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The Ship Design Manager (SDM) directly responsible for the ship design of a new ship platform for the U.S. Navy and ensuring a technically satisfactory design that meets the ship performance requirements. Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the design is properly executed to the ship design requirements and that the design is completed within schedule

  • Serve as the lead for the technical community

  • Serve as the interface between the technical community and the program management team

  • Identify and manage risk

  • Oversee actions assigned to the technical community and document technical solutions and/or decisions from those actions


  • Must have 10 years of experience in providing program management services to Government Programs.
  • Have a proven track record of successfully interacting with customers regarding technical and/or business issues.
  • Experience with T&M and FFP contracting.
  • Experience with shipyards highly preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or a related technical discipline is desired.
  • A Program Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Be a proven collaborator with superiors, peers and staff.
  • Have solid organizational and time management abilities.
  • Possess the personal style needed to work in an energetic and growing company.

Apply by email to, and include the position title in the subject line.