Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading independent naval architecture, marine engineering, and design firms. We are seeking an energetic, well-qualified individual for a position as a Marine Propulsion Engineer. Duties include design and analysis of Navy and commercial diesel, gas turbine and electric propulsion systems, for Military and commercial vessels. Have a strong background with Marine Diesel Engines, Gas Turbine Engines, Reduction Gears, Electric Propulsion Systems, Shafting system (shafting, bearings, and seals), Propulsors (Propellers, Water Jets, and Thrusters), Propulsion System Alignment analysis, Vibration analysis, Fuel Consumption Analysis, Powering analysis. All positions require US citizenship. You will be based out of Arlington, Virginia, Halifax, Nova Scotia or New Orleans office.
Propulsion plant design and selection from vessel performance requirements.
Perform trade-off analyses supporting system selection.
Perform shafting system design, stress, and vibration and alignment analysis.
Develop and supervise propulsion plant and shafting arrangements drawing development.
Perform calculations applying propulsion system engineering principles, techniques, procedures and criteria.
Develop test procedures to ensure component and system performance.
Execution of design and other studies, creation of design products (drawing and reports), and preparation of briefings to higher authority.
Perform quality assurance reviews of propulsion analyses and other engineering documentation.
Work independently (with moderate supervision), or on project teams.
Interface directly with propulsion system suppliers to support propulsion system design and integration.
Client interface, at an appropriate level.
Manage project schedule and technical product development.
Direct interface with design leads.
Experience with ship or water jet propulsion and integration.
Early concept design work
Propulsion plant schematics and arrangements.
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering.
Have proficiency with Diesel Engine performance, characteristics, and design integration.
Have proficiency with Gas Turbine performance, characteristics, and design integration.
Have proficiency with the design and analysis of propulsion shafting systems.
Have a proficiency in Reduction Gear design requirements, characteristics, and design integration.
Have a proficiency in Propulsor selection, characteristics, and design integration.
Professional engineering experience designing propulsion systems for naval surface ships.
Familiar with commercial and military specs and standards (knowledge of ABS Naval Vessel Rules a plus) is preferred.
Proficient in using industry-standard mechanical design and analysis software tools.
Professional Engineering Credential (in Mechanical or Marine Engineering or other applicable discipline) desired.
Experience working with Military Sealift Command a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in AutoCAD or other CAD type software.