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Naval Architect, Junior

THOR Solutions, LLC
Washington, DC
Expired: July 22, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
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THOR Solutions is actively seeking a highly motivated junior Naval Architect to provide support to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) at the USCG headquarters in Washington, DC. The naval architect will provide support services in one or more of the following areas: Vessel Hull Form and Stability, Weights, Structures, Arrangements, Powering and Resistance, and Propulsion.

Primary Responsibilities: The candidate's responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) performing or supporting the following actions:
  • Provide technical assessments of shipbuilder design deliverables.
  • Support development of HM&E and Auxiliary systems specifications.
  • Support Technical Interchange Meetings (TIM) and capture action items.
  • Participate in the creation of technical papers, studies, and reports on emerging issues.
  • Support the government in developing technical responses to contractor's questions.
  • Interface with the USCG Ship Design Team (SDT) and other USCG Technical Authorities.
  • Analyze technical reports from third party design validation sources and make recommendations to the Government.
  • Provide technical support in the following areas: vessel Hull Form and stability, Weights, Structures, Powering and Resistance, and Propulsion.
  • Provide support which includes updating the System Specification, SOW, CDRLs, and Indicative Design to adjudicate technical issues.

  • Full time onsite at the US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Citizenship Requirements:
  • Due to the requirements of the federal contract that this position supports, U.S. citizenship is required. Citizenship will be confirmed via I-9/E-Verify at the start of employment.

Security Clearance Requirements:
  • This position requires eligibility for a DoD Secret security clearance. A qualified candidate must either:
    • Already possess an active or interim Secret (or above) clearance.
    • OR be eligible to obtain a new Secret clearance upon hire.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Qualified candidates must meet or exceed these requirements.
  • Bachelor's Degree (BS/BE) in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or a comparable discipline from an ABET accredited university or college.
  • Zero (0) to one (1) year of experience in naval architecture or marine engineering.
    • Prior relevant engineering experience gained with USCG, US Navy, or other DoD areas is highly preferred.
  • Proficient with common productivity software, including Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

Typical Travel:
  • This position is anticipated to require up to 10% travel to CONUS/OCONUS locations.

Typical Physical Activity:
  • This position's essential functions typically include (but are not limited to): typing, hearing, kneeling, reaching, repetitive motion, sitting, standing, talking, vision, and walking.

THOR Solutions, LLC is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. THOR considers all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Please be aware that many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.

Founded in 2009, THOR Solutions, LLC (THOR) is a rapidly growing Center for Veteran's Excellence (CVE) verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing mission critical support across the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies and commercial maritime industry, worldwide. THOR provides innovative and tailored expertise in multidisciplinary engineering, project and program management, business and financial management, technical support, integrated logistics support, training support, fleet support, corporate operations support, assessments and studies. THOR is privileged to deliver service solutions to the nation's most complex military, public sector and industry challenges.

THOR is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. THOR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the law.

THOR is proud to be a Veteran-Friendly Employer. THOR does not discriminate against a qualified applicant because of their status as a protected veteran, or their relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part the employment selection process, please contact us at or (571) 215-0077.

If you would like to view a copy of THOR's affirmative action plan, please email


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