Electrical Control System Engineer

Date: Jul 14, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: 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 www.bwxt.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWXT’s Nuclear Operations Group - Lynchburg is currently seeking a Electrical Control System Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Electrical Control System Engineer is responsible for the development of PLC Programs for complex control systems.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Develops and reviews design and functional specifications.
  • Develops test plans.
  • Commissions complex motion-based controls systems.
  • Performs and documents control systems testing.
  • Troubleshoots software and hardware issues and implements solutions.
  • Analyzes plant processes for improvement and optimization.
  • Develops, maintains, and peer reviews design schematics for new and existing equipment.
  • Specifies and procures instrumentation and controls for new and existing equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable internal processes and regulations.
  • Applies electrical theory and related knowledge to design and perform new installations and modifications to the facility power/controls distribution systems as required to support machinery and production at the NOG-L manufacturing facility.
  • Supports and provides engineering and mentoring to the electrical design team for ongoing projects within the facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology plus fifteen (15) years of experience. Other undergraduate degrees may be considered if they are related to a technical/engineering field.
  • Strong knowledge of PLC, HMI and Controls Programming (Rockwell/Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc.) and Motion Based Programming (Rockwell/Allen Bradley).
  • Must possess a working knowledge of National Electric Codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes 70E and 79 and 29 CFR 1910 OSHA Standards.
  • Depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized area and general knowledge of related areas.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to motivate others to succeed.
  • Ability to work both independently and with guidance in the most complex situations.
  • Ability to interpret internal or external business issues and recommend best practices.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment 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) "Q" clearance.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Rockwell/Allen Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc.




Pay: $114,000 - $165,000


The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $114,000 and $165,000 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.


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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