D428 CLB Electrical Systems Engineer

HSI-Electric Boat

New London, CT


Department 428 Electrical Systems is looking for highly motivated entry-level engineers to the fill engineering positions in the Data (instrumentation), Voice (Integrated Voice Communications System), and Auxiliary Systems (Motor Controllers/Galley equip./SPU).

  • The D428 Data, Voice, and Auxiliary Communication Systems Group is a COLUMBIA Program dedicated team responsible for the development of Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) interior communications data and integrated voice systems, and sensors. Data systems include the development of stand-alone systems for entertainment and training, access control and indication, weapons shipping indication and alarm and emergency alert message indication and alarm. The integrated voice system combines digital telephony, public address, wireless and sound powered telephone for administrative, tactical, and casualty control communication throughout the ship and between the ship and shore while in-port. The auxiliary group designs the secondary propulsion system, controllers, and galley and habitability systems.

Technical tasks include:

  • Developing and managing hardware, software, cybersecurity, and interface requirements and specifications
  • Developing procurement specifications and subcontractor statements of work
  • Identifying, documenting and coordination of system/component interfaces
  • Integration of system/component into ship and support of ship arrangement (layout)
  • Developing wiring diagrams and schematics in support of ship construction drawings
  • Selecting components for use within system/component designs
  • Developing system/component test procedures and support qualification testing
  • Developing system/component development plans and schedules
  • Electrical support of generator and regulator development
  • Subcontractor management including interaction with program office, contracts, purchasing and supplier quality organizations
  • Supporting system/component logistics documentation including technical manuals, ship system manuals and operating instructions
  • Developing written correspondence, technical papers and presentations for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Occasional travel will be required for this position.


Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or related technical bachelor’s degree with electrical experience required. Previous Navy experience will also be considered. The candidate must be knowledgeable in electrical and electronic engineering fundamentals.


Experience and/or knowledge in one or more of the following areas are preferred:

  • Military system or component development for Naval Platforms
  • Project management and systems engineering practices and principles including earned value management, configuration management, and requirements management.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Telephone/announcing systems and components
  • Wireless
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sensors and controls

Candidates must be highly motivated, possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills. Candidate must be able to multi-task, work in teams and possess skills that permit independent functioning without significant oversight. Ability to read and understand drawings is required.

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