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Nuclear Engineer

Date: Apr 7, 2021

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 an Engineering Technician for its Lynchburg, VA location!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


The ideal candidate exhibits engineering background and sufficient knowledge in nuclear reactor phenomena, neutronic calculations, and modeling and simulation tools.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate multiple engineering disciplines across joint organizational teams.  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.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Perform neutron transport calculations in support of the design and development of novel advanced reactor designs.
  • Support development of core neutronics modeling and simulation tools and methods.
  • Coordinate with interdisciplinary team, providing data/requirements to other disciplines and receiving data/requirements from them.
  • Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, could additionally perform radiation transport simulations for nuclear criticality, radiation shielding analyses, neutron activation, and radiation-induced material impact assessments.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering or Radiation Health Physics from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in reactor physics analysis supporting core design.  Preference for applicants that have experience with shielding and activation in addition to core design.
  • Must have demonstrable neutronics analysis skills using core design and analysis codes and tools (e.g., MCNP, SCALE).  
  • Must have demonstrable knowledge of CAD systems and design engineering techniques relative to the development of complex electro/mechanical tools and systems. Knowledge of robotic manipulators, automated welding, and fiber opitic audio/video systems is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but the ability to work independently is required.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE or DOD security clearance, whichever is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.

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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