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General Electric Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer in Markham, Ontario

Job Description Summary

• The Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. This is a technical position that integrates and develops processes that meet business needs across the organization and requires long-term planning. This role contributes to the overall strategy of the business and manages complex issues within the Systems Engineering area.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for systems engineering activities that support BWR fleet’s reactor islands as well as advanced liquid metal reactor (ALMR) concepts and designs.

  • These activities span a wide range of technical disciplines including mechanical thermal, mechanical structural, controls, parts, motors, and components for NSSS, nuclear heat supply, fuel handling, control rod, primary and intermediate heat transport, and balance of plant systems for existing and new reactor plant designs.

  • Develop process flow diagrams and perform thermodynamic and heat/fluid flow transfer

  • Be a key member of the Systems Engineering leadership team and specifically responsible for all technical and engineering deliverables needed to support Parts, AMS, Field Services, and New Plants P&L’s. Contribute to plant safety evaluations, including those performed to support power uprate, MUR, MELLLA+ and other asset enhancement project applications.

  • Plan / develop technical and management processes to improve both team and customer productivity

  • Liaise with customers either on or off site as necessary, in partnership with a Project Manager

  • Responsible for analysis and design work supporting requirements specifications

  • Interface with cross-functional teams and departments to complete these tasks

  • Improve areas of project execution and department management through Six Sigma methodology

  • Support development efforts for both new products and new technology

  • Responsible to undertake the necessary corrective and preventive actions resulting from Quality non-compliance monitoring and audit programs

  • Responsible for driving continuous improvement initiatives, such as Lean Action Work Outs (LAWO)Work on BWRX-300 technologies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Nuclear Engineering from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an Engineering role

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in an engineering or technical discipline

  • SRO license qualifications

  • Strong Leadership skills

  • Knowledge of working within a regulated environment (nuclear)Knowledge of quality standards and systems (e.g., NQA-1 and ISO 9000)Strong organization skills Strong problem solving abilities

  • Prior experience in system delivery of complex analyses

  • Strong customer mindset

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure

  • Six Sigma training is preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Canada for this opening. This position requires access to and/or use of information subject to control under the United States Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810) and the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, the applicant must be able to be authorized to access and/or use such information under U.S. Export Control Laws.”

You must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes