Are you an experienced engineering executive with an extensive background in shipbuilding? We may have a fantastic opportunity for you. Our client, a leading shipbuilding company based in Quebec, Canada, are looking to add to their management with an Engineering Director.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Ensure that the marine planning and scheduling specialists understand the importance of the company’s workplace culture most particularly as it relates to HSE and provide your team with the necessary leadership to foster that culture within their everyday activities.
  • Continually promote HSE awareness within your team and the corporation as a whole by leading by example and providing instruction, information, training and supervision to ensure the safe performance of the marine planning and scheduling specialists and all other employees involved in your daily operations.
  • Organise and conduct meetings and maintain a log of any action items resulting from the meeting and addressing those action items in a timely manner as required.
  • Provide the marine planning and scheduling specialists with the knowledge to be able to recognise safe work practices, knowledge to know they only work under safe work practices and empower them to advise their colleagues when an unsafe work practice is happening. Also, provide guidance to the marine planning and scheduling specialists when they are unsure if a work practice is safe or not and how to proceed along with the assistant of an HSE advisor if required.
  • Work with the HSE team to resolve any HSE issues brought to your attention in a timely manner and notify the HSE team of the issue immediately.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy and notify the HSE team of the issue immediately.
  • Ensure that all marine planning and scheduling specialists are wearing and utilising the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times in accordance with the HSE rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the security of facilities and equipment and work with the HSE Team to institute policies that will prevent or minimise loss, theft, vandalism or other damage.
  • Ensure that the company’s environmental policies are respected in all construction and repair projects.Operations management
    • Have a long-term view and consider future contracts.
    • Assume the implementation of the strategies and means used in the business plan and which ones relate to your department.
    • Ensure that each team member makes decision with respect to quality of work to ensure a quality service, budgets and the timeline established.
    • Monitor the performance of your department and for this purpose, obtain appropriate weekly follow-up on current issues.
    • Plan, organise, direct, control and evaluate all strategic business planning, including related administrative activities, all linked to a master calendar.
    • Determine the current delivery dates.
    • Manage the staff, procedures and processes.
    • Promote and adopt a management style focused on communication, involvement, recognition and respect.
    • Make sure they work orders are sufficient to meet the needs of production.
    • Monitor Engineering, Supply chain and Project Management to ensure their deliverables will meet the schedule.
    • Maintain performance evaluations to make sure everyone is comfortable in what they do.
    • Manage subcontractors.
    • Provide reports to senior management and make adjustments.


    People Management

    • Lead the Marine planning and scheduling specialists in such a manner as to make them motivated, satisfied, loyal and effective team members who are committed to the achieving the standards and the goals of the production team and of the corporation as a whole.
    • In conjunction with the Vice-President of Operations, complete all probationary and subsequent performance reviews for marine planning and scheduling specialists.
    • Ensure that all marine planning and scheduling specialists receive the required training for their role.
    • React appropriately to actions that require disciplinary action by working in conjunction with Production Management, Human Resources and HSE as required.
    • With each foreman or superintendent and ship manager, set goals for each sector in order to achieve corporate objectives. Furthermore, with each member of your team, and in collaboration with the HR department, establish a system of accountability that meets the objectives and a recognition system for the performance obtained.


    Required Skills and Knowledge

    • University training in engineering.
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in shipbuilding.
    • Solid understanding of scheduling software (Primavera, MS Project, Primavera ERM).
    • Experience in planning and managing large projects.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Think outside the box and keep up to date.


    Role Competencies:

    • Multi-Tasking – the ability to process information quickly and manage several tasks simultaneously.
    • Teamwork and Co-operation – the ability to work co-operatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the organisation to achieve group and organisational goals.
    • Flexibility – the ability and willingness to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of diverse situations, and with diverse individuals or groups.
    • Information Seeking – implies going beyond the questions that are routine or required in the job. It may include “digging” or pressing for exact information; resolution of discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or less-focused environmental “scanning” for potential opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be of future use.
    • Integrity – refers to actions that are consistent with what one says are important. People with integrity “walk the talk” by communicating intentions, ideas and feelings openly and directly, and welcoming openness and honesty even in difficult situations.
    • Listening, Understanding and Responding – the desire and ability to understand and respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds.
    • Relationship Building – working to build or maintain ethical relationships or networks or contacts with people who are, or may be, potentially helpful in achieving work-related goals and establishing advantages.
    • Results Orientation – a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement).
    • Self-Confidence – a belief in one’s own capability to accomplish a task and select an effective approach to a task or problem.
    • Organisational Commitment – the ability and willingness to align one’s own behaviours with the needs, priorities and goals of the organisation, and to promote organisational goals to meet organisational needs. It also includes acting in accordance with organisational decisions and behaving with integrity.
    • Computer / Technical Skills – the ability to utilise and understand the strengths and limitations of the required software packages and tools to successfully complete assigned tasks effectively and efficiently.


JOB REFERENCE: DIRE001 (Please quote when applying)

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