Advance Designs and Technology Manager in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Director, Business Development and Customer Affairs

SUPERVISES:  Engineers as assigned


  • Lead the development of new vessel and system concept designs for ships, craft and unmanned / autonomous platforms
  • Lead identification, assessment and development of new technology efforts to include autonomy
  • Develop and manage Austal USA technology roadmap as well as supporting roadmaps (e.g., autonomy) that coordinate across engineering, production, and post-delivery support functions to support new products and processes
  • Design, develop, execute, and implement projects involving complex sub-systems often involving multiple disciplines
  • Communicate a detailed understanding of Austal ship design and manufacturing processes in support of customer inquiries
  • Coordinate with other departments to develop cost estimates
  • Support development of technical responses to solicitations
  • Work closely with engineers, model makers, and marketing personnel to produce concepts for display at trade shows and conferences
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Develop responses to requests for information (RFIs), sources sought, and similar early-stage government and commercial customer inquires
  • Lead small to mid-size proposal efforts ($3-$8 million)


  • Bachelor's degree in naval architecture or marine engineering or related discipline
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in ship building, ship repair, or ship acquisitions
  • Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills
  • Sound understanding of ship design and production
  • Strong background and experience in developing ships designs


  • Working knowledge of US Navy, US Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping, International Maritime Organization (IMO), and other regulations and requirements
  • Commercial and/or government/Department of Defense shipbuilding experience
  • Program management experience
  • Estimating experience in ship construction and/or ship repair
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) experience
  • Familiarity with monitoring and control systems for vessel machinery and systems
  • Experience in design of oceangoing aluminum vessels (including multi-hull, high-speed)
  • Proficiency with naval architecture software required
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite a plus

TOOLS:  Microsoft Office (Power Point, Access, Excel); naval architecture software; Adobe Creative Suite




  • All Austal departments
  • Navy clients, teammates, external stakeholders
  • Major subcontractors and suppliers


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Candidates must be able to provide proof of US Person status.