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Assistant General Counsel - Nuclear Operations Group

Date: Jul 15, 2022

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 Assistant General Counsel for its Nuclear Operations Group in Lynchburg, VA.


This position is based at the operating headquarters of the BWXT Nuclear Operations Group in Lynchburg, VA.


The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for legal support and advice relating to contracts, operations related claims and ordinary course operating business line transactions for BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. at facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mt. Vernon, IN and Barberton and Euclid, Ohio. Legal support includes assistance with proposal analysis and preparation, negotiation and interpretation of project and business-related contracts, contract enforcement during and after project execution, claim development and defense, assistance with project related dispute resolution, labor negotiations, Human Resources/employment practices guidance, compliance investigation and general business line support.  Provides legal guidance, counsel and support to all levels of operating business line management including senior BWXT Business Unit executives and project management personnel as well as BWXT Deputy General Counsel.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Advises company officials and employees on contractual matters both on commercial and U.S. Government contracts with a greater emphasis on the latter.  Review and formally concur on major contract actions taken by the company.
  • Represents the company before Panels and Boards related to Federal Government Contract Compliance matters and maintain current knowledge on the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agency supplements to the FAR.  Review contract documents and company purchasing procedures for compliance with the pertinent regulations.
  • Assists with labor negotiations with various unions for various facilities.
  • Advises the company on environmental matters and potentially represent the company before regulatory forums on certain environmental issues. 
  • Serves as the subject matter expert on, and responsible for the policies related to, Deliberate Malpractice and Mandatory Reporting.  Responsible for conducting training for employees on these subjects from time to time.
  • Conducts and coordinates investigations with the Corporate Ethics and Compliance arising out of ethics and compliance hotline calls, employee reporting through the management chain or at the request of the Government or other customers.   The employee will be responsible for preparing formal reports when required by Government and non-government customers.
  • Manages litigation including budget, providing ongoing communication to clients and the legal department and developing strategies for the litigation and the potential for settlement.
  • Prepares and presents relevant training to company personnel.
  • Supports other legal needs and priorities within the BWX Technologies, Inc. as required.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Must have a current active status in at least one State Bar as certified by the Supreme Court of the licensing jurisdiction. 
  • Must possess at least ten (10) years of experience which includes extensive complex federal government engineering and/or equipment manufacturing contracting, execution and claims experience and/or compliance.
  • 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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