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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Req ID: 33429 
Entity: Newport News Shipbuilding

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Shift: 1st 
Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Travel Requirement:  Yes, up to 10% 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

This position is for a senior level mechanical engineer in the A4W Reactor Plant Planning Yard (Department E83) supporting the maintenance, overhaul and modernization of CVN68 Class aircraft carriers.  This position will involve taking a leadership role in the E83 Pipe Stress Group within the section.  Major duties will involve providing technical and project oversight for the performance of pipe stress analysis in support of modernization and maintenance of CVN68 Class ships. The successful applicant should have extensive experience with research, design, project management, and overall general problem solving related to maintaining naval reactor plant fluid systems.  The applicant should also have a proven history of resolving complex problems with limited supervision while effectively communicating with all levels of management and external customers.  A demonstrated ability to train and mentor others and to coordinate multiple tasks successfully. 


Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.


Must Have

Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of relevant exempt experience; 
Master’s Degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience; 
Ph.D. and 4 years of experience.

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

Nice to Have

The applicant shall have a firm understanding of the piping analysis requirements within the applicable sections of the CVN68 Class Ship Specifications, Structural Design Basis-63, the General Specifications for Overhaul of Surface Ships (GSO), and the General Reactor Plant Overhaul and Repair Specification.  Additionally, the candidate should have understanding and experience in applying the provisions of Piping Design Basis-46, the Naval Shipboard Piping Structural Design Manual, and ASME Piping System Design Codes in resolving piping issues.  Experience with CVN68 Class reactor plant piping arrangements, piping design references, pipe hanger designs and applications, piping repair doubler sleeve design, fatigue assessments, and shock requirements for piping. The successful applicant should also have extensive experience in the use of TRIFLEX® and the NNS Pipe IV programs in performing pipe stress analysis.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), project management skills, and demonstrated ability to work independently and in groups with only minimal oversight from management.


We serve the heroes who protect our freedom. Our 44,000-strong team builds 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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