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Senior Electrical Engineer (Combat) – Waterfront Engineering

Senior Electrical Engineer (Combat) – Waterfront Engineering

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  • Permanent
  • Victoria

Marine People

Our client seeks a highly motivated Senior Electrical Engineer to join their growing team. This role offers the opportunity to leverage your expertise in electrical design and engineering principles to contribute to exciting projects.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Be a technical lead within the Waterfront Electrical engineering section, primarily focusing on supporting both Victoria Class Submarine electrical and electronic systems
  • Draft, review, and approve repair specifications for submarine maintenance activities
  • Provide mentoring and professional oversight for engineers-in-training and technologists
  • Assess, document, and communicate risks associated with submarine mission systems such as: Above Water Sensors, Sonar, Command and Control, Navigation, and Communication
  • Be responsive to Program and Project Managers for dynamic program delivery requirements in a shipyard waterfront environment
  • Be the system’s technical lead and provide oversight on complex fault diagnosis activities and system operations involving non-standard line-ups or modified configurations
  • Identify risks, opportunities, and appropriate treatments
  • Ensure lessons from experience (LFE) are collated and recorded in the management system
  • Conduct other duties as necessary or as reasonably assigned from time to time

The ideal candidate brings:

  • A post-secondary Engineering degree in an electrical, electronics, or applicable discipline (Master’s degree desirable)
  • Licensed to practice in Canada as a Professional Engineer or able to complete such registration within 12 months
  • Extensive experience working as an Engineer within an applicable discipline
  • Experience as an electronics engineer in the naval environment (submarine-specific experience is desirable)
  • Extensive experience in mentoring/guiding technical teams desirable
  • Knowledge of Above Water Sensors, Sonar, Command and Control, Navigation, or Communication systems is required
  • Experience in field functional testing of electronic components required
  • Knowledge of Alternating Current systems and power distribution control systems required
  • Control and monitoring system testing experience required
  • Experience with fibre optic applications, cable characteristics, connectors, termination, inspection and testing, an asset
  • Knowledge of uninterrupted power supplies and switching, an asset
  • New construction commissioning or retro-commissioning, an asset
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office suite desirable
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Expected Salary: $81,738 to $118,065

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