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Facilities Engineer - Civil/Structural

Date: Nov 6, 2022

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




Facilities Support Engineer - Civil/Structural Focus -  Nuclear Fuel Services (BWXT) - Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Under the general supervision of the manager, has technical responsibility for manufacturing, quality control, or subcontractor processes that must yield acceptable product.  May supervise other engineers and technicians engaged in mutual technical work.  Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.  Makes decisions to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.  Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of the field and related sciences.  Supervision and guidance related largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.


  • Plans, develops, and coordinates a large and important engineering project or a number of small projects.
  • Performs complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.
  • May develop and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.
  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, equipment or quality control systems.
  • Organizes own work and that of other engineers and technicians who may be assigned as assistants on projects. 
  • Estimates personnel needs and schedules and assigns work to meet completion dates.
  • Provides the technical expertise necessary for making mature and sound engineering or quality control judgments. 
  • Anticipates and resolves unprecedented engineering problems.
  • Provides periodic written reports outlining work to date, problems encountered, and solutions found to be effective.
  • Provides the necessary interface between departments to resolve problems affecting assigned projects.
  • Performs assigned work in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Assists in the training of new engineering personnel.




This position would mainly provide civil engineering solutions and periodically provide structural engineering solutions in support of site-wide facilities engineering needs. Preferred experience:


•    Civil engineering: develops and aids implementation of solutions for site layouts, parking, storm and waste water management, construction, and other civil engineering needs.
•    Structural engineering: develops solutions for and aids installation and modification of catwalks, platforms, pipe bridges, building repair and other structural engineering needs.
•    Completes and maintains appropriate documentation, calculations, and drawings.  Interacts with internal stakeholders, maintenance staff, and contractors to realize project plans.
•    Selects and references relevant published standards and specifications.  Supports continuous improvement by developing internal standards, procedures, and specifications.
•    Maintains a safety focused and teamwork oriented mindset.


Educational Requirements of Job:


  • B. S. -- Engineering (from an ABET accredited institution)


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent requirements):


  • Seven years' engineering experience since B. S. degree (six years with M.S. degree)


Additional Position Requirements:


  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multifunctional team.
  • Performance of Engineering Design Authority role with responsibility of approving plant modifications and ownership of the technical design requirements for plant.
  • Experience in plant systems and processes in nuclear facility.
  • Knowledge/experience in reviewing design documents as it relates to configuration control/management of change for physical plant modifications.
  • Familiarity with ANSI/DOE standards for Configuration Management of Nuclear Facilities.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.




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 verifications.


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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