Environmental Health & Safety Professional

Date: Nov 5, 2023

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 Environmental Safety & Health Professional 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) researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers. AT is seeking an Environmental Safety & Health Professional to join our team.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Assist with development, implementation, administration, and maintenance of EHS programs.
  • Perform code reviews to identify applicable requirements for new manufacturing process
  • Conduct facility and operations inspections, assessments, surveillances, evaluations, and program audits.
  • Evaluate operations, conditions, and activities that affect safety and regulatory compliance (including chemical, physical, biological, environmental hazards) and assist managers and staff with resolution.
  • Identify and implement operational work controls, programs, and processes to enforce compliance and safety.
  • Develop procedures that enforce compliance with regulations and permits.
  • Issue stop work orders for unsafe conditions and actions without fear of reprisal.
  • Evaluate facility modifications to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Perform Industrial Hygiene Sampling.
  • Must have the ability to climb stairs, ladders, and access elevated surfaces such as platforms and scaffolding. 
  • Must be able to be medically qualified to wear a respirator and able to wear PPE required for a chemical/radiological work environment.
  • Coordinate and prepare EHS records, reports and other documentation related to compliance activities, requirements, and improvement needs.
  • Support work planning and control, including job walkdowns, hazard assessments, and job safety analyses.
  • Assist in identification, development, and delivery of EHS training and communication.
  • Track and collects EHS performance data required for reporting requirements and as directed.
  • Participate in facility drills and emergency events
  • Collaborate across facility departments to ensure equipment and processes are being maintained and hazardous conditions are corrected.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of EHS programs and policies and implementing corrective action.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Fire Protection, or other applicable engineering/science field.
  • Must possess at least ten (10) years of related work experience in an industrial setting.
  • Must possess working knowledge of OSHA 29CFR1910 General Industry Regulations and Standards, specifically Lockout/Tagout, Fall Protection Requirements, and Industrial Hygiene Sampling Techniques, etc.
  • Must possess working knowledge of IBC, IFC, and NFPA codes related to fire protection and process evaluation.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain CPR, First Aid, and other First Responder certifications.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and successfully resolve conflict.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with proven success as a problem solver, negotiator, facilitator, and decision maker is required.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks, with a high degree of accuracy, in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential/personal information and materials.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.




  • 12 paid holidays which include a winter holiday shutdown.
  • Tuition Assistance.
  • This position will work a 9/80 schedule.
  • Free access to our 24/7 gym onsite in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to you, your spouse, parents, and parents-in-law, even if they are not covered under your BWXT plan.
  • BWXT employees have access to exclusive perks and discounts on everything from cars and electronics to banking services and a host of popular brands / products through Perks@Work.
  • Medical, dental, vision, short term disability, service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match and more!



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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