Liasion Engineer

Company Info

Name: Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards

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Job Details

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Type: Full-Time

Min Education: BA/BS

Min Experience: 3 - 5 years

Required Travel: N/A

Date Posted: 02/04/2015


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).

Seaspan has invested $200 million into modernizing the shipyard facilities 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

As the Liaison Engineer, you will have be required to evaluate and resolve engineering-related production problems encountered in assigned construction areas at Vancouver Shipyards. Under the direction of the Senior Engineer, the Liaison Engineer supports Operations, Planning and Production Control to solve production issues in a technically acceptable manner and maintain cost and schedule objectives. The Liasion engineer will also review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to maintain current knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities in the shipyard.

This role may also develop and/or review design documents for fisheries, icebreaking and naval replenishment vessels in order to achieve customer, Classification Society and regulatory approval.

Required Education, Skills and Experience
  • An Engineering degree in civil, mechanical, electrical, marine systems or naval architecture is required
  • 3-5 years post-secondary experience in civil, mechanical, marine systems or naval architecture is necessary
  • Previous shipyard or shipboard knowledge or experience is desired
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
  • Technical knowledge and engineering skills including use of analysis tools and knowledge of analytical methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems
  • Above average analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesise data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy as an integral part of the collective analysis/synthesis process
  • Strong technical writing and interpersonal skills including the ability to produce and communicate clear, detailed written technical specifications, procedures, and reports
  • Working knowledge of ShipConstructor and ACAD software, document control systems and databases a plus
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written, listening and presentation
  • Good organizational skills
  • Availability and willingness to travel if needed
  • 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
  • Exercise sound judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.

Our offer to you

Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. We are 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.

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.

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