196 – Nuclear Power Plant Engineering Projects Manager

Job Number: 196

Location: Nationwide

Industry: Electrical Power – Nuclear


The McLain Group represents a client, a leader in the commercial nuclear power industry, with an immediate need for a nuclear power plant Engineering Projects Manager. The Engineering Projects Manager manages the development and implementation of engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of multiple intermediate to large ($5 million-plus) capital projects encompassing three to five power plants & multiple operating units distributed over a defined service area. This individual is responsible for managing one or more projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost to deliver project outcomes in accordance with specified requirements. Provides vision, leadership, and project work direction to key project engineering, procurement, project controls, and construction personnel for timely achievement of project goals and milestones. There are no jobs/employees reporting (either directly or indirectly) to this job

Our client offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits and promotes the development and success of their employees.


  • Manages multiple intermediate to large ($5+ million) capital projects and/or multiple small projects. Ensures the constructability of the scope of work, engineering and design of the modification. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
  • Manages the progress of a construction, renovation, alteration, or maintenance project from the scoping phase through the design, construction and closeout phases. This is inclusive of project scope, schedule and estimate development, engineering and construction, through the completion of installation, testing, and commissioning into service and project closeout; manages cost and schedule forecasting, and scope, budget, quality, and schedule change control. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
  • Manages a team of project engineers, construction managers, schedulers, estimators, planners, project sponsors, first-line supervisors, general foremen, superintendents, and technical and administrative support personnel. Approximate frequency: daily/regularly (20% of total).
  • Manages project expenditures, the procurement of equipment and materials including the startup testing and acceptance of the new equipment; provides daily management of on-site construction activities (as required) working with the general contractor or multiple contractors and building trades. Approximate frequency: as required (10% of total).
  • Manages and integrates project construction with Plant and Outage Management, ensuring coordination between management and the general contractor or multiple individual contractors and building trades; coordinates with Supply Chain Management in conducting bid meetings and reviews, supplier selections and evaluations; determines contracting strategy congruent with labor utilization strategies. Approximate frequency: weekly (10% of total).
  • Manages project scope, schedule & cost changes ensuring that all project requirements and/or objectives and the execution of changes are properly documented, justified, approved by management, and vigorously pursued via regular reporting, forecasting final targets, reviews and audits; implements approved changes in a timely manner. Approximate frequency: biweekly (5% of total).
  • Manages communications, risk management, scope verification, and information distribution during project development & implementation; ensures compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulatory requirements. Approximate frequency: monthly (10% of total).
  • Interfaces with the respective project stakeholders (inclusive of internal organizations, plants, OEM, general contractors, building trades labor organizations/unions) and provides contract administration services for blanket orders or other subcontractors and vendors. Provides administrative support to the Supervisor, Projects Management. Approximate frequency: biweekly (5% of total).


  • Associate degree in (pre)engineering, engineering technology, construction management, or a directly relevant curriculum from an accredited college and 7+ years of experience, including substantive project management and/or experience with building trades & labor agreements, labor & trades jurisdictional issues, contract administration, negotiation, dispute resolution, safety, and fossil power plant outages.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, construction management, or a directly relevant curriculum from an accredited college (in lieu of an Associate degree)
  • Certification in Project Management (Project Management Institute certification as a Project Management Professional)

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About The McLain Group:

The McLain Group specializes in providing top talent for a variety of positions in the nuclear power industry. We are experienced at identifying the right people to meet critical staffing needs as well as the right jobs to meet career objectives. We are committed to satisfying both clients and candidates. To learn more, please visit www.themclaingroup.net