Electrical Engineer II

Mobile, AL
REPORTS TO:Chief Department Engineer & Project Department Engineer

SUPERVISES:Engineer I, Designers and Draftspersons

  • Responsible for moderately 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.
  • Complies with Austal's employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.

  • General:
    • 2 to 6 years of relevant engineering experience in the manufacturing, construction (or similar) industry, shipbuilding industry preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Possesses leadership skills, Ability to help grow company culture.
    • Capable of training and developing level 1 engineers
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Ability to interact 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
    • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
    • Working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of modular construction methods
    • Working knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels
    • Working knowledge of shock design
    • Experience or knowledge of FEA methods, FEMAP / NASTRAN
    • Working knowledge of composite shafting

Electrical Engineer Specific Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering degree
  • Working knowledge of power distribution, motor controllers, variable frequency drives, lighting systems, and communication systems
  • Working knowledge or familiarity 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

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

  • May provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, 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.

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.
Electrical Engineer
North America

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