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GE Vernova

Lead Engineer - Plant Electrical Systems Design

Markham, Canada

Job Description Summary

Plant electric power distribution systems (EPDS) design including nuclear island (NI) and turbine island (TI), balance of plant (BOP), and interface to switchyard and grid. Scope includes safety-related (S-R) or Safety Class 1 (SC1), augmented quality or SC2 and SC3, and non-safety-related (NSR) systems for commercial nuclear power plants and test facilities.

Job Description

Responsible for Plant Electrical Systems design activities that support:

  • GE's BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and/or
  • Gen-IV reactor technologies including Natrium and ARC sodium fast reactors (SFRs).

Essential Responsibilities

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  • Identify, develop, evaluate, introduce, and manage engineering solutions for EPDS.
  • Apply electrical circuit and electro-magnetic theory, mathematical modeling, and simulation to design electrical systems with desired behaviors including power flow balance across modes of operation, setting of boundaries, optimization, coordination within and across voltage levels, and understanding complex systems of systems.
  • Prepare EPDS designs for AC and DC electric systems, components, and equipment such as main generator plus unit and reserve auxiliary transformers with their interface to distribution and transmission grid, isolation phase bus duct, medium, and low voltage circuit breakers and disconnect switches with their trip units, digital protective relays, switchgear, switchboards, load or power centers, motor control centers, lighting and power service panels, cable and wire, building and containment penetrations, conduit, ducts, raceway, tray, grounding, lightning, and cathodic protection, motors, adjustable speed drives, batteries, chargers, inverters, uninterruptible power supplies, contactors, switches, relays, etc.
  • Perform or lead design and related technical scope thru progression of; front end engineering design (FEED), Conceptual, Preliminary or Intermediate, Detailed or Final Design.
  • Prepare and maintain using data-centric digital tools with rigorous requirements, change control, and configuration management:
  • Static documents or reports, specifications, databases, tabular lists of functions, sizing calculations, equipment and instrument characteristics and configurations, electrical and heat loads, physical layout or placement in rooms, buildings, structures, etc.
    • Static diagrams or drawings of context or functional block, one or single line, three-line, relay coordination, electrical schematic, inter-connection wiring, etc.
    • Dynamic physics based and electrical simulation design and analysis [e.g., ETAP] models.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to define and achieve functional, performance, reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) goals using failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), probabilistic risk analysis (PRA), and related modern techniques.
  • Lead or support nuclear regulatory certification or licensing, procurement packages and hand-off to suppliers for implementation of systems and components requirements including function, performance, design assurance, qualification [environmental, seismic], regulatory and standards compliance, human factors, safety hazards, reliability, cyber security, etc.
  • Collaborate with and provide oversight of suppliers thru procurement and construction to develop, perform, and review unit, module, system, and integration test plans, procedures, and reports including factory acceptance, site acceptance, pre-operational, and start-up tests including inspection, test, or analysis and acceptance criteria thru commercial operations date.
  • Establish productive working relationships with product and project management, support functions, Architect Engineer (A/E), Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) partner(s), and suppliers.
  • Perform detailed oversight, review, and verification of deliverables from suppliers to ensure their adequacy, accuracy, completeness, and compliance with requirements.
  • Perform optioneering or trade-off studies for technical, risk, and cost optimization.
  • Prepare detailed work plans covering scope, labor budget, and schedule.
  • Ensure deliverables are on-spec., on-budget, and on-schedule.
  • Support LEAN, continuous process improvement, and cost-out programs.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring in a team environment to deliver with integrity, safety and security, quality, then output - Champion nuclear culture.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics from an accredited university or college.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in heavy and high reliability industries such as; nuclear, power, process, marine, oil & gas, military, etc. design requirements, specifications, documentation, and related detailed design artifacts including procurement packages using digital tools such as; drawings, databases, tabular lists covering functions, algorithms, set points, equipment and instrument characteristics and configurations, electrical and heat loads, physical equipment layout.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience using either:
  • IEEE Std 80, 81, 115, 242, 308, 317, 323, 338, 344, 379, 384, 450, 484, 485, 603, 665, 666, 741, 765, 1050, C37.06, C50.10, C50.13, C57.13, C62.23 and NFPA 780
  • IEC Std 62855, Nuclear power plants - Electrical power systems - Electrical power systems analysis and supporting IEC 60034 thru 62305 series.
  • Minimum 5 years of application engineering or field installation with heavy electrical equipment and components including selection, sizing and analysis calculations, modeling and simulation, and qualification [environmental, seismic, embedded digital] to diverse industry standards (e.g.; IEEE, IEC, ASME)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with computer aided design (CAD) [e.g.; 2D AutoCAD or 3D Inventor].
  • Minimum 3 years of experience using digital tools preparing dynamic or transient physics-based modeling, simulation, analysis [ETAP] of electrical systems.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Relocation to Markham, ON is required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Engineering for Electrical, Mechanical, Nuclear, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or equivalent year technical degree.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) or equivalent.
  • PMI/PMP certified.
  • Experience with equipment qualification [environmental, seismic, embedded digital] testing to diverse industry standards [e.g., IEEE, IEC, ASME].
  • Experience using modern digital engineering collaboration and design tools such as:
  • Content creation [e.g., Confluence/Atlassian],
  • Requirements management [e.g., DOORS-NextGen/IBM],
  • Diagram and drawing [e.g., Visio/Microsoft, AutoCAD/Autodesk],
  • Design and analysis simulation [e.g., Easy5/MSC, Simulink-MATLAB/MathWorks, Mathcad/PTC, 3KeyMaster/WSC, ETAP, SKM],
  • Change, configuration, document, and bill of material (BOM) management [e.g., ENOVIA/Dassault-Systems].
  • Clear thinker, detail oriented, insightful, quantitative, results oriented - Able to make reasoned, sound, and timely decisions.
  • Exceptional technical writing.
  • Strong verbal communication and facilitating skills for technical and business audiences.
  • Able and willing to take ownership and responsibility for scoping, planning, prioritizing, scheduling, budgeting, action tracking, monitoring, corrective actions, reporting, etc.
  • Self-starter with energy and positive "Can-Do" attitude - Proven track record of producing quality deliverables on specification, budget, and schedule in a fast passed environment.
  • Team player with cross- discipline and matrixed functional skills and experience.
  • Able to handle multiple concurrent assignments and priorities.
  • Adaptive with continuous learning and improvement "mindset" with an ability to identify, influence, and implement better ways to do an activity or process.
  • Working knowledge, skill, and experience using Agile or LEAN, define, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC), design for six sigma (DFSS), design for reliability (DFR), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and design to cost (DTC).

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.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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

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)