Electric Boat

  • Civil/Structural Engineering CO-OP Trainee

    Requisition ID
    Engineering Co-Op
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat 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

    Our Engineers take pride in the support they provide to protect our nation and our world in the design, engineering, build and delivery of world-class submarines.  Imagine working side by side with some of the top talent in our industry while applying classroom learning in the workplace. 


    Engineering Co-ops will assist engineers in developing and checking calculations, reviewing and preparing technical documents, resolving shipboard problems with components, systems and structures and other engineering activities across the Engineering and Program organizations. CO-OP engineers will typically work as part of a team in a specific engineering discipline while being mentored by one or more full-time engineers. The duration of the CO-OP will be between four and nine months. Applicants should be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing.



    Civil (Structural) Engineers at Electric Boat interface with designers, other engineering disciplines, service departments, shipyard personnel and our Navy customers. Using a design-build approach and working in a team environment, engineers develop innovative solutions to solve design development, new construction, and in-service problems on US Navy nuclear submarines. As a co-op at Electric Boat, you will have the opportunity to kick start your career and gain engineering work experience in any of the following areas:


    • Ship Signatures
    • Aft End Integration, Propulsion Plant Structures & Shielding
    • Fluid Systems
    • Waterfront Structural Non-Nuclear
    • Construction Support Integration
    • Solid Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Propulsion Plant Structures, Shielding & Arrangements
    • Hull and External Structural
    • Internal Structures
    • CVN 21 & Moored Training Ship Fluids
    • Life Cycle Engineering

    Please note you may be assigned to work at any of the following locations: North Kingstown RI, Groton CT, North Stonington CT, New London, CT, and you will need reliable transportation and hosuing for the duration of your co-op assignment.

    Education/ Experience

    Co-ops should have completed a minimum of one year of college working toward a Civil Engineering  degree.  Must be a full-time college student.

    • Must be enrolled in an opt in or traditional university co-op program
    • Must be enrolled as a full time student
    • 18 years of age or older
    • A US citizen, successfully pass a medically supervised drug screen and background check
    • Applicants must only apply if he/she is looking for a 4 - 6 month Co-op for Winter/Spring 2019. 


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