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Senior Power Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Posted: 09/27/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 496515 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Regardless of whether you are building a surface movement radar, marketing a fighter jet or engineering cyber security solutions, everyone at here makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe.

We serve  the U.S. government, industry, and commercial customers with world-leading products, services and solutions including defense and civil security.

As as a Senior Staff Level Power (Electrical) Engineer you will make an immediate impact by delivering the following:
  • The application of engineering principles and techniques to develop the architecture and detailed design of complex power systems/subsystems for ground, shipboard and airborne radars.
  • Selecting and proposing methods and techniques for the development of power generation, conversion, conditioning, monitoring and distribution for complex radar systems.
  • Developing system requirements, architecture and interfaces for complex radar systems.
  • Performing detailed design functions including component selection, load calculations, power budgets, subcontract product specifications and design layout for electrical systems.
  • Coordinating with and managing electrical system suppliers in the development, integration, and testing of power system components.
  • Leading small technical teams to achieve program objectives.
  • Providing effective communication between functional management, functional teams, customers, contractors and suppliers.
  • Assisting in the planning of tasks and collection/reporting of execution metrics.
  • Applying work experience to identify and contribute to process improvements.

Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role you will need:
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related degree program.
  • Experience developing power system/subsystem requirements, architecture and design.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in all areas of power system design and development including but not limited to: ac/dc & dc/dc power converter design, system power distribution design (including 3-phase and grounding), developing and maintaining power budgets, power conditioning, system monitoring modeling, implementation, testing and debugging.
  • Experience with power system design for high power (10kW or more), pulsed radar systems.
  • Experience with developing subcontract specifications for power system components such as high power converters, conditioning units, filters etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are a must.
  • Ability to effectively interface with functional teams, customers, contractors and suppliers.
  • Ability to evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.
  • Experience estimating size, cost and schedule of a hardware development effort.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.

  • Master’ s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related degree program.
  • Experience with military standards: MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1399-300, MIL-STD-461
  • Knowledge of analog circuits, design and analysis.
  • Experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, power quality meters, etc.
  • Knowledge of PCB design.
  • PSPICE and/or LTSPICE tool Experience.
  • Ability to design for test, manufacturing and reliability.
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior engineers.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’ s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


We provide  an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match
  • Tuition assistance
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match
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