Naval Surface Warfare Center/Philadelphia Division

Naval Surface Warfare Center/Philadelphia Division

Only U.S. citizens will be considered for positions at this lab. Dual Citizens will NOT be considered for this facility.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) provides the Navy's primary technical expertise and facilities for both naval machinery research and development and naval machinery lifecycle engineering. NSWCPD is responsible for the machinery systems core equity of the Ship and Ship Systems Product Area for the United States Navy and serves as a central point for academia and industry to join forces with Navy technical experts to develop solutions to needs in naval machinery. Consistent with its core equity responsibility, NSWCPD fulfills key functions including research, design, development, shipboard and land-based test and evaluation, acquisition support, in-service engineering, Fleet engineering, integrated logistics support and concepts and overall life cycle engineering. Detailed information is in the following paragraphs and more can be found at

  • Mission: Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division’s (NSWCPD) mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition support, engineering, systems integration, in-service engineering and fleet support with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings through commonality for surface and undersea vehicle machinery, ship systems, equipment and material and to execute other responsibilities as assigned by commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center.
  • Machinery Programs & Platforms Department: Addresses technical program management, platform management and financial management, customer interface, business development, test facility safety, propulsion test site operation, industrial support and Fleet modernization.
  • Machinery Research, Logistics and Ship Integrity Department: Responsible for all Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), which includes Planned Maintenance System (PMS), Engineering Operational Sequencing System (EOSS), training, commonality, obsolescence, provisioning and all machinery research and development.
  • Propulsion, Power and Auxiliary Machinery Systems Department: Handles auxiliary systems including auxiliary machinery, fluid systems and auxiliary system controls. It is responsible for conventional steam propulsion and steam machinery and systems. In addition, other key areas are electrical distribution systems and associated equipment, propulsion machinery including gas turbines and diesels, and Main Reduction Gears (MRG) as well as shafting. The department also takes care of habitability, hull and deck machinery, weapons elevators and cranes.
  • Cybersecure Machinery Controls Systems & Networks Department: Incorporates the new NSWCPD mission related to machinery control systems and cybersecurity. Supporting this new focus area is in addition to the department filling its usual roles encompassing machinery control systems, data acquisition systems, condition based maintenance, shipboard instrumentation, sensors, navigation system, integrated bridge and steering.
  • Technical Capabilities
    • Surface and undersea vehicle machinery systems integration
    • Surface and undersea vehicle mechanical power and propulsion  systems.
    • Surface and undersea vehicle electrical power and propulsion systems.
    • Surface and undersea vehicle auxiliary machinery systems
    • Surface and undersea vehicle hull, deck and habitability machinery  systems.
    • Surface and undersea vehicle machinery automation, controls, sensors  and network systems.
    • Advanced logistics concepts and hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E)  life cycle logistics support.
    • Ship recoverability and damage control.
    • HM&E for undersea vehicle sail systems and deployed systems.
    • Shipboard waste and hazardous materials management systems.
    • Surface ship and undersea vehicle machinery systems integrity.

For Information contact: Tristan Wolfe  (215) 897-1670