Weeks Dredging - Electrical Engineer


Houma, LA, US

Requisition ID: 171166 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: Weeks Marine - Dredging 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Electrical Engineer, you will assist the Technical Engineering Department to design, configure, implement and maintain electrical and electronic Power and control systems on new marine vessel construction projects and our existing fleet of dredges and other marine equipment.

District Overview

Established in 1919, Weeks Marine, Inc. is one of the largest marine, dredging and tunneling contractors in North America and has successfully completed projects throughout North and South America, from inland waterways to offshore sites in the Pacific and the Atlantic. Weeks Marine has three key divisions – Construction, Dredging and Marine Services – which are bolstered by three major subsidiaries, Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., McNally International, Inc. and North American Aggregates.  
Weeks Marine’s vast reach and deep expertise, combined with the sheer size and diversity of its equipment fleet, enables the company to serve as a one-stop shop for clients in both the private and governmental sectors, providing exceptional customer service, environmental sensitivity, operational efficiency, and a long-standing commitment to safety. Weeks Marine is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, and manages a network of regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, Guam, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.  


This position is located in Houma, Louisiana.


• Serve as technical resource to engineering, technical support, and field operations personnel
• Creates detailed system specifications, schematics, and designs
• Interprets and implements relevant regulations (USCG, OSHA, ABS, etc.) and technical guides (IEEE-45, NEC, etc.)
• Research technical information needed to evaluate system performance and application
• Maintains system documentation
• Services and maintains electrical and electronic equipment
• Provides remote and on-site troubleshooting
• Attends meetings, writes reports, and prepares necessary documents
• Other duties as assigned by management



• Strong analytical abilities to research and evaluate new and existing equipment, operations, and processes
• Effective communications skills
• Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude to understand industrial processes and equipment
• Capable of thriving in a fast paced, multiple concurrent project environment
• Ability to organize workload for timely accomplishment of work
• Responsive to equipment run-time and productivity needs
• Possess strong computer skills
• Ability to travel to near-shore jobsites
• Occasionally travel (primarily domestic) and perform field service
• Occasionally work after hours and weekends
• Self-driven, honest, energetic, productive, precise, professional, and have positive attitude
• Clean driving record
• BS in Electrical Engineering

Desired Experience
• Any level experience will be considered
• AC and DC variable speed motor control hardware and software configuration
• AC and DC electric motors and generators
• Marine power system design
• Control system design
• Generator controls, including voltage and speed regulators and load sharing control systems
• Programmable Logic Controller hardware and programming
• Diesel engines and control/monitoring systems
• Mechanical power transmission components (gearboxes, clutches, shafts, couplings, etc.)
• Centrifugal pumps
• Hoists
• Hydraulics
• Instrumentation and signal interface
• Electronics
• Industrial networks and communications (TCP/IP, Modbus, etc.)
• Developing written proposals and project estimates

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Weeks Marine. With marine construction and dredging projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Weeks Marine, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of marine infrastructure construction, waterway maintenance and creation, tunneling and other environmental coastal protection projects — all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

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