Maritime Electrical Engineer

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Maritime Electrical Engineer


Virginia Beach, VA 

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The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Maritime Electrical Engineer to join our Virginia Beach headquarters office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and the downtown Norfolk Waterfront shopping district.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Participate in requirements development and design reviews to document system issues and revise design specifications and other detailed documentation for new systems and modernization efforts.
  • Provide technical engineering advice and independently evaluate and analyze the scope of conventional and innovative problem areas and plan and recommend technically sound processes and solutions.
  • Perform technical evaluations for acceptable substitutes for materials, based on engineering evaluation of material properties, environmental considerations, service conditions and system operating parameters.
  • Develop procedures for conducting tests on various electrical/electronic equipment, components, and systems. Determine special equipment and instruments needed to acquire operating data and test requirements based on repair work accomplished.
  • Prepare technical documents such as Work Breakdown Structures, Bill of Materials, labor estimates, project schedules, project reports which contribute to the effective execution of work.
  • Act as a troubleshooter in the identification and resolution of problems encountered during design, installation, grooming, or testing phases of shipboard design and production efforts.
  • Act as a Project Manager to coordinate the effective execution of various shipboard projects related to electrical systems.
  • Provide field service shipboard support on various electrical systems (generator controls, motor controllers, automation systems, communication systems, etc..)
Candidates for this position must possess the following professional experience and qualifications: 
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or 10+ years of practical experience
  • 3-5 years of experience working with shipboard electrical systems
  • Proficient knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures associated with US Navy and commercial shipboard electrical systems
  • Ability to travel up to 40%
  • Project Management experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
EEO Statement
The GBS Group is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be based on legitimate, nondiscriminatory business reasons, including merit, qualification, experience, and abilities. Our employment policies will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, military/veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, promotion, termination, and access to benefits and training. Any employee who feels that he or she is or has been the victim of illegal discrimination or violation of this policy should immediately notify the Chief Administrative Officer or Human Resources. Employees may file a legitimate or good faith discrimination complaint without being subject to reprisal.