Ship Superintendent Internship - Summer 2021


Job Description

How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering. We believe your career should always be growing. And that's exactly what it will do at BAE Systems. You'll hit the ground running with a company truly committed to your growth as you enjoy a special camaraderie on a team dedicated to protecting what really matters. Build your future at BAE Systems.

As a Ship Superintendent intern you will participate in our nationwide Internship & Co-Op Program, LEAP, where you will have the opportunity to Learn, Engage, Apply, and Progress within the company. You will also have access to additional benefits such as, networking with BAE Systems employees and other students, participating in exciting real world projects, joining exclusive informational sessions with senior leaders, and expanding mentorship opportunities and career development.

In this internship you will be supporting the BAE Systems Ship Repair (SR) Business at our Norfolk, VA site. The role will be onsite at our Norfolk, VA facility, relocation assistance will not be offered, and housing is not provided.

As a LEAP Ship Superintendent Intern at BAE Systems, you will:
  • Utilize and ensures compliance with the Project Planning Policy per direction of Assigned Program Manager
  • Communicate contract requirements, specifications and customer expectations to all departments to ensure incorporation into the Project plan
  • Estimate change orders with input from crafts and subcontractors in accordance with the Corporate Estimating Policy
  • Analyze schedule information providing progress and forecasts to Management; Identifies variances to project plan that may need immediate Management attention.
  • Identify and obtains written approval for contract change orders.
  • Develop and implement project/production schedules and other resource planning documents.
  • Disseminate work packages and work authorizations, prints and other pertinent project information.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate resources as a delegate of the project's Program Manager within all phases of ship repair, conversion, and fabrication
  • Monitor and verify job progress and expenditures
  • Interface with Supply Chain, Estimating, Quality Assurance, and Crafts to ensure work is accomplished in accordance with the Project Plan
  • Act as liaison between owners, crafts and other regulatory bodies
Work Environment:
  • The work environment characteristics described are those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Frequently exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat
  • Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places
  • The noise level in the shipyard environment is usually loud; office environment is usually low to moderate


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in pursuit of a Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or related field of study
  • Ability to perform ship checks, climb ladders, tour all vessels, piers, docks, and work sites
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Junior, Senior, or Grad Student
  • Autodesk Inventor, Solid Works, or AutoCAD, and all Microsoft Office suits
  • CFD and FEA experience a plus
  • Prefer experience with ships stability and buoyance calculations
  • Knowledge of free body diagrams, and how loads are applied




About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.