Sayres & Associates
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates Corporation (Sayres) is a dynamic, Native American-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates Corporation continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development.   



The Marine Systems Engineer (SDM Engineer) will be responsible for the following:

  1. Perform HM&E Systems engineering, design, and technical support to the DDG 51 Surface Combatant Shipbuilding Program.
  2. Review work items for technical accuracy, develop technical solutions to hull unique and Class issues, and prepare engineering scope packages for shipyard installation and repair jobs.
  3. Review design drawings, RNs, ship specifications, CDRLs, and verify that equipment installations and drawings are in accordance with contract requirements.
  4. Perform technical assessments, evaluate, and advise the government on equipment and system problems associated with repair availability tests and trials.
  5. Analyze and incorporate lessons learned from ship construction experience and previous availability installations into future work items.
  6. Provide on-site support at the executing shipyard assisting with the resolution of emergent engineering issues for the duration of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).

The position description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform position-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  


Qualifications & Clearance Requirements 

Education, Work Experience, Skills, and Clearance Requirements:  

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable discipline and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience OR a high school diploma or equivalent and additional years' experience in lieu of degree.
  2. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Ability to work in an industrial environment.
  4. Active Secret security clearance verifiable in JPAS.


         Marine Engineering degree.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national

origin, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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