Marine-Engineer (Washington DC)

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Position Description


Looking for an entry-level Marine Engineer role that will provide you with in-depth industry training? As a part of this dynamic team located in Alexandria, Virginia, you will be expected to bring your inquisitiveness, drive, and collaborative skills to make an impact towards our military defense and safety of our sailors.

In this role, you will:
  • Provide support to clients developing and maintaining U.S. Navy surface ships systems and associated subsystems, under supervision.
  • Provide production and testing support including engineering support for hull, mechanical and electrical systems; total ship engineering; ship surveillance; and all types of waterfront engineering and inspections.
  • Review shipbuilder work packages, conduct photo documentation, develop databases allowing searches for key information in written correspondence.
  • Review drawings, Initial Change Proposals (ICP), Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), waterfront changes, work items, design reviews condition reports and trial cards. Other key responsibilities will include:
    • Reviewing initial designs, developments, and analysis of new ships and/or ship systems.
    • Assisting in the development of designs for current and conceptualized ships, systems, and equipment. Evaluate designs for feasibility.
    • Reviewing ECP packages for completeness and provide recommendations.
    • Assessing compliance with Naval regulatory and design standards.
    • Interfacing with stakeholders and cross functional teams to ensure necessary resources are available for ship/system.
    • Participating in Gas Turbine design meetings.
    • Reviewing qualification test procedures and participating in qualification testing and trials.
    • Supporting production design and construction oversight and review processes to ensure compliance with product specifications.
    • Researching recent technology and/or development tools to remain informed of current technology.
    • Maintaining communications with SUPSHIP, NAVAIR and other commands, including laboratories and support contractors, in resolving technical issues impacting (or have potential to impact) the design or performance of the ship class.


To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • An Active or current DoD Secret security clearance or meet the requirements for clearance sponsorship.
  • Bachelor's degree in naval architecture, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, systems engineering (ABET-Accredited), or a related discipline.
  • Up to two years relevant work experience. (In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than six years of applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving recent technology.)
  • Experience working with ship and ship system design principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with maritime HM&E systems and Naval construction process.
  • Sound oral and written communications skillset.
  • Ability to work efficiently with limited or no supervision.
  • Sound skillset using the Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to travel 25% of the time.
Additional desired experience and skills include having the following:
  • A Professional Engineer (PE) certification.
  • Knowledge of DDG 51 acquisition program and processes.
  • Experience working with applicable regulatory, commercial, and military standards and classification society rules.
  • Experience working with ship system performance assessment and prediction methods.
  • Experience working with Navy ship and ship system design principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with maritime fuel systems, Gas Turbine Propulsion, Gas Turbine Generators, Saltwater Cooling systems, damage control systems and auxiliary systems.
  • Former Navy gas turbine shipboard auxiliary or main propulsion experience.
  • Experience working with applicable regulatory, commercial, and military standards and classification society rules.
If you are ready to take the next step of your career path, apply today!
Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).
More Information on Serco
Serco operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. Serco was founded in 1988. It has 28774 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days, Job Training & Conferences. To see all 119 open jobs at Serco, click here.
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