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Licensing Engineer

Date: Sep 5, 2022

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





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 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) from an ABET accredited university is required.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience is required. Experience in the nuclear industry with a regulatory focus and understanding of NRC and/or DOE requirements is preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Prior experience working with or for government agencies such as NASA, DOE, and DOD.
  • Familiarity with ASME NQA-1 requirements.
  • Active DOE or DOD security clearance.



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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