Shock Engineer III

Company Info

Name: Austal USA

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Job Details


Job Type:

Min Education:

Min Experience:

Required Travel:

Date Posted: 05/29/2014


Job is located in Mobile, AL.

REPORTS TO: Chief Department Engineer & Department Project Engineer


SUPERVISES: Engineer II, Engineer I, Designers and Draftspersons



  • Responsible for design calculations and drawing development as assigned by the Chief Department Engineer
  • Responsible for checking calculations done by Engineers I and Engineers II



  • General:
    • Minimum 10 years of shipyard design and construction experience or equivalent 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.
    • Thorough knowledge of ship and propulsion systems
    • Strong working knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • Must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance.
    • US Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization Required
  • Shock Engineer
    • Experience implementing MIL-S-901 in respect to testing, analyzing, reporting, and certification of equipment and full ship shock certification.
    • Thorough knowledge of ship design integration with respect to shock survivability.
    • Demonstrated experience interfacing with Navy Shock authorities.
    • Experience with DDAM analysis desirable.
    • Reports to Chief Naval Architect




  • Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD



  • Will lead and direct the work of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons
  • Will determine technical adequacy of drawings and calculations



  • Will provide input to evaluations of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons
  • Has authority to direct, evaluate and correct the work of Engineers I, II, Designers and Draftspersons


LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers




  • General:
    • Experienced in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels is advantageous but not a requirement
    • Working knowledge of modular construction methods is advantageous but not a requirement.
    • Experienced in design and construction of US Navy vessels is advantageous but not a requirement.
    • Understanding of shock design is advantageous but not a requirement

Austal USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company policy prohibits discrimination, retaliation or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. This Policy applies to recruiting, hiring, promotions, demotions, transfers, compensation, raises, benefits, training, facilities, discipline, and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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