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Huntington Ingalls Industries Nuclear Engineer 3 (Engineer Nuclear 3) - 18770 in Newport News, Virginia

Requisition Number: 18770

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Level of Experience: Mid

This opportunity resides with Nuclear & Environmental Services, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. Nuclear & Environmental Services supports the national security mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) through the management and operation of its sites, as well as the safe cleanup of legacy waste across the country. We meet our clients’ toughest nuclear and environmental challenges, and are postured to serve the growing commercial nuclear power plant decommissioning market.

Meet HII’s Mission Technologies Division

Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense – the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that’s right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.

To learn more about Mission Technologies, click here for a short video: https://vimeo.com/732533072


Maritime Operations within Mission Technologies - Nuclear & Environmental Services, is looking for a Nuclear Engineer 3 to join the team in Newport News, VA.

Nuclear Engineers are responsible for engineering and technical support for the construction, overhaul, testing and operations of propulsion and reactor plant components.

What You Will Do

This position will be embedded into a direct support role in the Newport News Shipbuilding Radiological Controls Engineering group. This group is responsible for providing engineering, monitoring, training, radiation health and technical services, and emergency planning support to the lead Newport News Shipbuilding Radiological Control Program to service Navy nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines. Radiological Controls Engineering offers a challenging, high paced, team environment with opportunity to excel and endless possibilities for professional growth.

Radiological Controls Engineering consists of three main group: Reactor Servicing; Overhaul Maintenance for Aircraft Carriers; and Fleet Support, Facilities, & Special Emphasis Projects. Come join our group of diverse and talented experts!

What You Must Have

  • Candidate is required to have either:

  • Five (5) years relevant experience with a Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering;

  • Or three (3) years relevant experience with Masters in Nuclear Engineering;

  • Or zero (0) years experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering.

  • Candidate must have successfully completed an undergraduate Nuclear Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program.

  • Candidate must have knowledge of nuclear and radiation safety principles.

  • Candidate must be proficient in the use of desktop or personal computers with associated software (i.e., word processing, graphics, database, spreadsheets, etc.) or other computer products as required by the applicable discipline.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen.

Bonus Points For ...

  • US Navy or commercial nuclear reactor and/or steam plant operations experience.

Physical Requirements

May require working in an office, industrial, shipboard, or laboratory environment. Capable of climbing ladders and tolerating confined spaces and extreme temperature variances.

HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a new future. We offer competitive benefits such as best-in-class medical, dental and vision plan choices; wellness resources; employee assistance programs; Savings Plan Options (401(k)); financial planning tools, life insurance; employee discounts; paid holidays and paid time off; tuition reimbursement; as well as early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships.


We build the world’s most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America’s top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people’s safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.

Today’s challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It’s why we’re focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to buildyourcareer@hii-co.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Mission Technologies.