Electrical Engineer Power Distribution

Date: Apr 2, 2024

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 www.bwxt.com.


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


The NOG-L Facilities Engineering group is responsible for the entire NOG-L physical facility, inside and outside. This group distributes safe and reliable utility systems throughout the facility as required by all operations. This role must be able to work during annual plant shutdown, usually the week of July 4th, and support emergency needs for the power distribution system.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Applies electrical theory and related knowledge to design and perform new installations and modifications to the facility power distribution systems as required to support machinery and production at the NOG-L manufacturing facility. 
  • Specifies key electrical power distribution components such as switchgear, panel boards, protective and isolation devices, transformers, lighting, variable frequency drives, motor control centers, generators, and uninterruptible power supply systems. 
  • Supports and provides engineering and mentoring to the electrical design team for ongoing projects within the facility. 
  • Prepares electrical scopes of work, evaluates subcontractor quotes, prepares capital authorization request packages, creates project schedules, and manages facility power distribution projects. 
  • Works within the electrical system modeling software to develop protection and coordination settings, and arc flash calculations. 
  • Performs arc flash analysis.
  • Designs and supports relay-based protection systems for Medium and High Voltage power systems. Develops detailed test plans for relay testing.
  • Develops and supports SCADA systems and HMI interfaces. 
  • Performs fault analysis using phasors and analysis of sequence of events records. 
  • Develops detailed work plans for planned outages and alternate system configurations.
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology plus four (4) years of experience. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Professional Engineer License is preferred. 
  • Must possess a working knowledge of National Electric Codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes 70E and 79, NETA MTS Standards, Pearl Reconditioning Standards, and 29 CFR 1910 OSHA Standards. 
  • 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 in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently, only needing guidance in the most complex situations. 
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • ETAP experience.
  • Experience with SEL products.
  • International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) certification. 




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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