Serco Inc.

Sr. Electrical Engineer

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

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging electrical engineering projects supporting several naval and commercial marine ship design and modernization programs as well as a number of exciting R&D programs - Serco has a great opportunity for you! This Sr. Electrical Engineer will collaborate with other members of our engineering team, customers, vendors and shipyard personnel at our Philadelphia, PA office.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact toward our military defense and safety of our sailors.


This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain/maintain an active DoD Secruity clearance prior to employment.


You will assist senior members of our controls team that works closely with the Customer and other Government interdisciplinary teams to deliver quality systems, designs and evaluates ship and test site systems.. As the Sr. Electrical Engineer you will  provide guidance to less experienced engineers, and play a role in overall design and task execution planning.  


You will be part of an 11-member team that works closely with the customer and other Serco teams to deliver ship design and construction program deliverables.  The team is lead by a  Sr. Program Manager with over 30 years’ experience in design and analysis of low, medium, and high voltage electrical power systems, including component selection and rating, specification development, feasibility and tradeoff studies, and specialized analyses (harmonics, fault studies, load flow studies, protective device coordination, arc flash analysis, transient simulations, dynamic response studies, and reliability studies).  


In this role, you will:

  • Plan, design and execution of ship design and construction program deliverables to ensure requirements are defined and met according to specifications.
  • Provide practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Integrate diverse elements into a cohesive whole.
  • Provide DDG1000 electrical system/component design and concepts of operations.
  • Develop power system designs for mechanical, hybrid, and integrated electric propulsion ships, review and improve designs produced by shipbuilding industry. 
  • Be an acting resource for resolution of unique or complex problems.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • An Active DoD U.S. Govt Issued Secret Clearance or the ability to reactivate or obtain a Secret Clearance is required before starting this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. (Masters preferred)
  • 5-7 years’ experience providing design and engineering support for U.S. Navy shipboard machinery control system and/or electrical generation and distribution systems and equipment, including system conceptual design through detail design, ship alteration package development (design drawings and test procedures), and feasibility evaluations.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to integrate diverse elements into a cohesive whole.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) and to work with others.
  • Knowledge of DDG1000 electrical system/component design and concept of operations is a plus.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Experience with design, application engineering, and/or maintenance of medium voltage switchgear and power conversion equipment, including vacuum circuit breakers, propulsion motors and drives, harmonic filters, braking resistors, transformer/rectifiers, multi-level IGBT power converters is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Model Based System Engineering, SQML, MATLAB or Simplorer modeling and simulation a plus.

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).


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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.


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


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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