Principal Systems Engineer at Serco (Washington DC)

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Position Description

Principal Systems Engineer - Naval Nuclear Propulsion

If you are interested in supporting the Navy's #1 acquisition program and enjoy a challenging job which requires technical rigor and will build on your current level of expertise, Serco has a great opportunity for you!

SEA 05Z5 supports the design, development, testing, oversight, and procurement of the COLUMBIA Class submarine's Integrated Power System (electrical distribution system and electric drive) and provides engineering oversight of VA and CVN ships service turbine generator (SSTG) control systems.

You will be on a dynamic team working for Serco's customer in Team Submarine, onsite at the Washington Navy Yard. Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact towards our military defense and safety of our sailors.

John Cottingham ( leads this team as a Navy veteran. The team has been recognized by the Navy and the industry for their outstanding contributions to the contract and program.

In this role, you will work closely with:

  • Naval Reactors,
  • PMS 397,
  • The shipbuilder, and
  • Component vendors to ensure the highest standards are maintained.


To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • A current or active Final Secret clearance Is REQUIRED for consideration.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Computer, Electrical or other engineering degree or related field (Physics, for example). A technical master's degree is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience, including four years in operations and/or design, testing, and issue resolution associated with Naval Nuclear Propulsion systems -- REQUIRED.
  • Naval Nuclear Propulsion experience at a Prototype, Nuclear shipyard, or shipboard - HIGHLY PREFERRED.
  • Articulate in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • The ability to provide rigorous, responsive, technical acumen while retaining a collaborative and amiable approach.
If you are interested in supporting and working with our military and sailors and a passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!
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).

To review Serco benefits please visit:

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 115 open jobs at Serco, click here.
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