Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
18 days ago
Job Type
Required Travel
Job Function


Leidos | Gibbs & Cox, is the largest independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Since our founding in 1929, 24 classes of combatants and nearly 7,000 vessels have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs. We proudly support military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design, construction, and lifecycle management. Our passion is solving our customers’ 21st century maritime challenges with quality and integrity.

As part of the naval architecture department, you will tackle new and evolving ship design and integration engineering challenges by applying naval architecture principles, techniques, calculations, procedures, and criteria. The projects executed within the team cover the full range of ship design phases from conceptual design through detail design, and post-delivery support. Your contributions will directly support the continued maturation of ship design solutions across all phases of design.

Location: This is a hybrid remote role. Must be local to the DC area and able to work 2-3 days per week onsite at the USCG Headquarters.

Primary Responsibilities

Support the USCG Ship Design Team at USCG HQ and lead onsite Gibbs & Cox Naval Architects by applying naval architecture principles, techniques, calculations, procedures, and criteria. Key competencies include:
  • Hydrostatics (weight estimates, intact/ damage stability assessments)
  • Hydrodynamics (hull design, resistance predictions, seakeeping assessments)
  • Arrangements (general arrangements, compartment outfitting, aviation integration, topside integration)
  • Overall ship design integration
  • Requirements development
  • Executing naval architecture analyses.
  • Working with multi discipline teams to lead overall ship development and design integration.
  • Leading and successfully executing trade studies and requirements development
  • Preparing and presenting technical reports and engineering documentation.
  • Proactively interfacing with customers and other stakeholders to discuss design progress.
  • Coordinating project status reporting to customer

Basic Qualifications
  • BS or Advanced Degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering
  • Minimum 6 years Naval Architecture experience
  • Position requires ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Must be competent in stability tests, speed, power, maneuvering, and seakeeping trials.
  • Must have knowledge of USN, USCG, IACS and/or commercial ship design rules and regulations.
  • Must have ability to work in standard naval architecture tools such as GHS, Rhino, AutoCAD, and Adobe or Bluebeam.
  • Must be able to communicate technical issues/solutions clearly through PPT, technical writing, and oral presentation.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional Engineering License for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Experience with DoD ACAT I or DHS Level I shipbuilding programs preferred.

Original Posting Date:
While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:
Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Job ID: 73417120

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