Project Engineer

Job Details

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 2R2, Canada

Job Type:

Min Education:

Min Experience: Over 10 Years

Required Travel: 0-10%

Date Posted: 09/18/2015


Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has been selected under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to be Canada’s long-term partner for the building of Non-Combat vessels. This multi-billion dollar program will create stable work over the next decade and beyond, and see the construction of up to 17 ships to start (three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels, one Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, one Polar Icebreaker, two Joint Support Ships, five Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels and five Offshore Patrol Vessels). To support the NSPS program, Seaspan has invested $200 million into its shipyard facilities. Construction began in October 2012 and has resulted in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a 300-ton shipbuilding gantry crane and load-out pier. Your Future Career Opportunity The Project Engineer will manage the design team from a schedule and a ship design perspective. The Project Engineer provides Engineering management and design expertise in assigned areas across the engineering disciplines on new construction projects at Seaspan Shipyards (e.g. Science Vessels, JSS, etc.).This role is also responsible to provide guidance and/or direction to internal and external partner design teams to ensure that the vessel is produced in accordance with the Contract requirements, current equipment information and the production design standards and procedures as assigned by the Director of Engineering. In addition, the Project Engineer will:

  • Develops, updates and monitors metrics to assess Engineering performance and delivery against the Project Schedule and provide visibility to the Engineering Team.
  • Monitor the Engineering control account and provide variance analysis, cost performance index and estimate at completion.
  • Develops and/or reviews design documents in order to achieve customer, Classification Society and Regulatory body approval.
  • Supports the Director of Engineering by providing guidance and oversight to Junior Engineers, Designers and sub-contractors to achieve contract, cost and schedule performance.
  • Leads cross functional engineering teams when necessary to determine the most optimum approach to vessel design. Develops and maintains interface control documentation.
  • Provides engineering and design expertise in assigned areas to ensure the vessel is designed to meet requirements in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Identify, trace root cause and remove issues holding up progress across the Engineering function.
  • Provide reports and feedback to the Director of Engineering to allow re-allocation of resources or develop alternative approaches to resolve issues.
  • Ensures Operations and Production Engineering considerations have been addressed and incorporated in to the design early.

Application Instructions

  • Degree in Engineering is required.  A degree in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering is preferred.
  • 10 years post-secondary experience in vessel design in a new ship construction/ production environment is required
  • A minimum of 4 years of shipyard experience is required
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
  • 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
  • Technical knowledge and engineering skills and understanding of Classification Society and Regulatory Body rules and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems
  • 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
  • Strong communication skills including verbal and listening
  • 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.
  • Exercise sound judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
  On Offer to You   Seaspan can provide you with a rewarding and challenging career building state-of-the-art ships, and an attractive remuneration package with pension contributions, medical and dental benefits and a fitness membership for all permanent employees. A relocation package and work permit sponsorship (if required) will be offered to candidates to ensure a smooth transition to Vancouver, a city that has consistently been rated amongst the top 3 most livable cities in the world. Seaspan is a progressive employer with a collaborative culture that supports health, safety and diversity. Seaspan 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.

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