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Waste Engineer

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Schenectady, NY, 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 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Waste Engineer – BWSR – Schenectady, NY


BWSR, a subsidiary of BWXT, is the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) sub-contractor at the Knolls Atomic Laboratory in Schenectady, NY, and performs the remediation of legacy nuclear and environmental materials on site.  The main projects at the site include remediation of historical research facilities, demolition of buildings, and characterization of site-infrastructure to support on-going maintenance and construction.


This position is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the BWSR-Knolls waste management and environmental engineering programs are compliant with federal, state, and local environmental and waste regulations.  Specific attributes to be considered include waste characterization, packaging, storage, and disposition, waste minimization and pollution prevention, including compliance to RCRA, TSCA, NESHAPS, NEPA, and DOT regulations.


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Prepare sampling and analysis plans in accordance with local guidelines.


  • Provide oversight of field sampling and waste management operations.


  • Interpret laboratory analytical data and characterize materials for disposal in accordance with application RCRA and TSCA requirements and disposal facility waste acceptance criteria.


  • Ensure work documents specify compliant characterization, management, packaging and disposition of project-generated waste.  This includes PCB, RCRA-hazardous, low-level radioactive, mixed low-level, asbestos, industrial waste, and universal waste.


  • Develop solutions to technical problems associated with environmental engineering and waste management.


  • Interface with the customer to ensure that BWSR is meeting customer environmental and waste management objectives.


  • Attend DOT Hazardous Material training as required by 49 CFR 172 Subpart I, DOE regulations, and Naval Reactors Program instructions.


  • Obtain and maintain customer-specific environmental qualifications as assigned.


Job Qualifications / Requirements


  • Minimum education of a 2-year college degree and five years broad experience in waste engineering.  A minimum of five years of applicable experience may be substituted for formal education with the approval of the Site Project Manager and the customer.


  • Must have a working knowledge of RCRA, TSCA, and DOT regulations pertaining to the packaging and management of hazardous, mixed, and PCB-contaminated mixed waste.


  • Must maintain qualification as a radiological contamination worker.


  • Must be able to secure and maintain a DOE “L” clearance.



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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.


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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