Project Engineering Manager
GE Power & Water - Wilmington, NC

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The Project Engineering Manager (PEM) - New Plants Engineering (NPE) interfaces with multiple engineering disciplines, business project management, and Customers. The PEM will serve as a single point of contact between NPE, Nuclear Plant Projects (NPP), partners and the customer for ESBWR projects. You will be accountable for meeting functional, business, and broad company objectives. You will be challenged with complex project issues in a dynamic engineering and project environment.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Coordinate and provide technical and delivery leadership for ESBWR projects
  • Define critical technical project issues and ensure their timely resolution
  • Identify technical risks and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Ensure engineering activities are performed in compliance with customer, internal and regulatory requirements / procedures, properly documented, and electronically archived
  • Ensure on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines
  • Provide guidance for use of specifications as required by other GEH technical disciplines and project design partners
  • Interface with internal and external customers and the NRC or other applicable country specific regulatory agency, as required on technical issues
  • Support commercial and marketing opportunities for New Plants Engineering
  • Support Company initiatives: Six Sigma, process improvement and digitization
  • Support GEH Nuclear Energy quality requirements, including participation in design reviews, initiating and responding to Corrective Actions
  • Assist with the establishment and implementation of project manpower needs and helps coordinate project work tasks among disciplines
  • Coordinate development of work-hour estimates and transfers information to Project Controls for preparation of engineering cost estimate
  • Work with NPE functional teams' assigned Technical Project Engineers (TPEs) to accomplish work-hour estimates, scheduling, change orders and coordination of project work tasks
  • Ensure all necessary requirements, including regulatory and customer requirements, procedures and standards are incorporated into project schedule
  • Cooperate / interface with support, partners, customer and other functional teams participating in the project
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings between NPE, partners, the customer and other outside groups
  • Keep NPP Project Manager and NPE Manager advised of project progress, performance and manpower utilization with particular attention to delays, adverse trends, errors and omissions
  • Coordinate the customer's engineering comments, approvals and requests with the functional activities of all disciplines
  • Request employment of expert consultants when deemed necessary for the project
  • Encourage and assist in the technical and managerial development of engineers
  • Work with Chief Consulting Engineers to coordinate Engineering Design Reviews as required for successful completion of the project
  • Review engineering performance on the project to ensure quality, conformance with design process, procedures and completeness of engineering tasks
  • Promptly review Design Change notices, identify change order candidates, segregate cost collection and assist the Project Manager in pertinent aspects of change order management

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science
  • Minimum of 4 additional years of experience in an engineering position
  • Minimum of 5 years of large power plant design and/or operation experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a team leader
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with customers, regulators and suppliers

    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
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large team with multiple demands and priorities
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including cost and schedule control
  • Strong team building skills
  • Process oriented with ability to facilitate continuous performance improvement
  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships
  • Established credibility with peers and managers based on experience
  • Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), PWR business and/or equivalent technical environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of nuclear power plant design and/or operation experience
  • Working knowledge of BWR systems
  • Experience in the construction of a nuclear power plant
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification (GE Employees only)
  • Masters of Science Engineering degree or higher
  • Minimum of 5 additional years of experience leading multi-disciplined engineering teams
  • Nuclear Industry experience
  • BWR / PWR operations and/or design experience
  • Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
  • Primavera project scheduling tool expertise
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to influence others and create cohesive groups
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to guide and influence others
  • Strong process orientation in approach to work
  • Six Sigma training (GE Employees only) Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water Today! Wilmington is beautiful city rich with art, culture, beaches, natural beauty and history. National publications have listed Wilmington as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America as well as one of America’s 100 Best Retirement Towns. Come see why we love Wilmington! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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