The Systems Engineer will support multi-discipline systems engineering functions at Vancouver Shipyards. The role will focus on the project and technical requirements throughout the project life-cycles of existing and future shipbuilding projects. The position reports to the Manager, Project Engineering, under the Senior Director, Engineering & Planning.
Duties & Accountabilities
- Assist with the development of candidate concepts and conduct trade studies to aid decision support.
- Administer project and technical requirements throughout the life-cycle of Seaspan's ship construction projects.
- Undertake systems and sub-system design and implementation, including:
- Define and manage/control interfaces at system boundaries.
- Perform systems integration.
- Plan systems qualification, including higher level tests and trials.
- Assist with problem solving and resolution of technical issues.
- Review the impact of contract change requirements through the life of projects and the impacts from a wider project and commercial perspective.
- Liaise with the Business Development team to support the submission of bids and proposals for new construction and in-services support opportunities.
- Support the negotiation and resolution of change requests from customers that are inconsistent with agreed project and technical requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
- 5 or more years of experience in Systems Engineering, preferably with knowledge of ship/maritime systems.
- Relevant experience and strong technical background may substitute education degree requirement.
- Professional Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineer in Training designation with a recognized, accredited institution required.
- Experience with supplier technical management an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, combined with strong business acumen.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplined team.
- Critical thinker with the ability to analyze change requests, projects, and designs to anticipate schedule or budget risk.
- A lateral thinker who can relate to broader business issues. Takes an active interest in the business.
- Willingness to spend time with each business areas to gain first-hand insight into the business.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- A positive, goal-oriented individual with a sense of urgency.
- Sets high standards and can manage both detail as well as big picture issues.
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.