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Senior Naval Architect (Boats)  


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing United States government with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of TCG, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K profit sharing retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

We are seeking to hire a Senior Naval Architect (Boats) to join our team in Washington, DC. Upon award, you will:

  • Provide oversight for junior staff, managing a high-visibility, mission-critical program.
  • Lead engineers in development efforts, coordinate with other functional areas to complete ship design.
  • Utilize knowledge of resistance and dynamics of planning craft, including dynamic instabilities to develop and evaluate boat designs. 
  • Incorporate human factors for high-speed craft, including effects of boat motions and shock mitigation systems.
  • Conduct, witness, and document tests and trials including conventional and specialized boat stability tests; speed, power, maneuvering, and seakeeping trials.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited institution.
  • 10+ years naval architecture experience.
  • 6 years’ experience with hull form development and definition, propulsion systems including conventional and specialized boat shafting systems, propellers, waterjets, and outboard motors, and use of CFD software to analyze hydrodynamic and planning properties.
  • Technical supervision.
  • > 1 year federal ship or boat building.
  • Experience with computer applications relating to naval architecture and ship design.
  • Experience with corrosion principles of metals for surface assets and boats.
  • Experience conducting, witnessing, and documenting tests including stability tests, speed, power, maneuvering, and seakeeping trials.
  • Knowledge of USN, USCG, IACS and/or commercial ship design rules and regulations..
  • U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Experience and Certifications:

  • MS Technical, Engineering or Marine from an ABET Accredited Institution.
  • Experience in the design of the hull form for one or more vessels smaller than 200 ft in length
  • Experience with Navy, DoD, or USCG shipbuilding programs.
  • Experience with DoD ACAT I or DHS Level I shipbuilding programs.
  • PE license, PMP, DHS PM Level I, II or III, or DHS systems engineering.

This position is contingent upon and subject to the award of the contract from the government. You will be hired on a contingency basis.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Senior Naval Architect (Shipboard Boats)  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number ENG-22-00012  
Location Washington DC WNY  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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