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Industrial Safety Engineer

Date: Oct 19, 2021

Location: Idaho Falls, ID, 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



Industrial Safety Engineer - BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Idaho Falls, ID


Job Description:


The Industrial Safety Engineer applies knowledge of safety regulations and sound occupational safety principles to support all aspects of the BWSR, LLC overhaul and construction operations. He/she identifies, interprets, and implements safety and health requirements as appropriate for assigned tasks. This shall be accomplished by participating in project development activities, reviewing drawings and plans, and conducting walk-downs of work locations. The Safety Engineer will evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of functional requirements, and provide feedback to management regarding the effectiveness of the requirements, and whether they meet applicable regulations and·contractual obligations. In conducting these safety functions, the Safety Engineer is expected to apply advanced industrial safety concepts and techniques, develop and apply innovative solutions to complex problems, act independently to uncover and resolve problems, contribute directly to achieving significant company objectives, and serve as an advisor to management. The Safety Engineer will be involved in a broad range of safety and health topical areas associated with refurbishment and construction activities.


Description of Essential Duties:


  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate safety hazards through the application and development of advanced industrial safety techniques.
  • Monitor and evaluate how effectively line management implements safety requirements and programs.
  • Conduct self-assessments and safety observations.
  • Provide technical support to line management regarding implementation of safety requirements, principles, and concepts.
  • Assist in developing project/task-level procedures to ensure that applicable safety requirements are identified and integrated into the associated work documents.
  • Support the Safety and Health Manager as requested, and provide safety leadership and consultation to coworkers.
  • Analyze data related to accidents and near misses. Assist management and employee safety team members with accident investigations and in determining root causes.
  • Assist with administration of federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Monitor work activities to ensure employees are in compliance with the task work document and the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
  • Perform other safety-related tasks as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Safety, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other applicable engineering/science degree plus 1-3 years relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, 5-6 years of relevant experience in safety within the construction industry may be considered.
  • CSP or CIH certification is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize job duties and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate with employees, supervisors and customers.
  • Strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear or radiological field is desirable.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen - no dual citizenship.
  • Must obtain and maintain a DOE "L" security clearance - current clearance a plus.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate radiological controls and other necessary qualifications.



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



Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Idaho Falls

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