Serco Inc.

Vessel Engineering Department Officer

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CA-Port Hueneme
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

A Vessel Engineering Department Officer provides support in operating, troubleshooting, and repairing major power generations systems, including shipboard main propulsion, electrical power generation and distribution, and auxiliary systems. Troubleshoots problems within project/program, providing analysis and solution recommendations. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Reports to the Program Manager under supervision of the Vessel Chief Engineer. This position will support onsite Naval Base Port Hueneme.


This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain your Secret level DoD Clearance.


In this role, you will:

  • Will perform scheduled and corrective maintenance, integration, testing, field installation, and troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment and systems.  
  • Provide sound and seasoned technical judgement that follows company policies and procedures in meeting customer obligations.
  • Conduct routine and corrective maintenance of complex automated control systems, main engines, diesel generators, electrical distribution systems, and auxiliary systems.
  • Assist with vessel modifications, including development of Engineering Change Proposals, procurement of parts, fabrication, installation, and testing.
  • Assist with planning shipyard overhauls.
  • Assist with electrical, mechanical and network payload integration.
  • Develop maintenance plans and procedures.
  • Assist with at-sea testing of UXVs and associated payload, including test plan development, test execution, and post-test analysis.
  • Ability to problem solve during high stress environments such as field testing in austere conditions.
  • Travel and at-sea watch standing will be required.


To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • High School with 3+ years’ experience of seagoing service in the engine department on Vessels of 750Kw/1,000HP or more, or successful completion of an approved training program and seagoing service on Vessels of 750Kw/1,000HP or more of not less than 12 months that meets the requirements of Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code. Must have 180 days of engine room Watchkeeping duties relevant to a Vessel Engineering Department Officer or Vessel Assistant Engineer position.  
  • Must be able to obtain the USCG Engineering License relevant to the position they are hired for (STCW OICEW or higher) post-employment
  • An active Secret level DoD Clearance and a current valid U.S. passport is required to be considered.
  • Experience in maritime operations to include unmanned surface vessels, and unmanned underwater vehicles.
  • Experience troubleshooting to the component level is highly desired.
  • Able to interpret mechanical and hydraulic schematics and drawings.
  • Proficient in the use of common hand and power-driven tools.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision under a variety of conditions.
  • Minimum 25% travel CONUS/OCONUS

**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 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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