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Operations Engineer

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


BWXT is currently seeking an Operations Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!

The Operations Engineer will be responsible for the execution of operational activities within the Advanced Technologies & Programs organization.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Leads facility installation, facility alteration including new and/or added equipment, commodities and processes. 
  • Coordinates with stakeholders for various tasks/projects & scopes including respective facility owners, engineering, project controls, environmental health & safety and management.
  • Oversees schedule and budget during operational activities for all assigned tasks/projects & scope and coordinates with responsible project controls & management.
  • Communicates task/project & scope status to all stakeholders clearly and effectively to maintain clarity of progress, existing issues, mitigating actions, success paths, constraints, etc.
  • Executes operational tasks and responsibilities within existing programs and procedural requirements per applicable facility/owner arena as well as within the ATP Organization.
  • Participates in any applicable problem solving efforts for any issues regarding schedule, technical, procedural, process and budget instances by leading/coordinating and involving the correct stakeholders and any other personnel (including management) as needed to course-correct any specific scope.
  • Coordinates and communicates facility and engineering drawings and various equipment specification sheets relative to functionality, installation and operation in order execute effectively.
  • Oversees system engineering relative to system behaviors, overall facility lay-out, and functionality processes relative to operations.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear/Mechanical/Facility Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must possess at least ten (10) years of related experience.  Experience in Facility and/or Operations execution in a nuclear environment is preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft products (ex. Microsoft Projects and/or Primavera, Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Solidworks and/or 3D engineering tools knowledge/proficiency is a plus.


US 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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