CAREERS AT GIBBS & COX  -  Current Openings



Gibbs & Cox, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading independent Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering and Design firms.  All positions require U.S. citizenship. The location of the position is in Alexandria, VA

The selected candidate will serve as an Acquisition Planner and supporting ACAT I Shipbuilding Program all areas of Department of Defense (DoD) Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution. The candidate will advise senior Navy officers, Program Managers and Ship Design Managers on program acquisition strategies, plans, and decisions. Analyze and implement strategic plans and management processes. Analyze and report on performance against strategic goals and objectives and advise on strategic decisions. Review and provide guidance on strategic initiatives and transition functions to appropriate groups.  The candidate must be familiar with Systems Engineering and Test (SETR) events, DOD 5000 – Systems Requirements and Acquisition, 2 Pass-6 Gate Process, Gate Alignment, technical reviews and modified repeat ship design. 

Basic Qualifications:
4-7 years of experience with DoD program management and systems engineering.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Active Secret clearance.
BA or BS degree in Engineering or Business Management.

Additional Qualifications:
Experience with the DoD acquisition system.
Experience with developing acquisition strategies, program plans, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and technical evaluations.

Ability to understand cost, schedule, risk, EVM, technical performance measures, technical specifications, and test reports from multiple contractors.
Ability to understand government contracts and reporting systems to extract data and analyze future performance trends.
Ability to interface with internal and external customers.
Possession of excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
MS degree preferred.

DAWIA Level II Program Manager Certification or Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP) Program Management Level II Certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; An active Secret clearance is required.

Company Statement:
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.

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