Structural Engineer I 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

• Responsible for design calculations and drawing development as assigned by
the Chief Department Engineer or a Department Engineer II or III
• Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company
procedures and policies.


• General:
o 0 to 3 years of shipyard design and construction experience or equivalent
o Excellent written and oral communication skills
o Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
o Ability to interact with production, multiple design teams from several
companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
o Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office

o Experience in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels
o Knowledge of modular construction methods
o Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels
o Knowledge of shock design
o Knowledge of ship and propulsion systems desired
o Knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV,
o Knowledge of FEA methods.
o Knowledge of composite shafting
• Naval Architect:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture (At time of hire)
o Knowledge of vessel structural design
o Knowledge of vessel trim & stability calculations

• Structural Engineer:
o Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (At time of hire)
o Knowledge of vessel structural design

• Marine / Mechanical Engineer:
o Bachelor’s Degree in Marine or Mechanical Engineering (At time of hire)
o Knowledge of ship and propulsion system design and operation preferred
o Knowledge of engine alignment and shaft design and alignment preferred
o Knowledge of HVAC design preferred
o Knowledge of piping system design preferred

• Electrical Engineer:
o Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (At time of hire)
o Knowledge of power distribution and lighting systems
o Knowledge of automation, control and communication systems
o Knowledge of IEEE and NEC
• Fit Out Engineer
o Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (At time of hire)
o Knowledge of lightweight aluminum joiner construction
o Knowledge of USPH requirements

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

• Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD

• May determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations

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
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.