Summer Intern Engineer

  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Job Type: Permanent

Company Description

Gibbs & Cox Australia (GCA) provides world-leading naval and marine engineering expertise for Australia's maritime enterprise. Our vision is a vibrant, sustainable, sovereign Australian shipbuilding, design and maritime enterprise.

GCA is a subsidiary of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an international leader in naval ship design, providing naval engineering and design services on a range of major combatant and surface autonomy programs. Gibbs & Cox has a proud history of excellence, serving naval, government, commercial, and private marine clients since 1929. GCA leverages support from Gibbs & Cox's international network of expertise to offer world's best practice in naval ship design and engineering.

In Australia, we operate a select, highly skilled, internationally diverse engineering team, providing engineering and design advisory services to Australia's naval programs. Our team holds expertise across naval architecture, marine engineering, nuclear engineering, safety and security, systems engineering, integrated logistics support, engineering consulting and acquisition program management.

Job Description

Your New Role

Gibbs & Cox Australia have an opportunity for an intern to support our Maritime Autonomy program. As an intern at GCA you will support the development of our Environmentally-Powered Modular Autonomous Platform System (EMAPS) product family. EMAPS is a family of medium-speed electric autonomous surface vessels, developed to execute a wide range of operator-defined missions while using solar and wind-hydro-regeneration to provide long-range transit and multi-week persistent missions.

In this role you will have an opportunity to perform definitive creative engineering work on an important developmental platform. You should expect to operate in a fast-paced engineering environment with short deadlines to achieve aggressive development schedule objectives.


Currently completing a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture or Marine and Offshore Engineering (In your 2nd or 3rd year of study)        

Engineer intern Characteristics

The position requires the following desirable attributes:

·        Strong work ethic

·        Ability to work within a team as well as independently

·        Creative thinking

·        Willingness to learn new skills

·        Good communication skills


Experience with the following programs is desirable:

·        Rhinoceros software experience

·        Maxsurf suite experience

·        Microsoft office suite


These positions may include work in the following areas:

·        3D modelling

·        2D Drawings

·        Naval Architecture analysis

o   Seakeeping

o   Resistance

o   Hydrostatics

·        Structural analysis

·        CFD

·        Concept analysis for launching and recovery of deployables, such as small Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV’S)

·        Sail control logic

·        Power management and optimisation logic

·        Modular payload package design and development


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