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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jun 2, 2022

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) has an opportunity for a Structural Engineer.


This position is within the ENG-WR group of E92. This person provides engineering review of Visual Work Instructions (VWIs) and other Submarine Engineering Build Authority Documents, primarily within the Structural discipline. These reviews are performed within a model based manufacturing environment. Ensures Build Authority information provided within the VWI is consistent with the applicable technical authority documents. Reviews engineering change documents for applicability and proper incorporation within the build authority documents. Applies engineering and submarine construction knowledge towards the validation of welds, notes, and dimensions for COLUMBIA class submarine construction. Provides training to entry level engineers. Participates in development of processes and procedures. Interacts and collaborates with VWI Developers, Construction Trade Representatives, and Planning Personnel to ensure proper understanding of the work to be performed by and the requirements required of the VWI. Regularly participates in meetings with NNS Operations. Frequently uses collaboration tools such as WebEx and Jabber. Uses Teamcenter, NGP, NX, SAP, and 1Tool daily to complete assigned tasks. Need to be detail oriented, have a positive attitude and able to adapt to change.


Analyzes, researches and develops structural engineering specifications involving metals, non-metallic or composite structural materials for product design, or operation of product to include structures, mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronics, power plant, armament, heating and ventilating, equipment and maintenance designs. Analyzes damage tolerance, durability, design allowables and structural modeling. Specific structural engineering specialties may include dynamics and loads, stability and stress fatigue and thermal analysis. Tools utilized may include CATIA, IDEAS, ProEngineer and a variety of software applications.


Basic Qualifications

5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD.- Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with submarine engineering technical authority and build authority documents. Engineering experience within the Columbia program is highly preferred. Experience as Structural Engineer is preferred. Experience in structural engineering for submarines is highly preferred. Experienced using Teamcenter, NGP, NX, and SAP is highly preferred (but not required). Understands and applies Engineering Procedures to Manufacturing Processes and Production Methods within a model based environment.

  • Req ID: 20445 
  • Department: E92 E&D DIGITAL ENTERPRISE 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: No 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: Yes - Interim Clearance Required To Start  

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