Manager, Project Quality Assurance

Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) Rockville, Maryland


Description

X-energy is seeking professionals to join our Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality (SHEQ) team in the role of Manager, Project Quality Assurance.  This position will lead a team of dynamic Project Quality Assurance Engineers in the performance of quality assurance activities supporting X-energy’s commercial, nuclear, and research and development projects. Activities include but are not limited to documenting, implementing, and maintaining United States Commercial Nuclear, Department of Energy, Canadian Nuclear and International Quality Management systems. Ensures compliance to applicable NRC, DOE, ASME, CNSC, ISO, customer, and project-specific requirements for all project activities. This includes responsibility for relevant administrative and technical quality decisions. This role will apply leadership capabilities, detailed knowledge, understanding and experience in the functional discipline and its practical application, industry codes, guidelines, and regulations. Will also actively support and demonstrate leadership traits advancing X-energy’s nuclear safety culture.   

Responsibilities 
  • Functional management responsibilities for the Project Quality Assurance Engineer team
  • Perform Project Quality Assurance Engineer activities as needed to supplement the team during times of higher work volume
  • Ensure processes/documents needed for the Quality Management System are identified, established, implemented, and maintained as necessary
  • Analyze higher severity nonconformances and implements process improvement and corrective actions
  • Work closely with the Audit team, Supplier Quality Engineer team, Engineering, Procurement/Supply Chain, Training, and other functional groups to efficiently execute X-energy’s corporate and quality goals
  • Obtain/Maintain NQA-1 auditor status
  • Provide oversight of conduct internal quality assessments, audits and/or inspections
  • Provide oversight of and conduct supplier evaluations and qualifications through audits, assessments, and inspections
  • Facilitate, provide, and encourage appropriate company quality training
  • Successfully execute the senior management goals for Organization as they relate to the Project Quality Assurance Engineer team
  • Ownership of the content of X-energy Quality Management System documents (procedures, policies, quality plans, etc.) affecting Project Quality Assurance Engineer activities
  • Ownership of the content of the P6 (schedule) activities associated with the Project Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Report to the Senior Management regarding the status of the quality programs and, where appropriate, concerns over significant risks and recommendations for improvement
  • Play an active role to ensure safety and quality culture is promoted and continually improved
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager
Minimum Education/Qualifications
  •  BS degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 plus years working in a commercial or research nuclear-related environment (nuclear regulatory, utility, fuel/waste facility, National Laboratory, NSSS supplier, etc.)
  • Minimum education requirement can also be met by having 7 plus years of pertinent nuclear related experience (commercial nuclear, DOE, Navy Nuclear, supply chain, engineering, etc.)
  • Understanding and ability to apply 10CFR50 App B, 10CFR Part 21, ASME NQA-1, CSA N299, CSA N286-12, CSA N286.7, and ISO 9001 requirements to nuclear design development, software QA, design testing and manufacturing programs
  • Understanding of Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) of software, and services and items/components
  • Ability to work in a team to produce desired outputs in short turnaround times
  • Exceptional leadership with demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong presentation skills necessary for presenting complex issues in a simplified, efficient manner to a diverse senior management and customer base
  • Demonstrated collaboration capabilities and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to recognize concerns immediately and react quickly
  • “Hands-on”, methodical, and systematic approach to work
  • Able to perform independently and under pressure; exhibit good initiative and attention to detail
Benefits 
X Energy, LLC offers a robust benefits package that includes a 401K plan with an employer match, Medical/Dental /Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, and a Tuition Reimbursement/Professional Development policy that supports the continuing education of our employees.
 
Location: 530 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD
Work Site Expectations:  Onsite/Hybrid (Remote work may be a possibility)
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% (depending on project needs)
Job Classification: Fulltime/Exempt
Hours: Standard office schedule is 8:00am ET - 5:00pm ET, Monday to Friday 
 
An Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
 
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