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posted 4/28/21

UUV Systems Engineer

 Serco North America Newport, RI
  • Posted: February 16, 2021
  • Full-Time

Position Description

Position Description

If you love high profile and challenging programing projects supporting the US Navy- Serco has a great opportunity for you!  This UUV Systems Engineer will be on a dynamic team, programing undersea systems engineering at our Newport, RI location.  Bring your expertise and collaborative skills to make an impact toward our military defense and safety of our sailors.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Secret clearance.

This position is contingent upon customer approval.

Serco supports the US Navy as a prime for the Autonomous Maritime Systems Test Center (AMSTC) Engineering and Technical Services contract which supports defense work on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).  Our team upgrades, maintains and manages the hardware and software systems of multiple UUV platforms to ensure the safety of the sailors and to allow them to perform their missions successfully.

You will be part of a 10-12-member team that works closely with the customer and other Serco teams to deliver quality systems. Robert Connerney ( leads this team with over 39 years’ experience.  The team has been recognized by the Navy and the industry for their outstanding contributions to the contract and program.

In this role, you will:

  • Support the development, operation, and maintenance of a variety of complex technology systems applicable to UUV’s.
  • Participate in at sea and bench testing of UUV systems
  • Design, engineer, assemble, fabricate, and integrate prototype electrical and mechanical systems, sub-systems, circuitry, and associated interfacing hardware for multiple UUV platform elements.
  • Participate in the integration of systems, processes, and methodologies to ensure the performance of the total system.
  • Support senior technical level personnel and program managers in the planning, oversight, and execution of complex and advanced projects related to UUV technical systems development.
  • Prepares and reviews input to major technical reports, status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contract reports and formal briefings.
  • Complies with applicable quality and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Qualifications To be successful in this roll, you will have: 

  • A SECRET Security Clearance is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Ocean Engineering or similar study with 2-4 years of experience.
  • Experience in undersea systems is desired.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools, equipment, hardware, and software.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

This position is contingent upon your ability to maintain/transfer your Secret clearance.

This position is contingent upon customer approval.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • Experience or interest in UUV Acoustic Communications (ACOMMS) Systems

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 approximately 8,000 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). Connect with us!

Serco North America


Newport, RI





posted 2/4/2021


Gold Coast Yachts is a successful multi-hull design and building company located on St. Croix,
US Virgin Islands. Gold Coast Yachts is looking to hire a dedicated individual to join our Design
& Engineering Team. This is a full-time position assisting with the design and engineering of
composite sail & power vessels. The position could include drafting, 3D modeling, engineering,
or hands-on problem solving. Exact duties will be tailored to an individual’s abilities and interests
and vary with the evolving needs of the business.

We seek applicants with the following attributes:

  • • Experience working as part of a design or engineering team
  • • Commercial or private sailing experience
  • • Familiarity with passenger vessel requirements
  • • Sound understanding of different machinery and electronics
  • • Able to work closely with co-workers to teach, learn, and problem solve
  • • Experience with composite boat building materials and methods
  • • Proficient with 2D CAD drafting and 3D modeling, preferably with Rhinoceros
  • • Understanding of engineering principles and small craft structures
  • • Ability to perform calculations, studies, and other related tasks

Gold Coast Yachts offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

This position pays $22-35 per hour.

Gold Coast Yachts, Inc.
9010 Estate Salt River
Christiansted,  VI  00820

Yacht Production Manager

Manage and coordinate a production staff consisting of multiple work teams with supervisors at multiple locations working on multiple vessels in various stages of construction. A minimum of 10 years of experience with composite wood and foam/glass/epoxy yacht construction is required. Exceptional organization and management skills are required.

Gold Coast Yachts offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

The yacht production manager position pays $35 to $42 per hour.

