Safety Analysis Engineer 1

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) is a division of BWX Technologies. At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

Safety Analysis Engineer 1 -  Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN


Summary Description:


Provide safety analysis support (radiological) for the preparation, review and/or recommendation for approval of safety analysis documents associated with design, construction, startup, and operation of enriched uranium processing and support operations.  Participate in team evaluations and support preparation of safety basis documentation for new and/or modified plant processes, systems and components, including items relied on for safety (IROFS) and safety related equipment (SRE).  Interface with regulatory agencies regarding 10 CRF 70, Subpart H, issues including integrated safety analysis (ISA), safety basis documentation, IROFS, and management measures.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


1. Participate in ISA teams that use process hazard analysis methods to identify potential accident scenarios and safety controls.

2. Support or perform accident consequence analyses, including identification of source terms and safety hazards.

3. Develop and/or use computer models and other calculation methods to support the performance of accident consequence analyses and dose/exposure consequence determinations.

4. Prepare risk analysis for review using established NFS methods, and review the IROFS selected to prevent or mitigate potential accident scenarios.

5. Support the development of safety analysis reports and safety basis documentation for new and modified processes, systems, and components.

6. Review work requests, procedures, and drawings detailing proposed process changes and determine affects to the safety basis.

7. Assist with/conduct field design verification; hazard analysis walkdowns; and periodic inspections/audits/assessments.

8. Assist with or perform technical/independent reviewer responsibilities in accordance with applicable program documents and procedures.

9. Support preparation and/or revision of ISA summary documents.

10. Participate in failure investigations for failed/degraded IROFS and management measures.

11. Assist with responses to regulatory requests in defense of safety basis documentation.


Educational Requirements:


B.S. Degree in Science, Engineering or technical discipline.


Experience Requirements:


1. Three to five years' experience is required. 

2. Experience in safety analysis is required to demonstrate ability to apply technical knowledge to plant situations, requirements, and analyses. 

3. Post-graduate studies may substitute for some work experience.



Pay: $62,000 - $109,000


The base salary range for this position in Tennessee (US-TN) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $109,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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