Logistics Engineer III in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

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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. 


Directly: ILS Manager

Indirectly: Logistics Engineer IV

SUPERVISES: May provide work direction to Logistics Engineer II or less senior ILS personnel as required


Performs and coordinates detailed analyses to ensure the integration of support considerations into the design process. Responsible for complex components of programs integrating design for support, development and establishment of the support system, and support of the product. Evaluates design concepts to determine if concepts satisfy support requirements and the relative supportability of alternative concepts including performance-based support and business case analyses.

Interface with customer representatives in review of design concepts for supportability, Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) reviews, and logistics demonstrations.


  • Lead or participate in proposal or concept development efforts to ensure logistic supportability considerations are incorporated into engineering design and comply with contractual and government requirements. Establish requirements for supportability aspects of the design based on customer requirements.
  • May act as a primary interface for internal and external customers regarding logistics supportability/maintainability issues in technical and program reviews and team meetings. Provide technical direction on LSA strategy to program, engineering, and customers.
  • Create, plan, coordinate, and perform detailed engineering design, development, analyses, experimentation, test and/or product assurance tasks for a portion of a project or may lead these activities for a small project. Ensure tasks meet cost, quality, schedule, and performance requirements.
  • Develops and write technical documentation, make revisions to existing documentation, and provide input to technical papers or presentations. Deliver technical presentations.
  • Perform technical logistics analysis, calculations, and evaluation of results to solve simple to complex components of programs, by creating or using computer programs, models, or simulations. Technical analyses include Life Cycle Cost (LCC)/Total Ownership Cost (TOC) estimates; front-end and detailed supportability analyses and cost tradeoff studies to optimize System cost from concept phase through the design, development, acquisition, deployment and disposal phases.
  • Prepare and present project technical results, recommendations, and solutions to internal and external customers.
  • Provide input and status to project leaders on technical content, cost, schedule, and workload requirements.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with customers to resolve technical problems and implement solutions for simple to complex components of programs.
  • Provide technical review and guidance to other engineers in area of expertise.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications. Advises management on new developments and programs.
  • May direct the work of less senior technical personnel.
  • Responsible for schedules and budgets, and coordination of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for interfacing with OEMs/Suppliers to obtain Vendor Furnished Information as needed
  • Responsible for ensuring all change order activity in area of responsibility is processed, documented and communicated to rest of ILS Team
  • Successful applicant must be willing to cross-train to other areas within ILS as necessary


  • General
    • Requires BS degree from an accredited university, preferably in Logistics, System, Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical engineering with minimum five (5) to eight (8) years of Supportability/Logistics/Systems Engineering-related analysis experience on government contracts; or minimum Seven (7) years relevant demonstrated ILS related experience
  • Background in reading and working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Vendor Furnished Information including drawings and parts lists required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience interfacing with internal/external customers including equipment manufacturers, Supply Chain and Engineering personnel.
  • Demonstrated experience in a lead role preferred.
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC) estimating experience a plus
  • RMA modeling and analysis experience a plus
  • RCM Level II certification a plus
  • Prior U.S. Navy, MSC or USCG experience desired, but not required
  • US Citizenship. Must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.


  • MS Office
  • Haystack
  • Navy PMS Editor
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC) estimating software (ACEIT, PRICE)
  • RMA Modeling software


Work is performed without appreciable direction making independent decisions to identify and solve support problems and methods.


Performs and coordinates detailed analyses of problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Works with all departments to ensure best information and decision making processes are being utilized. Predominately exercises independent judgment in the performance of duties consistent with directives, policies, standards and regulations.

LIAISES WITH: External and internal customers to include Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Equipment Suppliers and ILS Support Contractors