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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Feb 7, 2024

Req ID: 35586 
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:  Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

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 is seeking a talented and self-motivated engineering manager to lead one of our model based engineering teams to extend the Digital Thread beyond NNS.  NNS is committed to digital transformation and this position will be pivotal in leading change in the company and the Navy.  This engineering manager position will be responsible for the cloud-based method of delivery for design disclosure as well as its use in facilitating collaborative design work between NNS and the government in new construction and life cycle applications.  This position will work with the government to develop requirements, user demonstration and training, resolving data transfer issues, and leading new technology enhancements and enrichments into the Cloud.  

In addition, this position will be responsible for the data exchange between NNS and EB as well as the associated work flows.  In this position you will need strong team building and collaboration skills, as well as the ability to lead through technical discussions.  

Manager responsibilities include:

  • Planning and program performance addressing cost, schedule, technical performance, and quality of a work on aircraft carrier and Columbia program
  • Lead, engage, and develop a team of skilled Model Based Engineers 
  • Develop and execute strategies for transformation of how NNS collaborates with external entities (e.g. Navy, shipyards, suppliers)
  • Manage tasking requirements and budgets
  • Collaborate with government / industry cross functional teams
  • Stay current with industry trends and advancements in model based engineering to lead NNS in new digital development opportunities. 

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 6 years of progressive technical experience in research, engineering and design; Master's Degree and 4 years of relevant experience.

Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelor's Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with Siemens Teamcenter products, Amazon Web Services, Carrier and Submarine design processes


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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