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Senior Electrical Engineer

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Job ID: 2303727
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Mar 29, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Electrical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team of professionals executing complex system integration efforts for the Navy and United States Marines Corps in Charleston, SC.

This work primarily entails design and development of advanced solutions for unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.  These solutions may include pneumatics, hydraulics, electro-mechanical devices, mechanical systems, electrical systems and other technical functional areas.  A subset of the developed solutions will be comprised of electro-mechanical systems validated in a systems integration laboratory (SIL) and on operational demonstrator systems that will required embedded system design awareness.

Relevant work includes confirmation of in cable/harness routings and specification of the harnesses (connectors/termination, conductors, shielding, marinization, abrasion sleeves, etc.), test stand build-up, lab testing of components and subsystems, and control system software development. Design support will be assigned to the selected engineer to support development of the associated technical data package for production of the harnesses and cables. Work will be conducted in our North Charleston office space as well as our system integration lab located in Hanahan, SC.

Job Duties:

  • Designs and develops electrical architecture for complex Naval systems, equipment and packages.  
  • Conducts feasibility studies and concepts validated through laboratory testing on new and modified designs.
  • Directs support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Provides design information to drafting for packaging documentation.  Reviews designs for compliance with applicable commercial and detailed technical standards.  Responsible for design and release of assigned subsystems within a product lifecycle management tool.  Manages bill of materials (BOM).
  • Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.  Domain expertise will span pneumatic, hydraulic, structural, electrical, software/controls, and electro-mechanical functional areas.
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.  System designs will require emulation of shipboard systems through integration of special effects.
  • Guides the successful completion of major programs. Represents organization as technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience.
  • Direct electrical architecture experience in harness and cable development, control systems and embedded system design
  • Ability to read and develop vehicle level electrical schematics, interconnects, etc.
  • Hands-on system design, build-up, and hardware/software troubleshooting experience.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Solidworks experience

Desired Skills:

  • Candidates with Matlab / Simulink experience with embedded coder and/or experience with C/C++ and cross-compiling toolchains for embedded microprocessor systems are preferred.
  • Experience with Controller Area Network (CAN) and various automotive digital communication standards is preferred, but not required.

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.


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 approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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