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Senior Business Analyst/Cost Manager

Company: Kairos Power
Location: Alameda
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

 Company Overview

Kairos Power, LLC is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the worlds transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve peoples quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to complement the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

The Sr. Business Analyst reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, and administers the Design to Cost and cost management program at Kairos Power across all design-build-test iterations leading up to the KP-X plant product. Works with leads in Engineering and Supply Chain to collect and maintain product cost information, captures and communicates lessons learned and cost scaling considerations, establishes models to analyze and summarize the data into cost metrics and formulates recommendations for executive management decision making. Champions cost control initiatives promoting a vertically-integrated manufacturing strategy and interfaces with the Responsible Engineers to ensure that all systems, structures and components are designed, built and delivered to the established cost requirements. Interfaces with and supports Finance and Business Development on financial planning, total cost of ownership analyses, and customer-facing activities. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of power plant economics topics and maintains active involvement in cost management forums nationally and internationally. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collect the cost information and projections from the Supply Chain team to develop a comprehensive cost database.
  • Identify, coordinate, perform and oversee cost estimating and cost tracking activities to maintain up-to-date cost roll-up for products under engineering development.
  • Establish and maintain cost models for measuring the effectiveness of and managing the Design to Cost program.
  • Refine the cost management processes and tools to scale with the business growth and meet all cross-functional requirements.
  • Assist executive management in the establishment of cost targets for planned products.
  • Conduct ad hoc cost analyses for product change proposals or new products based on internal cost database and cost models.
  • Identify cost reduction opportunities and risks with a data-driven approach.
  • Collect and review industry intelligence and capture insights for the KP stakeholders.
  • Participate in national and international cost management forums to stay abreast of relevant developments in the power industry and to provide external visibility of Kairos Powers product cost benefits.


  • B.S. degree in Business Administration or Engineering; MBA, MS Engineering, or Ph.D. preferred.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience and progressively increasing management responsibilities in an industrial production environment. 15+ years of experience in the conventional power, nuclear power, and/or renewable power preferred
  • Proven experience with Product Cost Management and Cost Estimating practices. Experience with utilities and specifically nuclear , oil & gas utilities cost management preferred.
  • Prior exposure to advisory, relationship, and stakeholder management in a small / start-up environment.
  • Ability to earn the trust of team members and management.
  • Team player with excellent verbal, written communication/presentation, and interpersonal skills.

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly.  If you work here, expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)


Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities that we do business in.  Kairos Power, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power, LLC. participates in E-Verify.

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