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Senior Marine Mechanical Engineer 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

Our client is seeking to hire a Senior Marine Engineer to join our team in Washington, DC. Upon award, you will:

  • Design fluid systems for US Navy, Military Sealift Command, USCG, and commercial ships.
  • Design foundations for mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Contribute to projects that include new ship designs and modernizations to existing ships. Systems include seawater, potable water, fuel, lube oil, compressed air, fire extinguishing, HVAC, and chilled water systems. 
  • Perform ship inspections for modernization of existing systems.
  • Perform analyses and studies, and develop reports, drawings, and specifications to reflect design results.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • 10 years of relevant experience or HS Diploma plus eighteen (18) years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient experience in one of the following marine fields:
    • Piping and Pressure Vessels; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
    • Hydraulics and Weight Handling Equipment;
    • Propulsion Systems; Auxiliary Systems
    • Ship Support Systems.
  • Familiarity with U.S. Navy, USCG, ABS, and/or commercial ship design rules and regulations required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software and AutoCAD.
  • Ability to interact and present technical information verbally and in writing (reports, specifications, drawings, etc.) to internal and external customers.
  • U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) preferred.
  • Proficiency in finite element analysis (FEA) preferred.
  • Proficiency in FEMAP/NASTRAN or PIPE-FLO software preferred.


This position is contingent upon and subject to the award of the contract from the government. You will be hired on a contingency basis.


Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.


Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Marine Mechanical Engineer  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number ENG-21-00017  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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