Electronics Engineer

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Post Secondary Degree
  • Experience 5-7 Years
  • Posting ID 3456
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

Due to new and expanding projects for the National Shipbuilding Strategy program, we are hiring Electronics Engineers.

The Electronics Engineer is responsible for Electronics engineering on new construction projects at Seaspan Shipyards. Under the direction of the Manager, Electrical Engineering at Seaspan Shipyards the Electronics Engineer participates in all phases of new construction design projects including: requirements decomposition, design preparations, supporting analysis, material selection and specification, engineering execution, and engineering close-out activities.

This role is also responsible for liaison with internal and external partner design teams to ensure that the Electronics design is produced in accordance with the current equipment information and the production design standards and procedures.


  • Provides engineering and design expertise in assigned areas of Electronics by preparing design and calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
  • Supports the Manager, Electrical Engineering by providing mentorship and guidance to other junior engineers, designer or subcontractors.
  • Develops and/or reviews design documents for fisheries, icebreaking and naval replenishment vessels in order to achieve customer, Classification Society and regulatory approval.
  • Develops material specifications and bills of material in accordance with Seaspan material strategies and customer requirements.
  • Represents the company to industry to develop understanding of Seaspan’s involvement in Federal Fleet Renewal and continue to build our reputation.
  • Provide technical direction to suppliers and subcontractors related to the Electronics Systems design to achieve contract, cost and schedule performance.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is required.
  • 5 years’ experience in a systems engineering environment, ideally in the defense industry.
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is considered an asset.
  • P.Eng is desired, EGBC registration and working to P.Eng required.
  • 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.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Analyze, define and maintain customer, system and regulatory requirements in a system engineering life cycle tool for one or many communications networks
  • Based on requirements, develop a communication network design for wired, wireless and IT areas, that also satisfies various build, cost, schedule, logistics and other non-technical constraints
  • Analyze a communication network design from various perspectives, such as reliability, security, buildability, maintainability, and more
  • Based on a design, build communication network configurations, which includes wired network, wireless network and IT components
  • Using system engineering processes verify and validate a communication network design (e.g. via documentation, testing, analysis, etc.)
  • Solve and investigate various complex network issues
  • Create and maintain technical documentation and strict configuration control of a communication network deployment
  • Evaluate existing third-party communication network designs and their interaction communication networks, such as development of interface definitions, RF interference, security assessment and more
  • Specify and maintain hardware lists to support communication network designs, taking care of various related issues, such as End-of-Life replacement, installation, qualification, etc.
  • Support and develop technical interfaces to other groups within the company
  • Prepare and execute design reviews in accordance with a system engineering process
  • Above average analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesise data, confirming its accuracy and adequacy as an integral part of the collective analysis/synthesis process
  • Strong technical writing skills including the ability to produce and present clear, detailed written technical specifications, procedures, and reports
  • Knowledge of MRP, purchasing and management systems.
  • Solid understanding of CADMATIC and ACAD software, document management systems and databases
  • Good organizational skills
  • Availability and willingness to travel to Seaspan Victoria Shipyards (825 Admirals Rd, Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 2P1) and with such frequency as the employer determines is vital or desirable to meet its business needs.
  • Committed to a high standard of safety and able to align with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules
  • Exercise good judgments and make decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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