Aerospace Engineer 4

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), hydrodynamics, MATLAB, OpenFoam
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) seeks a motivated and enthusiastic individual who would like to apply their Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and aeroacoustics experience and talents to developing and advancing US Navy ships (submarines and aircraft carriers).


Typical responsibilities include:

  • Development of aero/hydro acoustic models across a range of fidelities
  • Develop, apply, and validate CFD solutions for the prediction of noise from unsteady flow simulations
  • Grid generation for complex internal/external geometries
  • Develop design of experiments
  • Use critical thinking skills for problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Informal and formal report generation
  • Plan and execute the validation and verification of new or improved software.
  • Able to perform work without appreciable direction and exercise latitude in determining technical objectives
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver in a timely manner


Researches, plans, designs and develops mechanical products and systems such as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. Applies research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.

Basic Qualifications

9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD.- Newport News Shipbuilding requires a Bachelors Degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture Engineering, with a focus in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or hydrodynamics and 7 years’ experience OR
•    PhD in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Ocean Engineering/ Naval Architecture Engineering, with a focus in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) or hydrodynamics and 4 years’ experience.
•    Excellent communication, both written and verbal, and problem solving skills
•    Sound judgement and critical thinking skills
•    Experience with StarCCM+, OpenFoam
•    Experience in C/C++, Java, Matlab, Python
•    Extensive knowledge of CFD and aeroacoustics for noise prediction
•    Extensive experience with finite and boundary element analysis
•    Extensive experience with turbulence and scale resolving simulations 
•    Experience with machine learning methods 
•    Experience using high performance computing systems (HPCs)
•    Experience with manipulation and processing of large datasets
•    CAD software literacy for model cleanup and meshing

Req ID: 19274 

Department: E46 SHIP SURVABLTY 

Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 

Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 

Education: Bachelor's Degree 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

Who We Are - About HII 


EEO Statement:

HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Dice Id : 10447590
Position Id : 19274
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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