Marine Engineer - Herndon, VA

Location: Herndon, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

This position is based in HERNDON, VA and requires Authorization to work in the U.S

Applicants who do not meet requirements will not be considered.  

MSRC is the largest, dedicated oil spill and emergency response organization in the United States.  Join our team and work with some of the best people and technology in the industry!

We are looking for an early career, shoreside Marine Engineer with an interest in ship repair, vessel and equipment maintenance, project management and engineering support.  A large portion of your time will be spent planning and executing drydocking and repair projects for MSRC’s fleet of USCG certificated ships and barges.  You will be one of a small team of engineers working together in a collaborative and challenging professional atmosphere. 

Position Details

The selected candidate will initially perform these tasks under the guidance of more experienced engineers while developing proficiency:

  • Define regulatory inspection and repair requirements for drydocking
  • Develop technically sound repair specifications
  • Evaluate bids and proposals from shipyards and other suppliers
  • Manage and execute vessel Drydockings and Underwater Inspections in Lieu of Drydocking
  • Develop, negotiate and settle change orders and invoices
  • Provide technical engineering services for vessels and response sites including development of vessel modifications, equipment upgrades and repairs
  • Act as company point of contact to resolve regulatory questions including resolution of inspection deficiencies
  • Provide administrative and technical management of MSRC’s maintenance system
  • Develop new or improved maintenance procedures on an ongoing basis
  • Provide technical advice, training, mentoring and guidance to field and vessel maintenance and operating personnel

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering / Naval Architecture or related technical field desired, or equivalent practical experience. 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in the Marine industry. Shipyard related experience preferred. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including developing technical specifications and routine business correspondence.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word).
  • Familiarity with USCG and ABS regulations and Rules desired
  • Ability and desire to work in both industrial maritime environments including shipyards, as well as an office environment
  • Ability to travel up to 30% with some periods of 3-5 consecutive weeks.
  • Readily available to communicate to customers in different time zones.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Possess or obtain a Passport, and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)


MSRC offers a competitive benefits package, to include a 401(k) company match. For more information about MSRC please visit our website at

Marine Spill Response Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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