Senior Engineer, Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT)


As a Sr. Engineer, Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT), working for Hepburn and Sons LLC, you will be assigned as part of our technical work force to support Naval fleet readiness and ship modernization through INSURV Readiness Assessment Team support. You will be welcomed into a diverse group of expertise and engineers that are dedicated to mentor and support our entire work staff at all levels. The INSURV Readiness Assessment Team support staff provides immediate response to a crisis, long-term strategic support, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) examination preparation and post-INSURV support. You will be expected to:

  • Regularly practice business acumen and perform assigned program tasks in terms of quality, cost control, and achievement of technical, schedule, performance and contractual objectives
  • Keep upper management informed regarding program status and any technical, cost, schedule, or administrative problems within assigned programs
  • Establish, maintain and promote good customer relationships; ensure the coordination of work tasks with customer representatives; and ensure customers are informed on status and progress of assigned technical programs


This position requires joining our team of engineers to provide direct fleet support and configuration management for in-service service surface ships. In this role, your responsibilities will include providing engineering support to NAVSEA personnel, developing POA&Ms, providing coordination and assistance in the conduct of material checks, providing assistance in prioritization and completion of repairs, expediting changes to the Preventive Maintenance System and Operational Sequencing System, providing Superiors In Command and Type Commanders during pre-INSURV assessments and inspections.


  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering or relevant field (experience can be substituted for education)
  • 15 years related experience
  • Expertise to advise on what to expect, how to prepare, and what is required to pass an INSURV examination.
  • Minimum Clearance: DoD Security Clearance


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Hepburn and Sons LLC 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.

Job Location (Two different positions)

  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Washington, DC

To Apply

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