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Design Engineering Unit Manager -- Civil Structural

Date: Mar 25, 2023

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government;

provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation

activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than

6,100 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, Va.; Erwin, Tenn.; Mount Vernon, Ind.; Euclid, Ohio; Barberton, Ohio; and Cambridge,

Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more






Design Engineering Unit Manager -- Civil Structural;      Nuclear Fuel Services (BWXT) -  Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Direct and support subordinate professional personnel in the performance of Civil/Structural designs, cost estimates, and schedules associated with major capital projects and engineering programs at the NFS plant.  Control primary expenditures for assigned projects.  Provide expert leadership to subordinates in support of safe, cost effective, and on-time delivery of products that meet or exceed customer expectations.  Develop Architectural Engineering (AE) design packages meeting nuclear industry requirements.


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


  • Provide strategic and tactical direction and strong leadership and ownership to NFS' Civil/Structural engineering function as it relates to capital project execution and related areas while driving continuous improvement, standardization, best practices, document organization and management, and internal and external benchmarking comparisons.
  • May assume direct design responsibility for specific assigned projects.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and ensure compliance with Civil/Structural engineering procedures, practices, tools, and methodologies related to capital project development and execution and related areas.
  • Provide technical supervision of NFS and contract Civil/Structural engineers and designers assigned to projects.
  • Review engineering studies, analyses, designs, cost estimates, and schedules as required.
  • Guides, directs, and consults with and oversees A/E firms and construction contractors as required to fulfill assigned projects.
  • Assist personnel in problem solving, setting priorities, and resolving conflicts.  Work with personnel to identify, develop, and implement actions to improve performance and reduce costs.
  • Handle design reviews and approval of change packages; enforcement of codes, standards, and conventions; and special projects as determined by Engineering management.  Specifies design standards in accordance with ACE, ASTM, NFPA, and other standards as appropriate.
  • Provide tactical and strategic staffing recommendations and justifications to engineering and business unit leadership in support of project execution.
  • Execute other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Design Engineering Section Manager or Engineering Director.


Educational Requirements of Job:


B. S. -- Engineering or Business/Management

M. S.  or M. B. A. preferred


Professional License/Certificate


PMP Certification and/or PE License preferred


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent)


Over ten years' experience in support of DOE Category 1 or 2 nuclear facility support.  At least five years' experience developing Architectural Engineering (AE) design packages to meet nuclear industry requirements.  Design experience will include, but is not limited to process piping, material compatibility, industrial civil/structural design, and rotating equipment.  Other experience should include design reviews, constructability reviews, and project estimating. 



As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified

information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy

(DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference



BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all

personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational

programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.

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