GE Power

Lead Human Factors Engineer (HFE) - Nuclear

2 months agoMarkham, Canada

Job Description Summary

The Lead Human Factors Engineer (HFE) designs or modifies tasks, work environment, and plant interfaces based on human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations resulting in human error prevention and mitigation, as well as human performance optimization to perform operations, maintenance, inspection and test activities for existing nuclear plants and next-generation reactors.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

The Lead Engineer / Technologist provides consultation and technical direction on near term and longer-range projects in the area of Human Factors Engineering. As the Lead Human Factors Engineer (HFE) you will:

  • Conduct system and plant operational functional requirements analysis.
  • Perform functional allocation to operators or plant control systems.
  • Conduct task analyses to determine the requirements for the displays, controls, and other job support aids needed to accomplish functions.
  • Develop displays, software & hardware for monitoring, control, and protection functions for various plant systems and operating modes.
  • Review, test, evaluate, verify and validate the human-system interface using a simulator and plant operating, surveillance and emergency procedures.
  • Interface with a team of internal and external customers, suppliers, partners, licensing, and regulatory authorities on technical issues.
  • Incorporate design requirements into analyses and design documents.
  • Support the development of normal, abnormal, emergency operating procedures, alarm response procedures, surveillance procedures and operator training programs.
  • Provide plant operation input to system reliability, availability, and maintainability.
  • Develop proceed/hold acceptance criteria & pre-requisites for the spectrum of testing events.
  • Provide on-time, quality delivery of engineering documentation in accordance with contract requirements, business procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent 4-year degree in a related technical discipline.
  • Minimum 6 years of human factors experience in a high-hazard, safety-centric industry (e.g., energy, aviation, medical, automotive).

Desired Characteristics:

  • M.S. or PhD Degree in Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States or Canada
  • Experience in the nuclear industry to include nuclear plant emergency procedure, operator training guidelines, and regulatory site implementation and reviews.
  • Experience with nuclear operations as a licensed/certified reactor operator is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems, learn quickly, and sort through information and make timely and sound decisions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and solid technical writing skills with focus on detailed requirements, design, and description documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to document, plan, market, and execute projects and programs.
  • Honest and straightforward with a high level of personal integrity.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Canada for this opening. This position requires access to and/or use of information subject to U.S. Export Control Laws, which mandate all citizenships be from the U.S. Department of Energy's List of Generally Authorized Countries (10 CFR Part 810 Appendix A); otherwise a specific authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy will be required. More information can be found here:

You must have legal authorization to work in Canada and any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The drug screen requirement in the background check process is not required if the role is based in Canada.

Client-provided location(s): Markham, ON, Canada

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K)
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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