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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 26, 2024

Req ID: 36907 
Team: E10 SUB ENGRG 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 

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

The direct management of the Submarine Fleet Support (SFS) Submarine Engineering Liaison Department. The SFS Manager 3 is responsible for the overall technical management, leadership, and performance for SFS waterfront engineering support at NNS for Submarine Maintenance. 


The Manager 3 of Submarine Fleet Support Submarine Engineering Liaison Department Daily Responsibilities include:

▪Ensure that all of the employees in the department observe all safety standards and are aware of safety protocols supporting waterfront operations.
▪ Manage an indirect budget within approved limits while satisfying training, IT, and labor overhead requirements.
▪Ensure that Submarine Engineering upholds the customer standards and requirements even under cost or schedule pressure.
▪Observe in process work on the deck plates and in offices and ensure that quality standards are being met.
▪Drive clear ownership, accountability, continuous improvement, and employee development.
▪Hire/train/assign sufficient diverse engineering resources to support all base and growth work on all contracts.
▪Interface successfully with both internal and external customers including SOSNN and all submarine construction departments.
▪Support the planning and execution efforts of 688 and VCS Class submarine availabilities as well as submarine sea trials.

Responsibilities include providing guidance to subordinates based on goals, objectives and Company policy to ensure developed products are technically correct, meet all specification requirements, support cost reduction objectives, meet first time quality goals, and support the downstream customer's needs. 

Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 8 years of progressive technical experience in research, engineering and design; Master's Degree and 6 years of relevant experience; PhD and 4 years of relevant experience.

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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