Senior Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs

22 Mar, 2021


Senior Project Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Nuclear Energy Institute
Washington, DC

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive strategic direction on regulatory issues by developing and managing NEI programs and projects.

  • Lead various NEI member groups on a variety of regulatory initiatives important to the nuclear industry.
  • Develop and support NEI policy, regulatory positions, and industry process that support efficient regulations and removal of regulatory barriers.
  • Monitor for and facilitate mitigating responses to regulatory issues potentially affecting NEI members and the nuclear industry.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Project Manager directs and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for a range of activities which may include special projects in support of industry’s response to regulatory issues or improvements.  Assigned projects may include coordination, or participation, with industry members, other NEI staff members, and industry organizations on a team to address to resolution regulatory affairs issues.

  • Responsibilities include managing activities in an integrated manner, involving other NEI divisions as appropriate, and managing and leading NEI Task Forces and Working Groups for assigned issues.  Examples include the Regulatory Issues Working Group, 10CFR50.69 Advisory Committee, and License Renewal/Second License Renewal Working Groups and Task Forces.
  • The incumbent will have routine interactions with senior management and technical staff to discuss the issues for which he/she is responsible, e.g. member companies, EPRI, INPO, NRC, etc.  He/she must have the ability to act effectively under pressure, understanding both the significance of those interactions and the necessary management constraints that limit those interactions and any potential commitments.
  • The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to communicate, effectively and diplomatically, with all disciplines and levels in NEI and with the appropriate levels of member company personnel, with a broad range of industry personnel, including owners’ groups and other industry organizations, and with federal regulatory agencies.  This requires the ability to analyze and understand the key elements of an issue, from both the regulator’s and the NEI members’ perspectives, in order to prioritize the activities necessary for resolving the issue.
  • The position also requires a high level of leadership skills and the ability to work in an efficient and consistent manner, and advocate for regulatory policies and positions that support the nuclear industry.
  • Represent NEI and the nuclear energy industry at industry meetings, conferences, seminars and other events.

Job Specifications

  • A minimum of 15 years of industry experience, preferably including utility, NSSS vendor, architect/engineer, nuclear licensing/oversight or regulatory experience in support of nuclear power stations.


  • Broad knowledge of the industry as well as an understanding of nuclear industry and regulatory affairs/licensing.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the regulations and regulatory guidance documents.
  • Ability to successfully engage individuals at all levels of an organization.

Skills & Abilities

  • The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills. Skills in persuasion and negotiation/resolution of conflicts and problems are highly desirable.  The candidate must be able to collaborate in group settings and achieve results through multi-disciplinary industry contacts and task forces.
  • A Senior Project Manager must possess the capability of, and consistently demonstrate, superior strategic and analytical thinking attributes which will be applied toward meeting the mission of the Nuclear Generation and Suppliers Division.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical or scientific discipline.

If this position matches your goals and expertise, please submit your cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to Indicate the job title of the vacant position. Please, no phone calls. You also can mail your information to:

Nuclear Energy Institute
Human Resources Director
1201 F Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20004

Job posted: 2021-03-22