Safety Analysis Manager

Date: Sep 9, 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 Safety Analysis 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 Safety Analysis Manager will lead a team comprised of Launch Safety Analysts and Nuclear Reactor Safety Analysts on projects relevant to advanced reactors being developed by BWXT Advanced Technologies. This position will require a mix of engineering technical knowledge and interpersonal skills to coordinate multiple engineering activities across internal and external teams. 


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 for this position. 


Job Description / Duties:

  • Manage an internal team of mission safety analysts and nuclear safety analysts.
  • Lead the development of safety methods and strategies for the very unique reactor types spanning terrestrial mobile reactors, lunar reactors, nuclear thermal and electric propulsion concepts, etc.
  • Work with partners (internal and external) on supporting the launch approval process for lunar or orbital reactors.
  • Interact with various safety and regulatory authorities, and customers.
  • Develop work scope, proposal inputs, schedules for safety analysis work as the need arises.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear or similar discipline) is required.
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of experience in nuclear reactor safety.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of prior management experience, or demonstrated performance in team leadership.
  • Knowledge of safety analyses such as hazard analyses, computational techniques and evaluation models, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, fault trees, safety basis event identification, and the many aspects of code qualification is required.
  • Must have demonstrable ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of nuclear quality assurance requirements is required.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and regulators.
  • Familiarity or prior experience with the NSPM-20 Launch approval process is preferred.
  • Travel (<20%) domestic and international is required.
  • 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.






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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