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General Electric Senior Balance of Plant (BOP) System Engineer in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:This Engineer will perform a key role to research and develop new nuclear reactors within a team environment, working with partner organizations and suppliers to advance plant conceptual and detailed design and successfully deliver a new plants project. Will produce a design through a balance of cutting edge and proven technologies and will also be responsible for development and implementation of licensing and technical requirements for advanced work in new nuclear plants.

Essential Responsibilities:As the Senior Balance of Plant (BOP) System Engineer you will:

  • Provide system design deliverables which include: system design specifications, piping and instrument diagrams, logic diagrams, process flow calculations and diagrams, hydraulic resistance calculations, equipment sizing, and FMEA evaluations.

  • Prepare systems documentation using the designated requirements management tool

  • Lead and conduct design analyses, evaluations, and verifications for various BWR BOP systems

  • Apply engineering knowledge and practical experience to the analysis, investigation, and solution of complex design problems and application issues

  • Develop drawings and specifications to assure products can reliably meet all engineering and quality requirements

  • Work proactively with existing BWR product line and quality personnel through process procedure approvals, process qualification approvals, and non-conforming material disposition

  • Perform work tasks in accordance with current regulatory guides and industry standards applicable to the Systems and Equipment and the associated components and their interfaces with other systems

  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines

  • Provide guidance for use of specifications as required by other GEH technical disciplines and project design partners including I&C, electrical, civil, HFE, SAE, plant performance, and plant arrangement


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical or Science discipline

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in energy business (nuclear preferred) or equivalent technical environment

  • Minimum of 3 years of nuclear power plant BOP/TI design and/or operation experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a program or technical leadership role

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with customers, regulators and suppliers

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master of Science Engineering Degree or higher

  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly

  • Strong team building skills

  • Process oriented with ability to facilitate continuous performance improvement

  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships

  • Working knowledge of BWR plants and specifically the BOP/TI/HVAC system side of the plant

  • Experience in the construction of a nuclear power plant

  • Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment

About Us:GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers.

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;