Serco Inc.

Senior Engineer (FMS)

Recruiting Location : Location
Engineering/Ship Construction
Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging projects supporting the US Navy - Come discover your place with Serco! Our FMS Senior Engineer will provide 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 also contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your DoD Secret level clearance.


In this role, you will:

  • 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)
  • Oversee engineering efforts to include assessment of integration and installation work packages and procedures for multple customer countries
  • Serve as the lead engineer overseeing technical efforts
  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and 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


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering wiht a minimum eight (8) years engineering management, including five (5) years specific engineering experience related to the tasking in the RFP is required.
  • Three (3) or more years serving aboard a surface combatant vessel is highly desired
  • A U.S. Government ACTIVE SECRET clearance is required and is a condition for continued employment
  • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) experience is highly desired
  • Experience working directly with foreign military and foreign government personnel is highly desired
  • Experience with the various ex-USN/USCG ship classes and their associated systems currently in service in foreign navies is highly desired
  • Experience supporting NAVSEA IWS 4, IWS 11, PMS 325, PMS 326, or PMS 333/SEA 21I is 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 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 fields 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)

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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