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Mechanical / Piping Designer

Date: Nov 17, 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 Mechanical / Piping Designer 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’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group is currently recruiting for a Mechanical / Piping Designer for our Operations group within the Advanced Technologies organization.


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 new or revise P&IDs and piping Isometrics per design documentation.
  • Perform mechanical routing of piping and other components within systems using 3D CAD Solidworks.
  • Import and export files between different systems to allow for development from P&IDs to routings to Isometrics.
  • Perform detailed reviews of P&IDs and Isometrics utilizing proper piping / fittings / symbologies / proper engineering nomenclature.
  • Review and compare the native drawing files against electronic copies of the drawing files.
  • Understand and enact proper drafting requirements for safety class and security sensitive designs.
  • Consult with the appropriate responsible Engineer to understand design requirements and proposed changes.
  • Aid in CAD design of applicable individual components.
  • Create design models and detailed drawings using CAD software and other design methods.
  • Provide general support involving assembly, testing and inspection of components and systems.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma is required. An associate's degree is preferred.
  • Must possess at least eight (8) years of experience in mechanical / piping design, P&IDs, and routings. Degree may substitute for some experience.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and proficiency in Solidworks (or comparable) 3D CAD.
  • Must be knowledgeable in piping assembly techniques (Welding/ASME/AWS, Grayloc, Other fittings/etc.)
  • Knowledge of Engineered Systems & Systems Design is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to solve complex problems coupled with minimal oversight is required.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and verbal communication is required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with internal customers.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).
  • 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.



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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