KBRwyle Senior Electrical Engineer in Lexington Park, Maryland

Senior Electrical Engineer


Provide advanced electrical engineering support to Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs for military aircraft/weapon systems, including planning, directing, and/or participating in aircraft and laboratory testing. Prepares procurement specification inputs, interface drawings, installation design packages, and calibration procedures to accommodate unique test requirements. Oversees systems modifications, installation, integration, and checkout functions. Performs test planning, data collection, and test data analysis. Functions entail providing support for electrical power quality testing and evaluation, including;

  • Voltage and frequency transients/modulation, voltage distortion, and power interruption on various aircraft, shipboard, ground vehicle, and vendor prototype components and equipment.

  • Applying engineering principles to modify and upgrade laboratory electrical and instrumentation systems in support of power and propulsion RDT&E programs.

  • Interface test articles with programmable power supplies and data acquisition equipment to conduct power quality tests, followed by analysis of test article responses for compliance with MIL-SPECS/MIL-STDs.

Position also requires knowledge of test planning, data collection, data analysis, test report writing, and presentation of results. Specialized knowledge and experience in the design, installation, operation, calibration, maintenance and repair of power quality test facilities, associated equipment, and their control systems is a plus. Duties may include performing other tasks for propulsion and power as directed.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) from ABET accredited university required. A minimum of eight years’ experience supporting RDT&E to include six years performing functional aspects as described in the roles and responsibilities. Master’s Degree in Electrical or other Engineering related discipline a plus.

Experience: Experience in research, development and testing with respect to requirements and characteristics of propulsion and power equipment performance. Experience must include the following:

  • Conducting tests to generate extreme power conditions meeting specification for standardized test regimes then conducting performance tests of electronic and electrically powered equipment after exposure to test conditions.

  • Applying test conditions to include extremes with respect to voltage, frequency, modulation, distortion, and other characteristics.

  • Performing tests post exposure to extreme conditions to verify operation remains within specification and the equipment continues to function reliably in-service.

  • Interface Standards for input power to military and aircraft contained in MIL-STD-704, military vehicles contained in MIL-STD-1275, and FAA RTCA DO-160. Experience must also include interpreting guidance for test procedures specified in MIL-HDBK-704 parts 1 through 8.

  • Demonstrated experience directing, monitoring, and/or participating in the installation, configuration, calibration, and operation of engine test systems, environmental chambers, associated instrumentation, and/or data acquisition systems used for testing propulsion and electrical power systems.

The candidate should be capable of managing programs including writing proposals, developing program plans, and providing briefing material. Functions involve:

  • Applying engineering principles to modify and upgrade laboratory electrical and instrumentation systems in support of power and propulsion RDT&E programs.

  • Applying analysis and test methods demonstrating equipment compliance to power characteristics.

  • Ability to develop test plans, design test equipment, establish protocols and procedures specific to individual test articles following guidance provide in DoD, FAA, and other documents.

  • Knowledge in applying programmable power sources with appropriate software and firmware needed to generate waveforms specified by test standards.

Equipment and Machines: Ability to operate power test systems to include programmable AC/DC power sources, power analyzer, test management and control systems, laboratory measuring, environmental chambers and other equipment required to provide test conditions, manage test sequences, and perform measurements of test parameters.

Preferred Skills: Prior DoD acquisition work experience and familiarity with NAVAIR Propulsion and Power Laboratories and related competencies preferred.

Candidate must be able to obtain/retain a secret level DoD security clearance, and may be required to perform other tasks on an as-needed basis.

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.

Job: Test Engineering

Primary Location: US-US-MD-Lexington Park

Req ID: 1068528