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Stress Analyst Engineer

Date: Apr 14, 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 seeking a Stress Analyst Engineer for our location in Lynchburg, VA!


The Stress Analyst Engineer will be part of a diverse and multi-discipline team working on a variety of projects including next generation reactor design, reactor component/equipment development, medical isotopes, and advanced manufacturing technology development. This role is a multi-functioning, multi-faceted role requiring an individual with a wide range of capabilities. This role includes primary and secondary duties as described below.


 Job Description/Duties:

  • Perform static and dynamic mechanical and thermal stress analysis activities for component design.
  • Plan engineering design activities (task plans, schedules, etc.).
  • Lead/direct analysis work performed by others at local and remote locations.
  • Maintain design configuration control using document and computer file management systems.
  • Prepare engineering documents (requirements, drawings, calculations, analyses, specifications).


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • An engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university is required (a degree in mechanical or structural engineering preferred).
  • A minimum of four (4) years' experience performing mechanical and thermal stress analyses using Finite Element Analysis Software is required.
  • Must possess relevant engineering background and sufficient knowledge and interpersonal skills to coordinate multiple engineering activities simultaneously.
  • Experience with seismic and vibration analyses preferred.
  • Experience with fatigue analyses preferred.
  • Must be proficient using CAD 3D modeling tools (Solidworks).
  • Experience with ASME Code Section III Division 1 and 5 analysis and design preferred.
  • Must be able to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Experience in effectively leading and collaborating with remote groups using tools such as WebEx and Microsoft Teams required.
  • Travel (10% - 20%) domestic and international.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.


Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 7+ years' or more experience in mechanical design or manufacturing.
  • Experience performing hydrodynamic and fluid flow calculations.
  • Familiar with fluid structure interaction analysis (Flow induced vibrations).
  • Experience with ANSYS FEA software preferred.



U.S. Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 

<span 9pt="">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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