DLBA Naval Architects, formerly Donald L. Blount and Associates, a Division of Gibbs & Cox Maritime Solutions Gibbs & Cox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos. DLBA is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm which provides consulting services for the design and construction management of a variety of boats: motor yachts such as Alamshar and Foners (formerly Fortuna) commissioned by foreign nobility, fiberglass recreational boats like Mastercraft’s Aviara series, and aluminum workboats like Kayak Express. We specialize in high-performance marine craft design and engineering yet support all types of vessels and clients from record-setting high-speed race boats to commercial marine tugs and barges like Capt Bud.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
We are seeking an energetic and talented Naval Architect III for our Chesapeake, VA operations to lead the development of steel, aluminum, and composite recreational vessels, commercial ships, and U.S. Government programs ranging from 20’ to 250’ feet in length.
As one of the technical leaders of a multidisciplinary team, you will be responsible for applying standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to support all conventional aspects of marine vessel design. The ideal candidate is an experienced Naval Architect or Marine Engineer with extensive design experience and in-depth knowledge of the design process. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lead and guide staff in the development of accurate and detailed engineering calculations using first principles hand calculations and devising approaches to challenges encountered.
Lead and guide staff in the design of boats and craft and providing solutions by applying existing design skills, techniques, and company procedures.
Develop and implement new approaches to design and engineering problems when existing Standards and Procedures are determining insufficient for the task at hand.
Execute engineering tasking as assigned by project managers and other leadership personnel accurately and efficiently
Improve existing product quality and efficiency.
Interface with existing and potential clients regularly to convey technical information clearly and accurately.
Write proposals and develop technical content for commercial and government opportunities.
U.S. Citizenship is required and candidates must be able to obtain a security clearance
B.S. Degree or higher in Naval Architecture
5-10 Years of related experience with small craft design
Requires a broad knowledge of naval architecture and an in-depth knowledge of principles, practices and related technologies
Strong knowledge of specifications and regulatory requirements (BS/RINA/LR/ISO/USCG/ABYC)
Knowledge and experience with developing calculations and drawings for Class and Flag review and approval.
Strong analytical experience and solving technical problems
Proficiency in using industry-standard CAD software, including AutoCAD and Rhino
Experience in using FEMAP/NASTRAN Finite Element Analysis software
Experience in using GHS hydrostatics and stability software
Excellent MS Office skills, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Demonstrated Interpersonal Skills as a member of a Collaborative multidisciplinary team
Strong Time Management and Organization Skills as an Independent Contributor.
M.Sc. Degree or Ph.D Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or a related field
Professional Engineer’s License
Project Management Professional certification
Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00
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.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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