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Early Career Electrical Design Engineer


Lynchburg, VA
ID: 1475-378

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Framatome is a major global leader in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the international nuclear fleet. Offering a full range of reactor services requires an unparalleled passion and sense of purpose connected to our company’s mission and vision.


Essential to Framatome’s mission are our employees who provide a unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience that support us in providing competitive, reliable, and safe nuclear power plants. Our commitment to our employees is recognized through our competitive total rewards package. Enjoy competitive compensation, generous benefits and take part in innovative projects and development opportunities.


Framatome is seeking an Early Career Electrical Design Engineer for our Mill Ridge Road office in Lynchburg, Virginia. IB-Services (Stearns Roger Group) is a multi-disciplinary engineering group that provides maintenance, upgrade and design support for existing and new equipment at nuclear power facilities throughout the world. Our group specializes in the design and maintenance of fuel handling equipment for both BWR and PWR markets to preserve the financial, safety, and environmental benefits of nuclear power, thus promoting the Framatome vision of providing access to cleaner, safer, and more economical energy to as many people as possible. This is accomplished through the talents of a mechanical, electrical, and software engineering team.


Position Description

  • The candidate must have a desire to work within a product development group developing advanced, custom software and hardware solutions for use in the nuclear service industry.
  • Under direct supervision, the candidate will integrate into a multi-discipline team of engineers including mechanical, electrical, and software engineers. Activities range from development of new designs, software and processes to maintenance of existing systems.
  • The candidate possesses exceptional technical writing skills and mastery of the English language.
  • The candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to mentee with a senior engineer to develop hardware solutions in a variety of fields to meet the automated fuel handling needs in the nuclear service industry work. The candidate will demonstrate adaptability to different development software/platforms, as introduced.
  • The candidate thrives in an environment that is fast paced and very much “hands on”.



Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in hardware and/or software development for various control systems, for projects ranging from small to large.
  • Identify new applications and opportunities to improve existing processes
  • Participate in all aspects of the hardware and/or software life cycle:
    • Development and implementation of technical requirements
    • Formulation of acceptance criteria
    • Documentation
    • Development of user manuals
    • Perform acceptance testing in accordance with acceptance criteria
    • Support hardware maintenance in the form of improvement implementation and, at times, hands on maintenance
  • Support and test products by on-site presence
  • Ownership of project budget and scheduling for assigned tasks
  • Researches and assesses best practices, proposing methods and improvements
  • Performs other related duties and tasks, as required


Travel: Occasional/sporadic. Domestic travel is, at times, required. Foreign travel may, at times, be required.

Required Experience

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for this opportunity:

  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering/Engineering Technology or Computer Science plus 0 -2 years of engineering experience. In applicable states a PE license will be accepted in lieu of a 4 year engineering degree
    • Please attach a copy of your unofficial academic transcript as part of your application. Transcripts can be added in the Profile Attachments section (Step 5) of the online application.
  • Strong technical problem-solving abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills



The following may be used to differentiate candidates who apply for this position:

  • Previous internship/co-op experience in field of study
  • Familiar with control systems and programming.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely in oral, written, and presentation formats. 
  • Control design experience
  • Real-time controls programming experience
  • PLC design experience; both system design and PLC/HMI programming
  • Programming experience; VB, C++/C#
  • Motion controller / drive tuning
  • System troubleshooting / field experience
  • Networking / IT experience
  • Familiarity with integration of software to control systems (analog and digital) for mechanical and electrical components is beneficial.
  • Familiarity with WinCC, WPF, PLC programming, and SQL database management is also beneficial.



Our total rewards package

The range of base salary for the position is between $61,000 - $79,000, and may also include annual incentives, performance bonuses and benefits. Please note that the base salary range is a guideline, and individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location.


Framatome offers a broad employee benefits portfolio as a key component of your total rewards. This includes:

Multiple medical plans; dental and vision plans; Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment; long- and short-term disability; optional plans including dependent life, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance; retirement savings plans (401k) with employer match; paid time off including up to 3 weeks of vacation, 8 days of sick leave, and 11 paid holidays; education reimbursement; adoption assistance; employee assistance programs; opportunities for professional development.



This opportunity is in Lynchburg, Virginia

After work you will enjoy all that Central Virginia has to offer.  From beautiful Smith Mountain Lake to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains you can hike, mountain bike, snowboard and water ski to your hearts content.  You'll avoid the traffic hassles of a major city, while being in driving distance to many of the major cities, beaches and attractions along the mid-Atlantic coast.  Take in a minor league baseball game or one of the many festivals in the region.  Our Young Generation Nuclear group hosts numerous social and professional development events that will allow you to quickly build relationships and advance your career. 


Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

This position is located at 155 Mill Ridge Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, Lynchburg, VA. View the Google Map in full screen.