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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Feb 16, 2024

Req ID: 36202 
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:  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

Oversees and manages various aspects of Aircraft Carrier Engineering projects to include cost, schedule, and quality objectives/metrics with the primary focus being RCOH contracts. The candidate will be required to create expenditure reports for the applicable Department Manager and supervisors and create and submit Labor Cost Transfers (LCTs) as needed.  The need to support additional RCOH departments with spending analysis and progressing may be required. The ability to interface with different levels of the company and the government including Engineering, Program Offices, Planning, and Contracts and Pricing is required.


Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for new or existing programs. Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and manpower requirements. Supports and participates in negotiations with customer. Analyzes effects of projects upon various areas such as Engineering, Facilities, and the labor pool to determine the most practical and cost-efficient methods to obtain the required resources. Resolves proposal preparation problems and assesses the progress against established plans and parameters. Formulates and recommends corrective action measures such as schedule revisions, manpower adjustments, fund allocations, and work requirements.


Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of relevant exempt experience; Master’s Degree and 8 year of relevant professional experience

One of the following may be used as equivalent to Bachelor's Degree to meet minimum qualifications:

  • NNS Apprentice School graduate
  • Navy Nuclear Power School (NNPS) graduate
  • Associate's Degree or other formal 2 year program and 2 years of relevant exempt experience or 4 years of relevant non-exempt experience
  • Military Paygrade E-5 or above military experience
  • High School/GED and 4 years combined of Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience or other relevant exempt experience
  • High School/GED and 8 years combined of Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Trades, Military experience or other relevant non-exempt experience

Nice to Have

•    RCOH experience
•    Strong understanding EVMS and LRM
•    Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
•    Understanding of schedule development and schedule management tools


•    The ideal candidate should:
- Be a self-starter and have experience in managing multiple and complex projects
- Be resourceful and have strong organizational skills
- Be able to multi-task various tasks with minimal guidance from management while maintaining first-time quality 


•    The ideal candidate should be an excellent communicator with strong written and oral verbal communication skills, and have the ability to communicate well with individual contributors, peers, management, and customers both internal to NNS and external.
•    This position is intended to act as a lead and should have experience in doing so.  The candidate should have the ability to manage and track schedules and progress as well as represent the team in meetings as well as briefing management with status updates.


The candidate should have a strong understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Labor Resource Management (LRM), and be proficient in SAP and Microsoft office suite tools.  Skillset should include knowledge of formulas and pivot table development in Microsoft Excel.  The candidate should be able to develop tools and processes for managing cost and schedule, and experience in monthly progressing for E63 RCOH Ship Work Line Item Numbers (SWLINs) is a must.    The candidate must be able to provide cost variance analysis for SWLINs that show an unfavorable variance.  The candidate should have experience in tracking product schedules across the division to include drawings, Inspection Reports (IRs), and scopes. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills, be a self-starter, and have the ability to develop and implement progressing methodologies for the departments that are supported.    


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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