General Electric Thermal-Hydraulic Engineer in Wilmington, North Carolina

Role Summary:

The Thermal-Hydraulic Engineer integrates and develops thermal-hydraulic analysis technologies, application methodologies, and supporting processes that meet business needs across the organization and will make immediate contributions working within an energetic team environment to perform Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Thermal-Hydraulic Engineer you will:

  • Be involved in long-term planning and issue resolution, this role contributes to the overall strategy and manages complex issues that support both GNF Core & Fuel and GEH Services Engineering concerning the application of Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics and methodologies

  • Identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long-range thermal-hydraulic analysis capability needs, develop, and maintain licensed methodologies and provide internal and external (customer) support and guidance (written, verbal, forecasted, encoded, or on-demand) regarding thermal-hydraulic analysis capabilities

  • Provide technical consultation as required to define technical requirements, design products or services, coordinate programs, and implement solutions in areas related to reactor thermal-hydraulics throughout the business

  • Lead and provide the key technical direction to large projects with critical business impact

  • Maintain an active role in developing and defining the state of the art for thermal-hydraulic analysis methods, including the acquisition, maintenance, prediction, interpretation, and communication of fuel performance capabilities, experience, lessons learned, in order to anticipate, apply, adapt or develop technologies for product introduction, quality, performance, cost improvements and problem resolution in meeting current and future business needs including adherence to schedules and estimated costs

  • Support other GE businesses, internal & external customers, and suppliers as required

  • Provide technical consultation to cross-functional teams throughout the business to improve or resolve manufacturing, product center, supplier, or field issues

  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters

  • Use knowledge and expertise to market winning proposals in anticipation of business product needs

  • Prepare and review invention disclosures to protect technology that gives the business a competitive advantage, as well as protecting the intellectual property rights of the company

  • Provide technical guidance, direction and training to new and experienced materials engineers, specialists, technicians and co-ops


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

  • Minimum 8 additional years of experience in an engineering capacity

Desired Characteristics:

  • Minimum 10 years cumulative knowledge of thermal-hydraulic analysis methods development, maintenance, and licensing and/or thermal-hydraulic application methodologies in the areas of reactor fluid dynamics, critical power predictions and limits, single and two-phase flow regimes, heat transfer, and fuel performance technology

  • Working knowledge of both PWR and BWR plant and fuel technology

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including executive communication capability

  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market and manage programs that further the knowledge, understanding and capability of the business

  • Problem analysis and resolution skills

  • Demonstrated leadership in defining the state of the art in at least one aspect of reactor thermal-hydraulic engineering, along with the ability to teach and set standard practices within reactor thermal-hydraulic analysis methods and applications

  • Ability to organize, plan and lead large scale implementations across multiple functional teams

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About Us:

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers 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 at . 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.

Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.