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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 3, 2023

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for a Structural Engineer to join their team. This position will be collaborative work with other internal/external design and/or test engineering personnel; including NAVSEA, Naval shipyards, General Dynamics-Electric Boat, vendors, etc.  On-site resolution of issues encountered during construction may be required. 


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

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

The successful candidate should be able to apply extensive technical expertise, and have full knowledge of all related disciplines. They should be able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings. Candidate should have a working knowledge of shipyard operations, including structural fabrication and assembly and final outfitting. Applicant should have demonstrated history of collaborative relationships with both internal and external customers achieved through strong interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills are important for this position.  Technical submittals of design proposals, engineering calculations and analyses, drawing reviews, presentations, operating instructions, test procedures, maintenance procedures, work deferral requests, departure from specification requests, etc. will be required.  Specific knowledge of SUBSAFE requirements is preferred.  

  • Req ID: 28765 
  • Department: E03 SUB ENGRG LIAISON 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: Yes- Final Clearance Required to Start  

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