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Advanced Marine Vehicles, LLC

We have launched a new subsidiary company called Advanced Marine Vehicles, LLC. This company will be focused on unmanned and autonomous marine vehicles and will be headquartered in Kona, HI. This expansion grows our technical and R&D capability by having an organization entirely dedicated to this type of industry, delivering more capability and services to our customers. http://www.advancedmarinevehicles.com/

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Rescue Boat Davit on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

Tridentis was just awarded a contract, via our GSA Schedule, to perform all of the engineering and design work to install a SOLAS approved Rescue Boat Davit on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. Tridentis will develop all electrical, mechanical and structural drawings necessary for a shipyard to install the Rescue Boat Davit.  These drawings will be approved by the American Bureau of Shipping and Tridentis will make sure that these drawings move quickly through the approval process.  Additionally, we will update the trim and stability booklet, develop a statement of work, and provide NOAA with shipyard cost estimates. Tridentis continues its long history of providing this type of support to NOAA.

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Phase I SBIR – Autonomous Green Powered Coastal Monitor

cmTridentis was just awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  During the execution of this contract, Tridentis will perform a “clean sheet” design of an autonomous mobile surface coastal monitor that uses “green” power sources, has modular capability to allow for “plug and play” of new sensors and technology, and provides calibration/validation for NOAA and other optical satellite sensors.

Tridentis will design a highly efficient, stable platform that makes the use of green power for propulsion and systems power, that makes it attractive for unmanned surface vessel (USV) operations. This is significant because green energy sources are typically not as energy dense as fossil fuels, which can hamper the design process.

This platform will be designed around one or more modular sensor bays to support the employment of a multitude of sensors as they are needed by the five line offices within NOAA. We intend on designing the modular bay to be easily serviceable while attempting to standardize the interfaces where possible.

By approaching this requirement with a clean sheet design, we can enhance the power efficiency and utility of the platform that would otherwise have been an add-on to an existing vessel. The platform itself will be a custom design developed to support the coastal sensing mission. It will be flexible enough to allow for almost any sensor to be easily retrofitted, and will employ sensors for atmospheric, sea/air interface, and subsurface parameters.

The design that will come out of this Phase I SBIR will have multiple applications that could impact numerous agencies outside of NOAA.  This design could also have significant applications for the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard.

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Program Manager – Norfolk VA


Tridentis is looking for a Program Manager to support our US Navy, Military Sealift Command and US Coast Guard customers in the Norfolk, VA area. The ideal candidate will be an expert on ship systems, managing large government programs with a history of success and have the ability to perform ship checks at various locations around the world. We are also looking for an individual who has a strong desire to take personal ownership in the growth of our company. If you are interested in this position please send your resume to info@tridentis.com

The following are the minimum job requirements:

  • BS/BE degree in engineering.
  • 15 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or installation of ship systems.
  • 3 years of experience managing a large government program with a history of successful results.
  • Expert level of understanding of ABS and USCG rules and regulations.
  • Expert level experience with AutoCAD.
  • Ability to use technology to work and manage a large team remotely.
  • Ability to acquire a SECRET Clearance.
  • Physical ability to climb up and down ladders on ships and in shipyards, including standing on your feet for long periods of time.

Candidates possessing one or more of the following experience will be more highly favored:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 25 years of experience with the design, construction, and/or installation of ship systems.
  • Demonstrated experience growing a program or developing new business.
  • PMP certification.
  • SECRET Clearance.
  • Possess an unexpired USCG License.
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Tridentis Awarded Phase I SBIR


Tridentis was just awarded a Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Contract with ONR (Office of Naval Research).  The topic that was awarded to Tridentis is the development of “Technology for Ship to Shore Connector Concepts with a Combined High Speed and Payload Fraction”  (Navy SBIR 2015.1 – Topic N151-075).  Over the next year, Tridentis will work on developing a concept design for a surface connector for ONR that is capable of carrying troops and equipment from the Sea Base to shore.  Our landing craft will be capable of carrying 210 LT of cargo while traveling 20 knots at a distance of up to 200 nm from the beach.  This craft will have beaching capabilities while being able to interface with the Sea Base and the well decks of US Navy Ships.

Bringing troops and equipment from ship to shore is a hugely challenging and important challenge for the Navy & Marine Corps, and our nation’s military, industrial, technological, and design talent have not been able to solve it, despite over 50 years of effort. As our expeditionary operating concepts have changed from short ship to shore movement, to operations from over the horizon into littoral waters defended by precision guided munitions, our methods and capabilities to move fighters and material ashore have remained unchanged. The ability of our naval forces to operate most effectively in the 21st century and implement the various operational concepts such as LOTS (Logistics Over The Shore), OMFTS (Operational Maneuver from the Sea) and modern Sea Basing are critically dependent on a vehicle (connector) that can quickly and reliably move people and material from ship to shore from over the horizon in most weather conditions.

Tridentis’s task is essentially to design a landing craft (or “connector” vehicle) that is small enough to be transported in an amphibious ship well deck, or deck loaded and offloaded on a Navy, Army Preposition Ship, or Military Sealift Command vessel. Then the “connector” must be able to be launched at sea, carry significant cargo, smoothly on and off load it, (potentially under fire) and have good speed and range. This design challenge has never been satisfactorily solved.   Over the next year, Tridentis will develop the concept design that will meet this challenge.

