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Nuclear Engineer

Date: Jan 23, 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 Nuclear Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA – Ramsey Place location!

The Advanced Technology (AT) group at BWXT designs and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, medical isotope solutions, and related systems for internal and external customers. AT Engineering is seeking an experienced Neutronic Design Engineer to assist in the development of these systems.


The Nuclear Engineer will work as part of a high-performing, innovative, and multi-disciplinary team employing an integrated approach for neutronics, thermal hydraulics, mechanical/stress, and safety analysis, to achieve accelerated reactor design development. Source term estimation, shielding, and radiation analysis will also be performed.   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, Ramsey Place office.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Participates in the development of novel advanced reactor designs, serving as the lead for core neutronic design.
  • Supports development of core neutronics modeling and simulation methods.
  • Coordinates with interdisciplinary team, providing data/requirements to other disciplines and receiving data/requirements from them.
  • Performs radiation transport simulations for nuclear criticality, radiation shielding analyses, neutron activation, and radiation-induced material impact assessments.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering or Radiation Health Physics from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in reactor physics analysis, radiation transport applications, neutron activation, and radiation shielding.
  • Must have demonstrable neutronics analysis skills using core design and analysis codes and tools (e.g., MCNP, SCALE).
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to write and deliver high quality technical reports and documentation, including presentations to customers, regulators, and other organizations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Must be a US 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.
  • Travel (10-20%) domestic and international 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.


U.S. Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 


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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