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Job #: R-00027620
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

The Maritime Solutions Division (MSD) of Leidos develops and deploys advanced technology solutions that address existing and emerging maritime missions of national importance for a broad range of customers across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other governmental agencies and commercial clients.  Leidos MSD is currently seeking a qualified, energetic engineer to fill the position of Ocean Engineer to assist in the development, demonstration, and production of advanced ocean sensor systems and payload subsystems, and integration of those systems with manned and unmanned maritime platforms.  Current and future projects span advanced concept and prototype development, low-rate initial production, maintenance planning and requirements development for Navy facilities, and innovative long-term designs for multiple customers.  Position will require periodic travel to and coordination with engineering activities at other Leidos facilities and government facilities, in multiple locations across the United States.  Initial focus will be on support of operations and maintenance activities at the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC), the South Tongue of the Ocean Acoustic Measurement Facility (STAFAC), and other US Navy programs.   

Primary Responsibilities

This position involves taking ocean hardware systems, and/or systems of systems, through prototype research and development, initial production, and future full-rate production work. Leads and/or supports sea test planning and/or execution.  Technology development and demonstration plans to mature system from concept design, through prototype development and demonstration, and into production.  Identification of program technical risks and the development of risk mitigation and technology maturation plans to address those risks.  Identifies, tracks, and manages system requirements and requirements traceability.  Implements system engineering processes within the program consistent with company and ISO-9001 standards.  Develops and/or augments system documentation, specifications and drawings, as needed, to support design activities and program deliverable requirements appropriate to development stage.

Specific task responsibilities include:

  • Requirements development, design generation, and design production for a variety of Navy customers with applications including use of submarine telecommunications cables, underwater hardware, installation and recovery of subsea assets, and more. 
  • Definition and direction of system trade studies.
  • Requirements and design reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR) for any modifications to system Baseline.
  • Maintaining all system documentation for any modifications to the Baseline.
  • Traveling to execute developed plans and install systems in both on land and offshore environments.
  • Documenting external and subsystem interfaces.
  • Risk management and risk reduction activities including analyses and trade-offs to reduce performance and delivery risks; enhance manufacturability, and/or control costs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Ocean Engineering/Naval Architecture or other related discipline. 5+ years’ total experience.
  • Experience with underwater/marine engineering and the unique applications of working in a maritime environment.
  • Extensive experience with SolidWorks software.
  • Working ability to operate MathCAD, Matlab, and other analysis tools.
  • Experience in undersea hardware system development.
  • Effectively work with a team establishing strong, collaborative working relationships with government customers, technical staff, senior managers and peers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance

Must also be able to:

a. climb at least 50 feet of rung ladder to access various parts of a vessel as required

b.       remain alert during extended working hours

c.        perceive depth

d.        drive a company vehicle

e.        transit to and from a marine vessel including transiting up and down marina gangways at varying angles as needed during travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance highly preferred
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical/Ocean Engineering/Naval Architecture or other related discipline.
  • Experience with installation and recovery of Navy or other maritime assets
  • Experience with cranes and weight handling operations at sea
  • Evaluation of the suitability of maritime assets for meeting project requirements
  • Finite element analysis software optional – OrcaFlex, SolidWorks, ANSYS, etc

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Job Family:

Mechanical Engineering


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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