Structural Engineer I 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:  Chief Department Engineer & Project Department Engineer



  • Responsible for routine design calculations and drawing development for the construction, maintenance, and repair of maritime vessels and shipboard systems including structural, propulsion, electrical, and hydraulic mechanics.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.


  • General:
    • 0 to 3 years of related engineering, design or construction experience or equivalent experience
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Ability to interact with production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives, and equipment manufacturers
    • Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD and MS Office products
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with Steel and Aluminum Ship Construction  
    • Knowledge of modular construction methods
    • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels
    • Knowledge of shock design 
    • Knowledge of ship and propulsion systems desired
    • Knowledge of Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • Knowledge of FEA methods, experience with FEMAP / NASTRAN a plus

Naval Architect Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture or related engineering degree (At time of hire)
  • Experience and knowledge in vessel structural design preferred
  • Knowledge of vessel trim, stability, and hydrostatic calculations

Structural Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Structural, Civil, Mechanical or related engineering degree (At time of hire)
  • Knowledge of static, dynamic, and strength of material calculations
  • Experience and knowledge in vessel structural design preferred

Marine / Mechanical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree (At time of hire)
  • Knowledge in one of the following areas desired but not required:

        Piping system design

        HVAC design

        Ship and propulsion system design

        Engine alignment and shaft design/alignment

        Outfitting and lightweight joiner construction

Electrical Engineer Specific Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering degree (At time of hire)
  • Knowledge of power distribution and lighting systems
  • Knowledge of automation, control and communication systems
  • Understanding of IEEE and NEC standards


  All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

TOOLS: Computer – MS Office, AutoCAD

DIRECTION EXERCISED: May determine technical adequacy of drawings/calculations


LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Regulatory Bodies, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an    employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.