Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader
Posted 5/8/2017 3:13:38 PM
Business Segment: Power Nuclear
Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Wilmington
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Role Summary: As the Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader, this role reports directly to the GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) General Counsel, and serves as the key nuclear regulatory advisor to business and functional leadership, including EHS, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. This role has primary responsibility for providing legal representation for or in connection with NRC licensing, enforcement and other regulatory proceedings
Essential Responsibilities: As the Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader, this role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the Ombuds Program for our global nuclear energy businesses. This role maintains, updates and implements the Nuclear Ombuds Program framework, to include updating policies and procedures, tracking and trending program metrics, and incorporating industry best practices and other program improvements. This role also performs and/or oversees Ombuds investigations, reporting, training and other programmatic functions.
In addition, you will:
Function as a key member of the Legal & Compliance organization, reporting directly into the GEH General Counsel
Provide nuclear regulatory advice and related assistance to GEH and its affiliated global nuclear businesses
Perform nuclear regulatory related due diligence in support of business development opportunities
Investigate nuclear regulatory issues, as they arise; prepare investigative reports and regulatory responses; and make recommendations to business and functional leadership re: preventive and corrective action plans
Represent the company and its personnel during regulatory investigations conducted by NRC, DOL, or other governmental agency; Prepare regulatory submittals in connection therewith
Serve as legal advisor to business leaders in responding to licensing and enforcement proceedings, including preparation for and participation in NRC regulatory conferences
Proactively monitor, identify, analyze and mitigate nuclear regulatory compliance risks; and, in coordination with affected business leaders, develop and execute risk mitigation plans
Investigate and resolve potential regulatory compliance issues, as they may arise; and, in coordination with business leaders, develop and implement corrective action plan(s)
Oversee the day-to-day implementation of the global Nuclear Ombuds Program, including but not limited to the following:
SCWE / Ombuds training program
SCWE / Ombuds communications plan
SCWE / Ombuds policies and procedures
SCWE / Ombuds program self-assessments
SCWE / Ombuds program metrics / indicators
Prepare periodic regulatory and compliance updates for the GEH General Counsel and other senior leaders, as requested
Interface with other key compliance, internal controls and enterprise risk leaders, as appropriate, for the purpose of enhancing regulatory compliance and mitigating risk
Juris Doctorate from accredited law school
Minimum of 5 years of practicing legal counsel experience, including Nuclear regulatory counsel experience including. e.g., in-house, law firm, gov’t, industry
Licensed to practice in a US jurisdiction with a active bar membership
Significant experience and capability to identify, evaluate and resolve compliance issues
Outstanding written and oral communication skills; experience interfacing with regulator
Strong analytical ability, sound judgment and skill in delivering feedback to stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to solve problems in a matrixed structure
Vision and ability to leverage lessons learned / best practices to enhance existing program
Self-starter; Ability to work a clear, measurable set of deliverables with limited oversight
Effective time management skills handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington
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