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Electrical Engineer, Principal, Technology

Company: ABS Group of Companies
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Capsule

Electrical Engineer supporting research and development activities at the forefront of the marine and offshore industries. This can include leading industry projects, developing Classification Society requirements and assessing the maturity of new technologies.

Job Duties/Roles

  • Maintains active awareness of technical, business and management developments affecting present and potential customers and communicates this information promptly to the appropriate senior level managers.

  • Serves as Account Manager to designated and potential customers and actively promotes the services and capabilities of ABS throughout the business community.

  • Provides day-to-day leadership of Engineering staff assigned. Assigns projects to Engineers/Senior Engineers and monitors the progress of all assigned projects. Ensures the delivery of high quality service and maintenance of good customer relations.

  • Develops suggested Rule changes and/or Rule development projects as assigned. Advises assigned staff in matters related to the application of Rules and Regulations.

  • Directs the implementation and operation of the ABS Quality System with regard to technical work in assigned jurisdiction.

  • Performs selected engineering reviews and analyses where necessary.

  • Advises managers of short- and long-term manpower needs in order to insure that qualified, trained technical staff are available as needs arise and identifies associated training needs.

  • Appraises the performance and development potential of subordinates.

  • Develops or assists in the development of qualification statements, proposals and bids; makes presentation of these materials to prospective clients when necessary.

  • Ensures accurate billing to clients in a timely manner.

  • Ensures that all ABS Quality System requirements with regard to technical work within assigned technical area of responsibility are fulfilled.

  • Supports ABS' technical community of electrical/automation & control engineers network during discussions of technical subject matter in the area of expertise.

  • Supports risk assessments workshops

  • Supports and participates in root cause and failure analysis processes

  • Writes and presents technical papers in area of expertise and on the work developed

Participates in industrial societies and maintains activities and future developments in the area of expertise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required (KSAR)

  • Knowledge of new technology energy storage systems, such as battery system type installations onboard vessels. Knowledge of AC and DC power generation and power distribution systems.

  • Knowledge of power system analysis such as short circuit calculation, protection coordination studies, power flow, harmonics analysis, arc flash analysis, etc..

  • General understating of design, installation and tests of multiple electrical equipment deployed in marine and offshore applications (such as electric motors, variable frequency drives, transformers, switchgears, generator control, etc.)

  • General understanding of existing and emerging technologies for energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels) and power generation (fuel cells, dual fuel engine-generator sets) for the production of electric power onboard vessels.

  • General understanding of dynamic positioning systems and their electrical and control requirements as per classification societies.

  • Expert on multiple tools, technical platforms, techniques, etc.

  • Extensive previous experience in the aforementioned tasks.

  • Understanding of the methodology of program development.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of relational and hierarchical database management systems.

  • Qualified in the design and maintenance of computer systems.

  • Skilled in developing computer solutions for one of the following: Engineering; HRIS; Financial; CAD.

  • Data analysis and modeling.

  • Proven ability to instruct others.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others.

  • Needs to be familiar with the ABS Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Management System.

Minimum years of Experience

At least eight (8) years working experience,

Required/Preferred Education Requirements

B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or other related disciplines; an M.S. is preferred.

Required/Preferred Professional Requirements

Professional or chartered engineer license preferred.

Country Requirements

None

Reporting Relationships

  • Works closely with a senior level Manager with regards to day-to-day activities, as appropriate, such as status/scheduling of work, setting priorities, sales initiatives, etc. Direct reports to the incumbent will be members of the engineering or technical staff and office support staff.

  • Collaborates with the appropriate District/Country Manager or other senior level manager on group projects and assignments and other matters of mutual concern.

Direct Reports

None

Disclaimer Clause

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job.

Working Conditions

Work will normally be performed in an air-conditioned office environment. Occasionally, incumbent will be required to visit manufacturing plants, remote field sites or go aboard marine vessels or structures. Work will be of a non-manual nature but the incumbent must be able to walk and climb among equipment and structures. Occasionally may have to lift between 515 pounds.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Additional Information

Fusion Job Code 954

The American Bureau of Shipping is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.

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Keywords: ABS Group of Companies, Houston , Electrical Engineer, Principal, Technology, Other , Houston, Texas

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