The Operating Projects (OP) unit within the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) Program Management Division is responsible for the development and execution of operating-funded construction projects from initiation to closeout. This is accomplished with a Project Execution Team (PET) consisting of a Project Engineer, Subcontract Technical Representative, Project Analyst, and a Project Manager. These teams work with off-site contractors to develop and execute construction-type projects. Typical projects involve medium-to-large scale refurbishment, replacement, or repair of the site's infrastructure.
The position being offered is for an experienced Electrical Engineer (EE) that will provide technical direction and support while assigned to one or more PETs. The EE is tasked with ensuring successful compliance with technical and functional design requirements that most often involves electrical power distribution systems. Essential duties also include meeting health, safety, and environmental requirements as well the ability to demonstrate knowledge and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards. As a member of the PET, the EE is expected to coordinate and track project contractual obligations and must establish and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and oversight groups. The EE is responsible to develop and implement a broad spectrum of project deliverables (NRF permits, forms, etc.) throughout the life of each project.
Oftentimes the work efforts associated with this position focus on replacement of aging components and systems, refurbishment/overhaul of existing systems, and coordination of challenging logistics related to minimizing impacts to operations while executing projects. While the EE is responsible for technical assignments as a member of PET(s), the position allows flexibility in approaching design solutions. Some examples of this are: utilization of contracting Architect-Engineer services (design-bid-build method), self-performing (design-bid-build method), or Construction Contractor-Engineer services (design-build method).
The EE works in partnership with the NRF electrical community, the site’s infrastructure/system owners, and a variety of support personnel to successfully execute challenging and diverse work assignments. The successful candidate will exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and apply sound engineering fundamentals to work efforts.
Essential duties include:
- Delegated broad engineering responsibility for all aspects of assigned tasks with limited direction.
- Interface with PETs and other program organizations to accomplish project objectives.
- Provide technical guidance during planning, development, and execution of assigned projects.
- Partner with PETs and Integrated Project Teams by providing support and direction for project technical deliverables that comply with Naval Reactors Program requirements.
- Process, track, and log various subcontractor submittals.
- Qualify as an Engineer of Environmental Work to ensure proper scoping of environmental aspects for projects and prepare all required documentation in support of work execution.
- Apply knowledge of NAVSEA requirements to work assignments.
- Participate in standing technical committees and interface with oversight groups on a routine basis.
- Provide proactive leadership for area of cognizance to develop and improve existing processes.
- Perform work planning to accomplish major projects that meet project and schedule requirements.
- Prepare work documents and permits that support subcontracted work efforts.
- Communicate as necessary to ensure others involved appropriately understand project status and risks.
- Issue technical reports and recommendations.
- Ensure documentation is in accordance with NR program quality standards.
- Understand and implement the company policies and procedures in area of cognizance and related work.
- BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience based on exceptional performance trend; or
- MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience based on exceptional performance trend.
- BS degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of nine years of relevant experience based on exceptional performance trend; or
- MS degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience based on exceptional performance trend.
Job Preferred Skills
- Experience with power distribution
- Previous construction experience