General Electric Senior Engineer –Integrated Plant Systems Design in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:

The Senior Engineer –Integrated Plant Systems Design performs a technical leadership role toward performing plant systems design and collaboratively developing the safety analysis requirements traceability and framework to satisfy licensing and regulatory expectations.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Engineer –Integrated Plant Systems Design you will:

  • Be responsible for implementing and managing cross-cutting technical requirements to adequately address the nuclear safety case based on the safety analyses and fault studies to map out system defense lines.

  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of BWR plant systems to derive design requirements, including Mechanical, Electrical, and I&C design bases and interfacing design requirements.

  • Have extensive industry experience with licensing of Nuclear Power Plants, including development of ITAACs to meet regulatory approval, including construction and implementation challenges.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of plant safety assessment framework using approaches to design and analysis according to structured defense‐in-depth principles to solve problems related to power plant complexity, over‐classification, and cost.

  • Develop plant‐level architecture design approaches and plant safety case justifications.

  • Provide knowledge of integrated design processes pertaining to requirements management (RM), requirements traceability (RMT), configuration management (CM), change control principles, standards, and best practices through the design, licensing, construction, and decommissioning life of the Nuclear Power Plant.

  • Establish global Configuration Management (CM) capabilities for Collaborative Lifecycle Management for NPP Requirements Management (RM) and change control application.

  • Develop RM/CM practices, procedures, and tools to facilitate coordination and integration of RM/CM across disciplines and organizational boundaries.

  • Develop requirement hierarchy strategy and structure for the implementation of RM/RMT to capture the flow down of technical requirements from the Basis of Design (BoD), Safety Case Development, and EPC Functional Specification to the Technical Specifications and other design deliverables.

  • Development of strategy for prioritization of Basis of Design scope of traceability, using graded and stepwise approach solutions.

  • Lead the planning and development for the integration of the RM/CM schedule across disciplines to ensure a coordinated work effort.

  • Support GEH quality requirements, including participation in design reviews, initiating and responding to Corrective Actions

  • Collaborate with customers and other partner engineers across disciplines

  • Drive compliance with; plan, schedule, scope, project and design engineering processes, and tools as well as design requirements and technical reviews

  • Lead day-to-day operational and follow-up to deliver with a high “Say-Do” performance

  • Establish and maintain close, responsive, productive and quality working relationships within and between team members, engineering, support functions, business project management and customers' engineers and plant staff to successfully drive project completion and resolve emergent issues

  • Prepare learning sessions for knowledge capture, transfer, and retention

  • Stay current on global nuclear regulations as well as the referenced and supporting industry standards

  • Support company initiatives – FastWorks, LEAN Six Sigma, continuous process improvement, digitization, cost-out and productivity programs

  • Provide leadership and mentoring in a team environment to deliver with integrity, safety and security, quality (IS2Q) then output – Champion the nuclear culture

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science or equivalent 4-year Technical Degree

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in process, power, or marine industry

  • Minimum 3 years of experience practicing requirements management and configuration management within a highly regulated industry (e.g., nuclear)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with requirements management and IBM Rational DOORS software

  • At least 7 years of experience in BWR plant product family [e.g.; BWR-4, -5, -6, ABWR, ESBWR] system design, plant engineering, maintenance and modifications, new plant design certification and licensing

  • Knowledge in regulatory affairs and licensing processes [US NRC, UK ONR, IAEA] including guides, technical positions, bulletins, information notices, etc.

  • Knowledge in nuclear regulation referenced industry standards such as ASME, IEC, IEEE, or ACI

  • Experience in nuclear design process, controls & tools infrastructure; independent verification and validation, requirements, change, configuration, software, and document management systems

  • Clear Thinker – Insightful, analytical, detailed, balanced, results oriented, and team based

  • Able to envision creatively, think strategically, plan pragmatically into deliverables, decompose complexity in to simple and logical steps, define assumptions, act quickly, learn, and iterate

  • Experience in ownership and responsibility for scoping, planning, scheduling, budgeting, action tracking, prioritization, monitoring, corrective actions, and results

  • Self-starter with energy, positive “Can-Do” attitude and inclusive style – Track record of; defining stretch goals, delivering on commitments, producing quality deliverables on spec., on budget, and on schedule in a fast-paced environment

  • Solid technical writing skills with focus on requirements, design, and description documents

  • Strong verbal communication as well as facilitation and presentation skills for technical and business audiences – Able to communicate complex topics, openly, calmly, and crisply in stressful situations with diverse community of; engineers and technicians, business leaders and project managers, auditors, regulators, and customers

  • Adaptive, able to quickly learn and function within and across diverse organizational and company interfaces with professional astuteness and agility

  • Continuous improvement “mindset” with an ability to identify, influence, and implement better ways to do an activity or process

  • PC skills as well as personal and team productivity software [e.g.; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio]

  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in; Agile, LEAN, FastWorks, 6 Sigma define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) or design for (DFSS), design for reliability (DFR), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), design to cost (DTC), and new product introduction (NPI)

  • Experience working in or with an architect engineering firm

  • Experience working across national cultures [Japanese, UK]

  • Green Belt or Black Belt certified (GE Employees Only)

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About Us:

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers 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 at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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.

Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.