Mechanical Engineer

Job Details

Location: Hampton Roads, VA

Job Type: Full Time

Min Education: Inquire

Min Experience: Inquire

Required Travel: NA

Date Posted: 01/26/2015


Position Description

Provide mechanical engineering and systems design support working full time, onsite at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek. Work with client supervisors, project managers and engineers, and other technical and administrative personnel to design or make design changes to combatant craft propulsion, auxiliary and mechanical systems.


Perform engineering calculations applying marine/mechanical engineering principles, techniques, procedures and criteria specifically for the following combatant craft systems:

  • Main Propulsion Diesel Engines
  • Main and Auxiliary Seawater Systems
  • Exhaust System
  • Propulsion Shafting
  • Generator System
  • HVAC System
  • Firefighting System
  • Potable Water System
  • Sanitation, Sewage and Bilge Systems
  • Hydraulic System
  • Steering System
  • Fuel and Lube Oil System
  • Create product designs, drawings, conduct studies, and generate reports
  • Prepare briefs for senior staff
  • Develop test procedures to ensure component and system performance
  • Perform quality assurance reviews of engineering analyses and other engineering documentation
  • Work independently with moderate supervision at the client site
  • Interface with clients, Gibbs & Cox staff and vendors at all levels
  • Develop and manage technical project cost and schedule

Required Qualifications

  • US Citizenship and active Secret security clearance or must be eligible to obtain a Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering. Advanced degree is a plus
  • 5 to 10 years of engineering experience in US Navy propulsion and shipboard auxiliary systems
  • Proficiency in using industry-standard mechanical system design and analysis software tools
  • Solid understanding of the US Navy and navy processes and procedures
  • Strong experience and knowledge of small, fast combatant craft ranging from 7M rigid inflatable boats to 30M combatant craft is desired
  • Active duty USN experience is desired
  • Knowledge of ABS Naval Vessel Rules a plus
  • Professional Engineering credential in Mechanical or Marine Engineering or applicable discipline a plus

Company Statement:

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is the employer of choice for naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting.  Gibbs & Cox staff has the opportunity to participate in challenging and rewarding work, and to receive excellent compensation and benefits in return.  Our working environment includes the most advanced tools and technologies, and the opportunity for excellent personal and professional development.  Gibbs & Cox offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, generous employee healthcare insurance premiums, flex spending options, matching 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, paid professional training and development, and much more.

Application Instructions

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Gibbs & Cox is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factors.

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