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Principal Technical Leader - Engineering Programs


Charlotte, North Carolina
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Job Summary
Principal Technical Leader will lead and manage research and development projects in EPRI’s Nuclear Sector. The candidate will provide technical leadership for research that addresses existing and emerging issues related to systems and components on the balance-of-plant in a Nuclear Power Plant.  Technical scope of this position could include: service water, buried pipe, technical basis work related to code case development, and/or the development of new technologies to address emerging or anticipated piping related issues.

In this role, the candidate will:
 • Plan and manage complex R&D projects, including develop project ideas, contractor selection, technical scope/approach, budget, report-writing, customer communication, and application.
 • Lead teams of stakeholders who advise scope of research that addresses industry issues.
 • Provide guidance on issues and problem resolution for EPRI members.
 • Establish strategies and roadmaps to address issues and future research needs in the areas of service water, buried pipe, technical basis work related to code case development, the development of new technologies to address emerging or anticipated piping related issues, and other balance of plant piping degradation mechanisms.
 • Communicate strategy, status, and project needs effectively to executives, senior managers and technical staff
 • Provides high-level engineering efforts to support requirements in development and design and provides guidance to junior staff
 • Influences project teams in the engineering aspects of the technical work.
 • Coordinates and facilitates technical engineering related communications with the client
 • Leads proposal efforts and new promotional work.
 • Preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations. Acts as technical specialist for projects or project tasks.
 • Continuing to lead national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.
 • Works independently on technical activities without direct supervision

BS in mechanical or nuclear engineering preferred


Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
10-15 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.
 • Prefer extensive utility experience in engineering with some experience in operations and/or maintenance
 • Prefer experience with regulatory issues and working with the regulator in relevant areas including service water and/or buried pipe
 • Prefer experience with code committees
 • Ability to recognize strategic issues and projects and build collaborative and successfully complete projects.
 • Experience in successful proposal preparation, and marketing activities.
 • Shows maturity of technical expertise and assumes responsibility for highly specialized technical objectives using creative imaginative solutions.
 • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 • Continuing to increase depth/breadth in multiple technical areas and recognized as a subject matter expert
 • Individual contributor
 • Communicates project results to advisors and members, may communicate project status to Sector Council
 • Meets with member organizations in support of Sector activities or to communicate Program content and strategy


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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