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Lead Engineer Plant I&C Rod Control Systems

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

Mid-level role in Plant Instrumentation & Control Systems Design team. Primary focus is boiling water reactor rod control system engineer. Responsible for supporting original equipment manufacturer (OEM) rod control systems in operating fleet, and design of rod control systems for new reactors. Scope includes: 1) requirements definition; 2) design specifications; 3) development, test, and qualification plans, and 4) field deployment of rod control systems.

**Job Description**

**Essential Responsibilities:**

+ Develop and maintain an understanding of rod control systems used in existing and new boiling water reactors (BWRs).

+ Prepare and maintain system requirements specifications developed based on customer requirements, technical regulations and industry standards

+ Establish and maintain traceability of system requirements using requirements management tools

+ Prepare and maintain system design artifacts such as logic diagrams, input/output (I/O) lists, equipment and cabinet layout diagrams or drawings, system elementary drawings, hardware wiring/connection diagrams, bills of material, various plans and reports, etc.

+ Prepare design documents and reports required under a regulatory compliant digital I&C and embedded systems and software development lifecycle process.

+ Provide technical oversight, clarification, and interpretation of rod control system requirements to developers working on hardware and software design.

+ Perform and document technology assessments, trade studies supporting selection of hardware and software technologies for incorporation into rod control systems.

+ Perform and document feasibility studies describing rod control system conceptual architectures and functional descriptions

+ Facilitate and support system design reviews

+ Prepare high-level software design documents describing software program architecture, inputs, transfer functions, algorithms, and outputs.

+ Perform hands on development, configuration and integration of prototype hardware and software for programmable logic controllers, industrial PCs, and human-machine interfaces

+ Develop prototype system software using object oriented programming (C/C++), PLC ladder logic, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) tools to support system proof of concept testing.

+ Configure signal conditioning electronics, motor controllers, motors, and network components.

+ Prepare proof-of-concept test procedures using system requirements and functional description.

+ Perform and document results of system proof-of-concept testing.

+ Develop and configure test equipment and simulators for software development and testing.

+ Maintain environmental, health and safety qualifications needed to perform laboratory work.

+ Support on-site system installation, acceptance, commissioning, and start-up testing.

+ Prepare and deliver system training materials

+ Prepare system operation and maintenance documentation.

+ Provide technical support to aid customers in troubleshooting rod control system failures.

+ Support identification, assessment, resolution, and corrective/preventive actions needed to address nonconformances and conditions adverse to quality.

+ Prepare work plans, process documents, standard work deliverables templates, schedules, status reports, and cost estimates.

+ Ensure compliance with GEH procedures/processes, nuclear regulations, applicable industry standards, and customer requirements

+ Support simplification, process improvement, and cost-out initiatives

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Technology, Mechatronics, or equivalent 4-year technical degree

+ ~1 year experience with productivity software [i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio]

+ ~4 years experience with from scratch system and software design, configuration, analysis, testing, and modeling related to:

+ Distributed Control Systems (DCS) OR

+ Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) OR

+ Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)

+ ~2 year experience designing human machine interface screens or graphical user interfaces

+ ~2 year experience working with motor positioning/servo systems using closed loop control

+ ~2 year experience developing software supporting serial and Ethernet data communications

+ ~2 year with configuration and operation of networking components

+ ~4 year experience working under a structured systems and software development lifecycle process including use of industry standards, design practices, and guides for software development and testing.

**Eligibility Requirements:**

+ **_Relocation to Wilmington, NC is required._**

**Desired Qualifications:**

+ Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or Technology, Mechatronics, or equivalent 4-year technical degree

+ 4 years of experience with power generation or industrial controls equipment

+ 4 years of experience with instrumentation and control system new product development projects

+ 2 year experience developing set points and calibration methodologies

+ 3 year experience with environmental and seismic testing and qualification of control equipment.

+ 4 years of experience in from scratch programmable logic controller (PLC) or distributed control systems (DCS) software design including GE Mark-VIe DCS.

+ 3 years of experience developing human machine interfaces or graphical user interfaces

+ 4 years of experience developing C/C++ software in accordance with industry standards

+ 4 years of experience working with motor positioning/servo systems using closed loop control

+ 2 years of hands-on experience wiring cabinets, building connectors, installation, and configuration of electrical/electronic components for product testing

+ Prior nuclear power plant systems or operator training including reactor theory

+ Clear thinker, detail oriented, insightful, quantitative, results oriented analyst and engineer Able to make reasoned, sound, and timely decisions.

+ Strong communication skills, both verbal and writing.

+ Self-starter with energy and positive Can-Do attitude with legacy of delivering on commitments and stretch goals.

+ Team player with cross- discipline and functional leadership knowledge, skills, and experience.

+ Continuous improvement mindset with an ability to identify, influence, and implement better ways to do an activity or process.

+ Some knowledge, skill, and experience using LEAN and Simplification techniques and tools.

The salary range for this position is $86k - 140k. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidates experience, their education, and the work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a performance bonus.

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.

_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: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-04-13

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