Position Description

Naval Architect
Company - Location Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC - 50 Pemberton Avenue
Employment Duration Full-time permanent salaried
Posting # 3980
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Naval Architect

Job Grade - 5

The Naval Architect is responsible for supporting senior Naval Architect in completing naval architecture assignments on new construction and repair projects at Seaspan Shipyards. Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Naval Architect or task leaders, Naval Architect 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.


  • Provides support within engineering in assigned areas of Naval Architecture by preparing calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
  • Provides support within engineering in assigned areas of structural design by preparing calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
  • Supports Senior Naval Architect in preparation of design/reviews 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.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture is required.
  • Minimum 5 years post-secondary experience working in Naval Architecture is considered necessary.
  • Previous shipyard experience is an asset.
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
  • P.Eng. EGBC status or E.I.T. Status and able to apply for P.Eng. within a year.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Knowledge of stability and weight calculations.
  • Knowledge of resistance and powering calculations.
  • Knowledge of seakeeping calculations.
  • Knowledge of basic structural design
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the team
  • technical writing skills including the ability to produce and present clear, detailed written technical reports.
  • Proven understanding of ACAD software.
  • Working knowledge of GHS or any other naval architecture suite software is an asset
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Above average communication skills including written, verbal, listening and presentation are required.
  • 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 follow all safety laws and all of the employer's safety policies and rules.
  • 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.