Personal and Professional Development
We offer a wide range of opportunities for your personal
and professional development:
Develop leadership, technical knowledge, and interpersonal skills thanks to one-on-one mentoring and internal/offsite training.
Continued professional growth and education through our Training and Education Assistance Program.
Options to explore management and technical expert career paths, ensuring your talents are utilized to best support both the Program and your career success.
Participation in review committees, employee groups, or company initiatives.
Opportunities to obtain patents and publish cutting-edge work in journals and conference proceedings.
Opportunities to take on new challenges with field assignments at our main sites or any of the many shipyards where the nuclear Navy operates.
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory offers the following leadership and fellowship programs:
A Rewarding Career
"What sets NNL apart from other jobs is the people I've met. Even during my prior military service, I was not surrounded by such a talented, patriotic, and results oriented work force. Most people have one or two of these traits, but the prevalence of all three in so many of my peers makes me want to come to work every day and try even harder to help them succeed."
"Forty-five percent of our Navy's strike capability gets underway on nuclear power! I can directly link my role within NNL to our ships' ability to get underway, take the fight someplace else, and win. For me, that link is a powerful motivating force that permeates NNL and reinforces our values."
"Working for NNL has allowed me to work with extremely intelligent individuals and with vital technology. During my years with the company, I have had the opportunity to positively affect the career development and ultimately the lives of fellow NNL and Navy personnel on a daily basis. This is an incredibly gratifying experience."
"The people at NNL are great. They are extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to help with the challenges that we face every day."
"Working at NNL as an electrical engineer has been an amazing, challenging, and rewarding career. I have worked in many areas of equipment design, testing, and training, and have worked side by side with Navy crews in the lab and onboard the ships. These experiences have given me the firsthand opportunity to see the impact my work has on the Sailors who protect our freedom, and the meaningful contributions that I make to the security of our nation."
"Working at NNL provides seemingly endless opportunities. In my career, I've had the chance to develop software used by engineers in thermal-hydraulic design, manage IT infrastructure, and facilitate training courses on time management and problem solving. The encouragement and support to grow myself and my career are what make NNL unique and most enjoyable for me."
"Every time I see a Sailor on site, I'm reminded why I come to work. I work for them so they can execute their job defending our country. With them in mind, I remind myself to perform my work with the highest quality so these same Sailors can not only perform their job, but also come home safely to their families when their job is done. It is rewarding to be a part of this every day."
"One of the greatest things about working here is that we work together to solve technically challenging problems that have real world impacts. This company is interested in more than just your technical capacity, but also your professional development. There are many opportunities to improve your technical and professional skills, and you are encouraged to use those skills to influence day-to-day operations."
"NNL is like a candy store for engineers. Mechanical, electrical, nuclear, structural, materials, etc. – all work together to design and support Naval Nuclear propulsion systems. I interact with multiple engineering disciplines every day. You can literally change careers without ever leaving the facility!"
"I have worked at multiple companies since graduating from college, and can honestly say that I have never worked somewhere that values and actively encourages career development as much as NNL. Between participating in focus groups, attending leadership workshops, and the enthusiasm with which management facilitates career mentoring, the resources at your fingertips are limitless."
"The people I have met at NNL are some of the most honest, hardworking, and dedicated professionals you will encounter in industry. I find the work to be innovative, challenging, and rewarding. If you are looking for a workplace where you will be respected by your boss and coworkers, where you will never be asked to cut corners or ignore an error just to make a deadline, and where your work truly helps people, this is that workplace."
"As an engineering manager, I really enjoy the challenging technical work that is the hallmark of the Naval Reactors program. As a busy mom, I appreciate the family-friendly environment. It is the best of both worlds!"
"I've worked elsewhere, and no other company can match the combination of benefits and opportunities of working at NNL. NNL is the ideal company at which to work and build my career. The combination of engaging technical engineering work, meaningful work to support the Navy, professional and friendly people, excellent mentoring and knowledge management, numerous technical and self-development training opportunities, furthering education assistance programs, and flexible work schedules are just some of the benefits that make me proud to be a NNL employee."
"As a Prototype engineer, I provide engineering support to a multibillion-dollar facility used to train Navy Sailors. I feel privileged to know that my job has a direct impact on our ability to man the Navy Fleet and perform their mission."