Project Manager-Balance of Plant
Direct Hire - Onsite, Princeton, NJ
EGS Inc. invites applications for the position of Project Manager - Balance of Plant, in support of the NSTX-U Project and Operations teams at our client's site in Princeton, NJ. This is a direct hire position for our client.
The NSTX-U Recovery project is working to complete a major upgrade of National Spherical Torus eXperiment (NSTX) fusion device located in Princeton New Jersey. The upgrade, when completed, will allow for a broader range of fusion science experiments, with the goal to ultimately achieve fusion as an economically viable clean energy source. One of the key work scopes to ensure readiness for operations is the Maintenance and Run Prep (M&RP) for the existing Balance of Plant, including high power neutral particle beam systems, 1000MVA class motor generators, cryogenic fluid systems, water systems, instrumentation and control systems, and high voltage and high current AC and DC electrical systems.
The M&RP Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Balance of Plant is appropriately maintained, upgraded, and tested to ensure readiness for operations when the NSTX-U fusion facility is ready to commission.
The Balance of Plant generally refers to systems outside the NSTX-U core. These systems including the neutral particle beam systems, motor generator generators, cryogenic systems, water systems, instrumentation and control systems, and high voltage and high current electrical systems. Readiness for operations will include maintenance of legacy systems (planned and unplanned), equipment upgrades, and obsolescence management.
Responsibilities include overall management and scope definition (in collaboration with Engineering Leadership), budget and schedule development, execution, documentation, cost and schedule tracking, and regular reporting. Executing this work safely and with appropriate quality is paramount.
- In conjunction with the Project Director, collaborates with Engineering and other stakeholders to define and clearly articulate the scope of the maintenance and upgrade activities necessary to support operations.
- Identifies and prioritizes other optional work efforts based on cost/benefit analysis or other prioritization methods.
- Establishes and achieves stakeholder alignment on a method/model for governance and oversight, recognizing that the total scope includes both project and programmatic scopes.
- Develops a credible budget and schedule including consideration for risk and uncertainty.
- Safely achieves project requirements on time and on budget including DOE Notable Outcomes, milestones, performance and technical requirements, and key performance parameters.
- Coordinates with Environmental Safety and Health leadership to ensure quality standards are maintained in execution of project scope.
- Identifies company staff and other resource and service requirements and takes action to secure their timely acquisition/procurement in concert with project/program needs.
- Provides project direction, oversight and feedback to assigned project staff.
- Oversees and manages all aspects of project execution including safety, risk, scope, cost and schedule and change control.
- Actively tracks and reports progress against a baseline budget and schedule.
- Utilizes risk management tools (e.g. Risk Register) to actively monitor and manage risks and implement mitigations.
- With support from Project Controls staff, defines appropriate KPIs and metrics for measuring progress and identifying issues (may include SPI, CPI, schedule float, % complete, or other); utilizes KPIs and metrics to identify project issues and adverse trends, and implements timely and effective recovery plan(s), when needed.
- Issues timely and accurate project reports and communicates project performance to company and DOE stakeholders.
- Oversees and manages project closeout including turnover to end user/operations and disposition of documents and records.
- Conducts critiques and documents lessons learned that can be applied to future projects and operations.