Principal Test and Trials Specialist

Seaspan ULC - North Vancouver, BC (6 months ago)

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The Principal Test and Trials Specialist (PTTS) is responsible for supporting shipboard test and trails on new construction projects at Seaspan Shipyards. Under the direction of the Manager, Test and Trails at Vancouver Shipyards, the Principal Test Specialist is responsible for the systems testing, set to work, commissioning and acceptance activities, Harbour Acceptance Trials and the execution of Sea Acceptance Trials. This involves directing and coordinating unionized employees and working closely with, Production staff, Design Authorities, Sub-Contractors and Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy representatives.

The PTTS will report directly to the Manager, Test and Trials. This position will direct the work of other Seaspan employees from both Technical and Production Departments and Sub-Contractors supporting new construction test and trails.


Monitoring and ensuring adherence to WorkSafe BC, WMG Safety Procedures, VSY Site Safety Procedures and all other relevant Health and Safety directives.
Maintain close liaison with the Design Authority, Client and Classification Society to author test and commissioning documentation (Test Forms, HAT and SAT serials) in accordance with the Test Form Index for approval by the Combined Acceptance Group.
Maintain a close working relationship with Project, Production, Quality and Safety personnel to ensure that systems/equipment being handed over for testing/commissioning meet the required standard without undue need for rework.
Carry out Inspections, tests, set to work and commissioning of systems and equipment in accordance with the relevant documentation and associated referenced documentation, carrying out fault diagnosis and proposing corrective solutions.
Prepare test procedures or approve test procedures prepared by others.
Ensures all procedures, tools and documentation required for the testing, trialling, and commissioning activities for completing the EDWP are adequate and activities are carried out safely, promptly and efficiently
Identifying and recording defects/deficiencies, ensuring that all emergent work is correctly recognized.
Reports progress of commissioning activities to the Manager, Test & Trials to ensure that concerns are identified and addressed and that adherence to schedule to maintained and/or contingency plans are developed.
Travel to and from Victoria Shipyard will be required.
Education and Experience

A degree or diploma in Marine Engineering, or a combination of education and experience pertaining to the specific skills required for the position may be considered.
A Marine Engineering Certificate of Competency is an asset
Minimum 7 years’ experience in Shipbuild Test and Trials projects involving diverse an absolute requirement
Must be familiar with the safe operation and working features of all ship’s systems and conversant in testing and commissioning of all Ship, Propulsion (including High Voltage Integrated Electric Propulsion), electronic and simple Combat Systems equipment and systems.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

Demonstration of exemplary business ethics, integrity and honesty in all situations
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
High levels of initiative
Ability to work with and coordinate the activities of people; with attention and energy focused on coordinating various activities to meet schedules and to completing projects within their allotted budgets.
Strong customer service orientation. Demonstrated abilities to understand and translate customer needs into feasible work plans.
Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Excellent knowledge of the English language, verbal and written.
Computer literacy including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.