Hull Systems Level III Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead

Cardinal Engineering  is seeking a Hull Systems Level III Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead to support the NAVSEA 05V1 Carrier Engineering Team (CET) on Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) Carrier Programs.  The CET is a matrix organization led by warranted Ship Design Managers (SDMs) dedicated to providing technical support for the development of and execution of authorized work packages (AWPs) for in-service ships, RCOHs, and overseeing design and construction of new aircraft carriers.

The IPT Lead is tasked to provide support to the RCOH Ship Design Managers (SDMs) and Hull System Engineering Manager (SEM).  Areas of responsibility include hull structure and appendages, superstructure and masts, tanks and voids, damage control systems, general arrangements, outfitting, preservation and corrosion control, insulation and deck coverings, welding and non-destructive test (NDT), weight and moment management, shock hardening, survivability, and topside arrangement.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical expertise directing naval architecture projects on major programs of National importance
  • Liaison with Program Office, NAVSEA Technical Authorities, Type Commanders (TYCOM), Supervisor of Shipbuilding Newport News (SUPSHIPNN), Participating Acquisition Resource Managers (PARMs), Shipyards, and Warfare Centers in support of aircraft carrier RCOH
  • Manage, plan, and direct the design development, systems integration, and shipbuilder product review of modifications
  • Conducts feasibility studies related to CVN systems to evaluate the practicability and adaptability of proposed solutions and determine the efficiency of adopted improvements to ensure satisfactory progress and fulfillment of requirements
  • Conduct engineering studies and risk analyses to resolve major technical problems which impact current and future RCOH technical efforts and operations related to CVN systems
  • Review and provide comments to Field Modification Requests (FMRs), Ship Change Documents (SCDs), Cost Data Sheets and Ship Installation Drawings (SIDs).
  • Respond to Design Liaison Action Requests (DLARs), Liaison Action Requests (LARs), Serialized correspondence, Departure From Specifications (DFSs), and SDM action items as tasked
  • Component shock qualification
  • Evaluation of hull impacts
  • Specification review
  • Participate in ship checks

Ideal candidate has 7 – 10 years of hands-on analytical, technical and structural engineering experience with US Navy ships and programs.  B.S. degree required advanced degree desired in Engineering, Naval Architecture or other technical discipline. Position is on-site at the Washington Navy Yard and some travel will be required in execution of assigned duties.

Cardinal Engineering is an equal opportunity employer. We offer industry-leading employee benefits and growth potential is limited only by the candidate’s ambition. Candidates must be US Citizens and be able to obtain Secret level DOD clearance. Starting salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to