Survivability Engineer

Halifax - Nova Scotia - Canada - Industry - Shipbuilding - EngineeringAndDesign - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring a Survivability Engineer for our client, a large Canadian shipbuilder and in-service support provider. This is a permanent, full-time role with relocation services available.

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Marieke Bravo, Account manager

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About this role


  • Assist in developing and implementing test plans, procedures, and requirements verification tracking in areas relating to survivability including but not limited to vulnerability and recoverability
    • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the project design to achieve project defined margins
    • Participate in the development of design deliverables
    • Assist with facilitating and overseeing subcontractor development of design deliverables
    • Support technical design reviews in respect to survivability design aspects
    • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the project design to achieve classification society design approvals and certificates from certification authorities
    • Participate in technical negotiations with equipment and material vendors in respect to classification societies approvals and certification from certifying authorities
    • Support the review of vendor design products and vendor information
    • Address risk items relating to the Naval Architecture Team areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning
    • Participate in the development of project processes and procedures related to the project Naval Architecture Team activities
    • Propose design and process improvements related to vessel predictability, shipyard safety, and production performance where applicable
    • Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of the development of the project design
    • Develop and foster client, subcontractor, and classification society relationships
    • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behavior within the Platform Systems Team

    About you


    • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with five plus years of ship design experience.
      • Meets the pre-requisites to eventually achieve Professional Engineering status with Engineers Nova Scotia.
      • or RCN Hull Technician QL6B qualified with previous operational experience as a Damage Control Petty Officer (DCPO)
      • or equivalent Damage Control Officer position from alternate Navy
    • Experience incorporating vulnerability reduction features such as separation, redundancy, armoring, etc. into marine systems and platform design holistically
      • Experience with damage mitigation concepts related to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) defense, ballistic penetration, underwater shock, air blast, collision, grounding, or other damage events
      • Experience with Modelling and Simulation (M&S) for ship vulnerability and recoverability, performing associated data analysis for design improvement recommendations, and/or implementation of results into live damage control exercises
      • Strong understanding of damage control doctrine in the event of shipboard flooding and fire
      • Experience with requirement development and/or maturation related to ship survivability
      • Working knowledge of naval architecture, marine systems, and platform design concepts
      • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
      • Experience working with classification society rules and classification societies to achieve plan approval for vessel designs and products
      • Experience preparing design products for a ship design or major ship upgrade design program
      • Strong personal time management skills

      What we offer

      Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

      About us

      Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


      • Publication: PUB240866
      • Location: Halifax
      • Market: Industry
      • Hours per week: 40
      • Branche: Shipbuilding
      • Education level: Academic Bachelor
      • Area of expertise: EngineeringAndDesign
      • Closing date: January 2, 2020
      Apply now

      Feel free to contact


      Marieke Bravo

      Account manager Brunel Energy Canada Calgary

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