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Sr Manager Nuclear Oversight

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

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Deadline to apply: Open until filled 

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Position Summary

Reporting to VP Generation Excellence & Nuclear Oversight, the Nuclear Oversight Senior Manager provides leadership, oversight and management for CPS Energy’s jointly-owned nuclear generation assets that are operated and maintained by the STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC).  Assists CPS Energy Owner Primary Representative in overseeing and ensuring the safe, reliable and cost-effective operation of STP Units 1&2.  Works closely with the CPS Energy’s Participant Director on the STP Nuclear Operating Company Board of Directors and CPS Energy's primary representative on the STP Owners Committee to ensure coordination of all nuclear generation, financial, legal, regulatory, and administrative matters related to STP. 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day oversight of CPS Energy’s ownership share of STP, as CPS Energy’s alternate representative on the STP Owner’s Committee, responsible for: (1) communication to key stakeholders, (2) overseeing the effectiveness of STPNOC; and (3) assessing STP performance.
  • Nuclear oversight includes communication of issues that affect or could affect CPS Energy to key stakeholders including: (1) Emerging and emergent operational, regulatory and financial issues; and (2) critical information concerning key stakeholders, STPNOC and other Owners.
  • Works closely with CPS Energy’s Participant Director on STPNOC Board of Directors and CPS Energy's primary representative on the STP Owners Committee to ensure coordination of all nuclear generation, financial, legal, regulatory, and administrative matters. 
  • Develops, monitors and reports on CPS Energy’s annual budget for STP, CPS Energy’s Nuclear Oversight business plan and nuclear risk mitigation plan and escalates emergent issues to key stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with STPNOC, CPS Energy, and other Owner stakeholders to develop annual updates to: (1) STPNOC annual budget; and (2) STPNOC multiyear Business Plan that includes: a) multiyear resource projection, b) generation and outage plans; and c) plant investment plan; (3) STP annual insurance plan; and (4) STP nuclear fuel procurement plan.  Provide CPS Energy input to these plans to ensure plans aligned with CPS Energy’s long-term strategy for this asset.
  • Works independently to provide thorough oversight of STP.  Includes: (1) periodic travel to STP site; (2) participation and monitoring various teams, committees and activities related to operation, maintenance, planning and asset optimization at STP; and (3) monitoring and reporting nuclear plant business performance to include monthly written reports to CPS Energy leadership.
  • Collaborates with CPS Energy Points of Contact (POC) for STP including Generation Planning, Finance, Fuel Procurement, Insurance, Legal, and Public Affairs, and Committees that report to the STPNOC Board of Directors (Benefits Trust, Compensation, Audit and Data Security).
  • Engages in key strategic business planning activities to ensure strategies aligned with incentive plan metric targets associated with financial, operational, and safety performance.  
  • Works effectively with other Owners and STPNOC to reach alignment on key matters of mutual interest and ensures CPS Energy’s immediate and long-term needs are supported.
  • Develop and monitor plant and nuclear industry metrics to define and trend desired performance and trigger proactive performance mitigation
  • Leadership and support for emergency action plans and business continuity plans related to STP to include liaison with appropriate CPS Energy executive leadership members
  • Provides leadership and support for Power Generation improvement programs and initiatives
  • Perform other assigned duties as required to support CPS Energy objectives.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Experience operating nuclear power plant.
Management and Executive or Technical leadership experience.
Valid Texas Driver’s License with a history of a safe driving record in accordance with CPS policies, procedures, safety standards, and applicable laws and regulations or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Receive and maintain unescorted access into the Protected Area at STP. Achieve and maintain qualification as radiation worker at STP.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication skills – written, verbal, and presentations.
Proactive, collaborative leadership style with ability to identify risks and problem solve solutions.
Ability to reconcile ambiguous situations and drive initiatives to successful conclusion.
Experienced workforce leader skilled in teambuilding and performance management.
Demonstrated experience successfully overseeing power plant operations, maintenance or overhaul.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage multiple concurrent activities in a highly dynamic environment that requires continuous reprioritization as determined by operational and maintenance situations as they arise.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling
Ability to travel overnight to support business needs and oversee activities and participate in meetings at the STP Plant.
Ability to read, understand and use drawings, specifications and regulatory statutes and references.
Familiar with electrical, mechanical, controls, instrumentation, and civil components and equipment including but not limited to: pressurized water reactor plant and steam plan equipment and components.
Solid understanding of plant operations, maintenance, and nuclear safety.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commercial Nuclear Plant experience – Reactor Operator or Senior Reactor Operator
  • Advanced degree in Science, Business, Engineering, Environmental Management; additional years of experience in a nuclear power related field


Drive for Results
Communicates Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
Demonstrating Initiative
Interacting with People at Different Levels

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, such as Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physics, or other Engineering disciplines or military training and experience in Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Employee will reg work in a standard office setting with standard office equipment, including a phone, computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail, despite interruptions, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen for long period of time.
Hearing & speech to communicate in person & over the phone. Employee will routinely travel to STP, this req 3+hrs drive from the Main Office to the plant. While at the plant, employee will work in an office environment & also w/in the protected area.
This will include exposure to outside weather conditions that vary seasonal but can be hot and humid. The employee monitor and oversee plant operations and be exposed to rotating mechanical parts;
may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, potential risk of electrical shock & radiation and radioactive contamination requiring the use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls to avoid exposure or injury.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this role, employee is regularly req to climb stairs, ladders, and work at heights on elevated platforms. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, operate devices, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
Must be willing to tolerate awkward and stretched positions while stooping, crouching, or kneeling. Must be able to lift 25 pounds overhead and 30 pounds from the floor to 36 inches.
Specific vision abilities req by this job include close vision, distance vision, color distinction w/ vision, peripheral vision, depth perception & ability to adjust focus. Noise levels are moderately loud and may vary in various areas of the plant site.
Must be able to work around high voltage. Must have manual dexterity and ability to efficiently manipulate keyboards. Must be capable of wearing respirators and working in dusty environments.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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