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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Nov 22, 2023

Req ID: 34238 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, up to 10% of the time 

Clearance Required: No - Clearance Not Required to Start 


Meet HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding
With more than 25,000 employees – including third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation shipbuilders – HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the largest industrial employer in Virginia. We’re the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy nuclear submarines. Our diverse and innovative team of professionals ranges from skilled trades to project managers, engineers and software developers to solution architects, technical subject matter experts, and system users. Anchored in our rich, 135-year history, we collaborate together at the forefront of technology, manufacturing, and integration of the most powerful and survivable naval ships in the world. Want to be part of the team? Apply today! We look forward to meeting you.


The Role

Establishes and reviews standards and procedures for radiation safety. Monitors treatment planning and dosimetry on patients. Ensures maintenance and calibration of radiation and survey equipment. 

Requires an American Board of Radiology certification.

  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermined goals and objectives. Assignments are usually self-initiated. 
  • Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Works on complex problems where analysis of data or situations requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. 
  • Exercises technical discretion within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criterion for obtaining results.
  • Responsible for testing and monitoring equipment and recording of personnel and plant area radiation exposure data. 
  • Develops procures and modifies health physics equipment.
  • Monitors and controls the organization's radiation protection standards in accordance with Federal, State and industry programs to ensure ALARA. 
  • Maintains professional knowledge of existing and proposed changes in radiation protection requirements. 
  • Provides expert knowledge of diverse radioactive materials and hazards. 
  • Makes recommendations and presentations to government, industry and management based on interpretations and principles of professional practices. 
  • Provides expert assistance and guidance on complex radiological control problems. 
  • Provides leadership to less experienced Physicists and to Technicians through work assignments, monitoring schedules and resolving problems. 
  • May act as lead person or technical expert on medium to large projects.  

Must Have

Bachelor of Science Degree and 6 years of relevant experience,
Master's degree and 4 years of relevant experience. 

Certification by the American Board of Health Physics Certified Health Physicist Required.

Nice to Have


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.


Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location. 

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Do You Need Assistance? 
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #2 for Newport News Shipbuilding.

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