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General Electric Senior Nuclear Engineer – Fast Reactor Neutronics & Methods in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

This role contributes to company objectives in the field of advanced reactor physics and methods. It integrates and develops nuclear technologies, application methodologies, and supporting processes that meet business needs across the organization. Specifically, this includes NQA-1 qualification of nuclear physics computational software for fast reactors, code benchmarking, associated documentation, licensing activities, code deployment, and user support.

This role is within the Analytical Methods Technology team, which is responsible for the development, maintenance, analytics, and technical consultation of engineering computer codes, correlations, and methodologies related to Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR), new reactor types, and advanced/fast reactors. AMT is also responsible for supporting customers with emergent questions in the areas of reactor thermal-hydraulics, heat transfer, two-phase flow, and instrumentation physics.

The preferred work location for this role is at the GEH Headquarters Wilmington, NC but qualified remote candidates will be considered.

Job Description

Essential:

  • Responsible for leading the technical development, accuracy and uncertainty qualification, testing, verification, regulatory licensing, and maintenance of analytical methods required for evaluation of steady-state and transient core/fuel performance of nuclear reactors.

  • Experience with licensing/application development using deterministic or monte carlo methods.

  • Experience developing models with deterministic or monte carlo codes.

  • Work within an approved regulatory framework for nuclear software quality assurance for engineering computer programs.

  • Prepare, document and present technical data to internal and external customers.

  • Contribute to and lead team process improvements to drive speed and simplification.

  • Communicate with internal/external users of the methods through support, documentation, and training.

  • Ensure work is performed with high quality in accordance with NRC rules and regulations, customer requirements, and business quality assurance standards.

  • Drive a team culture based on teamwork, integrity, candor, transparency, and execution on commitments.

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate activities with other team members on engineering/technical issues.

  • Assist and provide support to the team technical leader and functional manager to plan, status and execute projects.

  • Support teams working in various time zones globally.

  • Support the interface with various regulatory agencies (NRC, DOE, etc.) as appropriate.

  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity.

  • Detail oriented and accountable for results.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team.

  • Displays a strong drive for continuous improvement.

  • Displays an engaging, can-do, optimistic attitude.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical capabilities, problem solving skills, and process skills.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Masters of Science degree from an accredited university or college in nuclear engineering, physics, mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline

  • Six or more years of cumulative engineering experience, including dedicated experience with fast reactor neutronic analysis

Eligibility Requirements

  • The preferred work location for this role is at the GEH Headquarters Wilmington, NC but qualified remote candidates will be considered.

Desired:

  • Ph.D. in computational methods, nuclear engineering, or a closely related discipline.

  • 4 years of dedicated experience with fast reactor neutronic analysis

  • Prior experience with neutronic methods (eg., MCNP, ATTILA, PARTISN, MC2-3, DIF3D).

  • Experience with software Commercial Grade Dedication in accordance with NQA-1.

  • Programming experience with Fortran, C#, and Python.

  • Working knowledge of nuclear reactor core licensing, technical specifications, safety margin bases, code methodology licensing, and related federal regulations.

  • Publication of technical articles and/or patent applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions with speed and accuracy based on the best available information.

  • Exceptional organization skills.

  • Legacy of delivering on commitments; tenacious, with a proven track record of overcoming obstacles; ability to achieve stretch targets.

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

  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, or equivalent quality certification.

The salary range for this position is $107-142k. 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 (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . 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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