The Senior Electrical Engineer develops detailed DC and AC electrical architecture plans for new models to meet NMMA/ABYC/USCG requirements and customer expectations. The incumbent designs and documents boat electrical systems, specifies breaker panels, electrical components and provides direction in construction of pre-production boats. Also responsible for identifying new electrical technologies and determining their value for inclusion in the product line.
Generate preliminary and detailed boat electrical plans from standard and optional equipment specifications.
Generate electrical calculations for DC and AC systems to meet NMMA/ABYC/USCG standards.
Design and document DC electrical system to include preliminary wiring diagrams, panel design, harness layout, and installation plan for all standard and optional DC components.
Design and document both 110 Volt and 220 Volt AC electrical systems to include preliminary wiring diagrams, panel design, harness layout, and installation plans for all standard and optional AC components.
Ensures safety in electrical system design through best practice and/or detailed analysis.
Write specifications for electrical components to be used in the construction of new models.
Support development of exterior and interior lighting plan to include navigation lights.
Support development of exterior and interior entertainment system plans to include TVs, HIFI stereo, speakers and sub woofers.
Conduct / support electrical system design reviews as necessary.
Support creation of installation documentation for electrical harnesses and components.
Support the definition of electrical components for the BOM.
Provide oversight and direction to Electrical Engineering Technician to facilitate the development and implementation of the electrical plan for new models.
Participate in resolution of design, build and installation issues.
Maintain department schedule to meet key milestones.
Identify and assess new Electric / Electronic technologies and/or products for consideration. Maintain a technical roadmap to determine areas of focus for future evaluation / development.
Consult on significant AC/DC electrical system changes to current product.
Education and Experience:
Must have a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from a reputable educational institution.
Must have at least 3 years experience in the marine field developing AC/DC electrical systems.
Must be proficient in providing direction to manufacturing personnel to troubleshoot issues in production area.
Certified or experienced NMMA compliance specialist.
Must be proficient in the use of computers and use of company-wide software programs.
Must be proficient in 2D/3D drawing and CAD software (AutoCAD, Solidworks or similar)
Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
Completion of ABYC Electrical Certification Course with passing grade.
General Job Requirements:
Pass a background check, drug test and physical
Promote a safe and clean work environment
Willingness to work on a team or individually
Possess effective oral and written communication skills
Able to follow manufacturing instruction and understand processes
Must practice PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) policies as mandated per area. (Use safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, etc.)
Must follow company safety guidelines
Must be fluent in the English language