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Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader

  • GE Power
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:13:38 PM
  • 2901020
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Power Nuclear
Location(s): United States; North Carolina; Wilmington


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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.



GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

Role Summary:
As the Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader, this role reports directly to the GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) General Counsel, and serves as the key nuclear regulatory advisor to business and functional leadership, including EHS, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. This role has primary responsibility for providing legal representation for or in connection with NRC licensing, enforcement and other regulatory proceedings

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Corporate Nuclear Regulatory Counsel & Ombuds Program Leader, this role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the Ombuds Program for our global nuclear energy businesses. This role maintains, updates and implements the Nuclear Ombuds Program framework, to include updating policies and procedures, tracking and trending program metrics, and incorporating industry best practices and other program improvements. This role also performs and/or oversees Ombuds investigations, reporting, training and other programmatic functions.

In addition, you will:

  • Function as a key member of the Legal & Compliance organization, reporting directly into the GEH General Counsel
  • Provide nuclear regulatory advice and related assistance to GEH and its affiliated global nuclear businesses
  • Perform nuclear regulatory related due diligence in support of business development opportunities
  • Investigate nuclear regulatory issues, as they arise; prepare investigative reports and regulatory responses; and make recommendations to business and functional leadership re: preventive and corrective action plans
  • Represent the company and its personnel during regulatory investigations conducted by NRC, DOL, or other governmental agency; Prepare regulatory submittals in connection therewith
  • Serve as legal advisor to business leaders in responding to licensing and enforcement proceedings, including preparation for and participation in NRC regulatory conferences
  • Proactively monitor, identify, analyze and mitigate nuclear regulatory compliance risks; and, in coordination with affected business leaders, develop and execute risk mitigation plans
  • Investigate and resolve potential regulatory compliance issues, as they may arise; and, in coordination with business leaders, develop and implement corrective action plan(s)
  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of the global Nuclear Ombuds Program, including but not limited to the following:
    • SCWE / Ombuds training program
    • SCWE / Ombuds communications plan
    • SCWE / Ombuds policies and procedures
    • SCWE / Ombuds program self-assessments
    • SCWE / Ombuds program metrics / indicators
  • Prepare periodic regulatory and compliance updates for the GEH General Counsel and other senior leaders, as requested
  • Interface with other key compliance, internal controls and enterprise risk leaders, as appropriate, for the purpose of enhancing regulatory compliance and mitigating risk


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school
  • Minimum of 5 years of practicing legal counsel experience, including Nuclear regulatory counsel experience including. e.g., in-house, law firm, gov’t, industry
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Licensed to practice in a US jurisdiction with a active bar membership





Desired Characteristics:
  • Significant experience and capability to identify, evaluate and resolve compliance issues
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills; experience interfacing with regulator
  • Strong analytical ability, sound judgment and skill in delivering feedback to stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to solve problems in a matrixed structure
  • Vision and ability to leverage lessons learned / best practices to enhance existing program
  • Self-starter; Ability to work a clear, measurable set of deliverables with limited oversight
  • Effective time management skills handling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

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Locations: United States; North Carolina; Wilmington

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.

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