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Location:Portsmouth, VA
Company:CDI Corporation
First posted:January 18, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Electrical/Electronics Engineer Portsmouth, Virginia, United States


  • Join a team with EXCELLENCE, LOYALTY and INTEGRITY!
  • CDI Corporation (NYSE:CDI) has delivered engineering services to blue-chip clients with operations in markets around the world for the past 60 years. We are a $1.1 billion company with a solid balance sheet.
  • CDI Marine Company is a division of CDI Government Services and a leader in providing our clients with high quality, cost effective engineering, design and logistics services in the marine industry.
  • CDI Marine Company was awarded the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor's Award in 2016.
  • (please use the apply button below) named CDI as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in the United States in 2012.
  • CDI Corporation is an EEO/An Affirmative Action M/F/D/V Employer.


  • Design and engineer electrical/electronics components for installation on ships.
  • Provide waterfront support, field engineering and detailed design and engineering support for CVN and L-Boats.
  • Understand engineering/design specifications and engineering principles and methods, to perform engineering analysis and resolve engineering problems of moderate complexity.
  • Working knowledge of engineering analysis and design applications programs is required.
  • Provide engineering calculation, technical solutions and professional guidance for electrical, IC and communication systems.
  • Responsible for research, development, regulation adherence, material conditions surveying and industrial oversight.
  • Maintain superior customer relations and communications.
  • Strive to maintain quality products, within schedule and cost.


  • Work independently providing waterfront support, field engineering and detailed design and engineering support to the NNSY.
  • Collect and analyze technical data for design or feasibility studies.
  • Evaluate performance and life-cycle operational requirements and develops engineering design to meet customer requirements.
  • Prepare layouts and specifications; review design proposals and drawings; and assure that specifications meet performance requirements.
  • Provide electrical engineering expertise to the development of technical specifications, requisition and bid documents, inspection and testing requirements, etc.
  • Apply specialized engineering knowledge and training to analyze and resolve design and production issues.
  • Translate design to drawing of 440VAC/120VAC, 24VDC and 12VDC power distribution systems on small to medium size craft.
  • Design systems utilizing IEEE-45, Coast Guard and military regulations for selections of components, cabling, hardware, etc and working knowledge of current installation practices.
  • Perform voltage drop calculations, load analysis and any additional calculations used in the selection of and proving electrical system designs.
  • Effectively use Computer Aided Design principles, both 2-D and 3-D and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in an open communicative environment, and be able to adapt to changing design requirements rapidly.
  • Attend meetings and provide professional recommendations as requested.
  • Professionally interface with customers and vendors.
  • Provide project management, project supervision, planning, organizing and supervising designers / drafters and technicians.
  • Prepare engineering sketches to help designers and drafters to complete engineering drawings.
  • Check and review documents produced by other members of the department for completion and accuracy.
  • Develop and apply advance methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex technical problems.
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate projects or moderate phases of significant projects, coordinating efforts with engineers and staff.
  • Develop and perform formal technical reports summarizing analyses, calculations and engineering studies.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the use of industry standard electrical design tools.
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially EXCEL, essential.
  • Knowledge of all phases on the engineering discipline.
  • Ability and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Extensive attention to detail, ability to multi-task and the drive to take ownership in one's work.
  • Work independently (with minimal supervision) or on project teams.



  • Applicant will be subject to a security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government. In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.


  • CARRYING and LIFTING. Ability to transport and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Boat check craft on trailers or in the water.
  • Employee is required to access remote areas of multi-level vessels
  • Must comply with Company's Driver Safety Policy if assigned to operate company and/or rental vehicles

Type: Permanent

Reference ID: 350383

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