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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 21, 2024

Req ID: 36190 
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

NNS, a division of HII, is seeking an ambitious, strategic and honorable entry level engineer to join our team of highly motivated individuals.  The ideal candidate should have effective analytical, problem-solving, conceptual, administrative, and communication skills.  New engineers will be trained by their fellow shipbuilders and learn how to apply fundamental engineering principles and techniques to solve critical problems.  With the assistance of team lead engineers, entry level engineers will perform engineering calculations, analysis, research and development as part of routine assignments that are designed to develop familiarity with equipment, procedures and systems.   We are a company dedicated to the mission and safety of our country.  Our engineers work in a fast paced environment, adapt to challenges, and design, build and overhaul nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines for the United States Navy.  These are some of the most technologically advanced warships in the world which are employed to protect our country’s freedom. Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, is now offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus to all entry-level (Engineer 1) new hires.   


NNS utilizes cutting edge technology and techniques to achieve these goal such as, but not limited to: additive manufacturing, augmented/virtual reality, and robotics.  Our state-of-the-art laboratory, known as the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Carrier Integration Center, houses diverse research and design testing facilities. 


NNS is in search of a diversely skilled engineer to support the research, development of structural engineering specification involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design and/or operation.  Analyzes damage tolerances, durability and design allowables.  Our engineers use software tools such as CATIA, IDEAS and ProEngineer to assist in the specific structural engineering specialties like:


  • Dynamics and loads
  • Stability and stress fatigue
  • Thermal analysis

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform engineering calculations, analysis, research, and design
  • Provide engineering support to designers and tradesmen
  • Analyzes damage tolerances, durability and design allowable.
  • Provide technical recommendations and documents to internal and external customers
  • Effectively communicate and engage with team members

Must Have

0 Years with Bachelors in Science- Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.


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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