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Instrument & Controls Design Engineer

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


BWXT is seeking an Instrument & Controls Design Engineer for its team located in Oak Ridge, TN.


The successful candidate will work as part of a multifunctional, joint organization R&D team, to develop innovative pressure, temperature, flow, and neutron flux instruments, along with the methods and components to use the instruments for in-situ measurement and control of advanced reactors.

This position requires a relevant Instrumentation and Controls (I&C)  Engineering background, along with sufficient knowledge and interpersonal skills to coordinate multiple engineering activities simultaneously within a joint organizational team.


Job Responsibilities include the understanding and execution of:

  • Development of innovative instruments and control architectures, enabling development and operation of advanced nuclear reactors.
  • Design, development, and specification of instruments, sensors, devices and control systems.
  • Design of complex embeded sensors and systems for effects testing involving subsequent manufacturing implementation.
  • Integration and test of complex electro/mechanical tools and systems.
  • Coordination of multiple engineering activities simultaneously within a joint organizational team.
  • Design control and configuration control concepts.
  • Assembly, testing and inspection of relative I&C sensors within designed components and systems.
  • Working with & generation of procedures, processes and tools within various stages of production.
  • Specification procurement requirements, and supplier technical oversight for procured I&C components.



Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited university is required with a degree in Electrical Engineering being preferred.
  • Five years of experience in Instrumentation and Controls Systems Design is required.
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication.
  • Prior hands on experience and ability to work in a shop/machine development environment.
  • Strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Familiarity with applicable codes and standards (ASTM, IEEE, NBIC, ANSI, etc.) as it relates to a design/build and implementation effort.
  • Travel (<20%) domestic and international.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years or more related experience
  • Project engineering and planning experience (task plans, schedules, etc).
  • Prior experience with advanced sensor technologies, such as fiber optics or aerosol jet printing.


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


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