Electrical Engineer III in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Chief Department Engineer & Project Department Engineer

SUPERVISES:  Engineer II, Engineer I, Designers and Draftspersons


  • Responsible for complex design calculations and drawing development for the construction, maintenance, and repair of maritime vessels and shipboard systems including structural, propulsion, electrical, and hydraulic mechanics.
  • Ensuring vessel design is in compliance with relevant regulatory authorities, specifications and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the technical management of design and analyses projects from concept to completion.
  • Reviews drawings for compliance, accuracy and ease of production.
  • Liaise with production and provide technical support during construction.
  • Directs engineers, designers and drafters, engineering consultants, and/or vendors in the development of vessel design information.
  • Works with production and project teams to successfully implement vessel and vessel component designs.
  • Facilitates training, mentoring, and developing other engineers.
  • Provides work leadership and direction to other engineers.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • General:
    • 5 to 8 years of relevant engineering experience in the manufacturing, construction (or similar) industry, shipbuilding industry strongly preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Possesses strong leadership skills, Ability to help grow company culture
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers
    • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, and MS Office products
  • Preferred:
    • Experienced in Steel and Aluminum Ship Construction
    • Knowledge and application of modular construction methods
    • Strong working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • Demonstrated experience in the design and construction of US Navy vessels
    • Strong working knowledge of shock design 
    • Strong working knowledge of FEA methods, experience with FEMAP / NASTRAN a plus
    • Strong working knowledge of composite shafting

Naval Architect Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture or related engineering degree
  • Thorough knowledge of vessel structural and hull form design
  • Thorough knowledge of vessel trim, stability, and hydrostatic calculations
  • Thorough knowledge of vessel resistance and powering calculations, seakeeping analysis, weight control
  • Experience with model tank testing is a plus

Structural Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Structural, Civil, Mechanical or related engineering degree
  • Thorough knowledge of structural design, vessel design preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of static, dynamic, and strength of material calculations
  • Extensive use of finite element analysis methods to analyze structure

Marine / Mechanical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine / Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree
  • Strong technical knowledge in one of the following areas:

        Piping system design

        HVAC design

        Ship and propulsion system design and operation

        Engine alignment and shaft design and alignment

Mechanical analysis (pressure loss, stress, thermal, hydrodynamic, and vibration)

        Outfitting and lightweight joiner construction

Electrical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering degree
  • Thorough knowledge of power distribution, motor controllers, variable frequency drives, lighting systems, and communication systems
  • Experience with managing Electric Plant Load Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis, Voltage Drop, and Breaker Coordination Studies
  • Thorough knowledge of IEEE standards, ABS rules, IEC standards, SOLAS, Military Specifications, and/or NEC


  All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

TOOLS: Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD


  • Will lead and direct the work of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons
  • Will determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations


  • Will provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons
  • Has authority to direct, evaluate and correct the work of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons

LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an    employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.