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Senior Nuclear Quality Manager, Kiewit Nuclear Solutions


Oak Ridge, TN, US

Requisition ID: 167774 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Nuclear Solutions 

Department: Quality 

Market: Nuclear 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

The Senior Nuclear Quality Manager for Kiewit Nuclear Solutions (KNS) will be responsible to manage quality programs and projects associated with Dept of Energy and commercial Small Modular Reactor (SMR) facilities.  This position requires thorough knowledge of codes, standards, and project scope requirements, including the ability to provide oversight of projects throughout North America.  The position requires strong communication skills with the ability to train individuals at all levels, as well as respectfully hold compliant whether the individual is an internal or external stakeholder. 

District Overview

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. is a full-service engineering, project management, and construction provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the nuclear-related market from carbon-free, small modular reactors to Dept of Energy science, environmental and nuclear security mission capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the power utility, renewable energy, industrial, and infrastructure markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering excellence that provides wholistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry.
Our rapidly growing nuclear solutions business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities we live within and support. We are committed to build upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft and staff with the best technology, processes, equipment, tools and safety programs available.
We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, industrial, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s core values of People, Integrity, Excellence, and Stewardship.
On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see, design and construct more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. Kiewit’s culture encourages training, developing your skills, and tailoring your experience and knowledge to allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, joining Kiewit can bring a lifetime of personal success and satisfaction.


This position is based out of our Oak Ridge, TN location. Position requires up to 50% travel to Idaho, New Mexico, Tennessee, Kansas City, and other client/project locations. 


  • Manage and oversee quality to ensure project teams and approaches align with customer expectations and contract requirements to optimize time, cost, and quality constraints
  • Promote and maintain effective communications and relations with company leadership, project management teams, authorized inspectors, and engineer or client as required
  • Coordinate quality control staffing needs on projects and assign qualified personnel. Work with other business units as needed to share resources.
  • Assist in identifying the proper Inspection and Test Plans (ITP’s), checklists, quality risk levels, and other documentation for the project.
  • Support project teams in the development and implementation of project quality plans and supplemental procedures as needed.
  • Manage the Continuous Improvement program to prevent and/or resolve issues by working with Project Quality Managers, Project Managers and Clients.
  • Oversee quality assurance and control compliance for Government and commercial nuclear facilities and projects.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in construction management / engineering.
  • Minimum of 15 years of project management with quality assurance and quality control experience with DOE NNSA/EM or DoD nuclear programs
  • 10+ years of quality management and quality operations experience
  • Must have experience and familiarity of NQA-1, 10CFR50 and/or 10CFR830 quality codes and other government requirements.
  • PMP certifications is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel to project/client sites and as business requires.
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Must be US Citizen or US Permanent resident 
  • Ability to acquire and maintain DOE Q Clearance is highly desirable


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are 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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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