Hull Systems Engineer

Cardinal Engineering is seeking a Hull Systems Engineer to support the NAVSEA 05V1 Carrier Engineering Team (CET) on In-Service and New Construction Aircraft 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 and overseeing design and construction of new aircraft carriers.

The Hull Systems Engineer is tasked to provide support to the Ship Design Managers (SDMs) and Platform 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.


  • 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
  • Review and assess risk for Shock Deficiency Correction Plans (SDCPs)
  • Develop design of ships (hull form, structural strength, stability, weight, speed, ship motion, trim, seaworthiness, and power and endurance)
  • Determine the size, shape, and location of shipboard compartments, battle stations, and related accesses or passageways between decks
  • Support Platform SEM in managing, planning and directing the design development, systems integration and shipbuilder product review of modifications and/or repairs in the Platform area.
  • Coordinate and integrate system solutions, identify alternatives, assess and invoke system requirements, and ensure requirements are adhered to during planning and execution of AWPs and/or new construction efforts
  • Prepare/review specifications for the construction, conversion, maintenance and repair of ships.
  • Review Installation Control Drawings (ICDs) and Ship Installation Drawings (SIDs) for platform system SWLINs
  • Participate in ship checks

Ideal candidate has several 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. Candidate must hold or be able to obtain a U.S. DoD SECRET level security clearance.

Cardinal Engineering is an equal opportunity employer. We offer industry-leading employee benefits and growth potential is limited only by the candidate’s ambition. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen. Starting salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

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