Sr. Project Manager - Nuclear

Job Description
The Company

Control Components Inc., an IMI Company, is the world's leading expert in providing engineered valve, actuation, and control solutions that enhance performance and reliability in critical plant applications. Power generation, oil and gas production, petrochemical, and pulp and paper facilities worldwide all rely on CCIís high integrity control systems for the safety of their operations. With more than forty years of providing critical service applications to clients, CCI has nearly 2200 employees worldwide and revenue of approximately $600 million. This global organization has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and Japan; sales and services offices in over fifteen countries and representatives in over sixty other countries. The company has grown aggressively over the past fifteen years as a result of both organic and acquisitive (SULZER, BTG, STI, FluidKinetics, ABJ) growth and plans to continue this pattern over the next decade.

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Essential duties and responsibilities:

Reports to the Manager, Nuclear Projects located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Working in an engineer-to-order control valve manufacturing company, where individual commercial projects represent the elemental level of profit & loss; the Project Manager is expected to effectively manage projects from order receipt through delivery and warranty expiration.

The Project Manager is responsible for overall project performance: contract compliance, on-time delivery, profitability, and customer satisfaction. He/she provides direction and management of a multi-disciplined project team responsible for engineering, quality assurance, planning, procurement, and manufacturing activities.

The successful candidate will possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills, and an effective leadership style, combined with prior Project Management experience in the nuclear valve/process control manufacturing industry, serving domestic and international nuclear markets.

Primary customer interface/contact on all assigned projects.

Manage the total project life cycle: order receipt through warranty; specific focus on contract performance, technical compliance, and customer satisfaction; drive project execution per planned schedule, holding project team and customer accountable for project performance.

Coordinate the efforts of Engineering, Quality Assurance, Procurement, Production, Shipping and Finance in achieving on-time delivery, total contract compliance while maximizing profit.

Establish a positive and productive working relationship with both domestic and international customers and their project teams through face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, and routine communication.

Manage and facilitate prompt, meaningful communications with the customer to: resolve technical and commercial issues, convey project progress on a routine basis, negotiate commercial contract modifications and change orders.

Coordinate project team involvement and participation at customerís pre-award meetings, kick-off meetings, lessons-learned meetings and progress meetings.

Ensure timely customer invoicing and assist in cash collection; resolving issues through customer engagement.

Provide project cost and margin projections to Finance and Operations Management including shipment/revenue forecast updates, and risk identification/mitigation to the companyís Executive Leadership Team

Review vendor/inter-company bids for engineered/buyout products; secure input from project disciplines needed to confirm technical adequacy.

Supervise/coordinate project team documentation submittals/disposition process in securing required customer approvals.

Coordinate project-level planning actions to facilitate the needs of customer, third party and regulatory inspections.

Qualifications and required skills:

The successful candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience in managing a multi-disciplined project team: engineering, quality control, procurement, manufacturing, cost estimating, delivery/ billing, and configuration management.

Knowledge of order management/administration, contracts, US Contract Law, and commercial negotiations best practices.

Experience working with custom-engineered, manufactured products for the nuclear valve/ process control industry.

Global or US Nuclear power generation industry experience and knowledge. Including familiarity with ASME Section III, 10CFR50 Appendix B, and other relevant nuclear industry codes and standards.

Effective communication skills (both oral and written).

General knowledge of manufacturing processes, techniques, practices.

General knowledge of NDE operations, techniques, and practices.

Relevant experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Proficient in business and project management software (MS Office, MS Project Professional, MS SharePoint).

Ability to travel domestically and internationally approximately 10 to 15% of time; international customers will require off-normal hour interface.

Fluency in a foreign language desirable.

The position is located in the Engineering and Manufacturing facility in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Relocation is required

Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSME or BSMET), from an accredited four-year college or university required. Plus three to five years experience working in the nuclear valve or process control manufacturing industry. A Masterís degree in Business Administration (MBA) is desirable, not required.

PE (Professional Engineer) license desired, not required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock when in the shop area to inspect valves.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (office/cubicle environment with computers, fax machines and printers operating) to loud (manufacturing environment with large machinery operating).



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