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Posted by: The GBS Group on Oct 19, 2021


Philadelphia , PA

Job Description:


The GBS Group, an engineering services and consulting firm, is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our Philadelphia Engineering Office. The GBS Group designs and delivers high technology services and solutions to most advanced naval and maritime ships, as well as to special purpose platforms and assets. Our office is located at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is a dynamic urban development, offering the Philadelphia region a unique and centrally-located waterfront business campus committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability. The Navy Yard has over 20 acres of parks, one mile of waterfront trail and is located less than one-half mile from the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, as well as the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.

Position Summary

Navy-experienced, electrical engineer with ability to apply a strong work ethic to supporting the development, deployment, and maintenance of machinery control systems. Duties include the design/development of PLC-based control system specifically tailored to US Navy ships. The successful candidate must be able to work independently to review and update as-built ship drawings, elementary wiring drawings, and coordinate work with other team members both local and remote.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to
Work well in a team, as well as independently Makes recommendations for improvements or modifications to correct problems Review legacy as-built ship drawings and provide redlines for the purpose of developing control systems and planning for integration with the ship Interpret and design sensor/control circuitry for PLC based systems Participate in system testing, both in a lab environment and shipboard Learn from senior engineers to design control system and plan for system integration on the ships Will learn to communicate and coordinate design and installation efforts with representatives from planning yards, shipyards, alteration and installation teams, and ship's force Maintain current knowledge of engineering practices and ship safety guidelines Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned Anticipate travel to be up to 35%, varying throughout the year

Candidates must possess the following professional experience and qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related Science/Math/Engineering field Must have at least 2 years of experience working with/on US Navy ship systems (ex. Firemain, Propulsion, Electric Plant, Ventilation, Ballast, etc.) Must have at least 2 years of experience working with PLC-based control systems (preferred Rockwell/Allen-Bradley) Required knowledge of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office Preferred knowledge of Linux systems Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance Desired Characteristics:
Ability to demonstrate effective teamwork experience and communication skills, both written and verbal Ability to understand engineering drawings/schematics, follow Navy processes, and communicate issues Reasonable problem solving ability Attention to detail and meticulous logging of testing, troubleshooting steps, and findings EEO Statement
The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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About The GBS Group

The GBS Group provides technical services and products to commercial, government, and industrial clients across the Energy, Federal, and Transportation sectors. We offer a wide range of services, with specialized expertise in reliability and maintenance engineering, enabling technology designs and applications, software development, controls and automation systems, and life cycle maintenance and management. The professionals at The GBS Group design and deliver technical services and solutions to locomotives and passenger rail consists, naval and maritime ships and special purpose platforms and assets. Solving your toughest challenges is what drives us at The GBS Group. From planning and design to installation, troubleshooting, and operations and maintenance, we customize our services to meet your business and project goals. We provide technical consulting and engineering services to customers in several key industries across a broad spectrum of services. Founded in 2005, GBS has offices strategically located to best serve our customers, including Virginia Beach, Virginia (corporate headquarters), Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Montreal, Quebec. As an employee-owned and small business registered our corporate mission revolves around our customers and the following keys to our success: • Dedicated to solving the customers' hardest problems and toughest challenges • Provide cost-effective solutions for life cycle and asset management • Hire the most sought-after people who bring value and reward their successes • Provide maximum value by outperforming on all projects and delivering within budget We work collaboratively, sharing ideas and resources to be sure that we outperform on our tasks. We deliver what we promise. We treat our clients very well and they continue to hire us year after year for new and expanded projects. At The GBS Group, our goal is to recruit, hire, and develop talented engineers, technicians, analysts, programmers, and administrative experts. Our employees support projects across multiple industries in the US, Canada, and overseas. We serve customers in an atmosphere of trust, high integrity, and dedication. We are seeking people who have the attitude necessary to create innovative solutions within a team that thinks outside the box and sees every challenge as a new opportunity for learning. We provide excellent benefits for full-time employees, flexible work schedules, and a friendly, collegial work environment. Full-time employees receive 10 paid holidays and a participate in a competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual policy. We have full and part-time opportunities available for engineers, technicians, software engineers, programmers, naval architects, finance, contracting, interns, and other administrative positions. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thegbsgroup.us, referencing the job position if posted at www.thegbsgroup.us/careers or “general inquiry” if not. The GBS Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran or marital status.

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