Sea Trials Advisor

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 252360 

NTT DATA Services strives to hire exceptional, innovative and passionate individuals who want to grow with us. If you want to be part of an inclusive, adaptable, and forward-thinking organization, apply now.

We are currently seeking a Sea Trials Advisor to join our team in Washington, District of Columbia (US-DC), United States (US).

Sea Trials Advisor (PMS397)


Job Summary: 

The Sea Trials Advisor will be responsible for a wide range of technical aspects of sea trials and at sea testing of ship systems as well as providing overall coordination of efforts required to ensure the proper planning and execution of sea trials. Coordination assignments will include but are not limited to Submarine New Construction, PSA and Fleet Support Programs.


The Sea Trials Advisor integrates customer contractual needs and requirements into system test solutions that acknowledges technical, schedule and cost constraints. Develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for completing systems. Coordinates integrated testing activities. Reviews and evaluates test requirements to insure completeness of test program. Performs technical analysis of complete systems and prepares comprehensive system level evaluations.


  • Act as the primary technical point of contact for Sea Trials preparation and execution efforts as required. This will include interface with external (e.g. SOS, NRRO, NAVSEA, Ship’s Force, SUBLANT & CCT/AITs) and internal customers (e.g. Program, Construction, Finance, Contracts, Engineering and Nuclear Propulsion Test Departments).
  • Review contracts, specifications and invoked documents for trials requirements and ensure actions are in place and executed to ensure engineering and technical requirements will be fulfilled.
  • Manage the resolution of all trials logistical and technical problems.
  • Develop Sea Trials engineering and technical products
  • Ensure the technical accuracy of all Trials coordination products.
  • Develop and/or facilitate all sea trials trainings and briefings,
  • Facilitate meetings with internal and external customers.
  • Support the scoping process for Sea Trials centric contract elements and change orders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in any technical or managerial discipline.
  • Recent (within 5 years) submarine fleet active-duty Navy experience. This could come from assignment at sea, squadron, training facility, or maintenance activity.
  • Has attained rank of Lieutenant Commander (O-4) USN or higher.
  • 2 years of experience interfacing with multiple shipyard departments, government agencies, and Navy commands.
  • 2 years of experience interacting with SES and Flag Officers.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in program/project management.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% of the time, with an understanding that up to 10% of required travel may be on submarine at sea.
  • Must meet US Navy Requirements for being on a submarine at sea.
  • Secret Security Clearance required. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Graduate Degree in any technical or managerial discipline.
  • Has operated independently.
  • Has superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has served as a submarine Executive Officer (XO).
  • Has familiarity with submarine ship systems.
  • Has experience with the development, preparation and execution of Test Procedures and associated processes.
  • Has knowledge of Sea Trials preparations, processes, products, and execution.
  • Has experience facilitating technical meetings and briefing internal/external senior leadership and large audiences.



About NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services is a recognized leader in IT and business services, including cloud, data and applications, headquartered in Texas. As part of NTT DATA, a $30 billion trusted global innovator with a combined global reach of over 80 countries, we help clients transform through business and technology consulting, industry and digital solutions, applications development and management, managed edge-to-cloud infrastructure services, BPO, systems integration and global data centers. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success. Visit or LinkedIn to learn more.

NTT DATA Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants without regarding to race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter so that we may connect you with the appropriate team.

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