Construction Project Manager - Natrium Fuel Facility

Job Description Summary

The Construction Project Manager - Natrium Fuel Facility will oversee the design and build of a new U.S. Department of Energy federally funded construction project at the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy site in Wilmington NC. In this role you will collaborate with Facilities Engineering, Fuels Engineering, EHS, architects, outside engineering firms, partners, and Construction subcontractors to develop the specifications and complete the construction of a new Nuclear Fuel manufacturing facility on the existing GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy campus in Wilmington NC.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Direct and oversee construction project from conception to completion while administering and monitoring GEH's site safety procedures, compliance policies and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to develop building specifications, bid specification, and design /build cost estimates. Coordinate the selection and hiring of the General Contractor, design firm, and consultants.
  • Lead project team and partners to develop project design and ensure all business, process, safety, security, IT, utilities, waste streams, and alarm systems are captured in the project plans
  • Learn and administer Site Change Management, EHS, and Radiation Safety procedures as required to do construction on a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Class II regulated site
  • Responsible for ensuring all required permits and licenses are obtained and adhered too
  • Conduct job site checks to ensure all workers are following GEH, OSHA and NRC safety compliance requirements and U.S. federal contracting requirements
  • Communicate and manage any safety or environmental issue that arises. Work with GEH team to report and resolve
  • Conduct daily job site inspections to ensure strict adherence to job specifications, building codes, and quality of work
  • Develop and track overall project scope, budget, and timeline to ensure project is delivered on time and on budget. Give presentations illustrating the project intentions, budget, and timeline
  • Communicate and seek approval of project concept, drawings, and finishes at several stages of development from department leads while keeping peers and partners informed
  • Lead design/construction conflict resolutions or value engineering when/where necessary
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to negotiate subcontracts, onboard, review and manage payments to vendors
  • Manage external project managers to ensure all aspects of the project are delivered on time and on budget
  • Manage contractor site access requirements and badging process.
  • Work with Facilities, GNF Manufacturing and EHS to deliver the new space to the local team


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in building science, construction management or engineering OR high school diploma and at least 7 years of experience as a construction project manager in federally funded construction projects
  • 5+ years as a project manager in design and construction related field. Experience must include construction planning, project management, and safety in a federally funded OR large industrial OR infrastructure project(s)


Eligibility Requirements
  • Ability and willingness to climb and descend 5 flights of stairs twice per day
  • Ability and willingness to climb ladders, handle heights, move under and around equipment, and wear proper PPE
  • Ability and willingness to pass background check, fitness for duty, and site security requirements to obtain and maintain access to safeguards, and unescorted access to protected site areas


Desired Characteristics
  • Experience executing a U.S. Department of Energy or other federally funded construction projects
  • Working knowledge of the elements of construction, government property standards, estimating, scheduling, delivery, construction documents and OSHA policies
  • In-depth knowledge and experience doing building design and construction within a Nuclear NRC regulated facility
  • Previous experience as a construction manager with General Electric company of its affiliates
  • Relevant construction certifications such as Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret government regulations, GEH policies, contracts, terms and conditions, architectural drawings, engineering plans and product specifications
  • Ability to create and edit project schedules using PS6
  • Working knowledge of laws governing construction contracts and contracting including Davis-Bacon Act, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards act
  • Experience in managing projects within a tight timeline and budget
  • Strong financial and administrative skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams towards project goals
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.


This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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