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Fuel Performance Engineer

Company: BWXT
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Fuel Performance Engineer

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 a Fuel Performance Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA - Ramsey Place location!

BWXT Advanced Technologies is seeking a highly motivated Nuclear Fuel Performance Engineer to advance the state of the art in TRISO-based fuel systems for use in advanced reactor applications, including microreactors.

Job Description/Duties:

  • This position will involve:
  • Development of advanced TRISO fuel forms.
  • Core design development.
  • Fuel performance modeling.
  • Specifying test requirements.
  • Evaluating feedback from in-pile testing.
  • Developing technical approaches to support licensing.

  • Must have an understanding of the fuel qualification process.
  • Involve a strong interface with the BWXT TRISO manufacturing team and with national laboratory partners in the development and testing of TRISO fuel.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Nuclear Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the nuclear field with a focus on fuel development and performance.
  • Must possess an understanding of the interplay between reactor design, fuel development, and fuel testing / qualification.
  • Must be a US 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.

Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • Experience with fuel performance codes (e.g. BISON).
  • Experience with fuel testing and/or qualification.
  • Education or experience in materials science.

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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