Engineering Manager of Naval Design

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The Manager of Naval Design will be the lead of the Naval Design office and report to the Manager of SEATech (Science, Engineering, Analysis and Technology) group and the Director of CFI (Concept, Functional and Innovation) group. This position plays a vital role to the Naval Design group and will contribute to continued success in early stage design at FMM.


  • Develop and define the Concept Design office within the Washington DC area Includes recruiting and hiring efforts
  • Establish roles and responsibilities within the group, and within the greater FMM engineering department Manager the two concept design groups (Advanced Naval Systems and Ship Design)
  • Develop and manage engineers and designers to support Navy Design efforts
  • Establishing and maintaining a close relationship with customers, to understand their desires and an ability to present new concepts and ideas
  • Identify and support capture efforts for business development opportunities within the maritime R&D community
  • Establishing and maintaining research and develop relationships with universities, labs, major equipment providers, etc.
  • Responsible and ownership of pre-contract documentation
  • Project definitions, including GA, weights, mission package, performance development and predictions, etc.
  • Technical Specifications for overall design as well as major equipment
  • Support estimation team to produce budgetary offerings to customers, Payloads, main ship equipment, larger mission components, etc.
  • Act as overall lead to balance and coordinate competing design requirements, while maintaining a view for the productions processes
  • Able to solicit and incorporate feedback provided from shipyard production groups for incorporation into early stage design and analysis
  • Responsible for all management duties associated with a team of engineers and designers
  • Proposal development for ship designs, R&D, etc., in support of business development efforts and customer requests
  • Build relationships and coordinate with research partners, including universities and labs
  • Requires frequent travel to support the shipyard teams, research partners such as labs and universities etc.
  • Work closely to coordinate efforts between the Advanced Naval Systems Technical Leader and Ship Design teams, as well as the core engineering teams at FMM, ACE, FBS
  • Maintain awareness of the latest advancements in engineering and science associated with ship design and production, as well as related fields
  • Abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.


  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering and 12 years of experience of increasing responsibility in the engineering field of competence
  • Must have a working knowledge of standard shipbuilding rules and regulations, as well as the associated regulatory agencies and the review & approval process
  • Must have current computer skills relevant to the field of competence
  • Must have ability to work within schedule and budget restraints
  • Ability to approach challenging problems with creative solutions
  • Must have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proven successful leadership experience
  • A basic Earned Value Management System competency is a bonus

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