Integrated Power Systems - Main Propulsion Control System Entry Level Control System Engineer

Electric Boat New London , CT 06320

Posted 1 week ago

Overview

Control Systems & Processor Development Engineer - The Integrated Power Systems Main Propulsion Control team in (Department 489) is seeking to add new engineering talent to support detailed design and new technology development for the All Electric Navy. The core focus of this group is electric drive propulsion control component integration, development, test, and delivery to meet the growing need of the United States Navy for more capable and more affordable submarines. A large part of developing and integrating such systems is the analysis and design of robust, high-performance control systems as well as the evaluation, disposition, and management of sub-tier supplier products that results in the delivery of the physical control systems. The IPS Main Propulsion Control System team is unique in that it has and develops specific resources with experience in the fields of linear and non-linear system theory, multivariable control analysis and design, advanced power electronics, electric machinery and drives, and high speed processing hardware/software development and integration.

The position of a control systems & processor development engineer in the Main Propulsion System Control group would include projects and tasks centered around topics such as the design and analysis feedback control systems, control system processing and communication architecture as well as the development of requirements for and technical management of a design, fabrication, assembly, test, and delivery effort around future propulsion control systems. This is a highly technical role requiring both sufficient theoretical/academic knowledge in the disciplines of control systems and digital signal processing, processor board design and development, as well as control system architecture and communication.

Responsibilities:include the design, development, and analysis of submarine propulsion control system hardware and software. These responsibilities support submarine system and component performance and the overall capability of the platform to achieve its mission. Additional responsibilities include review and disposition of vendor engineering products, support of vendor test data analysis results as well as component testing and troubleshooting related to the development and delivery of future control system hardware and software. Duties will also include support testing of hardware in land based and at sea demonstrations. Below is a further breakdown of responsibilities for this role:
  • Digital signal processing

  • Processor board (micro-processor, DSP, FPGA) hardware and software development and integration

  • Familiarity with digital communication protocols and topologies

  • Familiarity with power converter topologies and control schemes

  • Practical experience with system identification and data-driven control

  • Familiarity with advance power converter topologies and control schemes

  • Familiarity with various electric machinery and drive systems (induction motors, permanent magnet machines, generators, etc.)

  • Analyzing and interpreting simulation results to generate analysis reports, calculation packages, and formal recommendation letters to our customers.

  • Developing requirements for high-speed processing hardware, communication hardware, and control system architecture.

  • Developing and verifying system-level requirements based on modeling and simulation results

  • Reviewing vendor technical analysis reports and Electric Boat generated reports, and review of component specifications and deliverables

  • Review and disposition of electric drive vendor information requests, requirements clarifications, control system design deliverables and testing reports

  • Travel to the vendor facilities in Danbury, CT and Milwaukee, WI for test witnessing, model design and analysis review, program reviews

  • Travel to Philadelphia, PA to support full-scale testing of the electric drive control system

Candidates best suited for this position will possess a passion for learning and being taught in the principles of operation of control systems, power electronics systems, motors, generators, and electric drives while assisting in the management of sub-tier suppliers in the delivery of the same equipment for ship construction.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering or a related program

  • 0 - 2 years experience

  • Effective communication skills and initiative

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance through the department of defense

Preferred:

  • Advanced degrees highly desired

  • Classes in electric drives, digital controls, power electronics, and electric machines

  • Design, analysis, or test of power electronic systems and electromagnetic machines

  • Power system design including fault analysis and protection/coordination.

  • Digital signal processing

  • Processor board (micro-processor, DSP, FPGA) hardware and software development and integration

  • Familiarity with digital communication protocols and topologies

  • Familiarity with power converter topologies and control schemes

  • Familiarity with various electric machinery and drive systems (induction motors, permanent magnet machines, generators, etc.)

Skills

Candidates selected for an interview should be prepared to demonstrate the following:

  • A high level of knowledge in most of the functional areas discussed above

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent technical writing skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong drive and sense of urgency for completing tasks on time with high quality

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