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Class Code: 539V
Category: Science & Engineering


Serves in a professional capacity on vessel engineering projects requiring design, specifications, and estimates.

Typical Work

Under the direction of the Senior Naval Architect, prepares designs, specifications, estimates, and drawings for construction, modification, and repair to the structure, outfitting, machinery, piping, and ventilation systems of ferry vessels; maintains coordination with the Vessel Masters and Staff Chief Engineers; 

Reviews designs for contract proposals and work orders for Marine Division forces and makes recommendations to the Senior Naval Architect; 

Prepares final specifications and operating procedures for new equipment acquisition and application as directed;  

Reviews and checks consultant and contractor drawings, specifications, and estimates for technical quality and contractual compliance; recommends adjustments and corrective measures to ensure satisfactory product or service as directed;  

Conducts ship check inspections to review or determine the condition of vessels, equipment, and systems as directed;  

Performs other related work as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in naval architecture, marine engineering, or mechanical engineering.   


Three years of professional experience in the marine engineering or naval architectural field performing vessel structures or systems design, or as a shipyard project inspector.   

Additional years of the above qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for the required education. 

Professional registration as an engineer in the branch of ship design engineering will substitute for the above required experience. 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class: 11-13-87
Revised minimum qualifications: 10-15-99
Revised class code: (formerly 69640) effective July 1, 2007