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Engineering Sustainment Manager 

Category Engineering  

The Cutter Engineering Sustainment Manager will work as part of the MECPL Engineering and Availability Project Management teams, under the guidance of the Team Leader(s) and Engineering supervisor(s).

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Develop and provide documentation in the form of trip reports, repair specifications, cost estimates, project management and configuration change documentation, technical drawings, and data entry into various data bases.
  • Provide project management support for vessel repairs, vessel repair analysis and specification development, cost estimating, technical document modification and creation, engineering, and logistics management activities for the Engineering Branch, SFLC MECPL in Norfolk, VA as directed by the COR.
  • Provide technical support to MECPL functional areas of Asset Management and Availability Project Management. The Contractor employees shall, as directed by the COR.
  • Develop, modify, and review technical statements of work to perform ship repair operations or purchase of Government Furnished Equipment.
  • Monitor and manage procurement and repair availability project progress; and assist in government acceptance and track delivery.
  • Provide technical review, creation and revision of maintenance standards and drawings, as well as preventative and corrective maintenance practices.
  • Prepare project progress reports, white papers, briefings, etc.
  • Perform market research to obtain pricing information and prepare purchase request documents to procure commercial spare parts, technical items, and all other necessary supplies/services for all ship repair and casualty response activities.
  • Plan, attend and actively participate in planning meetings.
  • Utilize the web based SFLC Central, Contract Workbook (project management), Fleet Logistics System (logistics) and CGLIMS (technical library) tools.
  • Respond to all fleet technical requests within 24 hours or less.
  • Provide input as a team member for cutter planned & emergency depot level availability planning team and make recommendations to the planning team in work identification, planning, specification development, work execution and project close-out.
  • Attend and provide input at commercial availability arrival conferences, attend periodic site visits of cutters undergoing commercial availabilities, attend post availability meetings and provide post availability reports and surveys.
  • Provide technical review and response to condition found reports and change requests.
  • Assist with the development of procurement requests to modify appropriate funding documents.
  • Work with Port Engineers to establish repair specs/contracts, both recurring and individual work items, to be accomplished during cutter in-port depot maintenance periods.
  • Review, maintain and update cutter maintenance records and casualty database.
  • Provide limited contract negotiations preparation support.
  • May assist the COR and the KO by drafting input for preparation of Pre-Negotiation Briefing Memorandums (PBMs) and similar products.
  • May assist the Government KO or COR in cost and price analysis and preparing the cost and price report.
  • May research the historical proposal activity and pricing strategies to assist and advise SFLC MECPL on the best strategy for obtaining the desired products and services for the best value to the government.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in engineering project management and/or technical writing as related to marine vessel maintenance and alterations (preferably Coast Guard).
  • Must have practical, in-depth knowledge of shipboard systems and equipment, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the marine field (preferably with the Coast Guard).
  • Experience with vessel repair specifications is highly desirable.
    • This experience shall include planning, estimating, activity coordination with other organizations, timeline development and tracking, research, technical review, specification writing, and logistics coordination.
  • Experience using Contract Workbook, CG-LIMS and FLS is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience with commercial and military standards, including the FAR.

Education: Associate’s Degree in Marine/Mechanical/Electrical Technology is desired.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must have detailed knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of ship repair, including dry docking, dock and sea trials, non-destructive testing and other practices and techniques unique to the marine industry.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in conducting ship repairs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders, access voids and small shipboard spaces for the purpose of identifying needed hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) repairs and assessing proposed alterations.
  • Must understand proper use of office equipment (computers, scanners, fax machines, etc.) as well as Microsoft office applications. Experienced in Microsoft® Power Point©, Microsoft® Word©, and Microsoft® Excel©.
  • Must be able to communicate orally and in writing to present and defend technical recommendations; facilitate consensus; present briefings; create and modify technical documents; and advise management officials.

Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain a favorable background check.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Requisition Category Active  
Req Number ENG-23-00005  
Location Norfolk, VA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v2 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

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EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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