Serco Inc.

FMS Senior Engineer (Engineer III)

Recruiting Location : Location
Engineering / Ship Construction
Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description

Position Summary

The FMS Senior Engineer provides naval ship and systems engineering expertise, advice, and professional judgment for the modernization, repair, and sustainment of former USN, USCG, and foreign naval vessels.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Secret clearance.

This position is contingent upon contract award or funding award.


  • Provide engineering support to technical support projects and ship repair availabilities under the auspices of Foreign Military Sales programs executed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems
  • Provide technical support for Hull and Mechanical systems
  • Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures
  • Assist in writing technical documents and reports on shipboard Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Perform analysis, development, evaluation, and planning
  • Review proposed ship configuration changes and provide recommendations
  • Comply with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties
  • Provide recommendations to improve existing quality systems and applicable procedures and guidelines
  • Participate in the development and review of ship repair specifications and Ship Alteration and Repair Packages (SARP)
  • Participate in production meetings with customer country, NAVSEA, and shipyard as needed
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input to integrated master ship repair schedules
  • Advise logistics personnel on the specifications and performance requirements for ship repair material and parts as required
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input to production / training / logistics schedules, condition reports, weekly SITREPs, material receipt/inspection reports, training reports, incident reports, and test reports
  • Research technical problems with Navy hull, machinery & electrical systems and provide recommendations for corrective actions in accordance with Navy guidance and policy.
  • Review technical drawings, schematics, policies, procedures related U.S. Navy ship systems
  • Research and analyze systemic problems recommending possible solutions based on experience and documentation
  • Respond to emergent international fleet technical requirements
  • Analyze departures from specifications and provide recommendations
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input to ensure adherence to local, state, federal and OSHA safety laws and policies
  • Provide subject matter expertise on projects from inception through completion
  • Perform engineering design evaluations
  • Review work for quality assurance
  • Participate in long-range planning, analysis, and program design
  • Participate in the planning and design of new projects
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required
  • Seven (7) years of engineering experience is required, including at least five (5) years of specific naval engineering experience with ships and ship systems
  • Foreign Military Sales experience is highly desired
  • Experience working directly with foreign military and foreign government personnel is highly desired
  • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Experience supporting NAVSEA PMS 326, PMS 325, PMS 333, IWS 4, or IWS 11 highly desired
  • Familiarity and experience with ITAR, FCPA, and other regulations, laws, and additional requirements associated with international work is desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of shipbuilding (acquisition, design, production, test and trials) is desired
  • Knowledge of U.S. Navy Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) system functionalities and interfaces
  • An understanding of NAVSEA, other U.S. Navy organizations, and supporting organizational processes, roles, and responsibilities is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Skills and abilities to collect information, data, and technical specifications, and perform engineering computations, measurements, and analyses of navy engineering systems
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage, track, and prioritize many diverse and changing requirements and tasks
  • Ability to interact with customers and provide input to project managers on programmatic and technical deliverables
  • Skills and capabilities to produce and deliver comprehensive reporting to external and internal stakeholders, including government, executive, and foreign personnel
  • Requires advanced knowledge and understanding of work project(s) and functions
  • AutoCAD experience is highly desired
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Other Requirements

  • A U.S. Government ACTIVE SECRET clearance is required and is a condition for continued employment
  • This position is contingent upon award of a U.S. Government contract


**Serco Inc. is using this posting for the purpose of responding to a proposal. We are seeking qualified candidates in the event of a contract award. This position is not currently funded/active.  Should Serco be awarded the contract, and you meet the qualifications of the position, you will be considered in the selection process.**

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 approximately 8,000 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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