US-VA-Virginia Beach
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Regular Full-Time
Eligibility for Security Clearance Required


The GBS Group, an engineering services and technical consulting firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, has an opening for a Drafter/Designer. Designers and Drafters work alongside our world class engineering staff consisting of USCG licensed Maritime Engineers, Professional Engineers, and former shipboard operators. Propulsion, generator and steering controls designs developed by The GBS Group are deployed throughout the world on the most advanced naval and commercial maritime ships. Our office is located within 10 miles of the Virginia Beach resort area and the downtown Norfolk Waterfront shopping district.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Understand drawings for Department of Defense (DoD); Develop products in Navy Ship Design, Mechanical, Structural, Piping, and Electrical designs
  • Under minimal supervision, develop complex engineering drawings, conceptual plans, exhibits and cost opinions; Develop or revise drawings for various engineering disciplines, including but not limited to, shipboard HM&E (hull, mechanical & electrical).
  • Manage and rack detailed comments and their resolution across multiple vessel classes to ensure that all end products are consistent and in accordance with provided governing documents and specifications; Provide technical review and redline/markups of engineering drawings and designs.
  • Assist client to deliver a higher level of standardization and consistency through the development and introduction of drawing processes, quality checks, engineering practices, and a continuous improvement philosophy.
  • Perform surveys and ship checks and analyze as-built drawings redline markups and other correspondence.
  • Create 3D models and 2D drawings including build of materials (BOM), ready for issue for Piping and Structural Foundation departments; Perform drawing updates in AutoCAD 2014 or later, as needed to support engineering teams to create new, revise existing drawings or convert drawings.
  • Prepare detailed tables, charts, graphs and technical reports to support initiatives and implementation as required.



Candidates for this position must possess the following professional experience and qualifications:

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in design and technical drafting in the preparation of shipalt drawing packages. 
  • Must have a strong background in electrical with some mechanical and piping experience. 
  • AutoCAD 2014 Drafter III, equivalent or greater. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in shipboard power and lighting to assist in associated electrical work.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices, mathematics and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  • Must work well in a team dynamic.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and occasionally work evenings/nights as needed

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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