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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Job Description

This Engineering position will play a key role in creating and implementing the CVN78 Class Propulsion Plant Planning Yard (PPPY) products and processes to support CVN78 post delivery as well as supporting CVN78 Class new construction hulls.  Primary responsibility will be to perform the duties of a Reactor Plant System Engineer for a Reactor Plant System or Systems for CVN78 .  These duties include:


  • Maintaining the System Diagrams technical accuracy, ensuring all design products including 3-D Product Model, Construction Drawings, Ship – Alts, and any product produced by the department concerning their systems are technically accurate before issue. 
  • Resolves all technical issues regarding their systems for Delivered Hulls as well as New Construction Hulls. 
  • Also resolve technical issues outside vendors have in making components or fittings used in Reactor Plant Systems. 
  • Works closely with our Primary Customers NNL and NAVSEA with regards to their system responsibility.
  • Perform technical studies to overcome Obsolescence issues as well as Operational issues to assist the fleet as required.


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

Extensive experience preferred in the design, construction, and operations of Reactor Plant Systems.

Req ID: 3434 


Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 

Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: Bachelor's Degree 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes-May Consider Occasional/Part-time Teleworking for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: Yes- Final Clearance Required to Start  


Company Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries employs more than 42,000 people throughout the United States and around the world.  We are America’s largest military shipbuilder and one of the largest defense contractors for unmanned systems, nuclear and environmental services and fleet sustainment.  Our employees build, engineer and innovate complex products and solutions for our customers on a daily basis - we do the Hard Stuff, Done Right.  Each year we hire thousands of business, engineering, IT professionals and tradespersons to accomplish our mission. Why not become part of something bigger than yourself, find your purpose, and join HII today.

EEO Statement:

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