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General Electric Senior Human Factor Engineer - HFE in Markham, Ontario

Job Description Summary

The Senior Human Factors Engineer (HFE) leads teams and engages in complex planning and application responsibilities that designs or modifies tasks, work environment, and plant interfaces based on human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations resulting in human error prevention and mitigation, as well as human performance optimization to perform operations, maintenance, inspection and test activities for existing nuclear plants and next-generation reactors. Be part of the future of nuclear energy with a company that highly values the importance of human factors engineering!

Job Description

The Senior Engineer / Technologist provides leadership and technical direction on near term and longer-range projects in the area of Human Factors Engineering. As the Senior Human Factors Engineer (HFE) you will:

  • Apply in-depth specialized knowledge in HFE to technical strategy, resourcing, and planning to develop quality and timely human-centric products.

  • Develop, mentor and conduct the overall HFE program plan to include system and plant operational functional requirements analysis, functional allocation, task analyses for displays, controls, and other job support aids as well as the spectrum of testing and validation required for developing effective normal, abnormal, emergency operating procedures, alarm response procedures, surveillance procedures and operator training programs.

  • Well represent HFE concerns and principles with a team of internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, licensing, and regulatory authorities on technical issues.

  • Provide expert consideration of system reliability, availability, and maintainability.

  • Ensure the delivery of on-time, quality engineering documentation from a broad team in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to use high level judgment to analyze problems, develop solutions, and make decisions on complex tasks and challenges.

  • Strong, professional oral and written communication skills to ask pertinent questions of stakeholders, persuasively convey programmatic priorities and concerns, and share difficult, complicated concepts clearly.

  • Be a valuable member or leader of cross-functional teams with high degrees of technical and programmatic complexity and aggressive schedules.

  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity.


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent 4-year degree in a related technical discipline, or 7 years of additional HFE related experience.

  • Minimum 10 years of human factors experience in a high-hazard, safety-centric industry (e.g., energy, aviation, medical, automotive).

Desired Characteristics:

  • M.S. or PhD Degree in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or equivalent

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States or Canada

  • Experience in the nuclear industry to include nuclear plant emergency procedure, operator training guidelines, and regulatory site implementation and reviews is highly desirable. Experience with nuclear operations as a licensed/certified reactor operator is highly desirable

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 U.S. Export Control Laws, which mandate all citizenships be from the U.S. Department of Energy’s List of Generally Authorized Countries (10 CFR Part 810 Appendix A); otherwise a specific authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy will be required. More information can be found here: .

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