Electrical Designer


Position:                             Electrical Designer

Reports to:                         Electrical Design Manager



An Electrical Designer is responsible for coordinating the basic, detail, and production design process for their assigned systems. Provide design support to the Procurement, Planning and Production Departments. Possible assigned systems may include Power Distribution, Lighting, or other shipboard systems. Provide support to other design staff of the Electrical Design Department as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ensure that all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are performed and met.

  • Perform basic and detail design activities for assigned systems including calculations, diagrams, drawings, design change notices, and equipment selection relevant to assigned systems.

  • Participate in basic and detail design activities within the Electrical Design Department, including review of design documents from other shipyard engineers, vendors, and external design partners.

  • Coordinate/assist fabrication, assembly, installation, and/or testing of assigned systems, and equipment.

  • Prepare technical specifications, collect vendor information and maintain maker’s list for assigned systems.

  • Generate and access Bills of Material and provide technical support for material tracking, logistics, handling, and timing of installation.

  • Propose technical improvements; develop and implement quality standards applicable to assigned systems.

  • Develop testing procedures for assigned systems.

  • Interface with Owner and Class to resolve technical issues.

  • Provide field engineering support as required to support production activities during Class and owner inspections or responding to production questions arising during vessel construction.

  • Maintain working knowledge and monitor development of classification and regulatory rules and requirements pertaining to assigned systems.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned


  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving
  • Organizational understanding
  • Integrity
  • Conflict resolution
  • Strategic thinking
  • Stress Management
  • Teamwork


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred, however, candidates with a technical diploma and 3+ years’ experience in ship design and/or construction may also be considered; or

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in shipbuilding, system design, or manufacturing.

  • Experience with electrical system or electrical design and construction Proficiency with MS Office and CAD systems such as AutoCAD.

  • Knowledge/experience concerning basic and detail ship design.

  • Knowledge/experience concerning modern shipbuilding practices.

  • Experience with Classification Society Rules for New Construction, IMO Regulations, and US Coast Guard Requirements, as well as International experience or familiarity with European and/or Asian Shipbuilding Standards.


Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fumes and smoke.  Work may be carried on indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions. 

**Philly Shipyard is a TOBACCO FREE facility.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required.  Employment in this position is contingent upon passing the medical examination. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Note:  Not all applicants will be interviewed

All applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department for consideration


The Philadelphia Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  The Philadelphia Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.