POSITION DUTIES

  • Design electrical components and systems used in the subsea robotics industry.
  • Coordinate outsource designs with suppliers and interface them with in-house developed products.
  • Create bills of material and oversee creation of drawings to support designs.
  • Analyze design reliability, safety, serviceability and manufacturability.
  • Collaborate with mechanical, electrical and software on detailed design work, and work with sales and service on product research and definition.
  • Work as part of a team to help define electrical product safety requirements to reduce risk related to high voltage systems.
  • Conduct FMEAs to identify and prevent potential failure modes in designs.
  • Perform engineering duties at customer sites or offshore when required.
  • Drive continuous improvement to electrical best practices by evaluating industry tools and techniques, then collaborating with the Electrical Engineering team to discuss implementation.
  • Maintain an awareness of how assigned tasks impact schedule, scope, budget, quality and safety at every stage of development from concept to end of life.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 3 years’ work experience in design of 3-phase 480VAC power distribution up to 500kVA
  • Strong understanding of medium voltage circuits up to 6kV with transmission lengths up to 10km including:

Impedance, voltage drop, load calculations, and wire sizing

    • Short-circuit calculations for main breakers and distribution lines
    • Familiar with design principals of induction and PMSM type motors
  • Experience creating electrical schematics in CAD
  • Proficiency selecting and qualifying appropriate components such as: breakers, wire and cable, sensors, safety hardware, PLC hardware, VFDs, and motors
  • Experience with control systems and feedback signals such as:
    • PLC’s and microcontrollers
    • 4-20mA current loops
    • Serial communication using RS232, RS485, CAN, and Ethernet
    • Communications protocols such as MODBUS and TCP/IP
  • Understanding characteristics and their appropriate usage of grounding systems such as TT, TN and IT
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, and collaboration skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • A strong understanding of electronics and their relationship to software, firmware, and mechanical interfaces and operation in a number of electrical specialties.
  • Previous PCB design experience – Altium software preferred
  • Familiar with industrial automation, panel layout, and component selection
  • Familiar with industry standards such as UL, CE, NFPA, NEC, and DNV
  • Familiar with the following software tools:
    • Mechanical: SolidWorks, AutoCAD
    • Electrical: Altium, AutoCAD Electrical
    • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, listen and speak for long periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity using hands, fingers, and arms to push, pull, reach, grab, hold, and lift.
  • Wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and other personal protective equipment as needed in safety zone areas, including additional required high voltage PPE.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Impedance, voltage dro p, load calculations, and wire sizing