Position Description

Electrical Engineer
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 3758
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Electrical Engineer

The Electrical Engineer is in charge of 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 mentorship and direction 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 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 Principal Point of Contact for the Electronics Systems.

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics is required.
  • 5+ years post-secondary experience in electrical engineering is needed.
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation or registered as an EIT within B.C. or has the proficiency to register as a Professional Engineer or EIT in the Province of British Columbia is required.
  • Experience working within a heavy industrial environment is required; shipyard experience is desired.
  • Experience working with a diversely integrated project team is considered an asset.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Technical knowledge and engineering skills
  • Proven ability to work independently to develop solutions to intricate technical problems
  • Above average analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesize data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy as a key 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 readiness 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 follow all safety laws and all the employer's safety policies and rules
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and influence skills and practices
  • Provides mentoring and technical advice to subordinate Engineers in the department
  • Exercise discernment 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, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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