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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Staff Power Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2023

Job Description:

Belong with Purpose!

Regardless of whether you are building a surface movement radar, marketing a fighter jet or engineering cyber security solutions, everyone at Saab makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe.

Saab serves the U.S. government, industry, and commercial customers with world-leading products, services and solutions including defense and civil security.

As as a Senior Staff Level Power (Electrical) Engineer you will make an immediate impact by delivering the following:

  • The application of engineering principles and techniques to develop the architecture and detailed design of complex power systems/subsystems for ground, shipboard and airborne radars.

  • Selecting and proposing methods and techniques for the development of power generation, conversion, conditioning, monitoring and distribution for complex radar systems.

  • Developing system requirements, architecture and interfaces for complex radar systems.

  • Performing detailed design functions including component selection, load calculations, power budgets, subcontract product specifications and design layout for electrical systems.

  • Coordinating with and managing electrical system suppliers in the development, integration, and testing of power system components.

  • Leading small technical teams to achieve program objectives.

  • Providing effective communication between functional management, functional teams, customers, contractors and suppliers.

  • Assisting in the planning of tasks and collection/reporting of execution metrics.

  • Applying work experience to identify and contribute to process improvements.

    Skills and Experience:

    To be successful in this role you will need:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related degree program.

    • Experience developing power system/subsystem requirements, architecture and design.

    • Minimum of 10 years experience in all areas of power system design and development including but not limited to: ac/dc & dc/dc power converter design, system power distribution design (including 3-phase and grounding), developing and maintaining power budgets, power conditioning, system monitoring modeling, implementation, testing and debugging.

    • Experience with power system design for high power (10kW or more), pulsed radar systems.

    • Megawatt experience strongly preferred.

    • Experience with developing subcontract specifications for power system components such as high power converters, conditioning units, filters etc.

    • Demonstrated ability to act independently.

    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are a must.

    • Ability to effectively interface with functional teams, customers, contractors and suppliers.

    • Ability to evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services.

    • Experience estimating size, cost and schedule of a hardware development effort.

    • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.


    • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or other related degree program.

    • Experience with military standards: MIL-STD-704, MIL-STD-1399-300, MIL-STD-461

    • Knowledge of analog circuits, design and analysis.

    • Experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, power quality meters, etc.

    • Knowledge of PCB design.

    • PSPICE and/or LTSPICE tool Experience.

    • Ability to design for test, manufacturing and reliability.

    • Experience mentoring and developing junior engineers.

    Citizenship Requirements:

    Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    Drug-Free Workplaces:

    Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


    Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

    • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

    • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

    • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

    • Tuition assistance

    • Student loan assistance

    • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

    • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

    About Us:

    Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

    Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.