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Mechanical Engineer Shipbuilding

  • Mobile, AL, US
  • May 1, 2023
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Mechanical Engineers Shipbuilding

Position: contract

Location: Mobile , Alabama

Our client is seeking Mechanical Engineers with shipbuilding experience for our client in Mobile Alabama. The mechanical engineer will report to the Chief Department Engineer & Project Department Engineer and supervise Engineer I, Designers and Draftspersons.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design calculations and drawing development as assigned by the Chief Department Engineer or a Department Engineer III
  • Responsible for checking calculations done by Engineers I
  • Responsible for checking calculations done by Engineers I
  • Three (3) to seven (7) years of shipyard design and construction experience or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates with equivalent experience as a Cognizant Engineer over one or more systems may also be considered.
  • Two (2) years' Engineering experience at Austal USA will be considered in lieu of shipyard design and construction experience
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
    • Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.
    • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
    • Working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e., ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
  • TOOLS:
  • Computer - MS Office, AutoCAD
  • May lead and direct the work of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons
  • May determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations
  • Preferred:
  • Experience in the construction of high-speed aluminum vessels
  • Knowledge of modular construction methods
  • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels
  • Knowledge of shock design
  • Knowledge of FEA methods
  • Knowledge of composite shafting
  • Naval Architect:
    • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture
    • Working knowledge of vessel structural design
    • Working knowledge of vessel trim & stability calculations
  • Structural Engineer:
    • Successful completion of bachelor's degree in Engineering
    • Working knowledge of vessel structural design
  • Marine/Mechanical Engineer Bachelors' degree in Marine or Mechanical Engineering
  • Working knowledge of ship and propulsion system design and operation Working knowledge of engine alignment and shaft design and alignment


  • All candidates must meet client's USA's basic employment eligibility guidelines:
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


  • May provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, Designers and Draftspersons
  • LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers

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