Senior Engineer - Civil Structural Analysis (Remote Eligible, U.S)

GE Power



United States (Remote)


Position summary

Job Description Summary

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.
Impacts approaches, projects and programs in the functional area or affected business organization and ways of working. Impacts quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team. Has significant input into priorities. Guided by professional practices and policies that are shaped by the role. The role has moderate autonomy, requiring high levels of operational judgment.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide system design deliverables which include: system design specifications, which include performing structural analysis and calculations

  • Perform Soil-Structure-Interaction (SSI) analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures

  • Perform design and analysis of Nuclear Power Plant Safety-Related Structures in accordance with the following codes: ASME B&PV Section III Division 2, AISC N690 code, and ACI 349 code.

  • Perform Static and Dynamic analysis of complex NI and Containment structures using SAP4, ANSYS and/or NASTRAN computer codes.

  • Understand and analyze the effect of thermal stresses in the reactor containment and resolve over stress conditions

  • Define hydrodynamic input loads for calculation of dynamic response of containment structure and the C/S design of reactor containment

  • Analyze the effects of missiles, aircraft impact and severe wind on reinforced concrete structures

  • Develop engineering reports and licensing documentation.

  • Interface with internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, the NRC and international regulatory authorities on technical issues.

  • Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents; prepare systems documentation using the designated requirements management tool

  • Lead and conduct design analyses, evaluations, and verifications for various BWR structural systems

  • Apply engineering knowledge and practical experience to the analysis, investigation, and solution of complex design problems and application issues

  • Develop drawings and specifications to assure products can reliably meet all engineering and quality requirements

  • Work proactively with existing BWR product line and quality personnel through process procedure approvals, process qualification approvals, and non-conforming material disposition

  • Perform work tasks in accordance with current regulatory guides and industry standards applicable to the Systems and Equipment and the associated components and their interfaces with other systems

  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of equipment packages and engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines

  • Required Qualifications

  • Master of Science Engineering

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in energy business (nuclear preferred) or equivalent technical environment

  • Minimum of 3 years of nuclear power plant BOP/TI design and/or operation experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a program or technical leadership role

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with customers, regulators and suppliers

  • Desired Characteristics

  • Relocation to Wilmington, NC is preferred.

  • PhD in Civil Engineering

  • Proven ability to think strategically, be creative and move quickly

  • Strong team building skills

  • Process oriented with ability to facilitate continuous performance improvement

  • Open communication style and proven ability to develop team relationships

  • Working knowledge of BWR plants and specifically the BOP/TI/HVAC system side of the plant

  • Experience in the construction of a nuclear power plant

  • Knowledge of nuclear business products, business processes, customers and competitive environment

  • The salary range for this position is $108k-165k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus. This role contributes to the overall strategy of the business within the Systems Engineering area.

    Available health and welfare benefits include healthcare, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage; savings account options (such as a Health Care Flexible Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Account, and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account); and an employee assistance program. Additional benefits include a defined contribution 401(k) plan, employee life insurance, optional dependent life insurance, employee accidental death or dismemberment insurance coverage, salary continuance program benefits for disability, optional long-term disability, pre-tax transportation/commuter program, paid holidays, paid time off, parental leave, a layoff plan for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement program, use of Cariloop, adoption assistance, optional identity theft prevention insurance, optional personal legal assistance, and optional personal excess liability insurance.

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