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General Electric Senior Human Factors Engineer (HFE) - Nuclear in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

The Senior Human Factors Engineer (HFE) contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues that support GEH Engineering concerning the application of Human Factors methodologies to existing nuclear plants and next-generation Reactors such as PRISM, VTR and BWRX-300.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities :

The Senior Engineer / Technologist provides consultation and technical direction on near term and longer-range projects in the area of Human Factors Engineering. As the Senior Human Factors Engineer (HFE) you will:

  • Conduct System and Plant Operational Analysis using latest NRC processes, including Functional Requirements Analysis (FRA).

  • Analyze requirements for plant control and Allocate Functions (AOF) to operators or plant control systems.

  • Conduct Task Analyses (TA) to determine the requirements for the displays, controls, and other job support aids needed to accomplish functions.

  • Translate FRA AOF & TA requirements into Human/System Interface (HIS) characteristics, displays, software & hardware for monitoring, control, and protection functions for various plant systems and operating modes

  • Review Control Room design documentation including display specs (User Interface Specifications) against FRA, AOF & TA requirements

  • Review and validate the Human/System Interface using a simulator and plant operating, surveillance and emergency procedures. Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, licensing, the NRC and international regulatory authorities on technical issues

  • Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents

  • Support the development of normal, abnormal, emergency operating procedures, alarm response procedures, surveillance procedures and operator training programs

  • Interface with the Probabilistic Risk Analysis team to deliver the Human Reliability Analysis

  • Provide plant operation input to the Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM) program

  • Develop proceed/hold acceptance criteria & pre-requisites for Pre-operational, Startup and selected Construction tests.

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

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

  • Support commercial and marketing opportunities for New Plants

  • Protect the Intellectual Property rights of the Company

  • Function as program manager when appropriate

Qualifications/Requirements :

  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent 4-year degree in a technical discipline.

  • Minimum 7 years of Human Factors experience in process, power, or marine industry

Desired Characteristics :

  • M.S. or PhD Degree in Engineering or HFE related Discipline or equivalent

  • Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) certification at a commercial nuclear facility, NRC license preferred;

  • Operating experience or outage experience in positions requiring SRO or RO certification or license.

  • Experience in the operation of large nuclear, chemical or other industrial facilities

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States

  • Documented delivery of high quality procedures for mission critical facilities.

  • Nuclear plant emergency procedure experience.

  • Experience with procedure writing, training or surveillance test execution.

  • Experience with alarm system design, alarm rationalization, and alarm prioritization

  • Experience with NRC and INPO Operator Training Guidelines

  • Experience with NRC Regulatory Guide 0711 or 0711 site implementation and reviews.

  • Knowledge of GEH Reactor Designs

  • Experience with GE documentation system, practices and requirements

  • Knowledge and experience with 3Keymaster and Intergraph Smartplant suite tools

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

  • Quick learner, able to sort through information and make timely and sound decisions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; communicates messages clearly and concisely

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

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems

  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships

  • Detail oriented and accountable for completion of work and assignments

  • Self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude

  • Legacy of delivering on commitments; tenacious, with a proven track record of overcoming obstacles

  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity

  • Strong external focus; clear and demonstrated understanding of nuclear industry and/or energy industry

The salary range for this position is $104-165k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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