Gold Coast Yachts, Inc.
9010 Estate Salt River
Christiansted,  VI  00820


posted 1/26/2021

Experienced Naval Propulsion System Engineer

Job Details:

Our world-class expertise in connecting space, airborne, ground and sea-based platforms with secure, real-time data drives our communications business in addressing the heightened global demand for advanced solutions.  As a prime contractor, we are a key integrator in state-of-the-art maritime platforms.  Our machinery control and integrated bridge solutions are found in a wide range of naval vessels around the world.  We embrace innovative and progressive ideas to advance our products for our customers across the globe.

We are searching for a Propulsion Systems Engineer in Marinette, WI location.

Essential Functions:

  • Design support and integration of the Propulsion System
  • Support to Noise Consultant hired by the shipyard.
  • Review and comment of Propulsion System Suppliers Technical Data, Drawings, and Technical Procedures.
  • Review and inputs to Shipyard Test and Trial Documentation.
  • Witness factory tests of Propulsion system supplier defined below.
  • General Engineering support to Company and FMM as needed.
  • Support inspection & test of Propulsion system installation including:
    • Shaft Alignment
    • Engine Light-off
    • FMM Trials and Acceptance Trials
  • Additionally, the Propulsion Engineer shall perform the following functional integration tasks for systems indicated;
    • Support the effort as necessary in the review and refinement of FFG(X) developed propulsion equipment performance specifications performed by the Mechanical Systems subcontractor hired by Company.
    • Support to the Company EPSI Integrator defining the functional, physical, and interfaces in the propulsion system
    • Support Propulsion system design reviews
    • The Propulsion Integration Lead will support as necessary the subcontractor performing the following Physical / Mechanical integration tasks for systems indicated;
      • Conducts Propulsion power train analysis
      • Torsion
      • Noise
      • Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
      • Shaft alignment
      • Assist in physical/mechanical installation design of the propulsion system into the ship.
      • Propulsion Train Mechanical Integration, Bolting Arrangements, Specification of Fasteners, and Other Mechanical Details
      • Support the development of the following test procedures;
        • Shaft alignment procedure
        • Review and augment, if required, supplier engine light-off procedures
  • Support FMM with propulsion equipment supplier visits.
  • Function as the company point of contact for technical issues related to propulsion systems and ship integration


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and 9+ years project and system architecture experience in areas that are relevant to Naval business strategy.
  • US Citizen

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Prior satisfactory experience as a propulsion engineer in shipyards interfacing with engineers and management at all levels.
  • Prior supervisory experience in a multi-disciplined project and matrixed environment
  • Navy or related military experience is a strong desire.
  • Expert knowledge of ships propulsion systems and Hull Machinery &Electrical (HM&E) design components of naval ship systems.
  • Electrical and mechanical integration experience for military environments requiring environmental qualifications.
  • Working knowledge of MIL-SPECS, DOD regulations and practices, Job Cost accounting, and Critical Path management systems.  Familiarity with spreadsheet programs and their use. Well versed in Microsoft project management tools, CAD, VISIO and Microsoft office applications.

Company is offering full relocation assistance for a move.

For more information please contact:

Jackie DelMonte – Business Development
NextWave Resources
603-557-2712 (m) | 561-423-2407(f)
Email | Website | LinkedIn


posted 1/19/2021

Part Time intern / consulting leading to full time position

	We are in the early stages of developing a novel large scale
seagoing vessel system and are looking to hire a part time Naval Architect
student with a Mechanical Engineering background to support early phase
studies. They will be familiar with fluid mechanics software for validating
sea worthiness studies related to pitch and roll in various sea states as
well as proficient in CAD for concept development. As an intern they will
work closely on concept modeling and researching first principles
engineering evolving into modifications and design of the ultimate product.

	This will be an at home position within a start-up which will mature
into scalable production. Experience with Navy ships, Offshore Platforms and
materials science will be a positive. Upon completion of the studies, if the
student there will be an opportunity to transfer to a full time position or
continue work with scholarship potential.

	If advancing the state of the art in seagoing systems is of
interest, please send an email with a CV or description of your skills to