2017-54 Electrical Engineer I (Gig Harbor, WA)

Koam Engineering Systems, Inc. (KES Inc.) is an employee owned small business specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Gig Harbor, WA KES provides services globally in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support.


Position Summary:

To design electrical power, lighting, and control systems and modifications for U.S. Navy and commercial ships. Candidate would be responsible for development of own designs as well as checking final drawings for accuracy, efficiency of design, cost effectiveness and future adaptability.


  • Analyze ship as-built and/or modification electrical drawings to determine impact of proposed ship upgrades.
  • Assist with routine ship check activities, such as identifying existing ship electrical systems and recording breakers and power panel information.
  • Document any installation interferences onboard ship and design any required modifications.
  • Develop and maintain an electrical materials catalog that accounts for unit weights, NSNs, and material specifications.
  • Responsible for basic electrical analysis (Three phase power calculations, voltage drop calculations, and circuit breaker fault analysis)
  • Check electrical drawings to ensure that they meet government requirements and or civilian requirements and integrate with other engineering disciplines.
  • Perform and/or check weight and moment calculations for all removed and added electrical systems and modifications.
  • Size cables and breakers to the appropriate loads.
  • Responsible for working closely with and mentoring other engineering disciplines.
  • Integrate with Electrical Engineer Level II and III on design concepts and work-flow process efficiency.
  • Coordinate all assigned design work with lead electrical engineer.

Other duties as assigned


0-4 years of Engineering experience

Candidate must possess or have ability to obtain a DoD Secret Level Clearance. Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with 2D and 3D CAD software and Microsoft Excel.  Must be willing and able to travel for shipchecks.  Should have current passport for OCONUS travel.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Required:  Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. 5 years related experience may be substituted for BS degree

Preferred: ABET certified engineering school and successful EIT certificate.

Preferred Skills

2+ years of engineering design experience which included AutoCAD 2D and 3D computer drafting.

Experience with Naval and ABS standards and familiarity with technical drawings. Experience with AutoCAD 3D.

Additional Notes



At KES, we offer a comprehensive and valuable benefits program to our employees and their families some of these benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Customizable Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Prevailing Wage Plan (Retirement Plan)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - (Discretionary Plan)
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off


Since 1995, KES continues to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of a growing small business that focuses on the needs of its customers and employees and serves to provide a rewarding and challenging career.  KES offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits. KES, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.