Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer will support multi-discipline systems engineering functions at our clients shipyard, based in Vancouver. The role will focus on the project and technical requirements throughout the project life-cycles of existing and future shipbuilding projects. The position reports to the Manager, Project Engineering, under the Senior Director, Engineering & Planning.

Duties & Accountabilities

  • Assist with the development of candidate concepts and conduct trade studies to aid decision support.
  • Administer project and technical requirements throughout the life-cycle of ship construction projects.
  • Undertake systems and sub-system design and implementation, including:
  • Define and manage/control interfaces at system boundaries.
  • Perform systems integration.
  • Plan systems qualification, including higher level tests and trials.
  • Assist with problem solving and resolution of technical issues.
  • Work with Senior Systems Engineer, to develop candidate concepts and conduct trade studies to aid decision support.
  • Review the impact of contract change requirements through the life of projects and the impacts from a wider project and commercial perspective.
  • Collaborate closely with the Business Development team to support the submission of bids and proposals for new construction and in-services support opportunities.
  • Support the negotiation and resolution of change requests from customers that are inconsistent with agreed project and technical requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering or scientific subject area.
  • 5 or more years of proven experience in Systems Engineering, preferably with knowledge of ship/maritime systems.
  • Proven experience and strong technical background may substitute education degree requirement.
  • Professional Engineer, Incorporated Engineer or Engineer in Training designation with a recognized, accredited institution required.
  • Experience with supplier technical management an asset.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, combined with strong intuition for business.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a multi-disciplined team.
  • Critical problem solver with the ability to analyze change requests, projects, and designs to anticipate schedule or budget risk.
  • A lateral problem solver who can relate to broader business issues. Takes an active interest in the business.
  • Willingness to spend time with each business area to gain first-hand insight into the business.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • A positive, goal-oriented individual with a sense of urgency.
  • Consistently sets high standards and has to ability to manage both detail as well as big picture issues.
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Vancouver (Canada)

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