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Mid Level Marine Engineer


Applications Engineer


Arlington, Virginia, United States


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 challenges with quality and integrity.

The Mid-Level Marine Engineer shall join the Gibbs & Cox Survivability Team to strengthen the vulnerability and recoverability pillars of subject matter expertise and technical project management. This person will be responsible for providing ship design guidance for implementing survivability design features to restore and maintain functionality after sustaining damage. Will also instruct damage mitigation concepts related to threatening events.

Location: This is a hybrid remote position. The primary location for this position can be the employee’s home. However, the project will require this person to work on classified deliverables/attend classified meetings. On average, the applicant can expect to work 1-2 days/week onsite. This will be a mix of the Washington Navy Yard, our Arlington office with sporadic meetings at NSWC Carderock in Bethesda, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Instruct damage mitigation concepts to neutralize the effects of damage to the ship as related to events such as:

    • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) defense

    • Conflagration and Firefighting

    • Underwater shock and Air Blast

    • Collision and Grounding

    • Ballistic protection

    • Watertight Integrity

  • Incorporate damage control doctrine including system activation and human-in-the-loop actions in the event of shipboard flooding and fire into ship analysis.

  • Develop CDRLs associated with ship survivability and present results to customer.

  • Design vulnerability test plans (study guides) for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Identify design deficiencies and develop recommendations for solutions

  • Build models for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Build and maintain fault tree logic and deactivation logic.

  • Conduct classified vulnerability assessments and briefs.

  • Establish and maintain the vulnerability trade space and decisions.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, or related technical degree.

  • 5+ years of Marine Engineering work experience in the arena of ship recoverability and/or damage control

  • Knowledge of Ship Survivability

  • Familiarity interpreting and applying relevant military standards

  • Demonstrated competence in mathematics and statistical analysis

  • Experience with 3D CAD Modeling software and Modeling and Simulation (M&S) techniques

  • Familiarity with key stakeholders and customers located in shipbuilding industry and relevant government entities such as Naval Surface Warfare Centers, NAVSEA, OPNAV, etc.

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

  • Ability to work independently and with remote team members and/or customers

  • U.S. Citizen and must have or be able to obtain a US SECRET security clearance

  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in Damage Control for surface combatant and/or submarine ship design(s)

  • Intermediate knowledge of naval architecture and marine systems

  • Strong technical writing and written and oral communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

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.