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General Electric Performance Engineering Manager in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:The Performance Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, development and resource management of a technical team of engineers supporting GEH Nuclear. In addition, you will manage complex issues within the functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning and contribute to the overall engineering strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:As the Performance Engineering Manager you will:

  • Have ownership and accountability for human factors engineering, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk and reliability engineering activities that support GEH Nuclear spanning the entire GEH portfolio

  • Work collaboratively across engineering teams to drive a cost-effective risk informed design into GEH products/plants

  • Work collaboratively across engineering teams to supply Operating Experience, Ergonomics, Human Machine Interface Design, Control Room Layout, Human Performance and Reliability, Operator Training, and Emergency Procedures for GEH products/plants

  • Be responsible for driving GEH’s ISQO standards and all Environmental Health and Safety activities/requirements related to the team

  • Be responsible for team CAP activities and implement all necessary corrective and preventive actions resulting from quality non-compliance monitoring and audit programs

  • Be accountable for team KPI forecast accuracy

  • Be responsible for bid management activities ensuring engineering deliverables are well defined, estimates and resource loaded schedules are developed and risks identified and documented

  • Be accountability for delivering products and services on-time and on-budget

  • Be responsible for team resource planning and project/program assignments

  • Work collaboratively across the engineering matrix and with business leaders in Product Development, Project Delivery, Sourcing and Quality to ensure close coordination of technical inputs/outputs, project/product requirements, workforce planning/scheduling and risk management

  • Be accountable for team individual development and knowledge management activities

  • Have ownership to streamline, integrate and develop team technical and management processes to better support business needs across the organization through Lean and/or Six Sigma methodology

  • Act as a technical liaise with customers, partner organizations and suppliers as necessary and in close partnership/coordination with Product Development and Project Delivery leaders

  • Partner with business teams and presents product/program strategies, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to senior leads across GEH


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Discipline (Nuclear, Mechanical, Chemical or similar).

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a technology or engineering role

Desired Characteristics:

  • Operating at a senior level within the organization

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills

  • Demonstrated people management and motivation skills

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

  • Experience managing highly technical and diverse Engineering teams and functions

  • 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 project delivery and working within a matrix enviroment

  • 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

About Us:GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology, fuel, and nuclear services. The alliance combines GE’s design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachi’s proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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). 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 Locations:United States;North Carolina;Wilmington;