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Assistant General Counsel, Advanced Technologies

Company: BWX Technologies, Inc.
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Assistant General Counsel, Advanced Technologies At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at . B WXT Advanced Technologies LLC is currently seeking an Assistant General Counsel in its Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC and/or Lynchburg, VA locations. BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC ("BWXT AT"), a subsidiary of BWXT Technologies, Inc., is developing cutting edge nuclear technology for both terrestrial and space applications and offers a robust catalog of innovative services and capabilities. The Assistant General Counsel position is the primary responsible counsel for legal support and advice relating to proposals, contracts, claims, and other transactions for BWXT AT. Responsibilities include negotiation and interpretation of project and business-related contracts, contract enforcement during and after project execution, claim development and defense, assistance with project related dispute resolution, proposal analysis and preparation, organizational conflict of interest evaluation, supervision of junior attorneys and paralegals, training and general business line support. Provides legal guidance, counsel and support to all levels of company executives and project management, procurement and contract administration personnel. Direct report to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, with indirect reporting to the President, Advanced Technologies. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise company officials and employees on contractual matters (as prime contractor or subcontractor) related to research and development, engineering design and manufacturing projects on both commercial and U.S. Government contracts (including Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA)). Review, concur and negotiate all major contract actions.
  • Maintain current knowledge on the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agency supplements to the FAR. Review contract documents and company purchasing procedures for compliance with pertinent regulations.
  • Assist with preparation and review of proposals including organizational conflict of interest (OCI) review and contract risk register preparation.
  • Assist with claims identification, management and resolution arising out of research and development, engineering design and manufacturing projects.
  • Assist with litigation management including budget, providing ongoing communication to clients and the legal department and developing strategies for litigation and the potential for settlement.
  • Supervise junior level counsel and paralegals.
  • Prepare and present relevant training to company personnel.
  • Support other legal needs and priorities within BWXT -as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school; current active status in at least one State Bar as certified by the Supreme Court of the licensing jurisdiction. Ten (10) to twelve (12) years of experience that includes substantial commercial and federal government research and development, engineering and/or equipment manufacturing contracting, execution and claims. Must be a U.S. Citizen with no dual citizenship and be able to maintain appropriate security clearance(s) including DOE Q clearance. INTERPERSONAL/LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
    • Action Oriented : Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
    • Comfort Around Higher Management : Can deal comfortably with senior managers; understands how senior managers think and work; can construct approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.
    • Command Skills: Relishes leading; takes unpopular stands if necessary; encourages direct and tough debate but is not afraid to end it and move on; energized by tough challenges.
    • Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
    • Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
    • Decision Making: Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure, able to make a quick decision.
    • Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
    • Ethics and Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
    • Political Savvy: Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly; views corporate politics as a necessary part of organizational life and works to adjust to that reality; is a maze-bright person. CAREER DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES: A successful candidate / performer in this position will be a senior leader in the BWXT Advanced Technologies business line with the intention of developing overall legal understanding of other BWXT businesses with the potential for subsequent advancement and assignment within the BWX Technologies Legal department. This position is based at the operating headquarters of the BWXT Advanced Technologies in Lynchburg, VA. BWXT will consider a commuting arrangement with regular presence in Lynchburg and scheduled work from BWXT's Washington, DC or Charlotte offices. 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 COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols. As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 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) 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. -
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