Serco Inc.

Senior Marine Engineer

Recruiting Location : Location
Position Type
Security Clearance
Reliability Status
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Working in a fast-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 Senior Marine Engineer works with less experienced and more experienced technical staff to which the individual is assigned and applies basic knowledge of marine engineering and mechanical engineering to perform routine analyses and prepare basic 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. You will be part of a member 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.

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 developing 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
  • Reviewing and determining 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
  • Participating 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.
  • Developing and validating design and engineering requirements, preparation of specifications, and provides inputs to technical reports and presentations.
  • Preparing and presenting formal briefings and staff seminars.
  • Comply with all corporate policies and procedures, including quality assurance and security procedures, in the performance of duties.


To be considered for this role the Senior Marine Engineer will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or marine engineering or related engineering field such as ocean engineering, or equivalent in training and experience, entry level.
  • A post graduate degree in engineering or a related field is considered an asset.
  • Up to ten (10) years relative work experience is required.
    • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience.
    • Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • Up to 10% of travel may be required.

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.

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!

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


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