Serco Inc.

Control Systems Engineer

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CT-New London
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

If you are looking for a fast-paced job supporting the development of future autonomous vessels then this position is for you! In this job you will be part of the Serco VOYAGER team developing a new autonomous vessel for the DARPA NOMARS program. You may also support other ship design programs for USCG, US Navy, and foreign military customers.


The VOYAGER team is a distributed team of ~20 people working mainly in New London and DC offices led by Nate Miller. In the New London office you would report to Dr. Gregory Johnson who has been supporting USCG and Navy customers in the areas of electrical engineering, communications, and electronic navigation for 20 years.


In this role you will:

  • Assist with the design of the machinery control system (MCS) for an autonomous vessel.
  • Assist with integrating the MCS into the advanced autonomous health monitoring system.
  • Assist with programming the MCS for installation on the vessel.
  • Assist with developing the test protocols and methodologies for testing the systems post-installation.
  • Particiapte in testing the systems during pier-side and at-sea testing.


To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Secret clearance (or be able to receive one).
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical, Systems, Mechanical, or Marine Engineering .
  • Up to two years relavant work experience.
  • Experience with programming PLC-based controllers such as Siemens, AB, or Rockwell.
  • Familiarity with PLC programming languages.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Experience with shipboard machinery control systems.
  • Experience working on Navy or Coast Guard vessels.
  • Experience supporting Navy or DoD customers.

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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Positions supporting US Federal contracts located within the continental United States (including corporate support positions): Pursuant to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors), Serco requires covered employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a Serco facility, to be fully vaccinated (two weeks from last/only inoculation) by January 4, 2022 and provide valid documentation of their vaccination status (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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