Develop and manage NEI programs designed to improve the nuclear energy industrys prospects for deploying new nuclear power plants, including advanced LWRs, SMRs and non-LWRs.
Serve as focus for NEI initiatives on new reactor deployment.
Influence stakeholder perception of new nuclear plants.
Develop NEI policy and regulatory positions to ensure a supportive commercial environment for the deployment of new nuclear plants.
Serve as NEI focus for, and provide leadership within NEI, on new plant deployment issues.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and advocate policy, regulatory and market initiatives necessary to improve commercial viability of new nuclear plants.
Ensure effective integration of new reactor deployment policy needs into NEI and industry political agenda.
Provide policy guidance, and serve as a resource, to other NEI divisions and departments (including Government Affairs, Communications, etc.) on new plant commercialization issues.
Promote and foster the development of advanced nuclear technologies.
Support NEI member companies, as requested, in their efforts to commercialize new reactors.
Maintain relationships with key personnel at the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other national, regional and state organizations that establish policies and regulatory positions that impact the viability of new nuclear power plants.
Maintain relationships with industry executives responsible for new reactor deployment, manage task forces and working groups to develop consensus industry positions, establish and implement strategies.
Represent industry positions and policies on new plant commercialization before Congress, Executive Branch agencies, state governments and agencies, the media and other non-industry groups and individuals.
Represent the nuclear energy industry at conferences, seminars and other events.
Minimum 10-15 years of industry experience, preferably including new plant project experience.
In addition to the technical, business, organizational and managerial skills identified above, the incumbent must possess an understanding of commercial, policy and regulatory issues related to the deployment of new nuclear reactors. He/She must be knowledgeable of the principles of nuclear construction, including project management, advanced manufacturing and construction technologies and the supply chain. Finally, although a detailed legal knowledge is not required, he/she should have an understanding of the principles associated with risk informed regulatory approaches.
Skills & Abilities
Excellence in oral and written communications
Excellence in strategic and analytical thinking
Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
Bachelors degree in engineering or a related technical or scientific discipline.
NEI, with member participation, develops policy on key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. NEI then serves as a unified industry voice before the U.S. Congress, executive branch agencies and federal regulators, as well as international organizations and venues. NEI also provides a forum to resolve technical and business issues for the industry. Finally, NEI provides accurate and timely information on the nuclear industry to members, policymakers, the news media and the public. Industry Scope The nuclear energy industry that NEI represents and serves includes: * Commercial electricity generation * Nuclear medicine including diagnostics and therapy * Food processing and agricultural applications * Industrial and manufacturing applications * Uranium mining and processing * Nuclear fuel and radioactive materials manufacturing * Transportation of radioactive materials * Nuclear waste management Key Public Policy Issues Issues of importance to NEI include: * Ensuring a national energy policy that provides a diverse and reliable energy supply * Increasing the strong public and policymaker support for nuclear energy * Maintaining excellence in safe and reliable nuclear power plant operations worldwide * Achieving a safety-focused, performance-based regulatory framework * Capitalizing on nuclear energy's intrinsic economic value * Maximizing the value of nuclear generating assets in a competitive electricity market * Attaining an integrated used fuel disposal program and a flexible low-level waste management approach * Facilitating the relicensing of existing nuclear energy plants * Building the next generation of nuclear power plants and technologies * Supporting the disposition of surplus weapons fissile material