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Senior Technical Project Manager



IT, Operations
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Radiant Industries is an El Segundo, CA-based startup developing Kaleidos, a portable, containerized nuclear microreactor. Portable nuclear power with rapid deploy capability can replace diesel generators used today to provide critical asset support for hospitals, datacenters, and military bases or to power microgrids at remote sites. Radiant’s unique, practical approach to nuclear development utilizes modern software engineering to rapidly achieve safe, factory-constructable microreactors leveraging existing, well-qualified materials. Radiant is on a fast track to demonstrate the first fueled operation of a new commercial nuclear reactor design, just two years from now.

Senior Technical Project Manager

Radiant is seeking its first dedicated Technical Project Manager to drive company-wide engineering milestones forward to timely and effective completion. This individual will proactively develop and coordinate engineering goals in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for building strategic relationships with internal stakeholders, building roadmaps, tracking progress, and presenting status updates to our leadership team. The ideal candidate is able to build strong partnerships, influence stakeholders, and bring alignment and clarity on ambiguous, complex problems. This is a high impact role to bring the first portable nuclear microreactor to commercialization and the first fueled operation of a new commercial reactor design in over 50 years by 2026.

This role reports up to the CTO and is located onsite in El Segundo, CA.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead project planning, risk management, and track progress of critical engineering milestones across the organization.
  • Organize and facilitate requirements capture, schedule, project owners, and see through engineering life cycle of design, build, test, and deployment.
  • Proactively map out dependencies and coordinate efforts in completing deliverables on time to mitigate risks to program schedule.
  • Partner with and advise engineering leaders on budget estimates, schedule timelines and resourcing needs.
  • Identify gaps, bottlenecks, and risks and rally the team to take extreme ownership of these gaps to meet our ambitious timelines.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in technical project management.
  • Proven track record in partnering with senior leadership level stakeholders.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experienced project management of a highly technical and complex system at the intersection of hardware and software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing decision-making and aligning stakeholders on a path forward.
  • Ability to make decisions with limited information using good judgement.
  • Excited to make an impact on climate change with nuclear energy.
  • Engineering experience nice to have but not required.

Employee Benefits for Eligible Employees:

  • Stock: Substantial incentive stock plan for all full time, salaried employees.
  • Medical: 100% up to base silver level plan for employee + 50% dependents, offers up to Platinum plans.
  • One Medical: Sponsored memberships for employees and their dependents.
  • Vision: 100% top tier plan coverage + 50% for dependents.
  • Dental: 100% top tier plan coverage, orthodontia extra, 50% for dependents.
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Hospital, Critical Illness, Commuter and FSA are offered as employee contributed benefits.
  • Free snacks and drinks onsite.
  • Flexible PTO policy.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time. This position involves access to technology that is subject to U.S. export controls. Any job offer made will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to serve in compliance with U.S. export controls.