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Senior Engineer

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance




Prepare and maintains, as required, design studies, proposals, diagrams, BOMs, purchase specifications, engineering calculations, test memos, test reports, other test documentation, and pre-contract design packages as assigned under minimum supervision. Provide guidance to lower level engineers and perform as a design checker. Communicate with other departments and provide them with technical assistance or information when needed. An effective point of contact in system specific discipline.

Lowest level for designation as “Cognizant Engineer” able to operate without close technical direction.  Completes all tasks within schedule, budget and quality commitments.  Work products are accurate and conform to high standards of quality.




  • Perform Design analysis and support calculations for Engineering product development.
  • Develop designs for one or more designated systems including diagrams and related BOMs using CAD/CAM system.
  • Prepares Ship Specifications and estimates for new contracts.
  • Provides assistance to other Engineers on request.
  • Assists in analysis of tests, trials, and other experiments: noise surveys, vibration surveys, machinery signatures, and shaft alignment surveys.
  • Interprets Regulatory Body Rules, US Navy Specifications and Industry Standards.
  • Reviews vendor proposals and vendor drawings for compliance with specification or recommended changes.  Prepares technical evaluations of proposals and drawings, and resolution of vendor issues.
  • Prepare scope for change orders and Engineering estimates.
  • Prepare and/ or assist in the preparation of Purchase Specifications and Test Memos.
  • Represent company on official business as directed.
  • Communicates with other divisions/departments, internal and external customers, including owners and vendors in design related matters.  Both verbally and in writing.
  • Functions as design checker, as required.
  • Able to effectively guide Design Transition teams.
  • Demonstrates professional and business skill proficiency.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
  • P.E. License desirable.
  • Five (5) years experience in relevant marine field.
  • Three (3) years experience in job specific discipline.
  • Demonstrated efficiency within discipline.
  • Well rounded ability in multiple systems within subject field.
  • Familiarity with shipboard equipment.  Thoroughly conversant with regulatory body rules and regulations. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Effective decision-maker requiring little guidance.
  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs. 




    Requires ability to work in office environment, go aboard ship during construction, climb ladders, work throughout yard as required, and participate in Sea Trials when required.  Work will generally be confined to a clean office environment but will at times, require participation in dusty, dirty, areas. 




    Completes all tasks within schedule, budget and quality commitments.  Work products are accurate and conform to high standards of quality.




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