Electric Boat

VIRGINIA Electrical Systems Engineering (0- 4 years)

Requisition ID
US-CT-New London
Remaining Openings
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General Dynamics is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description

The D426 VIRGINIA Electrical Systems Engineering department provides instrumentation, voice and IC systems, electrical hull penetrator and outboard cabling, corrosion and outboard electrical and electrical auxiliary systems engineering.

Instrumentation systems provide the alarm, monitoring, and safety circuits that transmit data concerning ship systems and equipment conditions to command and control areas. Efficient methods to transmit, receive and display data from sensors (e.g. programmable logic controllers, VME cards) are also explored by the IC systems group. This group also engineers the advanced sensing technologies and instrumentation used to supply all HM&E systems with data. The IC systems group also provides for on-ship voice transmission by sound-powered telephones, amplified communication circuits, submarine wire free communications system, telephone services between the ship and shore, and the ship's entertainment system. The IC Systems group is responsible for the newly designed and is Co-In Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) for the Integrated Communications System (ICS) that is used on VIRGINIA Class and Moored Training Ship.   This group also engineers video monitoring and recording equipment consisting of COTS underwater cameras, LCD flat panels and state of the art video switching and recording devices. The Instrumentation/IC Systems group also acts as the lead electrical group for Diver Safety Systems-Scope of Certification (DSS-SOC) issues for the Electrical Design and Engineering directorate. 

The Electrical Hull Penetrator (EHP) and Outboard Cable Group provide engineering support and design of EHPs, outboard cables and external cableways supporting all submarine programs for Electric Boat. The EHP group is also the SUBSAFE lead for Auxiliary Electrical providing direction in SUBSAFE matters. The group is part of the Cable Integrated Product Team (IPT) and takes part in the Cable Working Group to develop next generation molding techniques and cable assembly methods.

The outboard electrical systems engineering group is responsible for active and passive cathodic protection systems, the ship's degaussing system (a.k.a. Circuit D), and the main propulsion shaft electronic grounding unit (EGU). The group's primary role is to serve as the lead engineering design agent for VA Class design projects. The group also has considerable involvement with various NAVSEA programs which span the entire design life cycle from new technology development, to R&D and prototyping, to design integration, to fleet support. The core competencies within the group include electronics design, electric and magnetic field related signatures, active and passive cathodic protection design, outboard component design, corrosion related technologies, vendor subcontract management, engineering specification development, and application of systems engineering principals. The group is also requested to provide sea trial rider support during Navy underwater electro-magnetic (UEM) sea trials.

The auxiliary systems engineering group is responsible for lighting systems, motor driven auxiliaries, electrical installation methods, secondary propulsion systems, medium voltage cable development, and select IRAD projects. Responsibilities include: development of engineering system diagrams, system and equipment specifications, ship installation drawings, test procedures, design and qualification of electrical equipment, and the procurement of engineered components.

This position requires working with other EB design and engineering disciplines, the shipyard trade organizations, buyers, planners, SOSG, various NAVSEA codes, and subcontractors/vendors on a daily basis. Technical responsibilities include the development of numerous VPM, SSBN/SSGN, and VIRGINIA Class system design products. Other responsibilities include working with and developing system and component specifications for new design and design improvements working extensively with purchasing and vendors to approve their design products and qualify vendor components to requirements.

Education/ Experience

Experience or related education desired in the design, analysis, or test of electrical systems. 


BS, MS, or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, or related program required. 


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