Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

Employment Opportunities Available

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Business and Finance:


Other Positions

Advanced Technology - Advanced reactor design requires expertise in:

  • Acoustics
  • Materials Science
  • Reactor Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Experimental Engineering
  • Scientific Computations
  • Information Technology


Nuclear Engineering

Types of Nuclear Engineering Assignments:

  • Design Engineer / Analyst
    • Physics / Nuclear
    • Thermal Hydraulic
      • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Shielding
  • Fleet Support
    • Nuclear Analyst
    • Reactor Performance Analyst
  • Manufacturing Process Development
    • Resolution/Mitigation of Issues
    • Development of New Product Lines
  • Environmental / Radiological Analyst


Nuclear Operations Program
A Challenging Post-Graduate Career Opportunity

Nuclear Plant Operators:

  • Participate in the same intensive six-month educational program as Naval Nuclear Officers in Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC.
  • Receive hands-on nuclear plant operational experience in West Milton, NY, or Charleston, SC.
  • Apply decision-making and problem-solving skills, thus developing the solid foundation of operational experience and interpersonal skills essential to career development.
  • Supervise the plant’s operating crews.
  • Primary function is to qualify Naval personnel as nuclear operators.
  • Plant operations and training responsibilities increase as nuclear operators attain qualifications.


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Mechanical Engineering

Types of Mechanical Engineering Assignments:

  • Design Engineer
    • Plant components, Piping, Fixtures
    • System Engineer
  • Analyst
    • Use computer based programs (commercial and in-house codes) to assess nuclear plant components
  • Test Engineer
    • Develop, setup, and run tests to assess and/or develop nuclear plant components
  • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Build nuclear plant components developed by design engineers
  • Operational Engineer
    • Develop and follow work procedures


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Electrical Engineering

  • Instrumentation and control systems
    • Provide reactor protection and safety
    • Show the sailors what’s going on in the plant
    • Provide the means for them to control it
  • Training platforms for the sailors
    • Full-scale control stations
    • Software simulations of the power plant
  • Power conversion and distribution systems
  • Design and Development
    • Circuit Cards
    • Software
  • Systems Integration
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Analysis and Testing
  • Deployment and Maintenance
  • Laboratory test systems to support new designs and concepts
  • EE Research Areas
    • Sensor technologies
    • Data acquisition and transmission electronics
    • Computer systems
    • Control algorithm development
    • Power conversion
  • Decommissioning
  • Information Technology


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Chemical Engineering

Types of Chemical Engineering Assignments:

  • Component Chemistry
    • Fleet Support & Maintenance
    • Testing New Equipment & Systems
      • Automated Chemistry Systems
  • Systems Engineering
    • Reactor Plant Design
    • Fleet Support & Maintenance
  • Modeling & Testing
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Plant and Reactor Safety Analysis
  • Manufacturing Process Development
    • Resolution/Mitigation of Issues
    • Development of New Product Line


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Information Technology

  • Application Development and Administration
    • Business Applications
      • Enhancement support for in-house and Oracle e-Business Suite apps
    • Enterprise Applications
      • Support/development of Oracle applications, MS SharePoint, web design, programming (J2EE, .Net, PL/SQL)
    • Infrastructure
      • Installation, administration, configuration and management of Database servers, web servers, application servers
  • Wide and Local Area Networks (WAN/LAN)
    • Design and implementation of Cisco WAN and LAN infrastructure
    • Analyze/troubleshoot complex LAN, WAN and IP video issues
    • Install and support Cisco switches, routers, firewalls
  • Computer Security
    • Security configuration and vulnerability management
    • Network security/management of technical security tools
    • Certify and recommend accreditation of systems and networks
  • Distributed Computing
    • MS Windows server and desktop OS
    • MS Exchange
    • Active Directory
    • Storage Area Network (SAN)
    • Application scripting
    • Systems management
      • Security, configuration control, architecture


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Materials Science/Metallurgy

  • Major focus areas for NNPP materials scientists and engineers
    • Development and qualification of core, plant, and structural materials
    • Resolution of issues concerning selection, application, and performance of materials for existing and future designs
    • Design and conduct test programs to understand materials performance and behavior
  • Alloy development and qualification
    • Develop new materials with improved cost and materials performance
    • Nickel based alloys, stainless steel alloys and carbon and alloy steels for reactor plant applications
    • Zirconium alloys for reactor core applications
    • Weld filler metals
  • Materials Performance 
    • Support resolution of issues concerning selection, application, and performance of materials for new and existing design


Acquisition Management

  • Locate qualified suppliers
  • Develop and qualify supply chain relationships
  • Solicit, analyze bids, and place various purchase orders and contracts
  • Participate in market research, risk management, bench marking, and instituting commercial best practices
  • Understand small business goals and socioeconomic supplier relationships
  • Various types of procurements in AM
    • ADP Hardware and Software
    • Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) items
    • Capital Equipment
    • Machine and Fabrication
    • Construction
    • Service (onsite and offsite)
    • Research and Development
    • Shipyard
    • Purchase Card (P-Card)

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Human Resources

  • Employee relations
  • Talent management
  • Benefits administration
  • Compensation


Financial Services

  • Disbursements
    • Process Accounts Payable payments to suppliers
    • Process employee payroll paychecks
  • Accounting
    • Balance general ledger and report costs to the DOE
    • Manage government letters of credit
    • Account for government fixed assets and inventory
  • Finance
    • Perform analysis of progress against budget baseline
    • Coordinate input of forecasts to develop budgets
    • Reconcile budget requirements against funding targets
  • Other Duties
    • Oversee compliance to prime contract terms


Other Positions

  • Technicians
    • Chemistry
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Radiochemists
  • Drafters
  • Security Police Officers


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