Piping Engineer

GE Power



Wilmington, NC


Position summary

Job Description Summary

The Piping Engineer will work within the Piping & Analysis team of GE Hitachi. The Piping & Analysis team is responsible for performing analysis of nuclear safety related piping and piping supports in order to show code and regulatory compliance. The group services both New Plants Projects and the existing GEH BWR fleet. The Piping & Analysis team has strong interfaces with the Systems Design, Civil Structural Design, Reactor Design, and Integrated Plants Design teams.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

The Piping Engineer is required to understand, define, and analyze piping and pipe supports to meet industry standards and regulatory requirements.

In addition, you will be requested to:

  • Utilize knowledge and experience to solve and deliver outcomes to customers

  • Work cooperatively throughout GEH to develop approaches for solving technical issues. Communicate potential solutions and work status effectively to the organization.

  • Provide leadership and technical direction to personnel and projects.

  • Support procurement and subcontract activities associated with new plant projects.

  • Represent GEH at industry forums such as ASME meetings and BWROG conferences

  • Maintain and develop technical design procedures associated with piping and pipe support analysis activities.

  • Procure, maintain, and facilitate the use of analysis software

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Structural Engineering (Other Engineering Disciplines may be acceptable based on work experience).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Relocation to Wilmington, NC is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience in piping and/or pipe supports design and analysis using AMSE requirements.

  • Nuclear Industry knowledge / experience

  • Working knowledge and experience with of ASME Section III analysis including subsections NB, NC, ND and NF

  • ASME Section III Class 1 Fatigue design experience

  • Experience with performing High Energy Line Break Analysis

  • Experience with piping and pipe support analysis software like PIPESTRESS, AutoPIPE, Caesar, GT STRUDL

  • PE or EIT in training certificate

  • Strong communication skills and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments

  • Strong problem solving abilities

  • Strong analytical and process skills

  • Strong data analyst capabilities and ability to create small automation scripts to streamline analyses

  • Ability to work effectively within a highly collaborative environment

  • A self-starter willing to take initiative


This role is restricted to https://U.S. persons (https://i.e., https://U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 https://U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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