Licensing Engineer

Date: Jun 20, 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 Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.



BWXT is currently seeking a Licensing 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.


The Licensing Engineer will provide senior level licensing support for complex regulatory projects while ensuring compliance with nuclear safety and licensing requirements. The Licensing Engineer will ensure the development of timely and high-quality products for submittal to regulatory agencies with infrequent or no supervision. The Licensing Engineer will also provide licensing services to design, testing, manufacturing engineering internal resources on regulatory and licensing activities in support of BWXT AT projects. The Licensing Engineer will support the Licensing Manager’s interface with the regulatory agencies and industry groups on assigned activities.


This role requires substantial regulatory background and knowledge of nuclear reactor systems and nuclear quality assurance requirements. The ideal candidate will also have exceptional interpersonal skills to support multiple regulatory activities simultaneously across joint organizational teams.


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 the Lynchburg, VA, Advanced Technologies office.



Job Description / Duties:

  • Develop effective regulatory strategy based on industry and regulatory guidance documents.
  • Make recommendations based on the analysis of technical and regulatory information through independent efforts.
  • Support interface with clients and provide support to clients as required.
  • Develop and manage inputs to the regulatory applications and other legal processes for obtaining licenses and permits.
  • Provide technical regulatory guidance to internal project resources, cross-functional work teams for complex issues to resolve licensing strategy, implementation, or interpretation issues.
  • Oversee and support licensing programs and schedules for various regulatory engagements and actions.
  • Provide support for regulatory meetings and hearings for assigned projects.
  • Support interface and interactions with industry groups (e.g., NEI, EPRI etc.) as directed by the responsible manager.
  • Develop and support submittal of project licensing documents and ensure that licensing documents are complete, accurate and in compliance with the licensing strategy, commitments, and statutory requirements in all material respects.
  • Prepare, edit, and review regulatory submittals to regulatory agencies in support of BWXT licensing efforts.
  • Apply authoring, reviewing, editing, document planning, and organizational skills for preparation of large and complex nuclear license applications.
  • Ensure that BWXT AT programs are compliant with applicable regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Support various project activities (e.g., provide input to proposals, schedules, budgets, task plans, and resource assignments).
  • Support the development and maintenance of procedures and guidelines for regulatory activities.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear or similar discipline) is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience is required.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills for technical documents and presentations.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Project is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • 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:

  • Experience in the nuclear industry with a regulatory focus and understanding of NRC and/or DOE requirements.
  • Prior experience interfacing with or for government agencies such as NRC, NASA, DOE, and DOD.
  • Familiarity with ASME NQA-1 requirements.
  • Active DOE or DOD security clearance.



The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $92,000.00 and $142,000.00 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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