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BWXT is currently seeking an Associate General Counsel - Corporate or a Senior Counsel - Corporate (position title will be based on successful applicant’s experience). This role will be an integral part of the corporate legal team reporting to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Position will provide legal counsel and support on securities, NYSE, corporate governance and Board matters, financing, merger and acquisition, investor and related activities. Ability to join fast-moving, high-level team at a critical juncture in BWXT’s growth, as we solve some of the world’s most pressing problems with safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration.
Duties and Responsibilities
Extensive participation in preparation of SEC filings, including registration statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and SD, proxy statement and Section 16 reporting.
Advise on compliance with securities-related regulatory matters, including NYSE-listing standards, SEC regulations, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act and stock plan matters.
Provide legal support on corporate finance matters, including revolving credit agreements, indentures, note offerings and rating agency matters.
Assist in strategic transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations of business entities and units, including due diligence, preparation of nondisclosure, purchase and other transaction agreements, and managing closing process and regulatory approvals.
Assist with corporate governance matters, including preparation of board and committee materials and Delaware corporate law compliance.
Manage subsidiary corporate governance matters, including preparation of board meetings and maintenance of corporate qualifications and subsidiary database.
Works closely with finance, internal audit, corporate development and investor relations to ensure compliance with the company’s disclosure policies and procedures.
Provide guidance to senior executives and managers on all ethics, business conduct and compliance matters and their impact on organizational effectiveness and business success.
Assist in the preparation of comprehensive reports as required in accordance with the charter for the company’s ethics and compliance program.
Supervise relevant staff and outside counsel on foregoing matters.
Perform advanced legal and other research.
Ability to achieve significant influence and outcomes at the highest levels of this fast-moving, entrepreneurial company. BWXT combines a stellar legacy with exciting growth in advanced technologies and an active, disciplined, ongoing M&A program.
Law degree from an accredited law school and member in good standing of VA or other state bar with ability to qualify for VA Corporate counsel license requirements.
5+ years of experience with a law firm and/or corporation with substantial public company securities experience with Securities Act of 1933, Securities Registration Act of 1934, Regulations S-K, S-X, FD, G, et al., Delaware corporate law and NYSE listing requirements.
5+ years of experience with strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and corporate finance matters.
Familiarity with public company accounting, tax and finance matters a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have demonstrated gravitas and ability to interact effectively with and influence all levels of people.
Possess unquestionable ethics and integrity.
Must be able to work well independently; action oriented.
Must be able to effectively deal with ambiguity.
Must be able to provide advice balancing legal issues with business objectives.
Possess organizational agility; able to build relationships, utilize networks and navigate through complex and sensitive issues.
Technical degree not required, but successful candidate must have the ability and interest to be comfortable with technology and learn new areas quickly.
Must be able to take on sensitive issues; proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must possess the ability to maintain an objective perspective and analytical approach.
Must possess excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.
Must be able to effectively persuade others, and to make and stick with difficult and/or unpopular decisions.
Must consistently demonstrate sound judgment.
Some travel required.
Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE-Q) clearance within one year of hire.
Successful candidate will either be based in beautiful Lynchburg, VA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains or commute regularly to Lynchburg. The position requires the majority of working time in Lynchburg but a significant amount of remote work is also permissible.
Generous relocation benefits are available in the event of relocation to Lynchburg.
Attractive compensation and benefits commensurate with experience.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 26417
About BWX Technologies, Inc.
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 6,600 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. 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 @BWXTech and learn more at www.bwxt.com.
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