Systems Engineering Manager

Date: Mar 28, 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 currently seeking a Systems Engineering Manager for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven – be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT Advanced Technologies designs, develops and delivers innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for external and internal customers.


The Systems Engineering Manager will lead a department of approximately 12 Systems Engineers that is dynamic, growing, and geographically distributed. This position will be located at the Advanced Technologies office in Lynchburg, Virginia. Relocation benefits are available for this position.


The responsibilities encompass both functional management and direct program support. Functional management will include recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, training, coaching/mentoring, career development, and performance management for personnel matrixed to support projects. Direct program support will include Systems Engineering work planning and Systems Engineering subject matter expert reviews.


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.



Job Description / Duties:

  • Build a supportive and collaborative team culture.
  • Grow the department and its structure, including the assignment of supervisors for teams within the department.
  • Oversee Systems Engineering support for projects, which includes:
    • Developing and maintaining product and system requirements
    • In collaboration with Chief Engineers and domain experts, developing and maintaining overall product architectures.
    • Defining and managing product and system interfaces.
    • Developing detailed product and system- verification and validation (V&V) plans.
    • Technical risk management.
  • Support Systems Engineering work planning for projects.
  • Perform Systems Engineering subject matter expert reviews.
  • Develop processes and procedures for performing Systems Engineering tasks.
  • Support development of overall Engineering design processes and procedures.
  • Ensure department staff have the resources to perform their assignments.
  • Develop department staff through training, mentoring, feedback, and work assignments.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships across the Engineering organization and with other interfacing BWXT organizations and external partners/stakeholders.
  • Monitor performance goals and provide feedback to direct reports.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required.
  • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, including five (5) in a Systems Engineering role.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of engineering leadership/supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrable ability to forge effective working relationships up, down, and across an organization is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as demonstrated by technical reports and presentations are 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:

  • Familiarity with high temperature gas reactor technologies.
  • Familiarity with Systems Engineering processes and standard, such as the INCOSE Handbook, ISO/IEC/IEEE-15288, DOD Systems Engineering Guidebook, and/or NASA/SP-6105.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of quality programs such as ISO 9001, AS9100 and/or NQA-1.
  • Experience working with U.S. Government customer (e.g., DOD, DOE, NASA).



The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $92,000.00 and $142,000.00 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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