Experienced Electrical Engineer
West Milton, NY  / Schenectady, NY  / West Mifflin, PA 
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Job Description
Job Title
Experienced Electrical Engineer
Job Classification
Organizational Unit
Naval Nuclear Laboratory -> Fleet Support & Naval Training -> Naval Training & Simulation
Kesselring - West Milton, NY 12020 US
Liberty Street - Schenectady, NY 12309 US
West Mifflin - West Mifflin, PA 15122 US (Primary)
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Job Description

Our team prides itself on putting complex electrical theory into practice. We do this by creating software models that simulate electrical machines and their embedded control systems that are used to train operators in the nuclear fleet of the United States Navy. Are you looking to apply your hard-earned technical expertise and leadership to an engaging new challenge? We are providing you the opportunity to join our agile team.

The Naval Training and Simulation (NTS) department at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) designs, develops, deploys, and maintains training simulators for Naval Nuclear Operators across the United States. As an electrical engineer on our team, you will use graphical modeling tools as well as native C/C++ code to develop real-time software models of various electrical machines (power electronic converters, synchronous generators, induction motors, etc.) and their embedded control systems (voltage regulators, speed governors, motor torque controllers, etc.) Through this work, you will grow your knowledge by gaining a unique understanding of the design and operation of various Naval reactor, propulsion, electrical, and control systems as well as the simulation technologies used to model them.

We work in an agile, team-oriented environment, which will provide you with the opportunity to engage in diverse tasks, such as collaborative research, design, analysis, and testing of your software models. You will also plan, document, and present your engineering solutions to your teammates. As a more experienced engineer, you will also be called upon to guide, mentor, and review the work of your teammates. You will work with other software teams to integrate our models into the real-time simulations, which are then installed on simulation equipment and validated against the shipboard equipment.

Skills we are looking for:

  • 3+ years Experience with the design or analysis of electric machines, electrical grids (generation and/or distribution), power electronics, or electric vehicles
  • 2+ years Experience with embedded electrical control systems and software
  • 2+ years Experience with real-time engineering model development
  • High Proficiency in software programming, preferably object-oriented C++
  • Experienced leading in a collaborative team environment to solve technical problems

What we offer:

The diversity in work opportunities and collective expertise of the community within NTS provides engineers the opportunity to continue gaining technical skills and broaden their experience while making a true impact. Through engaging, hands-on work, NTS engineers support simulation products from concept through delivery that directly serve sailors in the US Navy.

Required Skills


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of relevant experience.


  • BS degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of nine years of relevant experience; or
  • MS degree in engineering or Master's degree in a science related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
Preferred Skills

In addition to skills listed in job description:

  • Electrical/Computer Engineering degree with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. MS preferred.
  • Advanced skills in circuit analysis and real-time simulation of electrical systems using analysis tools (PSpice, Simulink, PLECS, or similar)
  • Advanced skills in software development for embedded control systems
  • Demonstrated action-oriented "can-do" attitude that shows initiative and ownership
  • Demonstrated project and team leadership and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging problems using innovation and new technology
  • Knowledge and Experience in multiple programming languages (C/C++, Python, Java, C#, etc.)
  • Knowledge and Experience with integrated development environments (MS Visual Studio, Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc.)
  • Knowledge and Experience with source control systems (Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, ClearCase, etc.)
  • Experience in Agile software development and project facilitation.
  • Previous Navy Nuclear operations experience.
About Us
The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC (FMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation. Naval Nuclear Laboratory personnel are FMP employees who work at four DOE facilities: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kenneth A. Kesselring Site, and Naval Reactors Facility, and at the U.S. Department of Defense-owned Nuclear Power Training Unit-Charleston. FMP employees also have an established presence at numerous shipyards and vendor locations. For nearly 70 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has developed advanced nuclear propulsion technology, provided technical support, and trained world-class nuclear operators to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier Fleets. The Naval Nuclear Laboratory is a national asset solely dedicated to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. We rely on the dedication and innovation of our nearly 8000 engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel.
Fluor Marine Propulsion is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) Committed to Workplace Diversity

Fluor Marine Propulsion, LLC, who operates the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Veterans/Disabilities) and is committed to workforce diversity.

We have a commitment to small business and supplier diversity, including small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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