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General Electric Sr Engineer - Chief Engineering in Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Description Summary

Directs the functional area of advanced reactor systems technology for the nuclear business segment with a focus on design of advanced nuclear technology, power plants and systems. Translates concepts, develops strategy, and implements change. Creates programs responsive to external environment. Participates in cross-functional business and cultural development.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical consultation and leadership during the design process.

  • Provide leadership and guidance in the design review process, as well as presiding over formal design reviews.

  • Promote division wide initiatives related to design quality and reliability.

  • Represent the Chief Engineer’s Office in matters related to design practices and design board activities.

  • Represent GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in industry groups to ensure codes and standards and regulations are appropriately applied to our designs

  • Provide technical mentoring

  • Support Nuclear Energy and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy quality initiatives.

  • Lending experience/knowledge to help solve technical problems.

  • Disseminates lessons learned across design organizations.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science

  • At least 15 additional years of experience in an engineering capacity

Eligibility Requirements:

Relocation to Wilmington, NC

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master of Science in Engineering or ACE graduate, or higher, is preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Leadership to pursue correct engineering process in adverse conditions

  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Considered an expert in a specific engineering discipline

The salary range for this position is 162K - 210K. 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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes