Principle Technical Professional, Electrical Engineer- RELOCATION AVAILABLE - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Principle Technical Professional, Electrical Engineer- RELOCATION AVAILABLE


KBR’s Development and Integration (DI) Program, an AS9100 Certified organization, has a new opening for a very experienced lead Electronics Engineer to join our innovative team for an exciting opportunity supporting a diverse portfolio of manned and unmanned military avionics systems. The selected candidate will be a key player of our technical team working in our DI laboratory located in Lexington Park, MD. Our team executes new design, reverse engineering, analysis, prototyping, fabrication, assembly, repair and testing to support a wide variety of engineering projects across KBR’s Systems Engineering Group. Specifically, we are looking for qualified candidates to lead new Electronics design projects. The ideal candidate will have a deep working knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the electronics component and systems design, manufacturing, test and repair processes for aircraft avionics and ground support systems. The candidate will be responsible for leading circuit design, reverse engineering, circuit schematic and analysis, embedded programming, novel electronics PCB and AME layout and fabrication, as well as circuit board assembly. Signal domains will include aircraft DC and AC power, analog, digital, video, RF and optical. All aspects of power and signal functional testing, as well as structural, material, environmental and EMI testing, fault analysis and repair of electronics parts and avionics circuit boards and systems are integral to these design projects. Responsibility will include electrical and electronics system wire harness, enclosures, racks and custom test fixtures and test benches. The position will include performing basic design tradeoff and cost analysis, writing technical papers, plans and reports, presenting results, coordinating and executing key project activities, sorting and analysis of various qualitative and quantitative data, and leading internal design and engineering change reviews. The selected candidate will perform project tasking supporting different aircraft and ground support systems programs for US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, NASA and allied customers.

The candidate will provide general supervision within an established ISO-9001 and AS9100 Quality Management System (QMS) and independently apply advanced engineering techniques, make decisions on engineering problems and methods, and represent the organization in meetings to resolve important questions or negotiate outcomes with key engineers of other organizations. They will provide technical guidance to designers and less experienced engineers and is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance placed on scientific interpretations and advice. Further, the candidate will plan, schedule, and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.

Tasks will include directing and using 3D CAD circuit design and modern analysis tools to develop virtual concept designs and simulations, to prototype these designs of PCBs, embedded components, circuits, sensors, antennas, systems, using KBR’s state-of-the-art Nano Dimension’s DragonFly LDM 2.0 3D electronics printer and other research methods applied to AME, as well as in-house subtractive manufacturing using Lasers, CNC, Mills, etc., for PCB etching, and stencil and enclosure fabrication. . Sophisticated ESD workstations with modern soldering stations, specialized tools and video microscopes will be used with different reflow ovens for in-house prototype and production circuit assembly. Further use of KBR’s other in-house multi-material 3D printers (polymer plastic, powder metal, carbon fiber, ceramic) will be to fabricate and assemble function systems. Extensive circuit and avionics stimulation and testing for response measurements will be required using KBR’s laboratory and customer equipment. The position also requires the ability to fully document the design details and theory of operations, develop research methods and test procedures for data collection and analysis, to execute or witness the required testing, and to document and report on the designs performance to applicable standards related to air worthiness qualification when needed.

This position will require up to 10% travel.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or relevant discipline, from an ABET accredited University
  • 10+ years of work technical experience with minimum of 7 years of experience performing relevant electrical/electronic engineering design tasks, including;
  • Experience leading electronics design engineers through product development
  • Experience using electronics and RF circuit simulation and analysis software such as SPICE, PSPICE, ANSYS, etc.
  • Proficient use of circuit design EDA software, such as Altium, SolidWorks PCB, or ORCAD software, to design complex circuit schematics, simulations, PCB artwork, electronics, and CAD for electrical wire harness assemblies such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with hand tools, electronics soldering and assembly wire harness crimpers and assembly, and electronic and RF signal measuring techniques, used during assembly and testing of aircraft avionics systems
  • Experience with embedded programming of microprocessor and microcontrollers using modern programming languages and devices

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with aircraft avionic subsystem and system design, and maintenance practices
  • General experience or certification to IPC J-STD-001 electronics soldering and assembly standard, IPC / WHMA -A- 620 wire harness assembly standard, and familiarity with SAE-AS50881 or NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1 aircraft wiring standards
  • Proficient with DOD technical manuals, standards, regulations, and MIL-STD-31000 Technical Data Packages for electrical and electronics systems
  • Experience with compiling and preparing analytical reports, technical plans and test reports using MS Office tools
  • Experience reviewing and critiquing electronic and systems architectures, drawings, data, specifications, publications and reports
  • Physically able to work on aircraft and lift test equipment up to 50 pounds as an individual.

Applicant must be a US Citizen with an Active DoD Secret Security clearance, and eligibility for a DoD Top Secret Security clearance .


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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