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Electrical Engineer

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at



Job Description/Duties:

Researches, plans, designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs  systems such as instruments, controls, robots,  electromechanical systems, motors, and/or machines. Work is generally performed in a fast-paced team environment, and the ability to perform these job duties alone is required.  Requires travel to support BWXT’s field service business, which are generally performed at nuclear power plants while working in strictly controlled ionizing radiation areas.

                     Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, motors, and/or machines.

                     Reviews, assesses and analyzes engineering designs and develop/define technical and design requirements with input from project personnel and the client.

                     Utilizes engineering knowledge and communication with team and users to develop specifications for products.

                     Assembles, tests and inspects tooling and systems

                     Perform remedial investigation/feasibility studies to determine and outline projects.

                     Applies integrated technical judgment, requiring use of scientific method to recognize and formulate problems

                     Ensures work is rooted in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying a deep understanding of engineering and scientific principles.

                     Uses physical and computational simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of development.

                     Creates design models and detailed drawings using CAD software and other design methods

                     Ensures engineering work confirms to high technical and organization standards and meets or exceeds all contract requirements.

                     Ensures the predictability of designs and products.

                     Compiles and evaluates design and data to determine adequacy of the product or software and the engineering effectiveness of the results compared to requirements and specifications.

                     Ensures all products are clear, concise, and conform to regulatory/technical requirements.

                     Prepares/assists specification development for assigned projects.

                     Participates in internal reviews of system design and associated documentation.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

                     Must have a desire to work on a fast-paced product development team.

                     Expert knowledge for remote controlled machines starting from concept to final implementation at customer site/facility

                     Experience with PLC programming

                     Must be hands-on and self-motivated

                     Experience in the development of advanced and custom hardware, and software supporting equipment / tooling

                     Ability to have major impact on organizational success and productivity, with extensive latitude for independent judgment

                     Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, internal and external

                     Ownership of electrical controls technically, budget and schedule

                     Can be viewed as an expert in electrical design of hardware and controls, both internally and externally

                     Proven ability to work well both in a team environment and as an individual contributor

                     Ability to get DOE security clearance and have unescorted access to commercial nuclear plants

                     Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution

                     Minimum of two years’ related experience

                     CAD Design Experience



US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 

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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