Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Design Engineer, Electrical Engineering
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.

Position Summary

Electrical Design Engineers are responsible for component design, analysis, and test, as well as integration support at higher levels of assembly. The electrical engineer is responsible for electrical design tasks including schematic production, subsequent design layout, circuit analysis, production support, testing, troubleshooting, corrective actions, and preparation for customer buy-off. The work is in direct support of NASA and includes ground prototypes as well as flight certified equipment to be used in low-earth orbit, deep space, and in planetary space missions.

Duties & Responsibilities



  • Under moderate supervision, responsible for design, analysis, production, testing, certification, and delivery of space-flight electrical elements. Example disciplines include circuit board layout, microprocessor and/or FPGA programming, BLDC and Stepper motor control, valve control, sensor interfaces and integration, LVDS data communications, and power system electronics.
  • Supports determination of the design concept and/or project approach based on evaluation of detailed or performance specifications.
  • Supports determination of which technologies or approaches may be applicable. Defines test and certification requirements, and evaluates results to determine specification compliance.
  • Supports the Project Manager in the technical definition of subcontractor and/or vendor activities which may form a part of the design activity.
  • Assists the Project Manager in the support of the customer, including preparation of proposals, change requests, design reviews and other requirements related to the project.
  • Interprets, analyzes and advises during the preparation of feasibility studies and during the selection and application of components.




  • Understands systems requirements and is able to translate these into functional and design requirements.
  • Defines test and program requirements and conducts negotiations and/or exchanges as may be deemed necessary to obtain full agreement for these requirements by all concerned. Test requirements specifically include:
    • Definition of test parameters which provide the basis of design of special equipment when needed, and
    • Preparation of detailed plans and procedures which serve to control the manner by which the test is conducted.







  • A Bachelor of Science degree in an electrical engineering field and 3+ years experience.
  • Hands-on experience in the design, analysis, production, and testing of digital and analog circuits.
  • Knowledge of electrical design software tools is essential: Altium and SVN version control for design collaboration, SPICE, and Labview.
  • Knowledge and experience with laboratory test equipment is also essential including logic, spectrum, and power analyzers, Oscilloscopes, signal generators, and emulators for processors/microcontrollers.
  • This position requires a broad electrical engineering background and good written and verbal communication skills.




  • Designers should be familiar with the space radiation environment, electromagnetic environment, physical launch environments, and thermal heat dissipation at ambient and vacuum conditions.
  • Knowledge of electromagnetic compatibility analysis and testing and aerospace/ government requirements and guidelines.


Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.









Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Oceaneering is ranked in the Oilfield Services Top 10 in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.