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Principal Engineer - Electrochemistry

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Job ID: 2206370
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jul 15, 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


SAIC is seeking a Principal Engineer – Electrochemistry 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.

Note: This is a hybrid remote role that requires periodic travel to our office in Crane, IN.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 reliability analyses


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.


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

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