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Environmental Scientist

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at



Environmental Scientist  -- Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Provides authoritative regulatory interpretation and guidance within the professional discipline and is knowledgeable of the multi-disciplinary functions (i.e. RCRA, air, water quality, groundwater, etc.) essential to achieving and maintaining project/program goals and objectives.  This position requires strong communication and organizational skills.


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


  • Skilled and effective in the design, implementation and operations of safety and environmental and operation of safety and environmental program elements and project activities including various state, EPA, and NRC regulatory guidance; comprehends the breadth of program/project requirements and the bases for requirements.
  • Proficient in assessing program/project efficiency and effectiveness; recognizes factors critical to success and initiates actions to improve quality and performance.
  • Provides leadership and authoritative interpretation and guidance to safety and environmental staff; identifies, defines, and resolves problem issues; promotes teamwork, cooperation and the professional development of staff.
  • Assists management in developing technical and regulatory approaches to program/project work scopes, and defining strategies for achieving goals and objectives.
  • Interprets and/or supervises the interpretation of safety and environmental data, and prepares and/or supervises the preparation of work plans, procedures, and reports.
  • Performs and/or supervises the performance of safety and environmental assessments to determine or predict the fate, transport, and effects of environmental contaminants.
  • Design systems and/or defines design criteria for environmental remediation and decommissioning efforts.  Monitors performance of remedial efforts and recommends improvements.
  • Control costs and schedule for assigned areas of responsibility; effectively communicates status to management.


Educational Requirements of Job:


B. S.  -- Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science or related degree with an additional two years' experience.


Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):


With a B. S. degree nine (9) to ten (10) years' experience.  Post graduate studies may substitute for some work experience.




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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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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