Business and Product Development Associate

Bellevue, Washington, United States | G&A | Full-time


TITLE:                  Business and Product Development Associate

LOCATION:         Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.  TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Business and Product Development Associate

TerraPower is looking for a business and product development professional who is knowledgeable of nuclear, energy and related businesses. This position will work for the Business Development Team and will interact with colleagues in other departments to develop and implement market entry plans and strategies. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of US and international experience and have relevant product development experience.


         Support the Business Development Team for scoping, direction and growth of business development activities for segments of TerraPower’s business in collaboration with other colleagues.

         Establish processes to identify and track opportunities; and contribute work product toward selecting opportunities that TerraPower should pursue, consistent with the Market Development Plan.

         Support Natrium product development efforts through liaising and coordinating with Engineering and other colleagues.

         Catalogue and monitor established and/or unconventional partnering opportunities promoting TerraPower’s unique capabilities, including Federal and private sector opportunities.

         Contribute in conducting 1) competitive analyses, 2) teaming analysis; 3) customer messaging; 4) win themes; 5) differentiation; 6) win probabilities; 7) capture reviews and decision gates.

         Support pre-proposal and proposal efforts in the US and third markets.

         Support building TerraPower’s customer and supplier network consistent with strategic objectives

         Support and promote the NatriumTM Users Advisory Committee (NUAC). Communicate with NUAC membership about meetings and help facilitate collaboration between TerraPower and NUAC members.

         Protect TerraPower assets by understanding and adhering to TerraPower’s information security, export control and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act practices.

Key Qualifications and Skills

         Undergraduate degree in engineering or another related field.

         7+ years’ successfully managing nuclear, energy, or related business development and capture efforts within industry.

         Strong organizational and communication skills

         Strong analytical skills

         Advanced interpersonal, communication and writing skills

         Solid commercial acumen

         Possess and demonstrate superior judgment, analytical ability and composure under pressure.

         The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

         Actual position starting level and title will be determined based on assessment of qualifications.

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

         Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping.

         Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 20pounds

         Repetitive work: Intermittent

         Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work.

         Work Conditions: The work will normally consist of prolonged computer work, but will often require material inspection and work supervision.  Must be sufficiently mobile to examine work sites and equipment conditions to include climbing ladders and work around radiation.

         Travel required 20%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.  TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements.  To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Government export authorization approval times vary.  Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval. 

Job details

Job Type:  Full-time

Salary Range L9:    $95,415 - $143,122

Salary Range L10:  $109,446 - $164,170

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band.  Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Washington State.


         Competitive Compensation

         Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

         Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

·       Vision

·       Dental

·       Life

·       Life and Disability

·       Gender Affirmation Benefits

·       Parental Leave

         401k Plan

         Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

·       21 days of annually accrued PTO

         Generous Holiday Schedule

·       10 paid holidays

         Relocation Assistance

         Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

         Flexible Work Schedule

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