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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 21, 2023

Job Description

The Sea Trials Coordinator will be responsible for a wide range of technical aspects of sea trials and at sea testing of ship systems as well as providing overall coordination of efforts required to ensure the proper planning and execution of sea trials.  Coordination assignments will include but are not limited to Carrier New Construction, PSA, RCOH, Submarine New Construction, PSA and Fleet Support Programs.  Duties will include but not be limited to the following:


  • Act as the primary technical point of contact for Sea Trials preparation and execution efforts for a assigned contracts and support on non-assigned contracts as required. This will include interface with external (e.g. SOS, NRRO, NAVSEA, SF, SUBLANT, AIRLANT & CCT/AITs) and internal customers (e.g. Program, Construction, Finance, Contracts, Engineering and Nuclear Propulsion Test Departments).
  • Review contracts, specifications and invoked documents for trials requirements and ensure actions are in place and executed in order to ensure engineering and technical requirements will be fulfilled.
  • Manage the resolution of all trials logistical and technical problems.
  • Develop Sea Trials engineering and technical products
  • Ensure the technical accuracy of all Trials coordination products.
  • Develop and/or facilitate all sea trials trainings and briefings,
  • Facilitate meetings with internal and external customers.
  • Support the scoping process for Sea Trials centric contract elements and change orders.


Synthesizes customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations.

Basic Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with submarine and aircraft carrier ship systems

- Experience in interfacing with multiple shipyard departments, government agencies, and Navy commands is required.

- Experience with the development, preparation and execution of Test Procedures and associated processes is preferred.

- Knowledge of Sea Trials preparations, processes, products, and execution is preferred.

- Experience facilitating technical meetings and briefing internal/external senior leadership and large audiences is preferred.

- This position may require extended work hours and travel.

- This position will require time at sea on aircraft carriers/submarines and consequently candidates must not meet any disqualifying attributes specified by COMUSFLTFORCOM /COMPACFLTINST 6320.3B or OPNAV Instruction 6420.1B.

  • Req ID: 27425 
  • Department: E25 TEST ENGINEERING 
  • 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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HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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