Human Systems Integration Engineer IV in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

REPORTS TO:   Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager



The selected candidate will provide expert judgement as part of a dynamic cross-functional team to support the design and development of various U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships and ensure human factors engineering (HFE) and human systems integration (HSI) requirements are met. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide engineering/technical support for concept studies; feasibility studies; preliminary design activities; contract design activities; detail design and construction activities; independent design reviews; In-service ship design and engineering activities; shipboard installation support; and special studies related to ships/boats/craft, ship systems and/or shipboard equipment.
  • Provide naval architecture, marine engineering, electrical engineering and in-depth engineering support for the Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E); Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Intelligence (C4I); and mission equipment and systems installed aboard ships, boats, craft and targets, including naval warships, Coast Guard Cutters, Combat Logistics Force (CLF), and Special Mission Ships.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Human Engineering field (e.g., Human Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Psychology)

  • 10+ years of relevant engineer experience in the human engineering field

  • Possesses strong leadership skills, Ability to help grow company culture

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scheduling, possess an ability to monitor progress to schedule and adhere to strict deadlines required

  • Knowledge in Human System Integration (HSI)

  • Experience in program documentation of the HFE processes and products in a format consistent with US Military Data Item Descriptions (e.g. Human Engineering Program Plan, Human Engineering Design Approach Document – Operator, Human Engineering Design Approach Document – Maintainer, Human Engineering Test Plan, Human Engineering Test Report, et. al)

  • Maintenance, piloting or military experience

  • Experience in Human Modeling

  • Experience with the user interface software prototyping tools

  • Experience with Usability software (Morae, Camtasia, etc.)

  • Knowledge in Human Perception and Cognition

  • Experience in conducting tasks analyses

  • Experience in Agile Development

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position may be required to manage repair efforts in various offsite locations.   The potential for offsite travel can potentially be in excess of 40-50%.

TOOLS:   Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD

LIAISES WITH:  ILS Manager, Engineers, Designers, Draftspersons, Production Personnel, Production Control, Supply, Logistics, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers


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

  • 18 years or older at time of application

  • Able to provide proof of US Person status

  • 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

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain required Security Clearance

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter 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 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.

Equal Employment Commitment

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.