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Research Engineer / Scientist

Company: BWX Technologies, Inc.
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link 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 -www.bwxt.com . BWXT is currently seeking a Research Engineer for its Advanced Technologies -location! BWXT's Advanced Technologies group is seeking a talented Research Engineer or Scientist with computer science skills and technical leadership experience for developing nuclear physics simulation models and platforms. The technical leader will oversee and help develop physics and multi-physics models for maturing applied reactor and microreactor design and manufacturing applications, as well as platforms to automate engineering workflows and analyze design space. Job Description/Duties:

  • Lead technical development area as part of a development team, for new features and fidelity as needed for contracted and internal R&D objectives.
  • Maintain and improve simulation suites and enhance nuclear designs.
  • Solve predictive problems and quantify uncertainty by writing algorithms, developing multi-physics platforms to model and integrate physics, conduct experiments, and integrate structured and unstructured data.
  • Provide direction for platform development operations, code refactoring, verification and validation plans, SQA, computing cluster management, mentoring other developers and increase adoption of user base. Job Qualifications/Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (e.g., Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering) from an ABET accredited program with a concentration or project experience applying data science techniques is required. Master's degree or PhD is preferred.
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience is required.
    • Foundational education in nuclear or mechanical engineering augmented by computer or data science experience is preferred.
    • Strong analytical programming in C++, Python, and experience with some physics/multi-physics codes (e.g. NEAMS/MOOSE framework, CASL, SCALE, Trellis, MCNP, ANSYS, etc.) is required.
    • Experience developing software applications and platform development, V&V, SQA and familiarity with cluster computing is preferred.
    • Experience with statistical methods, monte carlo uncertainty propagation, markov chain methods, finite element analyses and/or sensitivity studies is preferred.
    • 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. 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.
      Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
      Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
      Job Segment: Research Engineer, Scientific, Manufacturing Engineer, Scientist, Engineering, Research, Science

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