Electric Boat

  • Engineer I - Structural

    Requisition ID
    US-CT-New London
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description

    D493 – Pressure Hull and External Structures - Engineers are responsible for supporting the detail design and analysis of submarine pressure hull structures including tanks, trunks, and bulkheads as well as structures external to the pressure hull including the bow, sail, super structure, stern, and control surfaces. Responsibilities include structural engineering analysis of equipment foundations, bulkheads, tanks, trunks, hull inserts, and the pressure hull shell and frames, bow and stern main ballast tank structures, external fairing's and control surfaces. Analysis for submergence, fatigue, hydrodynamic flow loads and tank pressurization loads and shock loads (static and dynamic) are performed using state-of-the-art computer models as well as conventional hand calculation methods.  Engineering review of the design follows the design development from concept formulation through detailed models to design disclosure in a Design-Build-Sustain environment as well as construction support during the build phase. Additionally, D493 Engineers will interface with designers and engineers from other disciplines and participate in Navy design reviews. Knowledge of finite element analysis, steel design techniques and/or advanced mechanics of materials is required for these positions.

    Education/ Experience





    A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering (structural concentration) or mechanical engineering is required.


    Zero to two years of related engineering experience.


    The candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Candidate must be highly motivated, be able to perform independently, as well as interact with other groups and organizations in a team environment. Demonstrable skills and proficiency in the steel design, structural analysis, finite element analysis, systems engineering, or other structural design and analysis related skills.



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