The Electrical Engineer is responsible for electrical engineering on new construction projects at Vancouver Shipyards. Under the direction of the Manager, Electrical Engineering at Vancouver Shipyards, the Electrical Engineer participates in all phases of new construction design projects including: requirements decomposition, design preparations, supporting analysis, material selection and specification, engineering execution, and engineering close-out activities. These responsibilities ensure that engineering projects are accomplished to the complete satisfaction of the requirements. The Electrical Engineer reports to the Manager, Electrical Engineering.
- Provides engineering and design expertise in assigned areas of Electronics by preparing design and calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
- Supports the Manager, Electrical Engineering by providing guidance and oversight to other junior engineers, designers or subcontractors.
- Develops and/or reviews design documents for fisheries, icebreaking and naval replenishment vessels in order to achieve customer, lassification society and regulatory approval.
- Develops material specifications and bills of material in accordance with Seaspan material strategies and customer requirements.
- Company representative to develop understanding of Seaspan’s involvement in Federal Fleet Renewal and continue to build our reputation.
- Provide direction to suppliers and subcontractors related to the Electronics Systems design to achieve contract, cost and schedule performance. Serve as Seaspan’s Principle Point of Contact for the Electronics Systems.
Education and Experience
- A Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics is required.
- At least 5 plus years post-secondary experience in electrical engineering necessary.
- Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation or registered as an EIT within B.C. or has the ability to register as a Professional Engineer or EIT in the Province of British Columbia
- Experience working within a heavy industrial environment is required. Shipyard experience is desired.
- Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
- Technical knowledge and engineering skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex technical problems and develop solutions.
- Above average analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesize 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.
- Demonstrated effective leadership and influence skills/practices.
- Provides mentoring and technical advice to subordinate Engineers in the department.
- 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.