Navatek LTD, a privately-owned defense contractor with offices in Rhode Island and Hawaii is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer or Naval Architect to work on a range of exciting department of defense design challenges.  The candidate will have the opportunity to help steer the mechanical systems engineering and construction for a range of vehicles and autonomous systems for the Navy, Marine Corp, and Army.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to conceptualize solutions for problems across the department of defense and follow their concepts through to prototype construction.  Working with our commercial prototyping facility in Honolulu, Hawaii, the candidate will have the ability to oversee construction and testing of their systems.  This position is an opportunity to join a group of talented engineers growing to fill the needs of the department of defense.

General Description:  Senior Engineer or Naval Architect with 15+ years experience from concept design through build management for mechanical systems.  Must be willing to work on a range of systems including: boats, amphibious vehicles, and ground vehicles.  Some understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic systems required.  Oversight and development of junior engineers working on design packages for system construction required.  An understanding tracked and wheeled ground vehicles a plus.  Experience in controlled inflation of parts a plus.  Travel between Providence, RI and Honolulu, HI necessary during construction phases of programs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Engineering of mechanical systems and system of systems including hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, and structural
  • Engineering oversight of subsystem design, engineering drawings, and technical work from junior engineers
  • Presentation of systems in written technical data packages and design reviews with the customer
  • Construction oversight of system specific installation, benchmarking, and dockside testing
  • Test support of systems during builder’s trials
  • Conceptualization of systems for proposal writing
  • Pricing, purchasing support, and budgetary reporting during systems construction
  • Experienced using CAD: Solidworks, Rhino, and AutoCAD, FEA, CFD tools
  • Experience building cost and schedule with Excel or MS Project
  • Experience in DoD review processes and data package submittals
  • Experience overseeing junior engineers’ technical work
  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card required
  • Bachelors in engineering
  • 15+ years of experience in mechanical or systems engineering position
  • 10+ years of experience as senior engineer with oversight of total system design


This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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