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Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Lead

Date: Jan 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 Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) Lead for its Advanced Technologies location!


The SE&I project lead will lead the nuclear reactor Systems Engineering and Integration Product Team (IPT) for a space reactor program. The IPT manages the complexity of development, mitigates interoperability risk, and is: 


  1. Responsible for development and maintenance of product and system requirements, and overall product architectures.
  2. Responsible for developing the detailed system-level integration, verification and validation (V&V) plans inclusive of full system verification criteria, coordinating plans and activities, and ensuring the prototype is ready to transition into the customer test and demonstration phase. SE&I Lead develops plan/strategy, identifies which requirements are verified using what methods.
  3. Responsible for tracking and resolving technical issues by assessing the potential impact on prototype performance, determining whether system interfaces are affected, facilitating rapid decision making, and supporting issue resolution at the lowest level possible while ensuring the prototype meets requirements.
  4. Responsible for the design change/configuration control process.


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.


IPT responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform interface definition and manage execution of integration and test activities.
  • Develop and maintain requirements and specifications.
  • Ensure appropriate engineering rigor is applied to the design and development of the reactor.
  • Support design and other reviews.
  • Have excellent organization and troubleshooting skills and be proficient in understanding hardware/software design, requirements generation, product development, test execution, and verification activities.
  • Develop and maintain the program’s Master Test and Evaluation Plan to include end-to-end and interface verification planning.
  • Lead identification and engineering oversight of Risk Reduction activities.
  • Work collaboratively with and across technical teams to ensure appropriate test procedures are established.
  • Assess options for test equipment, hardware, software and facilities for streamlined yet robust approaches to ensure the deployed system will perform its designed mission objectives.
  • Ensure test activities are properly represented and tracked in program plans and schedules.
  • Observe and/or participate in systems/segment integration, V&V planning and execution and examine test results to define successful performance and/or develop plans for corrective actions and re-testing.
  • Participate in design reviews and control gates to assess viability of verification and validation plans, including testability.
  • Work with the Systems Engineering Manager to develop and grow the Systems Engineering organization.
  • Mentor and train junior level employees in Systems Engineering Lead responsibilities.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience as a systems engineer or combination of systems engineering and project management.
  • Must possess at least five (5) years’ relevant prior supervisory or technical leadership experience.
  • Must have prior experience leading development and systems integration activities.
  • Prior experience ensuring the physical and functional compatibility of sophisticated systems throughout the full lifecycle of the program is required.
  • Must have demonstrable experience interacting with system/segment developers and engineers to ensure mission requirements are satisfied.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to get results from teams without direct authority.
  • Proven track record of good judgment and programmatic execution to meet technical requirements while balancing schedules and budget obligations is required.
  • Must be a U.S. 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.


Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience with DOORS.
  • Nuclear design experience.
  • Experience working in a unit-level qualification, test, and requirements verification environment; including subcontractors.
  • Experience with Hardware in the Loop Testing.
  • Prior experience leading agile teams.
  • Experience working with U.S. Government customer (e.g., NASA, DOD, DOE).



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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