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Careers At JMS



JMS Naval Architects is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Naval Architect / Marine Engineer
  • Intern


JMS has ambitious growth plans and is recruiting experienced professionals, recent graduates, and interns who demonstrate a commitment to learn, collaborate, and innovate.

As members of our engineering team, JMS employees enjoy active participation in all aspects of vessel design and marine consulting. They are primarily responsible for performing engineering tasks related to the design, repair, and maintenance of commercial vessels such as tugboats, research vessels, tank barges, crane barges, dry docks, passenger vessels, and workboats. Engineering tasks will encompass analyses of ship structure, stability, and marine engineering systems utilizing relevant Coast Guard and classification society standards. In addition, JMS employees may conduct vessel surveys and salvage engineering analysis in support of marine casualty response operations. Assigned tasks typically include:

  • Conducting intact and damaged stability analyses.
  • Conducting structural assessments using first principles methods and finite element analysis
  • Designing marine engineering systems
  • Conducting ship checks/surveys
  • Performing deadweight surveys and inclining experiments
  • Conducting damage assessments and developing repair plans
  • Developing shipyard work specifications
  • Conducting rule analyses using classification society standards and/or USCG regulations
  • Utilizing HECSALV, GHS, AutoCAD, and FEA software

Fulltime, career positions require an engineering degree in the marine field. Candidates should have familiarity with classification society standards, USCG regulations, and vessel design principles. Candidates must be able to efficiently organize and manage multiple activities simultaneously. Excellent communications and computer skills are required. In addition, any of the following qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience in marine casualty response operations
  • Shipboard experience with deck or engineering license
  • Shipyard experience
  • Graduate degree
  • P.E. license in naval architecture / marine engineering


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


We believe that living and working in beautiful surroundings is conducive to creativity and innovation. Strategically located between Boston and New York harbors also allows us to serve our customers in two busy maritime ports. The historic community of Mystic, CT is rich in maritime tradition and offers an ideal setting for our growing business. The area is known for its high quality of life, drawing visitors each year for the boating, world class sailing, beaches, cultural attractions, museums, and scenic coastline villages.


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

JMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran-Owned Small Business since 1988