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Marine Structural Engineer - 12-month Limited Term Employment

Full Time
5 days ago
The Structural Engineer is responsible for Structural engineering on new construction projects at Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver. Under the direction of the Manager, Naval Architecture at Vancouver Shipyards, the Structural Engineer participates in all phases of new construction design projects including: requirements decomposition, design preparations, supporting analysis, material selection and specification, engineering execution, lifting and turning calculations and engineering close-out activities. These responsibilities ensure that engineering projects are accomplished to the complete satisfaction of the requirements.

This role is also responsible for liaison with internal and external partner design teams to ensure that the Structural design is produced in accordance with the current equipment information and the production design standards and procedures as assigned by the Manager, Naval Architecture.

PLEASE NOTE : this is a 12-month Limited Term Employment job opportunity, with Extended Health Benefits and Vacation.

  • Provides engineering and design expertise in assigned areas of Structural by preparing design and calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
  • Supports the Manager, Naval Architecture by providing guidance and oversight to other junior engineers, designer or subcontractors.
  • Develops and/or reviews design documents for fisheries, icebreaking and naval replenishment vessels in order to achieve customer, Classification Society and regulatory approval.
  • Develops material specifications and bills of material in accordance with Seaspan material strategies and customer requirements.
  • Represents the company to industry to develop understanding of Seaspan's involvement in FFR and continue to build our reputation.
  • Provide direction to suppliers and subcontractors related to the Structural Systems design to achieve contract, cost and schedule performance.

Education and Experience
  • Degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering is required
  • 5 years post-secondary experience in Structural Engineering required
  • Shipyard experience is desired
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
  • P.Eng. EGBC status or E.I.T. Status

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
  • Technical knowledge and engineering skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems
  • Above average analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesise data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy as an integral part of the collective analysis/synthesis process
  • Strong technical writing skills including the ability to produce and present clear, detailed written technical specifications, procedures, and reports
  • Knowledge of MRP, purchasing and management systems.
  • Working knowledge of ShipConstructor and ACAD software, document control systems and databases
  • Good organizational skills
  • Availability and willingness to travel to such locations and with such frequency as the employer determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
  • Committed to a high standard of safety and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer's safety policies and rules
  • Exercise sound judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  • PC proficiency required. Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office 2010 software suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted