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Nuclear Engineer

Date: Sep 15, 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 an Nuclear Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA 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. ATP Engineering is seeking a 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-discipinary 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, performing neutronic core design simulations, solving core design challenges and working with thermal, mechanical, and manufacturing groups. Will work alongside experienced core designers to gain experience and familiarity with concepts, challenges, and approaches to solutions.
  • Depending on the project, and as experience is gained, could support non-core design activities such as criticality analyses, shield design, activation analysis, or support medical isotope projects.
  • Coordinates with interdisciplinary team, providing data/requirements to other disciplines and receiving data/requirements from them.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must have familiarity with neutronics analysis tools and understand basic concepts in neutron physics.
  • 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 MS Office Suite.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.



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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