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Careers At JMS



  • Naval Architect / Marine Engineer

JMS Naval Architects employs experienced maritime professionals who demonstrate a commitment to learn, collaborate, and innovate in the marine industry.  Employees are 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.

Employment 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. Employees must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Employees have familiarity with classification society standards, USCG regulations, and vessel design principles. They are able to efficiently organize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Excellent communications and computer skills are required. In addition, 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 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.


There are no openings currently available. But individuals interested in a career at JMS can send a résumé with cover letter to The cover letter should 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