The Senior Engineer, Mechanical is responsible for Mechanical Systems engineering on new construction projects at Vancouver Shipyards. Under the direction of the Manager, Mechanical Systems Engineering the Senior Engineer, Mechanical 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.
This role is also responsible for liaison with internal and external partner design teams to ensure that the Mechanical Systems design is produced in accordance with the current equipment information and the production design standards and procedures as assigned by the Manager, Mechanical Systems Engineering.
Provides engineering and design expertise in assigned areas of Mechanical Systems by preparing design and calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
Supports the Manager, Mechanical Systems Engineering by providing guidance and oversight 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.
Performs trade studies both formal and informal to determine the most cost effective solutions to engineering problems and meet material budgets for systems assigned.Identifies opportunities to reduce material costs below budget.
Develops material specifications and bills of material in accordance with Seaspan material strategies and customer requirements.
Confirms the maturity of parts associated with the Bill of Materials.
Reviews and approves:
Piping or machinery system designs against the requirements
Equipment purchase specifications
Vendor information against the requirements
Represents the company to industry to develop understanding of Seaspan’s involvement in the Federal Fleet Renewal program and continue to build our reputation.
Availability and willingness to travel internationally and domestically as the Employer deems necessary to meet its business needs.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Systems or Mechanical Engineering is required.
8 or more years post-secondary experience working in the Mechanical Systems or Mechanical Engineering disciplines is necessary.
P.Eng. EGBC status or E.I.T. Status and able to apply for P.Eng. within a year.
Previous Shipyard experience in New Ship Construction is preferred; heavy industry experience is required.
Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
Technical expertise regarding marine system design and operation and regarding ship construction processes.
Demonstrated effective leadership and influencing skills and practices.
Ability to pro-actively engage with other engineering disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems.
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 a plus.
Working knowledge of ShipConstructor and ACAD software, document control systems and databases desired.
Good organizational skills.
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.
PC proficiency required. Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office 2010 software suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint).