Naval Architect / Marine Engineer
JMS Naval Architects
Mystic, CT

About $83,000 - $110,000 a year


JMS Naval Architects is recruiting experienced maritime professionals as well as recent graduates who demonstrate a commitment to learn, collaborate and innovate in the marine industry. Successful candidates will be responsible for providing naval architecture and marine engineering support for commercial vessels such as tugs, research vessels, tank barges, crane barges, heavy lift vessels, dry docks, passenger vessels, and work boats. Typical tasks include:

Providing engineering consultation and developing feasibility studies
Conducting intact and damaged stability analysis, deadweight surveys and inclining tests
Designing marine engineering systems
Conducting structural assessments using first principles methods and finite element analysis
Conducting ship checks/surveys
Conducting damage assessments and developing repair plans
Providing shipyard engineering support and developing shipyard work specifications
Conducting rule analyses using classification society standards and/or USCG regulations
Utilizing HECSALV, AutoCAD, Rhino, Solidworks and FEA software

JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleet. With a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience, JMS employees develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex problems. The work environment offers exposure to a wide variety of projects and encourages creativity.

The position requires an engineering degree in the marine field and a strong passion for anything that floats. Some travel and fieldwork is required and candidates must have the ability and desire to climb around ships from the bilges to the mast. Some project assignments may require a valid driver’s license, current passport, and/or TWIC card. Applicants must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Candidates should have familiarity with classification society standards, USCG regulations, and vessel design principles. They must be able to efficiently organize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Excellent communications and computer skills are required. In addition, any of the following qualifications are highly desirable:

Shipyard experience
Shipboard experience with deck or engineering license
Graduate degree or P.E. license
Marine surveying experience

JMS provides an environment encouraging professional development and employees are expected to demonstrate personal initiative with the goal of continuous improvement. Employees are expected to work well independently with a minimum amount of supervision and in close collaboration with all other team members. Employees play an active role in technical, project management, and business development functions. Employee’s responsibilities come with the opportunity to contribute towards the creation of innovative engineering solutions for our customers in the maritime industry.


Employee benefits per our standard benefit package include:
Year-end profit-sharing bonus
Vacations and Holidays
401k Retirement Plan
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Professional Society Dues

JMS offices are located along the Mystic River in downtown Mystic, CT, halfway between Boston and New York. The historic community is rich in maritime tradition and is known for its high quality of life, drawing visitors each year for the boating, world class sailing, beaches, cultural attractions, museums and scenic New England villages.

Individuals interested in a career at JMS should send a résumé with cover letter to The cover letter should concisely describe experience related to the task description above.