General Electric Safety Programs Oversight Leader in Wilmington, North Carolina

About Us:

Based in Wilmington, N.C., GEH is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a part of a global nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry. The nuclear alliance executes a single, strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers customers around the world the technological leadership required to effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

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Role Summary:

The Safety Programs Oversight Leader is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive oversight program to assess safety program effectiveness including compliance with regulatory, license, business, and insurance requirements. These include unique Nuclear programs, such as Criticality Safety, Radiological Safety, Material Control & Accountability, Emergency Preparedness & Security, and standard EHS programs, such as Industrial Safety, Fire Protection, and Environmental Safety.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Safety Programs Oversight Leader, you will:

  • Develop / maintain an Independent Oversight process for safety programs, providing assessment of compliance with regulatory, license, business, and insurance requirements

  • Use a risk based approach, and leverage existing teams and subject matter experts, to assess compliance

  • Leverage the Corrective Action Program to identify risk areas and to address non-compliance

  • Lead continuous improvement of the Independent Oversight process

  • Work proactively with the Safety Program teams and business organizations to plan, perform, and follow-up on audit and assessment activities

  • Develop checklists, reports, and supporting materials for performance of audits, assessments, presentations, and training as needed

  • Professionally represent GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in the support of customer and regulatory audits / visits and other external organizations

  • Demonstrate and support strong Nuclear safety culture behaviors

  • Apply safety and technical knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, and practical experience to the analysis, investigation, and solution of complex program and process conditions to assure that prompt and effective action is taken to prevent or, as necessary, resolve safety program / performance issues


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Nuclear) or in a technical discipline from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in an EHS group, preferably supporting a nuclear business (e.g., Reactor site, Fuel Fabricator)


  • Ability and willingness to travel to other GEH or customer facilities / sites 10% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated familiarity with ISO 19011 guidelines for environmental auidts

  • Demonstrated familiarity with ISO 14001

  • Demonstrated familiarity with EPA and OSHA regulations

  • Demonstrated familiarity with 10CFR20, 10CFR50, 10CFR70, 10CFR71, 10CFR72 and 10CFR73

  • Demonstrated familiarity with NFPA codes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Six sigma training, green belt / black belt certified or equivalent Quality training

  • Familiarity with industry standards and expectations

  • Familiarity with Root / Apparent Cause Analysis tools / techniques

  • Familiarity with Project Management and scheduling processes and related tools

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite products and other business productivity applications (Adobe, Gensuite, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and develop clear, concise, and accurate problem statements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of the organization

  • Working understanding of the Nuclear Power Industry in operations or safety programs

  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environment

  • Ability to develop imaginative initiatives that will be effective in improving safety

  • Ability to inspire others to take actions in implementing safety program initiatives

  • Experience working in / with a large matrix organization

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington