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General Electric Advanced Nuclear Value Engineering Specialist in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

Value Engineering is a practice focused on driving continuous cost-out and value optimization across GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Advanced Nuclear product offerings. Members of Value Engineering will act as a team charged with identifying valuable features, functions & articles across the full portfolio & determining alternate means, methods & approaches to solutions with an aim towards unlocking the maximum value-based opportunity for GE Hitachi.

Job Description

The Value Engineer will, on a daily basis, generate cost optimized ideas, review cost data and integrate cross functionally to build a business case, and execute the plan to realize the savings for the business. In addition to this, the employee will hold larger idea generation sessions to continually develop ideas to pursue.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Generate cost optimization ideas through a rigorous cost data analysis and/or developing new approaches to established processes

  • Conduct analytics and parametric modeling to assist management teams in setting cost targets and to support the org in negotiation and translation into business case / projects

  • Harmonize and participate in a gated VE process with functional organizations (Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing) to drive resource allocation and pacing through the lifecycle of project ideas.This will include ideation, business case development, activity planning, project management with execution teams, project execution & value realization

  • Drive implementation of project plans until full value capture

  • Across core systems, VE will conduct teardowns, ideate, and should-cost parts to identify potential for reducing cost and balancing value

  • Across non-core systems, VE will support the efforts of the Systems Architecture team. This will include challenging specs and should-costing parts to identify potential for cost reductions (“make” components) and challenge supplier prices against best-in-class (“buy” components).

  • Build and codify cost analysis knowledge and capabilities

  • Create long-term and sustainable products within GEH for generating business value through cost-out efforts

Required Qualifications

  • 10 years of related experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction, or business-related discipline.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.

  • Legally eligible to access/possess U.S. Export Control technology.

Desired Characteristics

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas, urgency, and decisiveness; takes prompt action to accomplish goals

  • Superior problem-solving abilities & analytical skills e.g. data analysis, experience formulating business cases

  • Industrial, energy, aerospace, or nuclear equipment or experience in the capacity of Engineering, Manufacturing, construction and/or Quality.

  • Demonstrate leadership qualities combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills (written & verbal)

  • Ability to manage multiple and significantly complex projects and assignments with a high level of autonomy and accountability for results

  • Milestone and resource tracking

  • Issue identification

  • Drives execution of tasks and influences through formal channels and informal network

  • Track record of engineering problem solving; experience running design to value programs (DtV), should cost analyses, teardowns, or cost engineering.

  • Proven experience in product lifecycle cost analysis e.g. material, manufacturing costs, assembly and logistics cost.

  • Knowledgeable across industrial product portfolio at the component level, financials, and commercial level

  • Deep knowledge of the power generation marketplace

The salary range for this position is $ 91,500k - $122,000k . The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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