Working Here

What We Do

At the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, we are proud of our mission supporting the U.S. Navy. From the world’s first nuclear propulsion in the 1940s to the current Fleet, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has a lead role in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, training, and disposal of all nuclear reactors in the U.S. Navy Fleet, including submarines and aircraft carriers.

With more than 7,000 employees at five primary locations and others around the U.S. and the world, we maintain an effective multi-disciplinary support staff including: business, technician, drafting, technical writing, information technology, project management, construction, skilled maintenance, security and regulatory, and legal professionals.

Our Culture

We offer an environment that fosters innovation and develops cutting-edge technology. Because we are cognizant of the Navy’s nuclear reactors from “cradle to grave,” we have an outstanding breadth of ever-evolving assignments requiring contributions from nearly every engineering and science discipline.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible work schedules, excellent job security, and career mobility. Join our team to engage in challenging, meaningful work supporting the world’s best Navy.

Herminio, Electrical Engineer
"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."
Electrical Engineer