Battery Standards & Certification Engineer

Battery Standards & Certification Engineer

Company: Serco North America


Location: Washington, DC 20005

Job Description:

Position Description :
Are you looking to challenge your skills in the cutting edge of new technology? Then Serco has a job for you! Serco is looking for a mid-level Engineer to support standards and certification development of Advanced Batteries at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). This program is designed to establish Naval-wide digital guidance for developing batteries, containment systems and managing associated hazards through implementation of digital engineering practices. The battery energy team uses a model Based Systems Engineering approach to deliver battery system models to support the Navy's battery requirements.

Len Bunch ( leads this team as a Navy veteran. The team has been recognized by the Navy and the industry for their outstanding contributions to the contract and program.

As a Battery Standards & Certification Engineer for NAVSEA 05Z – Electric Power Systems your general duties will include:

  • Assist the Engineering Manager for Batteries with:
  • Performing professional engineering and scientific work exploring electrical and chemical phenomena and the behavior of electro-chemical energy currents
  • Design and development of batteries, energy storage, and electro-chemical equipment, components, or systems.
  • Development of energy storage electro-chemical designs, and preparation of construction drawings for energy storage and electro-chemical systems and equipment.
  • Development of design requirements and support the development and maintenance for your assigned systems and components.
  • Development of electrical engineering guidelines for command headquarters and for field activities, in the form of manuals, circulars, letters and directives.
  • Conduct risk assessments, investigations, analyses and design modifications of subsystems and new equipment for production, transmission, measurement, control and use of electrical power.
  • Plan, initiate, and manage the development of design alternatives in support of both ongoing and proposed new designs for cognizant systems.
  • Monitor and participate in development and certification of battery and battery storage systems
  • Acts as an advisor across multiple Subject Matter Experts to ensure the interpretation and application of standards and/or requirements ensuring compliance and consistency
  • Provide education and exchange of information across multiple divisions.
  • Support design teams on obtaining approvals/certifications, interacting with certification bodies to resolve testing requirements discrepancies and standards interpretation.
  • Apply analytical analysis of processes in place, and determine areas for improvement
  • Study, design and promote the generation, transmission and storage of electro-chemical energy in an efficient manner.
  • Apply your design and development experience to Ship and Submarine Main Storage Batteries, Underwater Manned and Unmanned Propulsion Batteries, Lithium Batteries.
  • Provide technical guidance to Energy Management and Control Systems, Uninterrupted Power Supplies and Controls, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Capacitors, Flywheels, and other High Energy Dense sources.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Elextrical Engineering, or related technical/scientific discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an Engineering field.
  • Experience planning, coordinating, and/or supervising team or project activities.
  • 10% travel required.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with lithium-ion batteries and storage requirements.
  • Experience with DOD lithium-ion safety regulations/standards.
  • Experience in submarine or shipboard operations to include emergency response and firefighting techniques in the unique environments
  • 2 or more years of work experience with regulations or industry standards relating to lithium Ion batteries and/or battery stowage systems.
  • Familiarity with Cameo is a plus.
Company Overview :
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. In North America, Serco’s 9,000+ employees strive to make an impact every day across 100+ sites in the areas of Defense, Citizen Services, and Transportation. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state, provincial and local governments, and commercial clients. While your place may look a little different depending on your role, we know you will find yours here. Wherever you work and whatever you do, we invite you to discover your place in our world. Serco is a place you can count on and where you can make an impact because every contribution matters.

To review Serco benefits please visit: 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.

Candidates may be asked to present proof of identify during the selection process. If requested, this will require presentation of a government-issued I.D. (with photo) with name and address that match the information entered on the application. Serco will not take possession of or retain/store the information provided as proof of identity. For more information on how Serco uses your information, please see our Applicant Privacy Policy and Notice.

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

Serco is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Serco is one of the world’s largest providers of public services to governments, employing over 50,000 people in over 20 countries. The services we provide are often of critical importance to the communities and nations we serve. Serco operates in six sectors of public service provision: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defense, and Citizens Services. Sometimes we are supporting people at troubled times in their lives, be they unemployed, refugees fleeing persecution, or in prison. In other parts of our business, we are running some of the most advanced train services in the world, delivering essential support to armed forces, keeping hospitals safe and operational around-the-clock, and providing environmental services.

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