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Engineering Specification Writer

R-043966
  1. Dartmouth
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Engineering Specification Writer

SNC- Lavalin Operations and Maintenance is recognized as one of Canada's leading outsourced operations and maintenance solutions experts, a division of SNC Lavalin Group Inc., the largest engineering and construction firm in Canada, and one of the five largest in the world. We continue to grow our business globally.

Our team members across the country and the globe deliver superior service to every one of our clients. Our people are vital to our success, and we build teams that are second to none. Our team embraces challenges and is engaged in working together to contribute to our business objectives.
 

SNC-Lavalin and our “Minor Warships & Auxiliary Vessels” (MWAV) team is currently looking for an Engineering Specification Writer. Reporting to the Planning & Reporting Supervisor, the Writer is responsible for ensuring all engineering spec documents and reports are accurate and up to date with the ongoing projects. This position will be sitting within the technical engineering team, but would liaise with multiple members of the operations team to ensure regulatory compliance is being upheld.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write Repair Specifications
    • Based on the results of field surveys and crew feedback, write repair specifications to return the ships and their equipment to an acceptable condition;
    • Update the specifications to reflect lessons learnt from maintenance activities;
  • Conduct Vessel Surveys
    • Survey ships for structural and mechanical compliance with RCN and IACS requirements;
    • Access all areas of a ship including masts, rigging, confined spaces, structural and non-structural tanks including waste and fuel tanks;
    • Observe the operation of ships equipment and systems to assess functionality and identify failures and degradation
  • Technical Support
    • Provide technical data and direction to Ship Maintenance Coordinator and all team members on repair and maintenance of the vessels

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum Bachelor of Engineering or 3-year technology diploma, with 5 years working experience in the marine environment; or RCN QL6 level of military technical training
  • Ability to write, edit, and review technical engineering reports and documents;
  • Strong understanding of DND procedures and maintenance requirements; 
  • Working knowledge of marine industry regulations and Classification Society regulations (both commercial and military);
  • Experience in managing projects (multiple activities); 
  • Must be fluent in MS Office software, and be able to read/interpret engineering drawings (Typically through AutoCAD)
  • Experience working in ISO 9001, 14001, and 18001 systems, would be an asset; 

Local candidates preferred. Chosen candidate must be able to pass Reliability Clearance with the Department of National Defense.

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