CAREERS AT GIBBS & COX  -  Current Openings



Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading independent naval architecture, marine engineering and design firms.  We are seeking a well qualified individual for a position as the company’s Marine Mechanical Engineer. This position will be based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


  • Works independently (with moderate supervision), or on project teams
  • Able to manage schedule and technical product development for small, focused tasks
  • Able to supervise small numbers of junior staff on projects or teams
  • Perform calculations applying mechanical engineering principles, techniques, procedures and criteria
  • Prepare quality assurance reviews of simple analyses or other engineering documentation
  • Develop test procedures to ensure equipment and system performance
  • Interfaces with client peer level
  • Performs quality assurance reviews of simple analyses, calculations and drawings developed by junior staff
  • Perform engineering and sizing of auxiliary machinery piping systems for early ship concept design phases
  • Interfaces with client at peer level
  • Direct interface with design leads


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in Mechanical or Marine Engineering
  • Professional Engineering Certification (in Mechanical or Marine Engineering or other applicable discipline) and a minimum of 8 years of professional engineering experience
  • Experience in shipyard production
  • Experience with marine/ship piping systems design and engineering
  • Proficiency in using industry-standard mechanical system design and analysis software tools
  • Systems include main and auxiliary propulsion, fuel systems, lubrication systems, seawater and fresh water systems, heating and ventilating and air conditioning systems
  • Proficiency in using industry-standard mechanical system design and analysis software tools
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or other CAD type software
  • Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance
  • Propulsion experience is desired


Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Apply by email

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.