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ENGINEER NUCLEAR LIAISON

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  May 17, 2024

Req ID: 36935 
Team: E86 NUC PRP-CNS&PRC ENG 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Full-Time
Shift: 1st 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be 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

This position supports department E86 Nuclear Propulsion – Construction and Process Engineering. The department has opportunities in new construction for aircraft carriers, Virginia Class Submarines, Columbia Class submarines, and process engineering. This position is for the Nuclear Liaison Engineer who provides hands-on waterfront support, manufacturing engineering support and oversight for the construction and final assembly of the Reactor Plant and supporting 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.

Evaluates and resolves engineering related production problems related to manufacturing, design, quality and material engineering. Analyzes engineering specifications and drawings; confers with quality, material, manufacturing and subcontractors to provide and obtain technical information; investigates reports of defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment or systems; and reviews production schedules and orders. Examines, measures, inspects or tests defective parts for conformance. 

 

A successful candidate to possess analytical/problem solving skills to resolve technical issues which arise during construction. Communication/relational skills to interface and discuss technical issues with technical and non-technical personnel. In addition, the individual will be willing to provide hands-on support on the deck plate. 

Typical duties in this role include the following:

  • Provide on-site support for construction/fabrication issues that arise during submarine construction.
  • Mentor and train level 1 and 2 engineers as well as lead teams of personnel with varying backgrounds and experience levels.
  • Problem solving of shop fabrication / deck plate installation problems. 
  • Maintain and approve work instructions such as procedures and troubleshooting paperwork.
  • Review, interpret and maintain construction drawings for Reactor Plant systems and components (fabrication, assembly, and installation).
  • Collaborating with peer engineers, construction management and craftsmen on a daily basis. 
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Evaluates findings to formulate corrective actions. Provide technical solutions to a wide range of complex difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of relevant exempt experience; 
Master’s Degree and 3 years of relevant professional experience; 
Ph.D. and 0 years of experience.

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

 

Nice to Have

  • A comprehensive understanding of the reactor plant construction process, ship/shop check experience, and project management experience. Effective written and verbal communication skills; Problem Solving; Critical Thinking; Technical Writing. Experience with Microsoft Office Programs and various NNS shipbuilding programs (i.e. Teamcenter, SAP, i2, etc.)
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

 

 

Why HII
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 buildyourcareer@hii-co.com 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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