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Gibbs & Cox Inc. is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, and program management support. Gibbs & Cox, Inc. provides services to the U.S. and international navies, government organizations, national and international shipyards and commercial clients. Engineering, design, management and support solutions offered by Gibbs & Cox, Inc. play a key role in ongoing initiatives to integrate new technologies into naval and commercial vessels; and in the production and fielding of capable and affordable ships for the future.

Our experience encompasses preliminary and contract-level design package development, to detail design and engineering, production design, and through-life support. As an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, the Company employs engineers, designers, and analysts from all of the traditional engineering disciplines including naval architecture, propulsion, mechanical/auxiliaries, structural, electrical; as well as program, administrative and financial management. This broad spectrum of capability allows Gibbs & Cox, Inc. to provide fully integrated and engineered solutions to the most challenging design problems. The Company has participated on numerous industry design and engineering teams and has contributed to ongoing, hull mechanical and electrical research and development activities.

 Gibbs & Cox, Inc. supports ship builders, ship designers, ship repair yards, system integrators, and government clients on a variety of ship design, ship systems development and modernization programs worldwide. This international experience designing products and processes to meet the unique requirements of various clients throughout the world has allowed us to expand our knowledge base to include the best practices from international rule sets, shipyards and clients.

Our electrical engineering intern program involves having the student obtain a broad understanding of all phases of ship design and engineering.  The goal is for the student to learn about:

  • The involvement of the stake holders in the design, such as the client and/or regulatory agency
  • Requirement trace, verification and validation
  • Coordination between disciplines
  • Production of quality products including configuration control
  • Development of studies to detail design calculations and drawings
  • Importance of risk reduction
  • How cutting edge technology is incorporated into the design, such as space, weight and services reservations to coordination of concurrent designs with manufacturers
  • To always be looking for cost effective designs to reduce manning through automation, meet pollution control legislature requirements, improve safety, and reduce construction, operation and maintenance costs. 

The electrical engineering intern will obtain hands on experience by working on real tasks supporting engineers within their area of interest, as well as directly with engineers in other disciplines. Depending on our work load the intern will have an opportunity to work on various types of ships in various phases of design as well as development of alteration packages for ships already in service.

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Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is the employer of choice for naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting.  Gibbs & Cox staff has the opportunity to participate in challenging and rewarding work, and to receive excellent compensation and benefits in return.  Our working environment includes the most advanced tools and technologies, and the opportunity for excellent personal and professional development.  Gibbs & Cox offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, generous employee healthcare insurance premiums, flex spending options, matching 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, paid professional training and development, and much more. Gibbs & Cox is an equal opportunity employer.