2017-105 Alarm & Circuits Systems Manager (Norfolk, Va)

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.


2017-105 Alarm & Circuits Systems Manager (Norfolk, Va)

Position Summary:

The Ship’s Alarm Systems and Circuits Manager will ensure that all external and internal requirements for ship’s alarm systems and circuits drawings are met before our products reach our customers. The Ship’s Alarm Systems and Circuits Manager performs all functions needed to organize, train, task, monitor, and lead the Fiber Optics team. The Ship’s Alarm Systems and Circuits Manager coordinates management and assignment of Ship’s Alarm systems and circuits use with Newport News Shipbuilding.


  • Provide technical and administrative coordination of assets to complete projects in accordance with mandatory requirements.
  • Provide engineering, technical, logistics, maintenance, installation/alterations and program support services to Naval Shipboard ship’s alarm systems and circuits maintenance and performance, including engineering support.
  • Design drawing development, material/parts specifications, engineering calculations, engineering reports and feasibility studies.
  • Perform shipboard surveys.
  • Interface with customers and vendors.
  • Assists with project planning activities associated with engineering projects.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned. Participates in special projects as required.
  • Prepares technical and status reports for on-time delivery to Government customers.
  • Oversees monthly Subcontractor reporting. Reviews subcontractor purchase orders and invoices for accuracy.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Ten (10) years of experience with Ship Systems in the areas of design and modifications of ship’s alarm systems and circuits is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of shipboard ship’s alarm systems and circuits.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing engineering, design, and technical support to shipboard environments.
  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Must meet and maintain eligibility for U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance and have the ability to access military facilities, naval shipyards, and private shipyards.


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.