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General Electric Technical Leader - Nuclear Engineering in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:The thermal-hydraulics technical leader on the Analytical Methods Technology team will work within the Core & Fuel Engineering COE to support all business units within GNF/GEH across Fuels, Services, and Design Engineering.

Essential Responsibilities:

The role involves leading engineers towards development, verification, validation, and maintenance of current and advanced computational methods for thermal-hydraulic analysis of existing BWRs, PWRs, and future nuclear reactor core and fuel designs, as well as leading the team to develop advanced fuel design products such as ATF, ARMOR, etc.; planning, assigning and managing resources for the team performing the analysis described.

  • Provide technical leadership for thermal-hydraulic analysis within the AMT team

  • Establish and maintain relationships with teams and commercial leaders within Services and Design Engineering to understand upcoming thermal-hydraulic work demands and provide inputs on team capability and availability

  • Work with other engineering leaders to advance risk-informed designs

  • Perform manager review and approval of engineering technical deliverables for GNF/GEH customers

  • Work with project managers and commercial program managers to provide work planning, scheduling and technical support for customer deliverables

  • Perform technical evaluations, analyses and verifications in the areas of nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics and fuel product development.

  • Work within a team environment to perform thermal-hydraulic analyses and related evaluations to support a variety of Fuel and Services design and licensing projects

  • Perform work in compliance with NRC regulated policies and procedures

  • Interface with internal and external customers on technical issues

  • Support Company initiatives including Simplification process improvement and New Product Introduction

  • Meet customer commitments and drive continuous improvement


  • Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Engineering (or a related technical field) from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 6 years of cumulative Engineering experience

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with nuclear/thermal-hydraulic analysis codes such as ANSYS/FLUENT, CFX, COBRA, TRAC, ISCOR

  • Experience in Services and Design Engineering related to Jet pump, steam dryer, separator, and relevant thermal-hydraulic evaluations

  • Experience in nuclear reactor theory and computational methods

  • Experience with numerical methods and software engineering

  • Experience with fuel product development

  • Experience with BWR and PWR technology

  • Background in two-phase thermal hydraulics and computational fluid dynamics

  • Knowledge of reactor licensing requirements

  • Project management training & experience with enterprise scheduling tools such as Primavera

  • Demonstrated high energy and the ability to energize others

  • Team player with strong leadership capabilities

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

  • 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

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

  • Clearly and confidently communicates based on deep understanding

  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure

  • Six Sigma or equivalent quality training

  • Dedicated coursework and / or experience in the area of thermal-hydraulic analysis

About Us:GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactor technology, fuel, and nuclear services. The alliance combines GE’s design expertise and history delivering reactors, fuels and services globally with Hitachi’s proven experience in advanced modular construction to offer customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: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). 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 Locations:United States;North Carolina;Wilmington;