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Principal Engineer - High Energy Density Batteries

Job ID: 2210309
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Chemical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Principal Engineer – High Energy Density Batteries for our Crane, IN office, in support of US Navy and other DoD Service branches.  The person in this position will become an engineering lead for SAIC supporting the military application of low and high voltage systems, including associated system engineering and safety requirement. The preferred candidate will have a deep understanding of the electrochemistry, design, construction, performance, and safety hazards of high energy density cells and batteries, and a broad understanding of the systems engineering efforts (e.g. electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, software engineering) necessary to integrate such batteries into military or commercial systems.

Note: This role requires daily interaction with our NSWC-Crane Navy customer, and therefore the preferred candidate will be one that joins us at our offices in Crane, IN.  Special candidates with sufficient battery and military customer experience may be able to work remotely and travel periodically to NSWC/Crane in a hybrid role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Energy and Power Source Systems Engineering – Advise the Government during all phases of the Systems Engineering cycle from Concept Development, to Engineering Design, Qualification Testing, Production, and Field Integration and Support
  • Concept Development – Perform Trades Studies and develop CONOP’s for the optimization and implementation of high energy batteries into military systems
  • Engineering Design – Assist the Government customers and their suppliers and contractors in defining, allocating, and validating battery subsystem requirements and in designing battery hardware and software to meet those requirements.  Participate in design reviews and provide design oversight as the Government’s SME
  • System Qualification Testing – Performance testing and Safety/Hazard Characterization Testing; Write Test Plans, Test Procedures, and Test Reports; Execute and/or oversee tests on site at NSWC/Crane or at vendor facilities
  • Systems Integration Testing – Perform Field Integration and Operational Checkout through IOC; Perform and/or oversee periodic field maintenance
  • Perform Safety Assessments, Hazard Analyses, Failure Probability Analyses, Reliability Analyses, and Risk Assessments

Qualifications

Required Education and experience

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Bachelors and eighteen (18) years or more experience; Masters and sixteen (16) years or more experience; PhD and fifteen (15) years or more experience.
  • Understanding of the range of battery chemistries (and also other energy storage devices such as fuel cells).

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience with Navy manned and unmanned underwater systems
  • Energy storage and power systems
  • Military (Navy, Marine Corps) and NASA vehicles
  • Low voltage (24 VDC) to high voltage (300-400 VDC) systems
  • Small (< 2 kWh) to Large (> 1000 kWh) systems
  • Specify and integrate associated power conversion systems
  • Working knowledge of Military and NASA design requirements and safety requirements (e.g. S9310-AQ-SAF-010, SG270-BV-SAF-010, JSC-20793B, NASA/TM-2009-215751 /NESC-RP-08-75/06-069-I)
  • Working knowledge of Industry Standards for design and safety (e.g. UL, IEC, IATA)
  • Systems Requirements Specifications (and decompose into derived requirements and subsystem specs)
  • Safety Assessments (Hazard Analyses, FMEA’s, Fault Tree Analyses, Root Cause Failure Analyses)

Target salary range: $145,001 - $155,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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