System One Engineer II – REMOTE in Kittery, Maine

November 20, 2023

Job Description


  • Responsible for moderately complex design calculations and drawing development for the construction, maintenance, and repair of maritime vessels and shipboard systems including structural, propulsion, electrical, and hydraulic mechanics.

  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • General:

  • 2 to 6 years of relevant engineering experience in the manufacturing, construction (or similar) industry, shipbuilding industry preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Possesses leadership skills, Ability to help grow company culture.

  • Capable of training and developing level 1 engineers

  • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines

  • Ability to interact with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.

  • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, and MS Office products

  • Preferred:

  • Experienced in Steel and Aluminum Ship Construction

  • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion systems

  • Working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of modular construction methods

  • Working knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels

  • Working knowledge of shock design

  • Experience or knowledge of FEA methods, FEMAP / NASTRAN

  • Working knowledge of composite shafting

Naval Architect Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture or related engineering degree

  • Working knowledge of vessel structural and hull form designs

  • Working knowledge of vessel trim, stability, and hydrostatic calculations

Structural Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Structural, Civil Mechanical or related engineering degree

  • Experience in developing and analyzing structural designs, vessel design preferred

  • Working knowledge of static, dynamic, and strength of material calculations

Marine / Mechanical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine / Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree

  • Preferred experience or knowledge in one of the following areas:

Piping system design

HVAC design

Ship and propulsion system design and operation

Engine alignment and shaft design and alignment

Outfitting and lightweight joiner construction

Electrical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering degree

  • Working knowledge of power distribution, motor controllers, variable frequency drives, lighting systems, and communication systems

  • Working knowledge or familiarity of IEEE standards, ABS rules, IEC standards, SOLAS, Military Specifications, and/or NEC


All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.

  • 18 years or older at time of application

  • Able to provide proof of US Person status?(permanent resident or citizen)

  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date

  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date

  • Willing to submit to a drug screen

  • Willing to submit to a background check

TOOLS: Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD


  • May lead and direct the work of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons

  • May determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations


  • May provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons

LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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