Naval Architect

  • Thales Canada Inc.
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jun 27, 2018
Full time Engineering Management / Project Management Manufacturing Supply Chain Data & Analytics Product Security

Job Description

Established in 1972, Thales Canada is a leading electronic solutions provider for the Transportation, Defence & Security, and Aerospace sectors. Thales Canada employs staff across main sites located in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.

Thales is known for its People1st philosophy and provides a competitive salary and benefits package. Join a dynamic and fast paced organization which is growing as a result of exciting new domestic and international projects.

Currently, we are ramping up our efforts for our AJISS program, Canada’s largest in-service support program working in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, specifically the Royal Canadian Navy.

The AOPS (Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship) JSS (Joint Support Ship) In Service Support program will allow Thales to leverage its Canadian expertise in project management, systems engineering and integrated logistics support to lead the development of a new Canadian supply chain that will offer comprehensive in-service support for all systems and equipment of these fleets over their operational lifetime, ensuring they are mission-ready, on time, every time, from coast to coast to coast.

To support our development, we are seeking a Naval Architect to join our team on a full time basis in Ottawa, ON. The Naval Architect is responsible for the technical support of Hull Systems and Fittings. This consists of completing assigned tasks to the required quality within time and cost constraints to meet the contracted Key Performance Indicators requirements within the Program in accordance with Thales established quality and commercial guidelines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leading (planning, organizing, and controlling) the function and staff assigned (Mechanical, Electrical and Hull Engineering and Naval Architecture staff) to achieve the agreed outcomes within the delegated authorities and responsibilities;
  • Providing the appropriate direction, coaching, support and delegation to individual team members and the whole team to enable them to achieve the work objectives;
  • Fostering team work in the direct area of responsibility and with other teams across the program, where appropriate;
  • Provision of technical advice to enable hull systems and equipment to be correctly operated or maintained;
  • Technical investigation into problems associated with hull equipment and/or system malfunction, including failure analysis and solution development;
  • Analysis of requirements associated with baseline changes to product;
  • In conjunction with the Technical Data Management team, manage the preparation of hull system related design change documentation including manufacturing drawings, installation instructions and test and trials documentation;
  • Investigation and formulation of plans to deal with equipment obsolescence issues;
  • Analyze hull systems engineering tasks and assess resource and schedule requirements;
  • Prepare documented work scopes, suitable for the solicitation of quotations from external resources such as OEMs, manufacturers, suppliers, testing facilities or specialist service providers;
  • Prepare Task Plan and cost estimates for Customer approval;
  • Implement the Task Plan, using Engineering Task Sheets to assign work to internal resources;
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and transfer of necessary information and/or product required by external resources;
  • Conduct detailed naval architecture tasks, including:
  • Requirements analysis;
  • Design calculations;
  • Obsolescence assessments;
  • Performance improvement investigations;
  • Material compatibility investigation;
  • Review of equipment/system maintenance documentation;
  • Failure analysis;
  • Risk and hazard assessments;
  • Weight & moment assessment;
  • Rolling hull surveys
  • Design and configuration control of Hull Systems; and
  • Assure AOPS compliance with hull related Classification and Naval Ship Code requirements including the Polar Code.

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • University degree in Naval Architecture;
  • Minimum of five years post graduate maritime experience or minimum of seven years relevant industrial experience;
  • Polar ship experience;
  • Ship hull survey experience;
  • Structural ship analysis competency;
  • ABS or similar classification society experience;
  • Managing technical teams for performance and quality outcomes;
  • Previous experience working with a Defence contract and project management;
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite.

All applicants must be able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Registration Program and ITAR.

Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment. At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities. Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs.

Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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