Materials Procurement Engineer

Date: Jun 18, 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 Materials Procurement 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 Materials Procurement Engineer will be part of a diverse and multi-discipline team working on a variety of projects including next generation reactor design, reactor component/equipment development, medical isotopes, and advanced manufacturing technology development.


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:


  • Prepare and execute Commercial Grade Dedication Plans.
  • Primary engineering interface with suppliers for the fabrication of subcontracted parts and assemblies
  • Responsible for analyzing new requirements (interface with AT Design & MFG Eng., Etc.).
  • Establishing procurement specifications & procurement packages (applicable Design information, Drawings, Material properties, Verification requirements from Test, Inspection Requirements, SAT/FAT – along with contract terms and conditions)
  • Verifying the acceptability of sublet components, and working closely with supplier manufacturing, quality and technical personnel to resolve issues. Expected to learn and become expert in supplier's methods and processes.
  • Reviews and analyzes design, contract and drawing specifications, and prepares technical ordering requirements for subcontract material and assemblies used in the fabrication of nuclear pressure vessels and other special purpose components.
  • Leads internal technical teams when preparing for and evaluating work done at the suppliers.
  • Verifies that the supplier's fabrication processing and procedures, as well as delivered components, are adequate and meet ordering requirements.
  • Reviews and dispositions supplier-generated procedures and certifications. Expected to learn and become expert in supplier's methods and processes relevant to product quality.
  • Participates in supplier audits, surveillance and witnessing of operations at suppliers. Works with Purchasing, Quality and other Engineering Disciplines to develop and qualify new suppliers.
  • Evaluates and contributes to disposition of discrepant material. Reviews certifications and performs technical releases on acceptable material.
  • Assists in the development of cost estimates in support of proposals.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • An Engineering degree is required. 
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience is required. 
  • Experience in Materials Management / Purchasing is required.
  • Must have familiarity with Government Purchasing regulations FARS and DFARS.
  • Must have strong Power Point, Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication including technical reports and presentations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Travel (10-20%) domestic and international 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.



Pay: $62000 - $109000

The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62000 and $109000 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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