Naval Architect/Structural Engineer - 25760 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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Job Description


The successful candidate will apply basic knowledge of ship structure and/or naval architecture to perform routine design analyses and prepare basic design deliverables in support of the design of ships, watercraft, and other floating structures. The individual will participate in the development and validation of design and engineering requirements, preparation of specifications, and will provide inputs to technical reports and presentations. Technical guidance and training from the more experienced technical staff to which the individual is assigned will be provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Apply basic engineering design principles and naval architecture knowledge in accordance with applicable requirements, specifications, regulatory body rules, 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, and 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 primary hull structure, superstructure, mast, and local support structure to withstand primary and secondary loads
  • General arrangements and configuration design including 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; and assisting in detailed layouts of individual compartments such as living and berthing spaces, ship support spaces, storerooms, and shops.
  • Assist with the review of design proposals and specifications.
  • Participate in scheduled project review sessions and meetings with representatives from other engineering disciplines and customers on technical and engineering issues.
  • Assist in preparing documentation including reports, project plans, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.
  • Assist with preparation and presentation of formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Comply with corporate policies and procedures including quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Education and Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture or related engineering discipline and 3-5 years of related technical experience.  

    A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after start.

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Basic knowledge of naval architecture and engineering design to perform routine analyses and prepare basic design deliverables in support of the design of ships, watercraft, and other floating structures.

    Strong written and 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 customers and internal stakeholders.

    Ability to learn and adapt when facing new problems, enjoys the challenge of new and unfamiliar tasks, analyzes successes and failures for clues to improvement.

    Ability to assist in development and preparation of technical engineering presentations.

    U.S. Citizenship Required.

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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