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Energy Northwest Outage Support Coordinator - 6863 in Richland, Washington

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Outage Support Coordinator

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Energy Northwest

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General Summary


The Outage Support Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the planning, scheduling, and implementation of all plant outage related activities consistent with company policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. He/she provides planning, scheduling, and budgeting input in support of all outage activities to ensure defense-in-depth safety is maintained during shutdown outage activities. He/she monitor’s progress of all outages (refueling, forced, maintenance), identifies problems and assists with solutions, revises schedules and budgets, and provides plant management with reports on outage status and progress. Coordinates work activities with Operations, Maintenance, Technical, and Engineering activities during outages. Monitors ALARA programs, assists in preparing outage related documents, assesses the adequacy of planning and scheduling documentation, assesses the adequacy of the shutdown safety plan, and assures all around readiness for outage implementation.


This position has a direct impact on plant safety, capacity factor, and the cost of power. The Outage Support Coordinator monitors and assists with all activities (duration, cost, manpower, contracts, and scope) associated with outages. Responsible for monitoring outage preparation, implementation/execution of outages, including performance monitoring, cost control, problem resolution, the defense-in-depth shut down safety plan, and the allocation of resources to meet goals. Duties include: Long Range Outage Planning * Responsible for maintaining an active

Long-Range Outage Plan and specific outage backbone schedule(s).

  • Primary contact for the next upcoming outage until initial scope selection.

  • Drives the PMO (Preventative Maintenance Optimization) efforts for the outage group to reduce outage PMs.

  • Aligns all station PMs (Preventative Maintenance work orders) to the Long-Range Outage Plan

  • Critique’s outage activities, performance, and lessons learned to provide suggestions for outage improvements

Responsibilities in upcoming outage’s

  • Assists with the creation of the outage schedule(s) and monitors other outage related schedule(s) as they are developed and required to support preparation for outages.

  • Coordinate’s planning and scheduling tasks up to completion in accordance with the outage milestone schedule. Holds the site accountable to the milestone schedule by presenting performance indicators as to outage preparation and readiness by group.

  • Organize and prioritize high-risk outage work as it is identified. Monitors contingency planning, high risk work plans, and works with the high-risk work owners to mitigate possible adverse consequences.

  • Responsible for the stations outage volunteer list and assigning individuals to the correct roles. Monitors personnel performance during outages to ensure plant goals and requirements are being met.

  • Monitors HIT status and is responsible for the coordination and communication between the outage group and the HIT

Assists the Outage Manager(s) with coordination of the outage organization

  • Organizes and communicates outage organizations activities.

  • Maintains the Outage Web page

  • Implements a strategy for maximizing efficiency and decreasing costs to meet planning objectives and achieve continuous improvement.

  • Is the spokesperson for Cost Competitive Operation for the outage group


  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering/technical field or equivalent and eight years of experience in an industrial/technical environment, including at least two years at an operating nuclear power plant in operations, engineering, maintenance or technical project management OR;

  • High school diploma or GED and 12 years of experience in an in an industrial/technical environment, including at least two years at an operating nuclear power plant in operations, engineering, maintenance or technical project management operating nuclear power plant in operations, engineering, maintenance, or technical project management.

  • A related Masters’ degree or SRO license may count toward two years of experience.


  • Knowledge of basic project management including scheduling and budgets

  • Specialized knowledge in any of the following: outage/online scheduling, work order planning, work management process, maintenance, refuel activities, or ALARA planning

  • Completion of the Management Certification Class


We offer substantial benefits which include medical, dental, vision and disability insurances and 4 weeks of personal time. We have three retirement programs available including a matching 401k and the Washington State Pension Plan. An at-risk compensation program and other voluntary benefits include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, credit monitoring, and identity theft coverage.

Salary Range

Salary: $103,123 minimum to $128,904 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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This position is open until filled