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Nuclear Fuel Services Project Controls Unit Manager in United States

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at

Project Controls Unit Manager -- Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. - Erwin, TN

Summary Description of Job:

Supervise subordinate professional project controls personnel in execution of capital, expense, D&D, and customer funded projects. Department responsibilities include preparation and maintenance of project schedules, cost reports, and spending projections. Project Controls Unit Manager develops reporting documents, processes, and procedures to clearly communicate to stakeholder's schedule and timeline status using earned value techniques, to analyze variances of project performance, both cost and schedule, against the approved baseline.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direction and leadership to NFS Project Control staff.

  2. Assist personnel in problem solving, communications, setting priorities, and conflict resolution. Work across the NFS staff to identify, develop, and implement actions to improve performance and reduce costs.

  3. Monitor and ensure compliance with NFS Project Management procedures and methodologies.

  4. Develop and implement Project Controls procedures and methodologies that drive continuous improvement, standardization, best practices, administrative organization, and professional development, including:

    a. Create an Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) for all projects and provide monthly reports.

    b. Develop standardized work breakdown structure dictionaries, resource, and cost elements.

    c. Provide training to department staff and other NFS stakeholders.

    d. Oversee development of Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and resource load metrics.

    e. Develop standardized budget and estimating tools.

    f. Provide support to the long-range (5-year/10-year) facility and resource utilization plan.

    g. Implement and standardize project change control, scheduling and baseline management.

  5. Manage cost center budget and assist staff in aligning resources to effectively execute facility improvements.

  6. Execute other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Capital projects Section Manager or Facilities Director.


B.S./B.E. -- Engineering, Science or Technical discipline or Business discipline combined with additional experience.

Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):

Minimum of 12 years' experience total (at least 4 years' project controls experience) with technical degree or minimum 15 years' experience (with at least 6 years' project controls experience) with business degree. Extensive knowledge of Primavera P6 software required. Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and personal computer skills.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.