Senior Naval Architecture and Structural Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-West Bethesda
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Defense Mission & Health Solutions


As a Naval Architecture and Structural Engineer you will work within a government - contractor team designing and testing current and next generation naval and commercial platforms


This is a full time onsite position in West Bethesda MD


What you will do:


Responsible for structural design, modification, and analysis of surface naval and commercial platforms, submarines, and undersea vehicles.  Analyses include design and assessment of primary and secondary ship structural members and components against primary and operational loads.  This includes analysis of both intact and structural components degraded by corrosion, pitting, cracking, deformations, and fabrication defects.  These analyses include hull assessments against ultimate strength, progressive collapse, and other secondary loadings.   Candidates will also perform buckling calculations to assess the stability of designs.  This position also reviews existing calculation packages to ensure that calculations are accurate, modeling assumptions are acceptable, and requirements are met.  Also responsible for evaluating the structural capacity of surface ship vehicle and flight decks relative to static, dynamic and thermal loads. 

Requires the use of a range of methods including Finite Element Modeling, Finite Element Analysis, and Fracture Mechanics and fatigue crack growth analysis. 


Education and Experience:


BS in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering.  10+ years of experience. 

  • Experience in marine structures.  Experience with some combination of the following tools: ABAQUS , FEMAP, Hyperworks, NASTRAN, LS DYNA, Sierra Mechanics, Maestro, ULTSTR, Spectra, Procoll, NASGRO, AutoCAD, Inventor, NAVISWORKS, NX, Solidworks, Rhinoceros3D
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Requires an Active DoD SECRET Clearance or ability to obtain an Interim Secret Clearance prior to start date.

At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 


Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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