Overview:  For over 70 years, Ward’s Marine Electric has served South Florida’s yachting industry with unparalleled excellence and professionalism. Now one of the premier marine electric companies in the world, Ward’s is growing and looking to expand its engineering department. Come join us to experience Ft. Lauderdale and Miami’s upscale marinas, participate in the world’s largest boat shows, and collaborate with an experienced team of engineers as you design the power systems and equipment for today’s most luxurious yachts!

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the design and engineering of marine electrical systems and equipment
  • Have a working knowledge of common marine electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical power generation and distribution systems and vessel control.
  • Have a working knowledge of marine systems, including diesel engine propulsion systems, diesel generator systems, fuel systems, fresh water and sewage systems, hydraulic systems, mechanical systems, air conditioning systems, lighting systems, vessel control and navigation systems, alarm, monitoring and safety systems, shore power systems, battery systems, etc.

Minimum Skills and Special Requirements:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Electrical and 3D, and SKM PowerTools.
  • Possess professional communication and writing skills.
  • Must have working knowledge of ABS, Lloyd’s, DNV, MCA and other marine classification standards, the ABYC Standards and the National Electrical Code.

Minimum Education:

  • Full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in electrical engineering. A 4-year degree in electrical engineering technology may be considered.
  • In lieu of a degree, minimum requirements may be met through extensive experience and specialized knowledge in the marine electrical field. This experience and knowledge shall include the ability to apply engineering concepts, theories, and practices to achieve engineering objectives, to adapt and apply methods and techniques of related scientific disciplines and to organize, analyze, interpret and evaluate data in the solution of engineering problems.

Responsibilities shall include but not be limited to:

  • Developing marine electrical projects from concept to completion.
  • Maintaining control of electrical projects for function, suitability and economics
  • Developing standards in electrical design, functions and materials.
  • Developing test procedures for designed marine electrical equipment and systems.
  • Producing electrical schematics and wiring diagrams for new and existing projects.
  • Writing technical reports and classification submittals.
  • Writing installation and operation manuals.
  • Coordinating with customers, naval architects, equipment vendors, shipyards, classification agencies, contractors and sub-contractors in developing, designing and managing the manufacture, installation, testing and certifying of marine electrical equipment and systems.


  • Office setting
  • Occasional domestic travel to boats, builders, and vendors for inspection, commission, and meetings.
  • Must be capable of walking up and down stairs in a boat environment.

Benefits and Wages

  • Health insurance, dental/vision insurance, long-term and short-term disability, 401K, paid vacations/holidays; profit sharing eligibility after 3 years of employment.
  • Wages based on experience and shall be discussed in person
  • Salary range is $85,000 to $110,000 a year and based on experience.

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