Electric Boat

Engineer Senior

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Job Description

Members of the Composites Engineering Group are responsible for serving as Electric Boat’s source of expertise for all issues related to fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) materials and other non-metallic materials used and proposed for use on all Navy submarine classes. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to performing finite element analyses (FEA) of current and potential FRP submarine components, assessing damage of FRP submarine components & formulating repair procedures, developing material qualification & procurement specifications, and providing support to vendors of FRP submarine components. 


Other responsibilities include management and/or support of internal & external research and development (R&D) programs and Office of Naval Research (ONR) manufacturing technology (ManTech) projects, interaction with Electric Boat Program Offices, Mechanical, Structural, & Electrical Engineering and Design & Shipyard personnel as well as Newport News Shipyard (NNS) personnel. 


Maintaining existing and developing new business opportunities involving FRP materials are also important responsibilities of Composites Engineering Group members.  Members of the Composites Engineering Group also maintain the knowledge, understanding, and ability to:

  1. Use the Shipbuilding Partners and Suppliers (SPARS) applications to support procurement tasks (e.g., VREQs), respond to engineering and vendor inquiries (e.g., VPAs & VIRs), and manage vendor and shipyard correspondence (e.g., VTDXs)
  2. Use TeamCenter to review 3D models in support of arrangement and drawing approvals
  3. Use ELCADD and JCALS to obtain drawing information
  4. Use as necessary, customer and vendor remote collaboration tools such as TeamRoom and SharePoint.

Education/ Experience

  • B.S. in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Structural, or Materials Engineering
  • 4-9 years of experience working with FRP materials (may include academic classwork and/or experience)



  • Knowledge or ability to learn ABAQUS /CAE, ABAQUS /Standard, and ABAQUS /Explicit FEA codes
  • Ability to develop technical proposals & calculation reports and effectively present information to government customers
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capability to function effectively in a dynamic environment and interact with all Navy organizations (e.g., ONR, NAVSEA, DARPA, Navy Labs), vendors, and academia
  • Cognizance or capability to learn Electric Boat safety & hazardous material and quality assurance requirements

Physical Qualifications

Climbing, Kneeling

Environmental Attributes

Inside, Outside


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