UIC Alaska

Battery Engineer

Location : Location
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


BATTERY ENGINEER (F3020 2023-19719):


Bowhead seeks a Battery Engineer to join our team in supporting the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Power, Energy & Interconnect Technology Division (JXM).  The Battery Engineer shall assist with next generation46 submarine battery development data analysis an also provide quality assurance services for vendors.


Essential functions will include: 


  • Provide support to JXM in research, development, applicable vendor history, and identifying/correcting current technical issues associated with Submarine Batteries.
  • Provide support to JXM in identification and review of Lithium (and other battery chemistries) Cells/Modules and string safety concerns as they apply to Navy applications with an emphasis on Submarine application. Safety concerns include, but are not limited to, topics such as thermal runaway, outgassing, venting and arc flash.
  • Participating in Battery dissections, which requires an expertise in recognizing various historical failure modes in grids, negative/positive active material, separators, seals and electrolyte.
  • Provide support to JXM by advising in Battery market research, monitoring, and reporting, staying abreast of emerging companies and have awareness of consolidations, company stability/market share and raw supply issues that may impact Battery Manufacturing Capability
  • Support also includes performing the following for Battery Monitoring Systems (BMS) for NGSB, PRM, Lithium-Ion, NiZn, and Lead Acid Batteries tasks.
  • Repair and Maintenance Actions.
  • Inspecting Next Generation Submarines Batteries and Verify Tech Manuals.
  • Submarine Battery Cells manufacturing plant process inspections
  • Communicate with Government and request approval for repair actions
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required with five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant experience.
  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

Physical Demands: 

  • Must be able to stand, sit and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a clearance at the Secret level, however candidates who currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level are highly sought. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at these locations.




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