Lead Field Engineer - IVVI Level III

Wilmington, North Carolina
13 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lead Field Engineer - IVVI Level III will be responsible for the review and acceptance of data and results for IVVI projects. In this role, you will review customer RFQ and turn it into a schedule, input it into a data base, including inspection notes, exam requirements, & expected coverage and come up with staffing requirements to meet customer schedule.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Lead Field Engineer - IVVI Level III, you will:
  • Generate Indication Notification Reports, as required
  • Create and present pre-job brief
  • Ensure adequate sketches are provided to Level II's for exams to be performed and modifying, as required
  • Provide Customer with Status Updates, when required
  • Work with Commercial Operations to ensure accurate interpretation of schedule into pricing / proposals (ITO functions)
  • Be responsible for financial performance including cost control and successful delivery of margin goals (OTR functions)
  • Instruct classes of RST's to become IVVI Level II and IVVI Level II's to become IVVI Level III
  • Keep up with BWRVIP, ASME, and other code requirements applicable to IVVI
  • Serve as Project Manager for delivery of ISI IVVI Services projects when no other ISI site scopes are contracted
  • Meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; getting first-hand customer information and using it for improvements in products and services
  • Measure processes and performance through the customer's eyes
  • Organize, coordinate, and lead NDE development and delivering projects to meet safety, quality, cost and schedule expectations
  • Support Product Line Leader during non-outage times, as required


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science discipline from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a field service or engineering position)
  • Minimum of 3 years of field engineering experience

  • Ability and willingness to possess a NDE Level III IVVI certification
  • Ability to pass Fitness For Duty requirements and site security requirements to obtain unescorted access to nuclear plant sites
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% of the year as needed
  • Ability and willingness to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to climb and descend 10 flights of stairs twice per day
  • Ability to pass respirator fit test and physical

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

  • Ability and willingness to work under high stress conditions
  • Versed at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue; brings out the best in people
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with inspection business and field teams, customers, and industry technical personnel
  • Demonstrated leadership of field teams working at customer sites as well as design engineering teams working in the home office
  • Strong strategic development and execution skills
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in working with the Inspection services field and in particular In Vessel Visual inspections, preferably boiling water reactors
  • NDE IVVI Level III experience
  • BWR site experience including In Vessel Plant outage detailed planning and scheduling
  • Knowledge of Nuclear / Energy products, processes, customers, markets and competition
  • Knowledge of IVVI system and processes
  • Understanding of financial tools (i.e., sales, costs, margin, and accruals) and ability to learn systems (oracle ERP)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification or equivalent Quality certification
  • High level of attention to detail, ability to develop procedures and methods in accordance with specific requirements
  • Team Player with strong leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with complex, ambiguous and contradictory alternatives
  • Considers the external impact of business activities and decisions on customers
  • Strong PC skills including but not limited to: Microsoft Office Tools, Microsoft Project, Adobe and drafting software (AutoCAD, Canvas, etc.)
  • Proven leadership capabilities with ability to motivate others and achieve results and be a change agent driving technical leadership for IVVI
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work different shifts during outages
  • Positive attitude
  • Self-starter and ability to function without supervision

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