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Marine Electrical Engineering Lead

Job Details

The Role

BMT Designers & Planners (BMT) is seeking a Marine Electrical Engineering competency lead to manage and support the design and modifications to naval and commercial vessels.  The Electrical Engineering leader will interpret ship specifications, prepare electric plant load analyses, size generators, switchboards, power panels, circuit breakers, motors and controllers, battery banks, and all cabling.  Additionally, the engineering lead will oversee and ensure proper preparation and completion of electrical system one-line diagrams and other electrical design drawings from initial concept to detail design for all shipboard electrical systems such as power and lighting and interior communications.  The engineer will evaluate alternative electric plant generation and distribution systems, including both AC and DC.  Direct current systems will range from 24 volts for small commercial vessels to high voltage systems for large ships.  The engineer will participate in trade-off studies of alternative propulsion and electric plants including integrated electric systems, diesel electric-drive systems, and hybrid electric systems.  The engineer will also conduct fault current analyses, protective device coordination studies, transient voltage dip calculations, design the navigational lighting systems, and complete other electrical system related tasks as assigned.  

The Engineer must be familiar with both commercial and military ship electrical system standards, such as IEEE-45, CFR Subchapter J, USCG, ABS, or other classification society rules, NAVSEA Design Practices and Criteria Manual for Electrical Systems on Surface Ships and other Navy design data sheets for electrical systems, MIL-STD-1310, NEMA, and the National Electric Code.

The Engineering Lead will support the integration of propulsion, steering, and machinery alarm, monitoring, and control systems, and will develop monitoring and control system specifications, I/O lists, block diagrams, and interconnect diagrams.  Additional tasks include review of mechanical and electrical systems controls, troubleshooting systems and equipment operational problems to identify any electrical controls related causes, develop solutions for controls system problems, develop specifications to replace or repair electrical controls systems, ship check systems, and make or direct field repairs to electrical systems controls.  The Electrical Engineering Lead will support the integration of C4ISR systems and navigation systems with the vessel’s HM&E systems. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizen with a DoD security clearance or have the ability to obtain a security clearance. Applicants are subject to background investigation and must comply with E.O. 14042 COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate.

Work Location: Work from home


How to apply

BMT is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse professional staff and offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants must submit resume and complete application, questionnaire, and surveys at This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce. BMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Affirmative Action Employer of M/F/Veterans/Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

BMT DAS USA – BMT Designers & Planners, Inc.

2900 S. Quincy Street, Ste 210

Arlington, VA 22206

+1 703 920 7070


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