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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 26, 2023

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for an Acoustics Engineer Mechanical 4 to join their team. The team is seeking an engineer to model, analyze and perform assessments of acoustic transmission paths in mechanical systems. 


Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.

Basic Qualifications

9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.- Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and/or course work in acoustics or vibrations is preferred in order to analyze acoustic engineering issues in ship designs.  
  • Knowledge or experience with US Navy mechanical ship systems is highly desired, ideally a US Navy veteran with an engineering background.  
  • The successful candidate must be detail-oriented, and able to work in a team environment in order to achieve goals and meet timelines.  
  • The candidate should be a quick learner and able to apply new skills to perform acoustic analysis on new ship designs or concepts.  
  • Good communication and writing skills will be required in order to present work to peers and customers.  
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, able to work independently, and perform engineering acoustic analyses with documented rigor.  
  • Experience with acoustic transfer functions, acoustic level predictions, acoustic or vibration testing, ship or systems engineering, use of MATLAB is a plus, although not required.


Work location in DC with remote work opportunities.  “By applying to this position, you will have an opportunity to work from our office in Washington DC with limited opportunities to work remotely. For remote telework, occasional in person office attendance will be required: Washington DC, USA"

  • Req ID: 28188 
  • Department: E46 SHIP SURVABLTY 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Telework available up to 100% 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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EEO Statement:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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