Serco Inc.

Lead Marine Engineer

Recruiting Location : Location
Engineering/Ship Construction
Position Type
Security Clearance
Criminal Record Check (CPIC); Fingerprint Criminal Record Check
Yes - May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position

Position Description

Working in a face paced team based multi-disciplined environment, while collaborating with others and supporting the navy, coast guard, and commercial customers, Serco has a great opportunity for you!


The Lead Marine Engineer leads teams of less experienced technical staff to which the individual is assigned and applies knowledge of marine engineering and mechanical engineering to perform routine analyses and prepare engineering systems such as fluid systems, propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, HVAC systems, and electrical systems  in support of the design of ships, crafts, and other floating structures.

Serco supports multiple customers including government customers and shipyards in designing ships, crafts and other floating structures, and their systems.


You will be leading a team working for a Ship Design Manager or Engineering Manager designing ships, or ship systems and working closely with the customer and other Serco teams.


You will apply basic mechanical and marine engineering knowledge in accordance with applicable regulatory body rules, regulations, and industry standards, and will use engineering tools and software to develop analyses and products in one or more technical areas.

In this role you will apply basic mechanical and marine engineering knowledge in accordance with applicable regulatory body rules, regulations, and industry standards to develop analyses and products in one or more technical areas:

  • Working with clients to formulate requirements and specifications and then develop these into concept designs, system functional and detailed designs.
  • Developing drawings and providing oversight of drawing development.
  • Performing marine engineering analysis and design for new ship and submarine systems designs, by performing Class Rule calculations and detail design of propulsion shafting and bearings, auxiliary/ fluid systems design, auxiliary equipment selection, component and pipe sizing, pressure drops and flow calculations, pump selection and material selection.
  • Performing design studies and developing reports on various areas in marine engineering discipline such as exhaust system back pressure calculations, EEDI calculations, etc.
  • Designing salient systems such as bilge and ballast system, fire-main system, compressed air system, seawater and freshwater cooling system, fuel oil system, prewetting system etc.
  • Developing Technical Product specifications for various system components, standalone systems and mechanical equipment for procurement
  • Reviews and determines the Vendor supplied Information for suitability of purpose.
  • Performing feasibility studies and developing whitepapers for procuring standalone systems
  • Developing machinery arrangements, analyzing requirements for area and volume,  and maintenance envelopes, illustrating functional allocation of spaces considering location and adjacency constraints.
  • Performing option and trade off studies including access to various components for the operation and maintainers.
    Developing equipment shipping and unshipping routes.
  • Developing Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Inputs/ Outputs signal list, functionalities, and logic.
  • Performing piping system calculations using software such as PIPENET, PIPEFLOW or PIPE-FLO. Expertise in fluid flow analysis using CFD tool would be an asset.
  • Performing analysis and selection of resilient mounts for various equipment in the machinery spaces.
    Reviewing design proposals and specifications as well as developing the build specifications for mechanical systems and propulsion system.
  • Performing risk analysis of functional design and impact of changes to major systems.
  • Performing functional review of detailed design 3D models and final acceptance
  • Participate in scheduled project review sessions and meetings with representatives from other engineering disciplines and customers on technical and engineering issues.
  • Preparing documentation, reports, and project plans to describe activities planned and accomplished, status reports, letters, memoranda, messages, and contact reports.
  • Development and validation of design and engineering requirements, preparation of specifications, and provides inputs to technical reports and presentations.
  • Preparation and presentation of formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Train, guide and mentor more junior marine engineers and technical staff.
  • Complies with all corporate policies and procedures, including quality assurance and security procedures, in the performance of duties.

If you are interested in supporting and working with a diverse and passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of performing routine analyses and preparing engineering systems such as fluid systems, propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, HVAC systems, and electrical systems.
  • More than ten (10) years relative work experience is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams and programs.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Operational experience as a sea going engineer may be considered an asset
  • Possessing a Professional Engineer’s designation is considered an asset.
  • Possessing or the ability to obtain Canadian Security Clearances (Reliability/Controlled Good or higher) may be considered an asset or may be required for the role.

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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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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