Systems Engineer

Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.



BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers. AT is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team to assist in the development of these systems.


The successful candidate will provide the high-level systems thinking necessary to bring together the contributions of a cross-disciplinary development team. The primary responsibility is to translate the expectations of customers and other stakeholders into work products, including requirements and operational concepts, that guide the development team to a successful solution. The role requires the ability to maintain a top-down high-level view of projects, and a multi-disciplined background in relevant technologies.


Duties will address all areas of Systems Design, including:

  • Stakeholder and system requirements definition and management
  • Development of design architectures
  • Technical risk management
  • System integration activities


Job Description/Duties:

  • Collaborates with customers, regulators, and program managers to develop top-level requirements which encompass the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Defines the design deliverables necessary for successful project execution with a team of engineers of varied disciplines
  • Performs architectural design and requirements specification for complex systems-of-systems.
  • Works with engineers of varied disciplines to define system interfaces.
  • Understands and mitigates technical risks to ensure project success.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (e.g. Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering) from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must have at least 2 years related Engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and define complex systems-of-systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer/client expectations into clear, concise, verifiable requirements
  • Must have general understanding of Systems Requirements, Architecture, Interface Definition, and Design.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on the creation, development, and presentation of technical briefings.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to recognize and solve technical problems.
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of effectively working both as part of a team and independently.
  • Familiarity with standard MS Office applications is required.
  • Must be a US 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline.
  • Knowledge of International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) practices and handbooks.
  • Knowledge of DOORs or other requirements management tools.
  • Knowledge of Model Driven Architecture (MDA) / Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
  • Experience or knowledge of high temperature materials or space radiation effect.
  • Experience or knowledge of nuclear reactors or radiochemical systems.



The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62000 and $109000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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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