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Entry Level Thermal/Hydraulic Engineer

If you are a prospective or recent college graduate with a strong interest in thermal and hydraulic analysis and want to work directly with world class engineers that support the world’s best Navy, apply to today!

This position is for an entry level Thermal/Hydraulic Engineer that will perform both thermal and hydraulic analyses in support of the FORD Class Aircraft Carrier fleet. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary reactor performance analysis team that is responsible for routine and emergent support of the FORD Class; this includes performing reactor system performance analyses, supporting core manufacturing, and developing reactor system performance improvements.

The selected candidate will be expected to learn thermal and hydraulic analysis codes and tools used for reactor performance analyses, prepare and execute analyses using computing systems, evaluate analysis results, and make determinations regarding reactor performance and reactor plant operations. Additionally, the selected candidate will be expected to interface with stakeholders across different technical disciplines as well as clearly document and present analytical results and technical recommendations.

As part of onboarding and career development at Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), a knowledgeable staff will mentor, train, and provide guidance for new and developing engineers. In addition to a strong mentoring culture, NNL provides opportunities to work on challenging and diverse work assignments where you can develop your technical skillset, broaden your overall professional experience, and advance your career!
BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university


- Strong initiative to learn and apply new skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience using Microsoft Excel
- Experience with scripting languages such as Python
- Background (academic and/or professional) in thermal/hydraulic design and analysis