Junior Engineer
Valkyrie Enterprises LLC
Portsmouth, VA

About $63,000 - $86,000 a year

This position is contingent upon award.

Job Description:
Advanced planning, preparation, and assisting with coordination of a work control and tag out program for complex ship’s systems.
Provides expert technical engineering advice and independently evaluates and analyses the scope of conventional and innovative problem areas and plans and recommends technically sound processes and solutions. Monitor the project’s work control program, including resolution of problems and anticipate and examine other issues.
Assist with the development of system turnover procedures under shipyard operational control. Ensure proper concurrence and coordination for interfaces with nuclear and combat systems and components utilizing a broad comprehension of their functional relationships.
Assist the Chief Test Engineer (CTE) and/or Advanced Planning Manager (APM) in specifying prerequisite ship conditions for performance of productive work to ensure the vessel is maintained in a condition that is safe for personnel and equipment. Plan work to be accomplished and establish priorities and timetables.
Assist the CTE and APM with technical support and management of project work control and tag out programs.
Prepare formal and informal comprehensive reports, interpreting and/or outlining the procedures and guidelines of the tag out and work control programs with properly analyzed and valid conclusions and/or recommendations.
Perform data gathering, data collection, and data analysis. Generate reports, presentations, and other engineering deliverables. Coordinate work with engineers and technicians handling interrelated phases of projects for compatibility with production requirements and timely completion.
Assist in preparing procedures for conducting tests on various mechanical, electrical/electronic, and structural equipment, and components and systems.
Determine special equipment and instruments required to perform tests. Establish operational parameters such as flow, speed, pressures, etc. based on ship design requirements.
Perform technical evaluations for acceptable substitutes for materials, based on engineering evaluation of material properties, environmental considerations, service conditions, and system operating parameters.
Prepare technical working documents such as Job Summaries and Task Group Instructions providing all phases of the job including site preparation and restoration, pre-fabrication, rip out, modification, reinstallation, material requirements, and testing of cognizant system equipment or components for mechanical, electrical, and structural areas assigned.
Act as a troubleshooter in the identification and resolution of problems encountered during installation, grooming, or testing phases of waterfront production efforts.
Create/issue technical instructions or Discrepancy Forms (DFs) for repair or modification of a component/system to ensure it performs its intended function.
Communicate on design engineering projects with personnel from other engineering codes or from other activities.
Support development of training materials and support training for ship’s equipment and/or shipyard processes.
Perform advanced planning preparation of Job Summaries, E-Specifications, and other technical work documents including material identification, ordering, planning, and estimating.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Naval Architecture (as appropriate to assigned cognizance). A degree in Engineering Technology is not considered equivalent to the required Bachelor of Engineering Degree.
At least 2 years of progressive design engineering experience, at a professional level involving design and working plan development for construction, conversion, or modernization of U.S. Naval Ships (does not include maritime ship design).

At least 8 years of practical design engineering experience, at a professional level, in responsible engineering duties and at least 2 years of progressive design experience at a professional level within the last 5 years.

Desired Qualifications:
Ability to obtain a passport
Ability to communicate effectively
Submarine experience

Security Requirements:
Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance and ability to access private and public shipyards and Naval installations

Travel Requirements:
Up to 10% travel nationwide to include international travel as needed

Valkyrie Enterprises, Inc is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.