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Integrated Safety Analysis Project Manager

GE Energy
Wilmington, NC 28401
**Job Description Summary**

The Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) Project Manager will be responsible for conducting the ISA required to license, construct, and operate a Natrium fuel fabrication facility. This role will lead a technical team of engineers and safety specialists in developing the ISA and supporting safety analysis documentation in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license commitments and requirements. The role will also oversee implementation of the ISA and IROFS requirements throughout the facility design and construction process.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower have partnered on development of the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture. This advanced nuclear technology features a cost-competitive sodium fast reactor combined with a molten salt energy storage system. The Department of Energy has selected the Natrium reactor for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP). The Natrium fuel will be fabricated in a new facility located at the existing GEH site in Wilmington NC, which is currently licensed for manufacturing of nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.

**Job Description**

**Roles and Responsibilities**

+ Ensure the ISA is conducted and implemented in compliance with applicable NRC requirements.

+ Coordinate with Natrium project management on schedule and resource needs for safety analysis and licensing related activities.

+ Coordinate with operations and engineering on development of process safety information required to develop the ISA and supporting safety analysis.

+ Lead Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) team meetings with operations, engineering and safety specialists and ensure proper documentation of the PHA by a qualified facilitator.

+ Oversee development of safety analyses that support the ISA such as radiological and chemical consequence assessments, and nuclear criticality safety evaluations.

+ Oversee development of Quantitative Risk Assessments required to document the overall likelihood of accident sequences identified in the PHA.

+ Develop the ISA Summary required to support a license amendment for the project.

+ Participate in meetings with the NRC, develop responses to NRC Requests for Additional Information (RAI), and support operational readiness reviews.

+ Review and approve design changes and ensure the impacts to the ISA and identified Items Relied On For Safety (IROFS) are addressed throughout the licensing and facility construction process.

+ Review and approve facility documentation such as procedures, training, and functional test instructions to ensure that IROFS are properly implemented.

+ Ensure that IROFS are designed and constructed to perform their intended safety function, and management measures are implemented to ensure they remain available and reliable.

+ Provide advice and counsel to operations management on matters of the ISA program.

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering.

+ At least five years of experience performing hazard analysis and/or safety evaluations in support of NRC fuel cycle facilities or DOE regulated facilities.

+ At least two years project or program management experience.

+ Eligibility Requirements:

+ For Controlled Access Area: must be able to successfully pass a Nuclear Safety Training Test; follow strict radiation protection, criticality, and industrial safety regulations; wear protective clothing to enter the area.

+ Ability to walk up and down stairs.

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Bachelors or advanced degree (MS or Ph.D.) in Nuclear, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering.

+ Experience in applying NRC required ISA methodologies and hazard assessment techniques.

+ Trained and qualified PHA Facilitator.

+ Knowledgeable of the fundamentals of risk assessment, including event tree analysis for quantitative likelihood determination.

+ Experience performing safety analysis that support the ISA such as radiological or chemical consequence assessment, or nuclear criticality safety evaluations.

+ Regulatory affairs experience in Enrichment or Fuel Fabrication Facilities (SNM license).

+ Ability to develop creative solutions for complex, challenging issues.

+ Ability to explain complex issues to a non-technical audience.

+ Positive track record of experience resolving technical issues.

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Strong written communication skills.

_This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 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 (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en\_global/desktop/assets/images/poster\_screen\_reader\_optimized\_w\_supplement.pdf) . 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


Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-04-16

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