7 days old

Senior Electricial Engineer

Lafayette, LA 70501

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for electrical, communications, and control equipment for unmanned and autonomous marine systems.

Typical duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing DC and AC marine power systems
  • Designing and integrating electrical control systems for unmanned vessels
  • Integrating of supplier equipment
  • Generating detailed 2D CAD production drawings and complete bills of materials
  • Controlled issuing of drawings for production
  • Design and prototyping of PCBs
  • Writing documentation including user manuals and engineering procedures
  • Detailing cable runs and the hardware to support them
  • Creating test rigs for prototype equipment
  • Selecting commercial-off-the-shelf equipment and designing products around them
  • Specifying cables, connectors, containers and other components
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to work to, marine electrical standards
  • Knowledge of RF equipment including radios, cabling, antennas and connectors
  • Writing detailed test and acceptance documents
  • Providing support to electrical and mechanical production staff
  • Control system commissioning, testing and troubleshooting (in factory and at sea)
  • Leading and mentoring younger electrical engineers and electrical technicians in electrical design, troubleshooting and outfit
  • Factory and customer acceptance trials including sea trials
  • Working with sales engineers to estimate resources, costing and timelines to develop electrical systems
  • Working closely with the entire design and development teams in both the USA and the UK


    • Electrical or electronics degree or equivalent experience
    • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role
    • Proficient in AutoCAD, Altium and other electrical design tools
    • High attention to detail and quality
    • Must be able to manage own time and deliver to tight deadlines, creating and following strict project plans
    • The ability to fault find, test, and resolve electrical system issues
    • Ability to constructively express opinion and clearly interchange ideas and solutions with colleagues
    • Well presented, motivated, practical and willing to go to sea for short durations as needed.
    • Able to work flexible hours and to travel when required.


      • Knowledge and experience of Ethernet networking, serial and CAN bus networks
      • Knowledge of marine engine wiring
      • Knowledge of electric motors, linear actuators and motor controllers
      • Knowledge of good EMI/EMC management practices
      • Knowledge of CE marking and documentation
      • Experience in PLC programming
      • Experience of micro controller development
      • Project management/technical lead experience
      • A keen interest in robotics and unmanned vehicles
      • Marine experience in vessel systems design and/or operations
      • Experience in defense, oil and gas or ocean science industries


Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17

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