Topside Design Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

What if you could use your engineering skills to transform the Department of Defense (DoD)? As a Senior Topside Engineer, you understand the power behind complex systems. That knowledge is key when it comes to conducting platform surveys. We’re looking for an engineer who can use their skills to conduct platform investigation, characterization, quantification, and resolution of any findings.

Our team supports the Navy in ensuring that Fleet assets maintain electromagnetic compatibility. That’s why we need you, an engineer who specializes in electromagnetic interference and compatibility to help us design and develop corrective actions for identified problems. You’ll identify and recommend engineering fixes to mitigate unacceptable risks and conduct evaluations on any new systems being placed on surface assets. You’ll directly impact the DoD's mission in maintaining a superior Naval Fleet by ensuring existing or new systems function as intended. We’ll look to you to share your engineering expertise through leadership and mentoring junior staff. This is a chance to use your experience-based knowledge in electromagnetic and topside surveys while broadening your skillset into areas like modeling and simulation, and operational assessments. Join us and take on exciting challenges in the DoD.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 12+ years of experience with engineering technical topics in Topside equipment aboard U.S. Navy Mine, Amphibious, Auxiliary and Command ships, Carriers, or Surface Combatants 

  • Experience with Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Electro Magnetic Certification (EMC) analysis

  • Experience with Integrated Topside Design (ITD), EMP, E3, EMI, EMC, E3 Computation and Modeling, EMC Shipboard Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC Acquisition Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMI problem investigation, characterization and quantification, E3 instructions, standards, policies and procedures, EMC document review, EMC and RADHAZ certification, EMC SHIPMAIN technical assessments, EMC acquisition engineering and EMI analysis, EMI planned maintenance systems, EMC certification infrastructure, EMC certification, Fleet Response Plans, EMI fix engineering, technical program support, CASREP EMI investigations, and EMI characterization and quantification

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience in the U.S. Navy military as an Electronics Material Officer, System Test Officer, Electronics Technician Chief and Senior Chief (ETC/ETCS), Fire Control Chief and Senior Chief (FCC/FCCS)

  • Experience with Autodesk products

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you will have access to a wealth of training resources through our Engineering & Science University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 tech courses, certifications and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site courses, vendor relationships, and a network of experts who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,000.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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