Electric Boat

VIRGINIA Fluid Systems Engineer (0-4 years experience)

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US-CT-New London
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General Dynamics is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description

Department 413 is responsible for fluid systems on VIRGINIA Class nuclear submarines, including hydraulic, auxiliary, habitability, thermal management, seawater and compressed gas systems.

Implementation of these systems requires D413 fluids system engineers to regularly engage with design personnel, materials management, government customers and other interfacing engineers on the fluids systems team. 


The selected individuals will work under the guidance of a D413 Lead Systems Engineer.  Specific assignments will be based on experience, career objectives and program needs.  Responsibilities will evolve as program and department needs progress and as the individual's knowledge and familiarity with Fluid Systems Engineering increases.  Areas of responsibility many include, but are not limited to:

Technical Work: Performing engineering calculations (e. g. pressure drop, flow analyses, heat loads, stress analysis); developing piping system designs; making material and equipment selections; analyzing arrangement studies; creating system design improvements; resolving design and potential construction issues; developing specifications and specification compliance; developing/reviewing system diagrams and drawings; configuration management of all cognizant products.

System Integration: Incorporating the system hardware within the physical arrangement of the ship; managing system interfaces; developing system operating instructions, test forms and maintenance procedures.

Project Management: Meeting quality, budgeting and scheduling targets; meeting program milestones which require technical integration with other disciplines; liaison with NAVSEA, Ship's Force, private contractors and other shipyards as required; giving presentations related to cognizant systems; some travel (domestic and/or foreign) may be necessary.



Education/ Experience

A Bachelor of Science degree or higher in mechanical, aerospace, marine, fire protection, chemical (process) or civil engineering (or equivalent) with coursework in thermodynamics / fluid dynamics / heat transfer is required.


Zero to four years of related engineering experience is required.


Candidate must be highly motivated and be able to effectively interact with others in a teaming environment.  Excellent verbal/written communication skills are required. 


The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense secret clearance is required.


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