Serco Inc.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Recruiting Location : Location
Position Type
Security Clearance
Yes - May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position

Position Description

Serco is seeking a Entry-Level Marine Engineer to support several naval and commercial marine ship acquisition and modernization programs as well as a number of exciting R&D programs. This candidate is a key team member in development of the design and execution of ship construction program deliverables to ensure requirements are defined and met according to specifications; will develop and improve design features in piping and auxiliary machinery systems; play a role in the overall design and task execution planning.


  • Designs complex marine systems
  • Conduct analytical, environmental, operational, or performance studies in order to develop designs for products, such as shipboard piping, mechanical and firefighting systems.
  • Prepare product or system layouts and detailed drawings and schematics and prepare plan, estimates, design and construction schedules, and contract specifications; including any special provisions.
    Evaluate operation of marine equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises.
  • Analyze data in order to determine feasibility of product proposals.
  • Confer with research personnel in order to clarify or resolve problems, and to develop or modify designs.
  • Review work requests, and compare them with previous work completed on ships in order to ensure that costs are economically sound.
  • Maintain contact with, and formulates reports for, contractors and clients in order to ensure completion of work at minimum cost and coordinate activities with regulatory bodies in order to ensure repairs and alterations are at minimum cost, consistent with safety.
  • Perform monitoring activities in order to ensure that ships comply with international regulations and standards for life saving equipment and pollution preventatives.
  • Participate in meetings with other marine engineers and customers on ship design issues.
  • Prepare documentation, reports, and project plans to describe activities planned and accomplished, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.
  • Prepare and present formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Comply with security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Mandatory Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field with 0 to 2 years of related and progressive experience in Marine Engineering.
    • In rare circumstances, education and/or experience requirements may be decreased or waived if the individual has an extraordinary educational background or uniquely applicable experience or highly specialized knowledge.
  • Must be able to obtain or currently possess a U.S. DoD Issued Secret Clearance.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
    • This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of marine craft.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of government or other contracting environment relating to technical, scientific and analytic services.
  • Ability to integrate diverse elements into a cohesive whole.
  • Shipboard sailing experience is a plus.

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: 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.


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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).


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