Safety Analysis Methods Engineer
Company: BWX Technologies, Inc.
Posted on: September 17, 2023
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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 Safety Analysis Methods
Engineer for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!
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 Safety Analysis
Methods (SAM) Engineer is responsible for the development and
application of nuclear safety analysis methodologies for reactor
designs under development at BWXT Advanced Technologies. The
principal activities of a SAM Engineer involve the preparation,
documentation and review of nuclear-thermal-hydraulic and
radiological analyses of advanced nuclear power systems under
development at BWXT AT. The successful applicant will be part of
the Safety Analysis and Methods (SA&M) Team located in
Lynchburg, VA. Engineering activities performed by SA&M are
often subject to regulatory requirements promulgated by either the
U.S. NRC or DOE. As such, accompanying reactor system analyses are
technical basis documents that collectively describe an evaluation
model. In addition, SA&M activities involve many aspects of
reactor performance that include a wide range of physical phenomena
and reactor performance characteristics. These activities provide
opportunities to be involved in many different aspects of reactor
analysis including thermal hydraulics, reactor modeling, heat
transfer, transient kinetics, two-phase flow, reactor protection
system characteristics, emergency core cooling systems,
pump/turbomachinery performance characteristics, plant control
system functions and radiological consequences. Associated with the
development of evaluation methodologies for this application is
quality assurance of the software applied in analysis. 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. The position will be located
in Lynchburg, VA. Relocation benefits are available for this
position. Job Description / Duties:
- Coordinate the work of a safety analysis team, provide overall
direction, and coordinate with other teams within a project.
- Provide planning input and tracking, work estimates, and
- Present safety results to customers, regulators, and subject
matter experts that may be advising a project.
- Perform hazards, safety basis event identification, and
phenomena identification and ranking table analyses.
- Develop safety analysis computational models in accordance with
best practices and test data.
- Perform sensitivity, uncertainty, and scaling analysis in
support of evaluation model development.
- Perform code benchmarking and validation analyses to support
code qualification and methodology development.
- Prepare reports for NRC or DOE review and approval.
- Integrate with other engineering groups performing aspects of
component, system, fuel, and control system design.
- Evaluate and assess experimental data and describe the
applicability of experiments to design projects. Job Qualifications
- A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear or
similar discipline) is required.
- A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience is
- Must have strong nuclear-thermal-hydraulic analytical
- Demonstrated technical writing skills are required.
- Must possess effective communication skills.
- Experience in leading technical teams 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:
- M.S. or PhD in Nuclear or Mechanical Engineering.
- Experience with performing safety analysis using RELAP5,
GOTHIC, TRACE, MAAP or similar codes.
- Experience with developing and applying numerical methods for
nuclear thermal-hydraulic problems.
- Experience with developing complex safety analysis models from
- Published work in the public domain.
- Experience working in a nuclear quality environment (e.g., ASME
- Familiarity with preparing and defending Safety Analysis
Reports (SARs) with NRC or DOE. 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
Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia
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