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Advanced Development Engineer

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, 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


BWXT is currently seeking an Advanced Development Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Advanced Development Engineer will execute customer-funded development work on advanced designs. 


Job Description/Duties:

  • Develops next generation components and fabrication methods as related to current and future product, processes, and methods.
  • Designs and executes development workscopes independently and in teams. 
  • Supports shop floor development operations, resolves fabrication issues, and generates process improvement ideas. 
  • Supports associated equipment acquisitions as needed. 
  • Prepares operating procedures, drawings, and electronic shop floor routing documents. 
  • Prepares customer submittals to transmit information and plans. 
  • Authors reports documenting process/material testing, structural analysis, and well-engineered solutions to problems. 
  • Participates and/or leads project teams to solve problems or initiate new projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required. A Master's degree may substitute for experience. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of relevant engineering experience.
  • NOG-L Lower Tier manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively work with both hourly and salary employees.
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative design team is required.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities is required.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


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) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test 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.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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