Serco Inc.

  • Sr. Combat Test Coordinator

    Work Location
    US-CA-San Diego
    Position Type
  • Position Description

    Perform as a Test Coordinator during Zumwalt-class ship post-delivery Post-Shakedown Availabilities (PSAs), Continuous Maintenance Availabilities (CMAVs), Windows of Opportunity (WOOs), Selected Restricted Availabilities (SRAs), and Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availabilities (SRA(d) and DSRAs) for PMS-505/501 and IWS 8.0. 

    For these periods the Test Coordinator will identify, gather and disseminate the industrial test procedures for Combat System (CS) Alteration Installation Team (AIT) modernization, develop Test Sequence Networks (TSNs), build Compartment Release Schedules for testing showing the support testing service requirements (HVAC, chilled water, power, etc) by space, monitor/manage CS testing and test schedules and report issues/status.

    Evaluate all installs for test impact and identify issues, identify and document the CS testing Critical Path, coordinate pre-Final Contract Trial assessments and grooms, identify and assist in the arrangement of special services (ranges, test equipment, data recording) for test events, participate as a Subject Matter Expert in CS testing in modernization planning and execution meetings and events, identify/track/work to resolve CS certification requirements and issues, provide testing inputs to the CS Project Engineer (PE) for inclusion in weekly status reports.

    Coordinate in-briefs and out-briefs of testing events and requirements, manage ship rider lists for trials and coordinate ship rider requirements, ride the ship during trials and dynamically document ship test status and issues, assist the PE in availability work package monitoring and status, work to resolve and document test issues, assist the ships in execution of Sea Trial CS events, and manage Pre-Installation Check-Out testing and system assessments.  Provide input to PHD NSWC L30 Division metrics, lessons learned, process improvements and instructions relative to DDG-1000 CS testing efforts. 

    Support the L-Dept and Program Offices in inputs to presentations, papers and meetings.  Identify potential test or installation issues with proposed work for availability periods.


    Bachelors degree in Engineering or a related scientific discipline plus at least 5-7 years of directly related experience or a Masters degree and 6 years of experience.

    Educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

    Knowledge of US Navy testing nomenclature, practices and ranges/test assets.

    Knowledge of aircraft types and ranges, how to draft preex and frequency messages, Combat System operation laws and regulations (IFF, RADHAZ inport, topside).

    Knowledge of how to write a Sea Trial agenda, the roles and responsibilities of the ship crew during test events and how to direct them.

    The position requires professional speaking and writing skills.

    Project management experience.

    Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite programs, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in test engineering.

    A security clearance is required 

    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the worlds leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately 10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Sercos people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a tagline, its the way we get things done, the way we talk with each other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver. We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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