Project Manager

Date: Nov 20, 2023

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 Reasearch & Development Project Manager 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.


The R&D Project Manager works directly for the Director of Research and also serves as the Deputy Director. In addition to managing specific, funded R&D initiatives the R&D PM also guides processes for innovation strategy. This includes the application of investments across new product developments, promoting synergies, reducing risk, and capital projects for strategic capabililties such as data science, advanced manufacturing techniques, testing capability and digital engineering. The R&D PM position is ideal for the skilled project manager that is also looking to participate in a vision for innovation and transformation.

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. Relocation benefits are available.


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 and is eligible for relocation benefits.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Manage research and development contract activities for external customers and R&D partners, provide project bookings, forecasts and updates that affect revenue and gross margin
  • Provide the interface between technical leads and business staff for assigned R&D projects, developing objectives and managing priorities that deliver the most valuable R&D outcomes
  • Collaborate with other divisions to increase scale of R&D and impact and serve additional customers. Manage inter-company R&D projects and relationships, work authorizations and scopes of work
  • Assist the Research Director and staff in developing R&D strategies, processes and developing the division's key capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain project risk registers, action item tracking logs, and tools to govern the innovation pipeline. Mentor or train others as part of implementing R&D processes


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field is required. An Engineering degree is preferred. 
  • A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience is required.
  • Must be able to practice clear, concise, and results-oriented communication to convey and coordinate technical exchanges internally and externally. Analyze, condense, and write technical and commercial presentations for customers and diverse audiences.
  • Must be motivated by the long view of risk and reward across projects, satisfaction being beyond completion of tasks to the creating of new capability, and willing to terminate efforts that do not meet criteria for progress.
  • Must  be willing to fail quickly, and demonstrate ability to adapt, manage, and succeed in a highly variable environment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.


Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • PMP Certification and/or MBA.
  • Experience with nuclear industry, engineering technologies, data science, new product development, or technical innovation processes
  • Experience in the development and presentation of project management training focused on topics such as principles, tools, best practices, new trends, etc.
  • Supervisory and mentor experience
  • Skills or vision for developing technical capabilites in manufacturing, data technologies, engineering design



  • 12 paid holidays which include a winter holiday shutdown.
  • Tuition Assistance.
  • This position will work a 9/80 schedule.
  • Free access to our 24/7 gym onsite in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to you, your spouse, parents, and parents-in-law, even if they are not covered under your BWXT plan.
  • BWXT employees have access to exclusive perks and discounts on everything from cars and electronics to banking services and a host of popular brands / products through Perks@Work.
  • Medical, dental, vision, short term disability, service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match and more!




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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