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General Electric Senior Engineer, US Regulatory Affairs in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Senior Regulatory Affairs Engineer will lead the completion of various regulatory work scopes, including new reactor licensing, reload licensing, customer plant support on GE Hitachi (GEH / Global Nuclear Fuels (GNF) nuclear methods, and working with GEH / GNF Engineering and Regulatory Affairs teams on major projects.

Position is remote with relocation optional and negotiable in the future, with ability and willingness to travel up to 25% as needed.

Job Description

The Senior Regulatory Affairs Engineer will:

  • Coordinate and prepare Licensing Topical Reports (LTRs), including preparation of responses to customer and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) questions

  • Assist in the preparation of licensing applications for new reactors

  • Prepare licensing documentation and reports supporting customer License Amendment Request (LAR) applications

  • Perform Technical Specification reviews and updates

  • Review and prepare Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) markups and revisions supporting various plant and fuel changes

  • Prepare and perform verification tasks for safety evaluations

  • Support customer 10 CFR 50.59 reviews, including preparation of Technical Safety Evaluation Reports and work with internal teams evaluating licensing status of various fuel, methods, and methodology changes

  • Interface with customers and regulatory personnel on regulatory issues, and to secure applicable permissions and approvals related to work scopes


Bachelor's Degree in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 7 years of related professional work experience


Master's Degree in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited university or college with a minimum of 5 years of related professional work experience

Minimum of the following related professional work experience including:

  • Minimum 4 years of direct commercial nuclear power plant licensing experience

  • Minimum 1 year of experience leading complex projects, and providing regulatory guidance / direction to contributing functions (i.e., Engineering)

Desired Characteristics:

  • NRC Licensing process and regulatory knowledge / technical knowledge in new nuclear plant licensing including licensing application requirements under 10 CFR 50 and 10 CFR 52NRC Licensing process and regulatory knowledge / technical knowledge of one or more areas, such as nuclear fuel, operating plants, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Boiling Water Reactor (BWR)/Pressurized Water Reactor systems, fuel, or operations

  • Special emphasis will be placed on candidates with significant experience in the following areas:

  • Civil/structural engineering for advanced nuclear plants including use of steel-plate composite structural materials and/or geotechnical and hydrology technical expertise

  • Digital Instrumentation and Controls current technologies, including the latest Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidance for advanced nuclear plants

  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in working / communicating with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) personnel

  • Experience working with industry groups (i.e., NEI and Owners Groups) on nuclear licensing matters

  • Excellent technical writing skills with the ability to create technical reports suitable for a wide range of audiences

  • Effective interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Process skills related to coordinating and documenting complex technical documents

  • Externally focused: takes action to enhance the reputation of the company / represents the company well at all opportunities

  • Clear thinker: communicates messages clearly and concisely with the ability to make decisions with speed and accuracy based on the best available information / ability to sift through complex information and focus on critical few priorities

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes