Computational Methods
GE Power & Water - Wilmington, NC

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Job Number

1707493

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

As Compuational Methods will be responsible for assisting in the development, verification, validation, and maintenance of nuclear engineering codes and methods required for BWR steady-state and transient core simulation. Emphasis is placed on reactor physics and/or thermal-hydraulic elements of methods accuracy, uncertainty qualification, testing, and regulatory licensing interactions.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Be responsible for assisting in the development, verification, validation, and maintenance of nuclear engineering codes and methods required for BWR steady-state and transient core simulation
  • Emphasis is placed on reactor physics and/or thermal-hydraulic elements of methods accuracy, uncertainty qualification, testing, and regulatory licensing interactions
  • Work within an approved regulatory framework for nuclear software quality assurance for engineering computer programs
  • Work with a global team of experts to innovate new solutions to improve the accuracy, extensibility, and performance of the methods and/or processes
  • Communicate with internal/external users of the methods through support, documentation, and training

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the one of the following subject areas: Nuclear Reactor Theory, Computational Reactor Physics, Two-phase Thermal-hydraulics, numerical methods and Software Engineering ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Working knowledge in the following subject areas: nuclear reactor theory, computational reactor physics, two-phase thermal-hydraulics, numerical methods and software engineering
  • Six Sigma Green belt or Black belt certification (GE Energy Employees only)

    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 background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Scientific programming experience in Fortran
  • Advanced degree in Nuclear Engineering or closely related discipline
  • Working knowledge of lattice physics methods, steady-state nuclear core simulator technology, and plant accident / transient simulation technology
  • Working knowledge of GNF / GE or similar nuclear reactor core & fuel design and licensing processes
  • Working knowledge of applied statistical framework of nuclear reactor core licensing, technical specifications, safety margin basis, and related federal regulations
  • Working knowledge of large-scale computation, numerical linear algebra, and statistics
  • Knowledgeable in mathematical evaluation tools such as MS Excel, Matlab, Maple, or MathCad
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