Plant Security & Safeguards Engineer, Mechanical or Electrical - New Grads

Requisition Number:  12972
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a New Grad Electrical Engineer -OR- New Grad Mechanical Engineer for Plant Security & Safeguards.


This position is hybrid in nature requiring 2 days/week on-site at one of the following Westinghouse locations:

  • WEC Cranberry, PA facility in the Greater Pittsburgh Area
  • WEC Rock Hill, SC facility located approximately 40 minutes South of Charlotte, NC


Your Day-to-Day:

The position is within the Plant Engineering group in the Global Engineering Services organization.  The primary roles within this group are asset protection and physical security design engineering to protect nuclear facilities and material against sabotage, theft, diversion, and other malicious acts.  The position provides broad-ranging experience of operating and advanced nuclear plant designs including interfaces with systems, equipment, structures, and physical plant arrangement to develop and implement the safeguards and physical security protection system designs. 

  • Work on teams that support multiple projects related to design, fabrication, construction, and maintenance of large-scale nuclear and non-nuclear projects with respect to physical security
  • Perform physical security assessments of the physical plant arrangement
  • Perform evaluations including critical asset development, threat and vulnerability assessments, physical security system computer and electrical design
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and criteria documents
  • Help prepare specifications and reports to satisfy applicable regulatory, code, and/or contract requirements
  • Provide engineering support to various global organizations regarding asset protection and physical security assessments


Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical Engineer or Mechanical Engineer). 2023 & 2024 New Grads encouraged to apply 
  • 0-4 years of experience 
  • A strong motivation to pursue Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification and Professional Engineering license (PE)
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated with a desire to learn and continually develop. High personal investment in your development, both in terms of technical knowledge as well as leadership
  • A capability to embrace work in a highly diverse environment, with team members from different cultures and experiences in integrated global teams, respecting and leveraging each professional’s contribution
  • Ability to work effectively both remotely, from home office, as well as from customer site to support customer projects globally



  • Military, Police, or Physical Security background 

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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