Principal Electrical Engineer

Our client, a market leader based in Australia, is searching for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join their experienced senior management team.


The position requires the following high-level attributes:

  • Degree-qualified electrical or marine systems engineer with strong knowledge and experience in marine electrical power generation and distribution systems
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to engage with senior stakeholders and decision authorities and explain complex positions and issues
  • A positive, solutions-orientated attitude, with an ability to influence thinking and advocate for the Project team’s interests across multiple program stakeholders with divergent interests
  • An ability to mentor and share experience and lessons with the project team membership to build electrical engineering skills and abilities in the project team

Important / desirable attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience in naval ship / submarine electrical systems, including the survivability aspects of naval ship electrical systems
  • Experience in design and specification of marine electrical systems
  • Knowledge and experience in electrical propulsion systems and power management systems
  • Clear understanding of systems engineering process – from specification writing, requirement analysis and traceability through to system level design/interface, and requirements management.


The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Support the review of technical deliverables from the project’s Head Contractor
  • Review calculations applying electrical engineering principles, techniques, procedures and criteria for naval ship designs
  • Engagement with the combat system delivery participants to address provision of combat system electrical requirements, and establishment of the associated interfaces
  • Assess and advise on suitability of system characteristics including performance and survivability implications
  • Mentor and share experience and lessons with project team personnel to advance electrical engineering skills and system knowledge within the project’s technical team

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