Systems Engineer

Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Remote, CO, 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 several Systems Engineers for its Advanced Technologies division in Colorado, Washington, or Texas!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


The successful candidate will provide the 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.


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.


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:

  • Collaborate with customers, regulators, and program managers to develop top-level requirements which encompass the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Define the design deliverables necessary for successful project execution with a team of engineers of varied disciplines.
  • Perform architectural design and requirements specification for complex systems-of-systems.
  • Work with engineers of varied disciplines to define system interfaces.
  • Understand and mitigate technical risks to ensure project success.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (e.g. Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering) is required.
  • Compensation commensurate with varying levels of education and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and define complex systems-of-systems is required.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to translate customer/client expectations into clear, concise, verifiable requirements.
  • Must have detailed understanding of Systems Requirements, Architecture, Interface Definition, and Design.
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate on the creation, development, and presentation of technical briefings is required.
  • Must be able 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 U.S. 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.


Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • 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.



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.


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