to develop electronic procedures.
  • Ensures procedures are revised to maintain instructional and technical accuracy based on plant design changes, modifications to plant procedures, and changes in plant processes.
  • Provide leadership through participation in company and industry procedure initiatives, benchmarking, assessments, and assistance.
  • Develops a process for providing regular training and mentoring to company personnel on the processes and standards associated with developing and revising NDP procedures.
  • Engages with industry peers, 3rd party vendors, NEI, and other organizations to find innovative methods & technologies for developing and using plant operating procedures.
  • Directly supervise procedure writers and program developers. This includes managing their performance, providing candid feedback, and assisting in their personal development
  • Lead the development of processes which ensue information gained from INPO Significant Operating Experience Reports, NRC Circulars, Bulletins, and Information Notices, plant design changes, plant procedure changes and revisions, new regulations, and procedure change requests are incorporated into the station's procedures
  • Participates in NRC, INPO and management audits, and prepares responses to audit findings.
  • Leads a process which develops and maintains the procedure writers' and program developers knowledge of plant design, plant operations, disciplinary skills and techniques, commensurate with the responsibility to develop effective, high-quality procedures.
  • Ensures the collection and maintenance of auditable records and reports required to document procedure development and revisions.
  • Manages budgeting, staffing, planning, monitoring, and reporting necessary to cost-effectively meet NDP procedure development needs.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, partners, suppliers, co-workers, and management.

    Key Qualifications and Skills

    • Associates degree in science/engineering
    • 2+ years of leadership experience at a commercial nuclear power plant
    • 4 years of commercial nuclear power plant experience in either operations, maintenance, chemistry, or radiological protection.
    • 4 years of experience in procedure writing, not necessarily full time
    • Experience leading projects/initiatives which include many competing objectives and organizational constraints, with the ability to resolve conflicts between objectives.
    • Experience leading diverse groups in the resolution of highly complex problems.
    • Experience recruiting, developing, and retaining top talent.
    • Proven ability in developing new processes, procedures, and/or programs in the pursuit of organizational excellence.
    • Attention to detail and aspiration for training excellence
    • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, able to communicate openly, and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork
    • Adapts well to emergent changes due to changes in plant design, plant procedures, schedule changes, or other challenges associated with the design, construction, and commissioning of a new nuclear power plant.

      Job Functions
      Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will bediscussed and workplaceaccommodations maybe made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

      • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
      • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
      • Repetitive work: Prolonged
      • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
      • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of > 8 hrs./day
      • Travel required: 0-5%

        TerraPower's technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower's export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

        Job details
        Salary Range Level 13: $157,154 - $225,908
        *Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 - 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual's qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Kemmerer, WY.
        Job Type: Full-time

        • Competitive Compensation
        • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
        • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

          • Vision
          • Dental
          • Life
          • Life and Disability
          • Gender Affirmation Benefits
          • Parental Leave

          • 401k Plan
          • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

            • 21 days of annually accrued PTO

            • Generous Holiday Schedule

              • 10 paid holidays

              • Relocation Assistance
              • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
              • Flexible Work Schedule

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