Soil-Structure Interaction Senior Engineer
GE Power & Water - Wilmington, NC

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This position contributes to the team responsible for the Civil / Structural design of New Nuclear Power Plants. The Soil-Structure-Interaction Subject Matter Expert will perform activities within a team environment, working with a global team of partner organizations and suppliers to design and successfully deliver ABWR and ESBWR projects.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Understand and evaluate seismic analysis of critical BWR structures
  • Understand and analyze seismic soil structure interaction analyses of large power plant structures using SASSI computer code
  • Understand NRC seismic requirements for Nuclear Power Plants
  • Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, the NRC and international regulatory authorities on technical issues
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership in area of expertise to other engineers and projects
  • Work within a team environment to execute work plans and schedules as applicable for mission success
  • Perform work in compliance with policies and procedures
  • Implement work plans in accordance with the overall GEH Regulatory and Procedure Excellence Initiative and Engineering requirements engineering program
  • Support GEH quality requirements, including participation in design reviews, initiating and responding to Corrective Actions
  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines
  • Support commercial and marketing opportunities for New Plants
  • Support Company initiatives: Six Sigma, process improvement, New Product Introduction and digitization
  • Remain current in the state of the art within own technical specialty for new products introduction activity, performance improvements, cost reductions and problem resolutions
  • Support other GE businesses, supplier, and internal / external customers
  • Serve as a recognized leader in defining the state of the art in own technical specialty in order to anticipate, develop and apply technology to current and future business opportunities
  • Provide engineering support, within one’s specialty, to teams working on performance, cost reduction and quality initiatives
  • Leverage expertise to resolve problems in the field or during the manufacturing processes
  • Make recommendations after analysis of the data using quality tools
  • Protect the Intellectual Property rights of the Company
  • Function as program manager when appropriate
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers
  • Develop and implement training modules as necessary

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Computer Science
  • Minimum of 5 additional years of experience in an engineering position
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in nuclear facility design and/or analysis. Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), PWR business and /or equivalent technical environment is a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a majority of the job functions and technologies
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Soil Structure Interaction Analyses

    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
  • Civil Engineering degree
  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering Discipline
  • Extensive experience in the design and analysis of structures to the following codes: ASME B&PV Section III Division 2, AISC N690 code, and ACI 349 code
  • Experience performing stress analyses of civil structures using Ansys and SAP4
  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly
  • Quick learner, able to sort through information and make timely and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop collaborative and effective team relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team with multiple demands and priorities
  • Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment
  • Knowledge of GEH ESBWR and ABWR Certified Designs
  • Experience with GE documentation system, practices and requirements
  • Demonstrated high energy and the ability to energize others
  • Detail oriented and accountable for completion of work and assignments
  • Team player with strong leadership capabilities*Self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Clearly and confidently communicates based on deep understanding
  • Legacy of delivering on commitments; tenacious, with a proven track record of overcoming obstacles
  • Ability to achieve stretch targets
  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity
  • Strong external focus; clear and demonstrated understanding of nuclear industry and/or energy industry
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States
  • Clear thinker; communicates messages clearly, confidently and concisely based on deep understanding of subject matter
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification (GE Employees only)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
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