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Naval Architect Associate - 28172 in Boston, MA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/3/2019

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description



Position Summary

Under immediate supervision, applies basic knowledge of naval architecture to perform routine analyses and prepare basic naval architectural deliverables in support of the design of ships, craft, and other floating structures.  Participates in the development and validation of design and engineering requirements, preparation of specifications, and provides inputs to technical reports and presentations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applies basic naval architectural knowledge in accordance with applicable regulatory body rules, regulations, and industry standards to develop analyses and products in one or more of the following technical areas:
  • Hull form and hydrodynamic performance, including development of hull form geometry and lines plans, hydrostatics and curves of form, resistance and powering estimates, propulsor design and performance, appendage design, maneuvering analyses, seakeeping analyses, development of model test plans and observing and analyzing data from model tests or full scale trials
  • Weight and stability analyses, including development of weight and center of gravity estimates, performance of intact and damaged stability analyses, performance of deadweight surveys and inclining experiments
  • Concept and feasibility design studies addressing whole ship sizing and performance analyses, requirements validation, and design optimization
  • Design integration, coordinating inputs from various naval architectural and other engineering disciplines, such as marine engineering and structures, into balanced, closed solution designs to establish principal characteristics and design features such as length, beam, depth, draft, displacement, speed, and other performance parameters
  • Structural design, developing hull girder bending moments and structural configurations and scantlings in accordance with appropriate rules or design standards, development of superstructure, mast, and local support structure to withstand primary and secondary loads
  • General arrangements and configuration, developing requirements for area and volume, preparing overall ship arrangement concepts and drawings illustrating primary functional allocation of spaces within the ship considering location and adjacency constraints, performing special studies including access and line of sight analyses, assisting in detailed layouts of individual compartments such as living and berthing spaces, ship support spaces, storerooms, and shops
  • Assists with the review of design proposals and specifications.
  • Participates in scheduled project review sessions and meetings with representatives from other engineering disciplines and customers on technical and engineering issues.
  • Assists in preparing documentation, reports, and project plans to describe activities planned and accomplished, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.
  • Assists with preparation and presentation of formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture or related engineering field such as Ocean Engineering.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for equivalent work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by 
    market survey data.
  • A Secret clearance will be required after employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of naval architecture to perform routine analyses and prepare basic naval architectural deliverables in support of the design of ships, craft, and other floating structures.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and computer skills including various types of engineering software.
  • Ability to design and provide the highest quality products and services that meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to learn and adapt when facing new problems, analyzes successes and failures for clues to improvement, and tackle new and difficult challenges.

    Diversity Statement


    Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

    U.S. Citizenship Required.




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