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Electrical Designer




Newport News, Virginia, United States


Ready for a rewarding career challenge?

Unleash your potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Gibbs & Cox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, 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 obstacles with quality and integrity.

Are you a skilled electrical designer with a passion for ship design? Gibbs and Cox are seeking a talented Naval Electrical Senior Designer to join our team in Newport News, VA. As a member of our dynamic and highly collaborative Ship Design team, you will be crucial in producing intricate distributive electrical ship systems designs, 3D models, diagrams, and 2D drawings for ship construction and modification. You will work closely with our team to ensure that all designs adhere to strict ship specifications, standards, and regulatory body requirements for Naval, Coast Guard, and Commercial ships. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to work with a top-tier team and make your mark in the ship design industry – apply today!

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Mission
The Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge:

  • Prepare accurate and detailed designs, free-form surface models, and/or drawings based on concept sketches, photographs, scans, or clearly stated functional requirements.

  • Work closely with our clients, naval architects, engineers, and design team members to produce high-quality, detailed ship design products and drawings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.

  • High School and 2+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • Experience translating specification requirements and incorporating standards, requirements, design practices, and techniques into detailed ship design, drawings, and other finished design products distributive ship electrical systems.

  • Electrical Design experience in Naval and/or commercial Shipbuilding programs.

  • Experience with PDF Editing Programs (Bluebeam Preferred).

  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD 2014 or later is required.

  • Proficiency in 3-D modeling is required.

  • Knowledge of standards and regulatory body requirements is a plus.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in drafting methods, procedures, and techniques.

  • Experience in drafting methods, procedures, and techniques.

  • Ability to work some overtime as needed.

  • Strong MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

  • Strong time management and organization skills as an independent contributor.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with ShipConstructor.

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We inspire our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!

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 $44,850.00 - $81,075.00

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.