Sr. Systems Engineer (PLC-based Controls)

Posted Date 3 months ago(4/6/2022 10:26 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


Noblis MSD’s mission is to support Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWCPD) in their missions to enable research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition, engineering, systems integration, in-service and fleet engineering with cybersecurity, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings.  We are seeking Senior Systems Engineers with the ability to apply a strong work ethic to support the development, deployment, and maintenance of machinery control systems.  In these positions you have an exciting opportunity to support a new U.S. Navy ship program.




Duties include the design/development of PLC-based control system and software specifically tailored to US Navy ships.  You must be able to work independently to review and update as-built ship drawings, elementary wiring drawings, and coordinate work with other team members both local and remote. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in requirements development and design reviews of next generation test tools including prototypes.
  • Develop test procedures to exercise requirements of current and future systems.
  • Modify existing simulator software and hardware to support ship control and bridge systems requirements.
  • Troubleshoot existing hardware and software.
  • Provide design support for integration of equipment in an industrial/shipboard environment.
  • Provide machinery control system commissioning and testing.
  • Program and modify new and existing programmable logic controller (PLC) programs for control systems.
  • Interpret and design sensor/control circuitry for PLC based systems.
  • Contribute creation of the code as well as testing and debugging for implementation in production.
  • Work with Production team to help quickly identify and resolve problems.
  • Research, develop and apply advanced engineering concepts in the solution of complex manufacturing problems.
  • Reviews new designs for production ability, considering cost, quality, safety, delivery, production capabilities.
  • Evaluate existing production equipment and recommends design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in setting up and fielding PLCs. Familiarity with Rockwell/Siemens PLC platforms is preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues related to embedded systems.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple project timelines.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Able to travel up to 25%


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 5 - 10 years of experience
  • Prior background with Ship Systems Engineering preferred.
  • Previous experience in writing test procedures and conducting test events.
  • Previous experience with field startups.
  • Software Development experience is a plus but not required (C/C++, JAVA or Python). 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Client Engagement

• Begin developing relationships one level up and two levels down. Identify and support opportunities to expand project scope beyond current deliverable and actively share information about clients’ emerging support needs and trends with team members and management.
· Participate on proposals


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, Noblis MSD and Noblis + Mikros Systems tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


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