Naval Architect/Marine Engineer

Company Info

Name: JMS Naval Architects

Contact Email:


Job Details

Location: Mystic, CT

Job Type: Full-Time

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Min Experience: Varies

Required Travel: TBD

Date Posted: 02/11/2015


JMS has ambitious growth plans and is recruiting experienced professionals and recent graduates who demonstrate a commitment to learn, collaborate and innovate. The work environment at JMS allows a high degree of autonomy and encourages entrepreneurial spirit. This creates exciting opportunities for people capable of combining practical seafaring experience with high-end analytical engineering expertise to deliver rapid and innovative solutions to complex problems.

Successful candidate will be responsible for providing naval architecture and marine engineering support for commercial vessels such as tugs, research vessels, tank barges, crane barges, heavy lift vessels, dry docks, passenger vessels, and work boats. Typical tasks include:


  • Conducting intact and damaged stability analysis

  • Designing marine engineering systems

  • Conducting structural assessments using first principles methods and finite element analysis

  • Conducting ship checks/surveys

  • Performing deadweight surveys and inclining experiments

  • Conducting damage assessments and developing repair plans

  • Developing shipyard work specifications

  • Conducting rule analyses using classification society standards and/or USCG regulations

  • Utilizing HECSALV, AutoCAD, Rhino, Solidworks and FEA software

JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleet. With a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience, JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex problems. JMS offices are located along the Mystic River in downtown Mystic, CT, halfway between Boston and New York. The historic community is rich in maritime tradition and is known for its high quality of life, drawing visitors each year for the boating, world class sailing, beaches, cultural attractions, museums and scenic villages.


Interested individuals should send a resume with cover letter to The cover letter should provide salary history and concisely describe experience related to the task description above.

Job Requirements

The position requires an engineering degree in the marine field as well as the ability and desire to climb around ships from the bilges to the pilot house. Candidates should have familiarity with classification society standards, USCG regulations, and vessel design principles. Must be able to efficiently organize and manage multiple activities simultaneously. Excellent communications and computer skills are required. In addition, any of the following qualifications are highly desirable:


  • Shipyard experience

  • Shipboard experience with deck or engineering license

  • Experience in marine casualty response operations

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should send a resume with cover letter to The cover letter should provide salary history and concisely describe experience related to the task description above.

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