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[Operations Manager] Maintenance Operational Readiness Review Speacialist

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Warrior Project Staffing (WPS) is a Commissioning and Operational Readiness Specialist in Carlsbad, NM to support a company with DOE engagement with the exclusive focus on the turnover of a facility under construction to the DOE Contractor on site. WPS Engagement Team Members work to provide Site Technical Support Services assistance in related technical and administrative program management support expertise and assistance in carrying out responsibilities to plan, direct and oversee Commissioning and Operational Readiness work to support requirements for the Commissioning, Maintenance and Operations Division in Carlsbad, NM. The WPS Commissioning and Operational Readiness Specialist shall provide support for the following scope:

• Oversight of startup, commissioning and operational readiness activities;

• Oversight Integrated Safety Management Systems;

• Coordinating oversight, issue assessment, and issue resolution with multiple organizations;

• Communicating the status of startup and commissioning activities;

• Briefing management on technical issues with options for resolution, and facilitating decision making;

• Making assessments and decisions regarding technical problems, program requirements, and risks encountered in operational readiness, startup and commissioning; and

• Assessment report writing and technical report of writing.

Work shall be conducted at the Department of Energy Site located in Carlsbad, NM.


Deliverables shall be accomplished in accordance with the directions provided by the COD Director. All deliverables will be processed through the COD Project Lead prior to internal and/or external publication and availability.

Oversight, coordination, and review of commissioning technical activities including: a) System, Structure and Component functional requirements; b) Safety, risk reduction, and reliability designs; c) Test instructions; d) Work execution in the field; e) Process and procedure compliance; and f) Fulfillment of technical test requirements.

Support the Commissioning Joint Test Group (CJTG) by: a) Performing technical reviews of startup/commissioning engineering activities for adequacy and reliability; b) Ensuring compliance with established criteria and sound engineering principles; and c) Identifying omissions, discrepancies, inadequacies, and nonconformance with approved criteria.

• Support DOE readiness activities;

• Oversight of contractor readiness activities;

• Perform physical inspections and walk downs of the plant;

• Document oversight and identify compliance deviations and improvement opportunities that were observed in accordance with ORP management system procedures;

• Follow-up on issues, findings, and other areas of concern;

• Participate in meetings as required by the COD functional lead, including the preparation of meeting minutes as needed;

• Participate in weekly coordination meetings;

• Participate on Integrated Project Teams (IPT) as requested


• Experience directly interfacing with client senior management;

• Knowledge of DOE program and project management practices, policies, and procedures with specific emphasis on specifically DOE O 425.1D and DOE O 413.3B;

• Experience in commissioning a highly complex nuclear and or chemical facility with a particular focus on electrical test activities (electrical system design experience would be preferential);

• Experience in oversight or performance with nuclear facility operations, maintenance, startup, commissioning, readiness, and training programs or processes;

• Excellent writing and communication skills;

• Experience supporting programs and projects with analysis, tracking, monitoring, assessment, review and coordination;

• Comprehensive, professional knowledge of engineering principles and fundamentals;

• Extensive experience using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and other MS Office tools;

The WPS Commissioning and Operational Readiness Specialist shall maintain proficiencies in the following via periodic training:


The Commissioning and Operational Readiness Specialist shall have consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position. Work products shall be thorough, accurate, appropriately documented, and comply with established criteria. The candidate shall ensure that duties are performed in a competent and professional manner that meets milestones/delivery schedules as outlined.

LOCATION: Work shall be conducted at or in proximity to Carlsbad, NM

• U.S. Citizenship Required - You must be a United States Citizen

• Excellent oral and written communication skills (This employer participates in the e-Verify program)

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, & Adobe)

• Must be able to submit to and qualify for DOE access via SF85 (No Clearance Required)


• Teamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leader

• Leadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiatives

• Business Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and people

• Communication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writing

• Motivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutions

• Agility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streams

• Judgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramifications

• Organization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks

This is a long term contract position with competitive pay, per diem, and expenses covered.

WPS Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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