Electrical Engineer Power Distribution

BWX Technologies
Lynchburg, Virginia
May 19, 2024
May 22, 2024
Engineering, Electrical
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit . Follow us on LinkedIn , X , Facebook and Instagram .

BWXT's Nuclear Operations Group - Lynchburg is currently seeking an Electrical Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!

The NOG-L Facilities Engineering group is responsible for the entire NOG-L physical facility, inside and outside. This group distributes safe and reliable utility systems throughout the facility as required by all operations. This role must be able to work during annual plant shutdown, usually the week of July 4th, and support emergency needs for the power distribution system.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Applies electrical theory and related knowledge to d esign and perform new installations and modifications to the facility power distribution systems as required to support machinery and production at the NOG-L manufacturing facility.
  • Specifies key electrical power distribution components such as switchgear, panel boards, protective and isolation devices, transformers, lighting, variable frequency drives, motor control centers, generators, and uninterruptible power supply systems.
  • Prepares electrical scopes of work, evaluates subcontractor quotes, prepares capital authorization request packages, creates project schedules, and manages facility power distribution projects.
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology plus four (4) years of experience. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of National Electric Codes, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes 70E and 79, NETA MTS Standards, Pearl Reconditioning Standards, and 29 CFR 1910 OSHA Standards.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to motivate others to succeed.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently, only needing guidance in the most complex situations.
  • 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:
  • ETAP/ Arc Flash Analysis experience. Training can be provided for inexperienced candidate.

Pay: $ 81,000 - $ 123,000

The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $81,000 and $123,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,' unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement. The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.

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 health and safety protocols. As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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
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