Safety Professional

Company Name: BWX Technologies

Location: Erwin, TN, US - 37650

Job Duration: 2021-07-22 to 2021-08-21


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


Safety Professional – Technical Services Group (TSG) – Nuclear Fuel Services D&D Project, Erwin, TN 


Position Summary:


The Safety Professional provides occupational safety and health support to the Nuclear Fuel Services Decontamination & Decommissioning Project’s operations, engineering, and radiological control organizations which direct a workforce that carries out decontamination, decommissioning, and demolition work at an NRC-regulated site. The Safety Professional will report directly to the ESH Manager. 


Identifies, interprets, and assists management in the implementation of safety and health requirements.  This shall include but is not limited to participating in initial project development activities (as appropriate) as well as review of drawings, plans, and physical walk-downs of work locations.  The Safety Professional will evaluate the effectiveness of functional requirements and their implementation at the specific work locations. 


The Safety Professional provides feedback to management and the ESH Manager, as appropriate, to ensure implementation of the requirements meets the expectations of pertinent regulations and contractual obligations.  In reference to conducting these safety functions the Safety Professional is expected to apply and develop advanced concepts and techniques, work on complex problems, and provide innovative solutions, act independently to uncover and resolve problems, contribute directly to achieving significant company objectives, and serve as an advisor to management. 


The Safety Professional is involved in a broad range of safety and health topical areas including demolition and decommissioning activities. 


Job Duties:


  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate safety hazards through industry standard methods and the application and development of advanced techniques.
  • Monitor and evaluate line management’s implementation of safety requirements and programs.   Conduct self-assessments and field observations.
  • Provide technical support to line management regarding the implementation of safety requirements, company procedures, safety principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Review and assist with the development of project/task level requirements and procedure documents to ensure safety requirements are identified and met.
  • Provide support to the ESH Manager, as requested.  Provide leadership and consultation to coworkers.
  • Analyze data related to accidents and near misses.  Assist management and employee safety team members on accident investigation and in determining the root cause.
  • Attend required general training, discipline-specific training, facility-specific training, professional development activities, and safety meetings related to position responsibilities.
  • Provide safety and health training as required (e.g.., fall protection, confined space, excavation, etc.)
  • Occasional respirator wear may be required to observe work. 


Job Qualifications/Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or other applicable engineering/science degree plus a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience.  Consideration will be given to individuals with experience working in a nuclear environment. 
  • Eligible to obtain ASP credential from Board of Certified Safety Professionals within one year.  Current CSP or CIH certification is preferred.
  • U.S. citizenship (no dual citizenship) is required.
  • Eligibility to obtain a DOE “Q” security clearance (equivalent to “Top Secret”) and ability to maintain that clearance.  Active/current DOE “L” clearance or higher is preferred.
  • Industrial Hygiene background is preferred.




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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation 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