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Data Scientist

Date: May 2, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


BWXT is currently seeking a, multi-talented Engineering Data Scientist to serve as a lead researcher for nuclear product development for its location in Oak Ridge TN or Lynchburg, VA.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Combines engineering experience with data science for nuclear product research & development  
  • Deploys a range of statistical techniques for causation analyses
  • Machine and deep learning systems for predictive quality
  • Visualization products including analytics, 3D simulation, and data models
  • Develops sensor platforms and imagery processing on development or production processes  
  • Satisfies research and development objectives to warrant continued investment toward product realization


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or computational field of study (e.g., nuclear engineering or design, statistics, mechanical or electrical engineering preferred)
  • Engineering Degree must be from an ABET-accredited university.
  • Expertise in nuclear or mechanical engineering, statistical analysis, signal processing and/or computer vision strongly desired.
  • The candidate must possess strong coding skills in C++, Python, and/or R.  
  • Experience in simulation or design tools a big plus (e.g. neutronics, thermal hydraulics or stress)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience is required, however, an advanced degree may substitute for some years of experience. 
  • Image processing using OpenCV, Tensorflow and similar packages is a plus.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship



BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


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