General Electric Senior Engineer - Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Wilmington, North Carolina

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.

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Role Summary:

The Senior Engineer - Probabilistic Risk Assessment contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues that support GEH Services Engineering concerning the application of Risk and Reliability methodologies to existing nuclear plants, GEH Advanced Light Water Reactors (ABWR and ESBWR), and next-generation non-Light Water Reactors.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Senior Engineer - Probabilistic Risk Assessment, you will:

  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for PRA technical areas (e.g., initiating events, data analysis, human reliability analysis, internal / external events, low-power and shutdown risks)

  • Demonstrate accountability for, integrates and develops probabilistic risk assessment technologies, application methodologies and supporting processes that meet business needs across the organization

  • Develop and maintain PRA models of nuclear plant design and operational capabilities by logic / sequential modeling of fault scenarios

  • Understand and execute PRA fundamental skills in Data, Human Reliability Analysis, Accident analysis, Severe Accidents, and Source Term assessments, with at least 3 years of experience in one or more

  • Use PRA tools and methods to quantify and evaluate accident sequences

  • Develop insights and conclusions from calculations with the ability to clearly present findings to peers, management and customers

  • Analyze regulatory-driven requirements to develop risk-informed solutions that provide external customers with cost savings

  • Use integrated nuclear plant knowledge to assist in developing digital applications, such as data processing, condition monitoring, and data analytics to improve customer plant performance and reduce costs

  • Interface with other GEH engineering disciplines to drive reliability and safety into nuclear plant designs

  • Prepare and review invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company

  • Provide technical guidance and training to new and experienced engineers, specialists, and managers

  • Author and present state-of-the-art PRA papers in technical publications and conferences


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Science from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 8 years of cumulative experience in executing PRA fundamental skills of Data, Human Reliability Analysis, Accident analysis, Severe Accidents, Source Term assessments or related analytical skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university or college

  • Proven problem analysis skills with demonstrated ability to clearly communicate results

  • General knowledge of Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 PRAs

  • Experience with PRA logic model and quantification codes (CAFTA)

  • Detailed knowledge in Boiling Water Reactor operation and safety analysis

  • Experience with NRC Regulatory Processes (e.g., Reg Guide 1.174, ASME / ANS PRA Standards, 10 CFR 50.65 and 50.69)

  • Experience with international nuclear safety standards and practices

  • Experience in operations, maintenance or engineering at a BWR

  • Demonstrated understanding of Importance Analysis, Uncertainty Analysis, and Failure Modes & Effects Analysis with a minimum of 3 years of experience in one or more

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

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