Experienced Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (Hvac) System Engineer

Electric Boat Groton , CT 06349

Posted 1 week ago


D481 provides waterfront engineering support for fluid-based ship systems for VIRGINIA Class submarines under new construction. The department is in specific need of experienced Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) engineers.

The department interfaces with and provides direct support to the trades during ship construction and testing in Groton, Quonset Point, and Newport News by addressing and clearing liabilities impacting achievement of major milestones. This position requires significant interaction with various disciplines within and outside of Electric Boat, including equipment vendors, ships management program office, test organizations, SUPSHIP and others.

As a part of D481, the successful candidate will have several responsibilities which include:

  • Providing engineering support for the testing of the ship's HVAC systems to ensure that the systems provide the correct heating, cooling and air flow for all modes of operation.

  • Providing direct support for freeze protection during the winter months for submarine module shipments between the QP, Groton and Newport News shipyards.

  • Performance of calculations, as required, to verify the technical quality of as-built design conditions (i.e. HVAC sizing, fluid system flow balancing, thermal analysis, etc.)

  • Investigation of emergent shipyard issues which would lead to the generation of technical dispositions in response to Engineering Reports (ERs) or test inspection reports (TIRs)/UNSATs.

  • Development of technical letters to NAVSEA to resolve long term technical or class-wide issues.

  • Coordination with design personnel on system modifications to minimize the impact to construction schedules while ensuring technical requirements are still met.

  • Providing technical support to shipyard trades for construction issues.

  • Providing technical support to shipyard test organizations regarding issues with test procedures or results.

  • Investigation of Vendor generated issues and generation of technical dispositions in response to vendor information requests (VIRs).



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering [Mechanical, Aerospace preferred]
  • At least 3 years of direct experience with HVAC system design and/or test.


  • A strong understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials is required.

  • Strong organizational skills combined with the ability to self-manage both short term and long term projects are desired.

  • Communication skills (both written and oral) are needed to effectively interact with all internal and external customers

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