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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  May 8, 2024

Req ID: 36772 
Team: E49 CVN 21 PRD MDL MGT 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 

Travel Requirement:  No 

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

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


The FORD Class Hull Planning Yard (HPY) is seeking a talented and multifaceted Engineer 2 to support In-Service efforts for CVN78 Class Aircraft Carriers. As an engineer with HPY, you will play a crucial role by providing direct design, engineering and project management support to PEO Carriers, COMNAVAIRLANT, and other Navy customers.

Primary responsibilities include development of ship changes, technical feasibility studies and engineering assessments, as well as technical oversight of a team of engineers and subject matter experts. This position will oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing FORD Class Hull Planning Yard (HPY) projects and processes for modernization ship changes, and serve as a HPY technical liaison between management, engineers and designers, supporting the Carrier in-service community. 

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of relevant exempt experience or
Master’s Degree and 0 year of relevant professional experience


Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Nice to Have

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Broad engineering knowledge of shipboard systems/components 
  • Ability to resolve technical issues in a team environment
  • Continuous interaction with various Navy customers, government ISEAs, technical warrant holders and internal NNS colleagues 
  • A strong background in CVN78 engineering processes and products to support future business growth opportunities related to HPY roles and responsibilities
  • The ability to assess project and process issues, shipboard technical inquiries and provide resolutions to meet specifications, productivity, and quality, while meeting client-satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Possess strong leadership, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Excellent communicator/presenter with a full range of personnel, including Upper Management and government personnel 
  • Prior experience with aircraft carriers, preferably Ford Class
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and direct the work of others


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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