Leonardo DRS – Systems Engineer

Location:  Fitchburg, MA, US, 01420

Job ID: 106917 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer to work on challenging and innovative technical projects focused on the development of ship-based electric plant and propulsion systems for marine applications. This exciting technical role is will be part of a cross-disciplinary team focused on system-level architecture, interface control, and associated analyses. This role requires understanding of the technical vision and an ability to contribute to engineering solutions that meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations.


Job Responsibilities

•    Drive the day-to-day execution of large system integration projects for ship-based electric plants and propulsion systems used in naval and commercial marine applications.
•    Contribute directly to project success through individual technical contributions, as required
•    Lead and motivate interdisciplinary technical teams to architect, analyze, and specify requirements/interfaces for generating equipment, power distribution equipment, propulsion systems, machinery control systems, and other related auxiliary equipment.
•    Confidently and competently represent DRS in front of customers, including the US Navy
•    Clearly communicate, orally and in writing, project status and technical information to technical and non-technical individuals
•    Manage documentation, drawing, schematic, bill of material, and software releases to support technical projects


Minimum Qualifications

•    Bachelor of Science degree from a 4 year accredited college or university in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 4 years of experience
•    Experience and demonstrated success working independently
•    Proven experience working on product or system development cycles ideally from concept to qualified / fielded systems
•    Experience with system-level thinking and system engineering principles/methods
•    Strong sense of ownership and high level of accountability for assigned projects
•    US citizen with ability to obtain security clearance

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience working with US Navy or International Navies on designing and commissioning ships with electric propulsion plants
•    Knowledge of relevant ship-level schematics & documentation like One-Line Diagrams, Electric Plant Load Analysis (EPLA), Ship Work Breakdown Structure (SWBS), and Endurance Fuel Calculations.
•    Knowledge of marine classification societies like American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Lloyds, DNV, Bureau Veritas (BV), etc.
•    Experience in the commissioning of marine electric plant and propulsion system equipment from installation during ship construction through builder’s trials and acceptance trials.
•    Experience with the development of electric machines, electric motor/drive systems, electro-mechanical systems, or other power machinery
•    Experience with marine gas turbines and/or diesel engines
•    Experience designing/developing marine equipment
•    Experience with agile project management tools and/or using Jira
•    Experience of leading the successful integration of multiple sub-systems
•    Demonstrated focus on designing to cost targets, while meeting key performance requirements
•    Proven track record of being able to stretch outside one’s comfort zone, as needed, to get the job done
•    Active security clearance


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