Systems Engineer III

Goose Creek SC Textron

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About This Role

The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Systems Engineer is a highly motivated, self-driven team player with the ability to perform in a fast-paced, start-up environment. The Systems Engineer will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who provides the engineering staff with systems concept of operation including interactions between systems and how each system is trained. The Systems Engineer will conduct test and evaluation activities to verify and validate training system functionality, physical fidelity, performance, and contract requirements. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with nuclear propulsion plant systems. The ideal candidate will have qualified as an Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) and served as a training instructor to include Team Trainer Operations. Experience at the Nuclear Power Training Unit located in Goose Creek, SC and qualification as plant engineer is a plus.


• Provide engineering teams with knowledge of all system operations.

• Make recommendations on changes to the training system to keep them concurrent with the boat.

• Analyze data, such as customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design modifications or new system applications.

• Review and evaluate existing mechanical design drawings and specifications.

• Maintain a positive working relationship with the Navy.

• Maintain a positive working relationship with the customer, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

• Request technical data from the Navy and OEM manufacturers to support Training System upgrades.

• Participate in system design reviews including requirements, preliminary design, and critical design.

• Participate in Training System Hardware/Software Integration (HSI) including troubleshooting and fidelity evaluation.

• Develop and/or review Training System documentation including Test Procedures and Instructional Materials, and operational manuals.

• Conduct and or participate in Training System acceptance testing and sell-off.

• Knowledge of security requirements for protecting U-NNPI data is a plus.

• Participate in the preparation of technical and cost proposals and assist in shaping business strategy for new business capture within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program.



• Bachelor's degree required in a STEM field

• Five or more years of nuclear submarine propulsion system maintenance and engine room operation required.

• Two or more years as the team trainer operator for NPTU are preferred.

• Two or more years as a classroom instructor for the NNPP may be accepted in lieu of team trainer operator.

• Subject Matter Expertise in the operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion system components.

• System test or quality control experience preferred

• System instructional experience at NPTU is highly preferred

• Demonstrated ability to trace requirements to instructional procedures desirable.

• Personal computer skills (e.g., word processing, spread sheet, presentation graphics)

• Effective written and oral communication skills

• Established leadership skills

• Effective ability to organize and prioritize tasks

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with multiple contingencies requiring attention

• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

• 15-25% travel required depending on the phase of the contract

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful. We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

– Flexible Work Schedules

– Education Assistance

– Career Development & Training Opportunities

– Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

– Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

– Paid Parental Leave

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Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country. We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

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