Fluids Engineer

Website Serco

Fluids Engineer Job Highlights

Title Fluids Engineer
Type Full Time (mid-level)
Experience 5-7 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Washington DC, United States
Company Serco

Company Profile

Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to Governments. It operates in five sectors of public service provision i.e. Health, Transport, Justice and Immigration, Defense, and Citizens Services.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Fluids Engineer who will provide programmatic support to one of our NAVSEA customers.

Support Fluids Systems Integration Team in PMS450, the VIRGINIA Class Submarine program office.

Education Level

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree or Higher in Mechanical, Marine, Chemical, Aerospace Engineering, or related Technical Degree.

Work Experience

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience


  • Change management via Enterprise Change Request.
  • Develop close working relationships with technical warrant holders, subject matter experts, systems engineering specialists, ship designers, and fabrication trades to develop cost-effective systems and designs that meet requirements.
  • Develop solutions to a variety of controversial problems; anticipate future trends; and investigate the application of new technology or approaches.
  • Engineers are expected to evaluate and resolve system and component-related questions and problems from Naval Shipyards, perform system analysis, perform cost/benefit analysis, perform engineering studies and calculations, resolve obsolescence issues and updated provisioning documents, develop ship alterations, maintain fluid system diagrams and construction drawings, and updated operating instructions.
  • Fluid engineers will also support project engineers overseeing all aspects of engineering tasks including overall technical quality, working in a team environment, maintaining schedules, awareness of budgets, and interfacing with other engineering and design disciplines. Selected candidates will be expected to effectively communicate with NAVSEA, prime contractors, Naval shipyards, and equipment vendors.
  • Interface with resolving construction-related issues in SMITE in preparation for first-of-class trials.
  • Lead and manage technical projects as assigned by the SEA05U2 management.
  • Responsible for maintaining respective system diagrams and system descriptions/supporting calculations.
  • Responsible for new construction test specifications and SMITE test/trial specifications.
  • Review technical products, determine stakeholders, come through comment resolution on technical products, and write letters to codify direction back to our contractor.
  • Serve with delegated technical and signature authority for VIRGINIA Class Mechanical/Auxiliary Systems during Design, New Construction, and Fleet Introduction for 05U5X Ship Design Manager.
  • Supplier technical management in partnership with the supply chain
  • Technical correspondence (internal and external) by Inquiry Forms and PQs, which are similar to VIRs/UNSATs
  • This position requires resolution of a wide variety of technical challenges in a fast-paced environment.
  • Use your expertise and knowledge of propulsion plant fluid systems, Military and Federal specifications, welding, fasteners, materials, mechanical equipment, and general methods of manufacturing in performing technical evaluations.
  • Work well within a time-sensitive environment.


  • A current or active DoD Secret clearance.
  • An ability to Demonstrate strong quantitative, analytical, and conceptual thinking skills.
  • An ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders.
  • An ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to travel at least 10% of the time.

Preferred Experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required to interface with customers.
  • Experience supporting a submarine acquisition program.
  • Experience with steam plant design, operations, or testing is beneficial but not required.
  • Experience working in DoD or DoN environments is preferred.
  • Experienced in leading and engaging in weekly meetings with the shipbuilder and supplier regarding actions and statuses desirable.
  • Experienced in providing review of design specifications, technical issue resolution, and technical documentation.
  • Familiarity with fluids and thermodynamic analysis.
  • Knowledge of Submarine Structural Integrity requirements (design, construction, maintenance).
  • Major System knowledge – Main/Aux Steam, Steam Drains and Gland steam, Feed and Feed Transfer, Lub Oil and Lub oil Transfer, Main Circ (MSW equivalent), and Shaft seal – This includes oversight of all valves, pumps, fittings, gauges as part of the system that are not part of the equipment group.
  • A Master’s degree in mechanical, marine, chemical, or aerospace engineering, or equivalent is beneficial.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office platforms. Knowledge of MATLAB and Simulink modeling is desired.
  • Should be highly motivated and well organized with strong project management skills and should be capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Support in providing engineering manager support for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department preferred.
  • S. Navy experience in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program is highly desirable.


  • 401(k) company matching
  • Accident coverage
  • Automobile buying program
  • Back-up care and childcare support
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Dental and vision plan options
  • Employee discount program
  • Employee reward and recognition programs
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Flexible working programs
  • Health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts
  • Hospital indemnity coverage
  • Legal and identity protection programs
  • Medical plan options
  • Pet insurance programs
  • Purchased paid time off
  • Supplemental life insurance options
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development programs
  • Wellbeing programs and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employer’s Statement

Serco is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to diversifying its workforce (race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, and vets).

To apply for this job please visit careers-sercous.icims.com.

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