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Senior Naval Architect & Structures Systems Engineer

Department: TTS
Location: San Diego, CA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. ( is a 100% employee-owned company providing full-lifecycle support to the defense industry. Our Technology and Technical Solutions (TTS) sector focuses on the development and integration of solutions that support mission success of critical systems such as secure communications, satellite systems, nuclear operations solutions, network operations, program, training, administrative and environmental management support services. This includes providing a full range of technical services, maintenance, repair, and assessment execution and coordination expertise as support services.

Our TTS team is currently seeking a Senior Naval Architect with at least four years of experience for work in San Diego. If you enjoy working on mission critical projects in a team-oriented environment, please read on!

Summary: The Senior Naval Architect and Structures Engineer will provide full-time onsite support for equipment and systems to include Naval Architecture, structures, coatings, watertight enclosures, and welding evolutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shipboard Structures, Coatings and Weld Support
    • Investigate complex and diverse engineering problems presented in Engineering Service Requests (ESR), Departures from Specifications (DFS), Automatic Work Requests (AWR), and Conditions Found Reports (CFR).
    • Perform ship checks and provide detailed reports documenting structural issues and recommended repairs.
    • Perform engineering analytical tasks to identify and correct system deficiencies and provide technical solutions in the form of drawings, memoranda, reports and sketches.
    • Conduct engineering investigations and analyses of coating system failures.
    • Recommend corrective repair actions using root cause analysis.
    • Review proposed welding repair designs. Identify weld joints, design and testing requirements.
    • Address material substitution requests specific to ship structures.
  • Support Project Support Engineer and Integrated Test Engineers for handling all technical issues that arise.
  • Interface with project personnel on all matters pertaining to program management, administration, and work assignments for this program.
  • Perform complex engineering calculations for design development and to calculate strength, vibration behavior, and safety of modifications and/or repairs to the ship.
  • Prepare layout and detail drawings and sketches for varied and complex design projects, such as SHIPALTs and repairs.
  • Interface with CHENG and Deputy CHENG to address ship non-conformances, assess risk, and provide recommendations for new and existing ship structural and material DFSs.
  • Assist reviewing production contractor Work Items, access cut plans, design calculations, and other structural engineering related documents for accuracy and technical acceptability.
  • Coordinate with other engineering personnel, production and maintenance team, ships force, NAVSEA, ISEAs, NSWCs, RMCs, and others as required to develop solutions for naval architecture related issues.
  • Review SARs, design technical products, and deliverables with supporting estimates for final review by Government in support of the accomplishment of SHIPALTs.
  • Interface with cognizant executing activity and planning yard representatives on final design products for technical accuracy and conformance to NAVSEA requirements prior to final acceptance by the Government.
  • Travels to different RMC'S or Naval Ship Locations. Travel may include extended underway periods and travel outside of the continental United States

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís Degree in Structural Engineering, Oceaneering, Naval Architecture or related STEM major.
  • A minimum of four (4) years general experience with the installation, operation, repair, testing and maintenance of naval or marine structure and preservation systems.
  • Experience in the assessment, repair, and maintenance of structure and coating systems on US Naval ships.
  • Have knowledge about sheet-metal, preservation, nonskid, materials, insulation, piping and welding on Navy Ships.
  • Hands-on experience with ship structures in the last two years.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Navy assessment programs, inspections, visit processes and reporting methods for visits.
  • Ability to utilize computers including the Microsoft Office Suite for compiling information for reports and history files and transfer digital pictures from camera to computer and enhance as required and label them for report purposes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Pursuant to the various government contractual requirements, all applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an active SECRET clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masterís Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related STEM major.
  • Previous private and/or public shipyard experience.

ADA Notations:

  • Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional noise.
  • Ability to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways (onboard ships).
  • May ride ships at sea for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs. in weight.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
  • Ability to wear a respirator.
  • Ability to travel to different RMC'S or Naval Ship Locations. Travel may include extended underway periods and travel outside of the continental United States.
  • May be required to go onboard ships to inspect Tanks, Voids and Spaces.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates must be able to provide proof they have received the COVID 19 vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated. Requests for an accommodation due to a medical or religious reason can be made by contacting Human Resources.

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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