Lead Engineer - FMO Integrated Safety Analysis

Wilmington, North Carolina
03 Oct 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Engineer - Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) will be an integral leader of the technical team responsible for FMO's operational guidelines. The FMO team converts UF6 to UO2 powder for use in manufacturing of nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. In this role, you will integrate and develop processes that enhance operational performance requirements for the FMO ISA Program.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Lead Engineer - Fuel Manufacturing Operation (FMO) Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA), you will:
  • Maintain compliance with applicable NRC requirements for ISA programs, including the assurance program for safety controls
  • Develop expertise in the GNFA application of ISA controls and management measures for existing operational equipment and processes
  • Lead ISA Team meetings with operations and EHS personnel to define operational risks
  • Perform ISA screening reviews to determine change stakeholders and ensure compliance with NRC requirements
  • Develop and maintain ISA safety basis analysis documentation that reflects the operating condition of the facility
  • Lead continuous improvement projects for the ISA Program, including development of ISA training
  • Audit existing facilities and processes to drive self-assessment of the ISA program
  • Maintain the ISA program and policies for GNFA license activities
  • Provide advice and counsel to plant management on matters of the ISA program


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or Engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a nuclear manufacturing, nuclear operations or nuclear safety role
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience applying NRC required ISA methodologies
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in project / program management
  • For Controlled Access Area: Ability and willingness to successfully pass a Nuclear Safety Training Test, follow strict radiation protection, critical, and industrial safety regulations and wear protective clothing to enter the area
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs

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

  • Master's Degree in nuclear, mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Nuclear industry
  • Regulatory affairs experience in Enrichment or Fuel Fabrication Facilities (SNM license)
  • Probabilistic safety assessment experience with risk-informed applications
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to develop creative solutions for complex, challenging issues
  • Positive track record of experience resolving technical issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to develop team relationships
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to explain complex issues to a non-technical audience
  • Proven ability to influence regulators, other leaders, and engineers
  • Green Belt certification or equivalent quality certification

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