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U.S. Navy PMS 317 Jobs

The mission of Program Manager, Ships (PMS) 317 is to design, build, outfit, and test the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious ships and to provide for maintenance support. LPDs are used to transport and land Marines, their equipment, and supplies by embarked Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing craft and Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft (MV 22).  These ships support amphibious assault, special operations, or expeditionary warfare missions and serve as secondary aviation platforms for amphibious operations. These ships perform a variety of expeditionary warfare missions and are designed to operate independently or as part of an Amphibious Task Force (ATF), Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG), Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), or Joint Task Force (JTF).

The 26 ships of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class are a key element of the Navy’s seabase transformation.  The LPD 17 San Antonio class is the functional replacement for over 41 ships including the LPD 4 Austin class, LSD 36 Anchorage class, LKA 113 Charleston class, and LST 1179 Newport class amphibious ships.  The newly designated LPD Flight II ships (formerly LX(R)) will be the functional replacement for the LSD 41/49 Whidbey Island Class.  LPD 17-29 are designated as Flight I, and Flight II begins with LPD 30. With 11 LPD 17 Flight I ships delivered, two in construction and planned future procurement of 13 LPD 17 Flight II ships, the main focus of PMS 317 activities includes ship acquisition, technical/system integration, ship production, test, outfitting, GFE/GFI management, and post-delivery.

Serco's Role Supporting PMS 317

PMS 317 requires a well-integrated and coordinated Contractor support team to assist the program office in executing its responsibility to satisfy current and future Navy and Marine Corps needs for the PMS 317 Program. Under a five-year (one base year and four option years) Seaport-NxG Professional Support Services task order, the Serco North America team will provide the people and resources needed to support PMS 317 in the areas of program management and acquisition support, engineering and technical support, Test and Evaluation (T&E) support, production management and information technology support, and post-delivery support in order to assist PMS 317 in accomplishing its mission and objectives. Tasks will be executed in various locations including but not limited to Washington D.C.; Pascagoula, Mississippi; Avondale, Louisiana; San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia.

Employment Opportunities

Serco will provide support to PMS 317 in the execution of its mission across diverse task areas that include:

  • Program Management Execution
  • Program Management Planning
  • Strategic Communications
  • Contract Analysis and Earned Value Management (EVM) Analysis
  • Acquisition Management
  • Acquisition Reporting and Documentation Development
  • Waterfront Office Management
  • Change/Configuration Management
  • Technical Systems Integration (TSI)
  • Mission System Engineering
  • Electrical Systems Technical Management
  • Naval Architecture Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Integrated Shipboard Electronics (ISE) Systems
  • Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)/Government Furnished Information (GFI) Management
  • General Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  • Test Acquisition Support Services
  • Combat/Electronic Systems Support
  • USMC Integration
  • Test and Production Administration
  • Engineering Change Assessment
  • Cost, Schedule, and Performance Assessment
  • Technical Support Management
  • Ship Production, Inspection, and Reporting
  • Integrated Product Data Environment (IPDE)/Information Technology (IT) Administration, Network, and User Support
  • Post Delivery Support including trial card management, Program Maintenance Representatives (PMR), and various Subject Matter Experts (SME)