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Nuclear Fuel Services Systems Engineer 1 in United States

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

BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers. AT is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team to assist in the development of these systems.

The successful candidate will provide the high-level 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.

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:

  • Collaborates with customers, regulators, and program managers to develop top-level requirements which encompass the needs of all stakeholders.

  • Defines the design deliverables necessary for successful project execution with a team of engineers of varied disciplines

  • Performs architectural design and requirements specification for complex systems-of-systems.

  • Works with engineers of varied disciplines to define system interfaces.

  • Understands and mitigates technical risks to ensure project success.

    Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (e.g. Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering) from an ABET-accredited university is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and define complex systems-of-systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer/client expectations into clear, concise, verifiable requirements

  • Must have general understanding of Systems Requirements, Architecture, Interface Definition, and Design.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate on the creation, development, and presentation of technical briefings.

  • Must have demonstrated ability 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 US Citizen with no dual citizenship.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

    US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position.

    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.