Careers in Design

As a premier maritime solutions provider, Gibbs & Cox offers exciting career opportunities for marine designers of all levels of expertise, from entry level through seasoned marine design professionals.

Our designers work in the following primary marine design disciplines:


  • Hull Structure
  • Hull Outfit
  • Piping & Ventilation
  • Machinery
  • Electrical

Our designers work in a variety of computer-aided design environments, depending on the needs of specific clients and projects, which include:

  • AutoCAD (2-D drafting, Inventor, Mechanical Desktop)
  • ShipConstructor (3-D product modeling)
  • CATIA (3-D product modeling)
  • CADDS 5 (3-D product modeling)
  • Intergraph PDS (3-D product modeling)
  • Solidworks (3-D modeling)

Designers can be high school graduates, but frequently have advanced degrees from two-year trade or apprentice schools, or four year undergraduate degrees.  Typical two-year degree programs include:

  • Marine Designer
  • Engineering
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Technology