Electrical Engineer

Date: Apr 1, 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 an Electrical Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Electrical Engineer is part of a team responsible for the design, build and support of new and existing custom automated manufacturing and inspection systems used in the Lynchburg manufacturing facility.  The candidate will perform electrical control system hardware design and programming for new and existing automated systems. This position is primarily for PLC based systems design and programming, but the engineer may also perform PC-based system design and software application development as skills and needs exist.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Works cooperatively with teams of engineers (mechanical, electrical and software) and internal customers to design, build, maintain, and upgrade custom automated process control and data acquisition systems that support manufacturing, quality control, and other plant operations.
  • Performs electrical/control system hardware selection and design including: controllers, power distribution, cabling, and peripheral devices (motors, encoders, sensors, valves, etc.).
  • Documents electrical control system designs via build-to-print cabinet/enclosure assembly drawings and system wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Develops machine control application programs including motion control, data acquisition, and operator interfaces using a variety of motion controller, PLC/HMI, and PC-based platforms.
  • Generates and executes system and software test plans and develops user manuals for the system/machine.
  • Supports engineers and technicians in the assembly, installation, trouble-shooting, maintenance, and upgrade of the new and existing systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physics.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate effective working knowledge of, or be willing to develop, the following skills:
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • 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:

  • An Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, or be willing to develop, the following skills is a plus:
    • PC-based software development (Microsoft .Net VB and C#)
    • Data base interfaces/interactions (SQL)
    • Image analysis (National Instruments, Halcon, Matrox)
    • Git, TFS/Azure Devops
  • Any additional knowledge or previous experience in electrical engineering, software development, and/or with automation/automated equipment/systems is a plus.





The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $81,000 and $123,000 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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