Senior Implementation Manager

Jul 9, 2024

  • Location: Richland, Washington
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #7641

ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. This Senior Implementation Manager will serve as a technical expert for Enterprise Risk Projects. This position will support Project Managers in delivering high-quality, safe, and on-schedule projects within budget. This role's expertise in best practices and current codes will allow them to challenge execution strategies and ensure project readiness. Ultimately, the Senior Implementation Manager will improve project schedules, reduce costs, and minimize risks by leveraging their skillset to optimize project deliverables. This full-time position is located in Richland, WA.

Pay rate: $84.67 – $112.06


  • Sick Leave: 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked (sick leave can be used after 90 days of employment) 
  • EAP: Employee Assistance Program 
  • Benefit Options: Medical, HSA, Group Life/AD&D, Voluntary Life/AD&D, Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Critical Illness, Voluntary Accident, 401k (eligible after 1 year and 1,000 hours worked – employer match up to 4%) 
  • Other benefits include the following: Calm App, Access Perks, Brio Health 


  • Technical
    • Review of key project documentation with the intent to identify, where appropriate, strategies can be refined and/or resources can be applied to improve schedule performance, result in better quality, and/or result in a more efficient use of resources.
    • Throughout the process of these iterative reviews, identify errors or general misconceptions that need to be corrected for successful project implementation. Key project documentation includes, but is not limited to: Project Schedule (both work management and project lifecycle schedules) Implementation Means & Methods (both EN and Vendor) Risk Register, Work Orders & Associated Documentation (weld records, ASME Section XI repair and replacement plans, field sketches, etc.)
    • Quality Control Inspections & Hold Points, Test & Commissioning Plans, Clearance Orders & Turnover Strategy, Materials, Tools & Specialty Tooling, Resource Load Boards (including mobilization and demobilization strategy). Budget / Estimate (specifically surrounding assumptions, constraints, unit rates, wage rates, etc.) Radiological Strategies (balance between contamination controls and consideration for work scope [ex: conservative need for respirators while welding vs the quality of welding as a result], decontamination strategies, etc.), Rigging / Material Handling Plans
    • Responsible for validating the quality of all Work Order Tasks (WOT) associated with assigned scope prior to field activities and IAW Columbia work management processes (both on-line and outage). Responsible for the remediation of identified WOTs that lack quality, contain incorrect references, introduce error traps, and/or contain poorly written instructions.
    • Responsible for reviewing, commenting, and providing improvements to testing and/or acceptance plans (factory, shop, site, mock-up, post modification, etc.).
    • Responsible for identifying activities and/or processes that would benefit from a mock-up. Responsible for providing input and guidance on making said mock-ups effective and impactful.
    • Responsible for communicating personal Operating Experience and identifying industry and/or similar Operating Experiences associated with project activities. Responsible for developing response strategies that should be considered for each Operating Experience example.
    • As needed, serve as the ASME PIC for Section XI Repair & Replacement Plan work scope.
  • Governance
    • Responsible for maintaining broad knowledge base of associated codes, standards, innovative technologies, technical skillsets (ex: welding, rigging, soldering, etc.), implementation strategies (ex: crew placement, turnovers, etc.), and general industry trends as related to the Enterprise Risk Projects being supported.
  • Oversight
    • Responsible for providing timely and candid feedback to the Project Manager(s), Oversight Manager(s), and Department Management on all aspects of a project strategy, implementation plan, or any other facet that supports successful execution of a project.
    • As needed, provide oversight of shop or field activities, ensuring activities are progressing against the approved project strategy, providing coaching as needed to preclude changes in the plan.
    • As needed, serve as the designated person in charge of project activities on the shift opposite of the Project Manager. Such instances may require oversight of crews greater than 50 individuals.
  • Support
    • Coordinate resources and collaborate with vendor resources to ensure roadblocks are identified and removed.
    • As needed, attend (in-person), key strategy meetings with the Project Manager. Example meetings could include, but are not limited, the following: Design Review Boards, Steering Committees, Integrated Implementation Briefings, High Risk Work Plan Challenge Meetings, Project Readiness/Challenge Meetings, Schedule Development Meetings, Risk Management Meetings, and others as assigned.


  • Advanced (graduate) degree in a related field of study or business AND 10 years of mechanical experience in a nuclear, steam-cycle, and/or regulated industrial environment.
  • OR a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study or business AND 12 years of mechanical experience in a nuclear, steam-cycle, and/or regulated industrial environment.
  • OR an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university AND 14 years of mechanical experience in a nuclear, steam-cycle, and/or regulated industrial environment.
  • OR a High School Diploma/GED AND 16 years of mechanical experience in a nuclear, steam-cycle, and/or regulated industrial environment.
  • Skilled in Enterprise Management Software (Asset Suite, SAP, etc.)
  • Intimately familiar with logic driven schedules (generated by Primavera and/or Microsoft Project)
  • Code and regulatory requirements as they relate to maintenance and field work activities
  • Error reduction and human performance improvement methods, and cost-effective work execution methodologies.
  • Procedures and processes related to maintenance and engineering activities
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Proven experience in construction management.
  • Proven experience in multiple refueling outages at a commercial nuclear powerplant.
  • Proven experience with the production and operational processes at a commercial nuclear powerplant.
  • Proven experience with feedwater heaters and internals of feedwater heaters.
  • Proven experience with steam systems and/or work associated with ASME Boiler Pressure Vessel code vessels, heat exchangers, piping, and valves.
  • Certifications associated with mechanical disciplines, construction, or projects are desired.

Work sponsorship is not available at this time. Third-party candidates will not be considered for this position.   

Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.     

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.     

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