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Corporate Administrator

Tridentis is looking for a Corporate Administrator in the DC area. This candidate must be capable of working both on teams and individually.  This position requires someone who can work remotely from their home office in the DC area.  The most important aspect of this candidate will be someone who can identify problems and then fix them on their own.  This candidate will directly support the President of our company, while also interacting with our Senior Program Managers, Engineers and Logisticians.  This is a fulltime position with benefits.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Some minor accounting and bookkeeping using QuickBooks.  This also includes report development and wrap and indirect rate tracking and reporting.
  • Invoicing and tracking deliverables over a variety of programs while interacting with our Program Managers and customers.  Tracking expense reports and their compliance and accuracy.
  • Monthly program report development for our customers
  • Recruiting and interviewing potential candidates.
  • Acting as the Senior Human Resources person within our company.  This includes bringing employees onboard, tracking our benefits package and maintaining compliance with all of our HR needs.
  • Contractually managing our subcontractors, including developing Teaming Agreements, NDAs and subcontract agreements.
  • Tracking Payments of subcontractors.
  • Supporting our Business Development needs.  This includes tracking opportunities and proposal writing/review.
  • Tracking and paying bills and subcontractor invoices.
  • Managing our Social Media. (Twitter, FB, LinkedIn).


  • The candidate must be able to solve problems independently and also be a good communicator.
  • Understanding and familiarity with GAAP and QuickBooks.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college.
  • Minimum of three years of experience with the majority of responsibilities above.
  • Minimum of three years working in Government Contracts.
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ASNE Day 2015

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Tridentis is proud to announce that we are a Silver Level sponsor for ASNE Day!  The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) holds its annual convention this year at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA on March 4th- 5th. The Honorable Sean Stackley (ASN RDA) and Frank Kendall (Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) are both keynote speakers. This event is the premier meeting spot for all members of the naval engineering community, including leaders from industry, academia, government and military.  More information can be found on the ASNE website. The Department of the Navy has approved this conference for Government Participation which is free for all government employees and military. If you haven’t signed up yet, you should do so right away.

Tridentis is sponsoring all of the Future Navy Program Sessions including:

  • Ohio Replacement Program (ORP): Tina Wujick, PMS 397 Deputy Program Manager for OHIO Replacement
  • CVN 79 USS John F. Kennedy, Ford Class Carrier Program: CAPT Douglas Oglesby, USN, Program Manager – CVN 79 / 80 (PMS 379)
  • DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer: CAPT James Downey, USN, Program Manager for DDG 1000 Acquisition
  • DDG 51 FLT III Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer: CAPT Mark Vandroff, PMS 400D Program Manager for DDG 51 Destroyer; Mr. Rich Sturges, PMS 400D8 DDG 51 Flight Upgrade Manager; and Mr. Walter Mebane, SEA 05D2 DDG 51 FLT III SDM
  • Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Modernization/FF: CAPT Thomas Anderson, USN, LCS Program Manager (PMS 501); CAPT John Fuller, OPNAV N96; and CAPT Dan Brintzinghoffer, PMS 515
  • LX(R) Future Amphibious Ship: CAPT Darren Plath, USN, LPD-17 Class Program Manager; Mr. Dan Maher, PMS 317 Technical Director for LX(R); and Mr. Edward Hatcher, SEA 05D3 SDM

Let us know if you are coming!

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USCG Marine Systems Analyst

Tridentis is looking for a Marine Analyst who has prior experience serving on U.S. Coast Guard Vessels, as well as familiarity with providing maintenance support and developing Time Compliance Technical Orders (TCTOs).  This position will provide on-site customer support to the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in Baltimore, MD. The ideal candidate will have experience servicing and maintaining mechanical systems onboard a 225’ WLB, 270’ WMEC, or similar cutter or tenders. Responsibilities will include interacting with Government customers, performing technical analysis and review of shipboard mechanical systems, developing TCTOs, and supporting integrated logistics support plans (ILSPs).

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in shipboard and/or naval related shore side engineering.
  • Served onboard a USCG Vessel; ideally as E-8 and up, or W-2 and up.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following marine engineering areas:
    • Machinery
    • HVAC
    • Electrical
    • Electronics
  • Ability to travel and perform shipchecks.
  • Competency in the TCTO process, Naval & Electronics Supply Support System (NESSS) and Fleet Logistics System (FLS).
  • Pass a NACI level background investigation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with an interest in growing a small business
  • Willing to take on the responsibility of business development.
  • Assist in the recruiting of additional talent.
  • Perform additional functions on other contracts.

Please submit your resume to Info@Tridentis.com

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Mid-Level Marine Engineer

We are look to hire a mid-level marine engineer with experience on USCG, MSC and US Navy Vessels.  Work will be performed in DC at our Washington Navy Yard Office and some travel will be required including overseas.  The following are minimum requirements for this position

  • US Citizen
  • 3 – 8 years of marine engineering experience
  • BS in Marine, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering
  • Expert in AutoCAD
  • SECRET level clearance
  • The ability to perform ship checks.

All interested candidates please send your resume to info@Tridentis.com and reference this position.

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Tridentis Sponsors ASNE Flagship Golf Tournament

Tridentis was proud to support the Flagship Section of American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) with their Annual Golf Tournament on May 5th. Held at Andrew’s Air Force Base, Tridentis was both the sponsor for a hole and entered a foursome in the tournament.

 Held as a fundraiser to support the Flagship Section, which represents the greater DC metro area, this 2014 version of the tournament was a great success. Though it was Tridentis’ first year acting as a sponsor, our strong support for this organization likely means that it won’t be the last.

 The Tridentis foursome played well and greatly enjoyed the beautiful weather and nice course. With a score low enough to tie for third, we left feeling accomplished and excited for next year’s tournament. Thank you to the organizers for putting on a great tournament and allowing Tridentis to gain exposure among the ASNE members.

Tridentis golf foursome team Golf tournament hole sponsorship sign

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