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Electrical System Design Engineer

Date: Nov 24, 2022

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 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at




BWXT is currently seeking an Electrical System Design Engineer for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


BWXT Advanced Technologies is seeking a highly motivated Electrical System Design Engineer. The position reports to the System Design Manager. The group supports programs for internal and external customers across Advanced Manufacturing, Medical Radioisotopes, and Nuclear Reactor Design. The ideal candidate would have a broad understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals with an interest in applying that knowledge across a variety of programs.


If you are looking for a career where your experience is valued, innovative thinking is fostered, and barrier-free teamwork is embraced every day, then this opportunity is for you. The position will be located in Lynchburg, VA.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Utilize relevant system requirements and interface requirements to prepare appropriate engineering documentation, drawings, analyses, reports, etc.
  • Drive requirements for and support test activities/data analysis as a part of the design team.
  • Support procurement activities of vendors implementing components and systems to BWXT specifications.
  • Lead the creation of appropriate output documentation such as electrical schematics.
  • Coordinate with other interfacing disciplines such as mechanical engineers, system engineers, nuclear engineers, and system design engineers.
  • Prepare and present design results to internal and external stakeholders.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical or similar discipline) from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of work experience in an engineering related field is required.
  • Must have experience in specifying motors, transformers, inductors, or other magnetic devices.
  • Proficiency in ANSYS Electronics Desktop (including Maxwell), or equivalent electromagnetic field simulation
  • Must have demonstrable ability to recognize and solve problems and recommend solutions to technical problems.
  • Must be self-directed with minimal day-to-day supervision needed and capable of effectively working both as part of a team and independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.


Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • General understanding of Systems Requirements, Architecture, Interface Definition, and Design.
  • Proficiency in ANSYS Electronics Desktop (including Maxwell), or equivalent electromagnetic field simulation
  • Programming experience with Python, C, C#, Visual Basic or similar computer programming languages.
  • Experience with the design and operation of electromechanical nuclear reactor control systems.
  • Knowledge or ability to design, develop, and/or specify sensors for extreme operating environments.
  • Experience with SABER or other electrical/electronic modeling software.
  • Active DOD or DOE security clearance.





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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