Electrical/ Control Systems Engineer

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United States

Web Site: https://www.thegbsgroup.us/

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Electrical/ Control Systems Engineer


Philadelphia, PA 

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Job Description:


The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking an Electrical/ Control Systems Engineer to join our Philadelphia Engineering 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 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.

Position Summary

Navy-experienced, electrical engineer with ability to apply a strong work ethic to supporting the development, deployment, and maintenance of machinery control systems.  Duties include the design/development of PLC-based control system specifically tailored to US Navy ships.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently to review and update as-built ship drawings, elementary wiring drawings, and coordinate work with other team members both local and remote.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Work well in a team, as well as independently
  • Makes recommendations for improvements or modifications to correct problems
  • Review legacy as-built ship drawings and provide redlines for the purpose of developing control systems and planning for integration with the ship
  • Interpret and design sensor/control circuitry for PLC based systems
  • Participate in system testing, both in a lab environment and shipboard
  • Learn from senior engineers to design control system and plan for system integration on the ships
  • Will learn to communicate and coordinate design and installation efforts with representatives from planning yards, shipyards, alteration and installation teams, and ship’s force
  • Maintain current knowledge of engineering practices and ship safety guidelines
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
  • Anticipate travel to be up to 35%, varying throughout the year


Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related Science/Math/Engineering field
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience working with/on US Navy ship systems (ex. Firemain, Propulsion, Electric Plant, Ventilation, Ballast, etc.)
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience working with PLC-based control systems (preferred Rockwell/Allen-Bradley)
  • Required knowledge of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office
  • Preferred knowledge of Linux systems
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective teamwork experience and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to understand engineering drawings/schematics, follow Navy processes, and communicate issues
  • Reasonable problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings
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.