Engineering Superintendent, Vessel Replacement Program (VRP)

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Engineering Superintendent, Vessel Replacement Program (VRP)

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Engineering Superintendent, Vessel Replacement Program (VRP)

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“We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction.

We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

Currently we are recruiting for an exciting management position within our vessel replacement team.


Engineering Superintendent, Vessel Replacement Program (VRP)


We're proud to be one of the largest ferry operators in the world and for 60 years, we have been dedicated to providing safe and efficient travel to our customers and we are looking for a key member of our shipbuilding team to support our continued growth. BC Ferries has a number of aging vessels that will require replacement, and we have aspirations of replacing as many as fifteen ships in the coming years.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Shipbuilding, you are responsible for leading and supporting BC Ferries’ On-Site Acceptance Teams (OSAT), and will be accountable for the management of engineering requirements for designing, constructing, commissioning and trials for new fleet vessels to ensure compliance with Corporate standards, policies, and applicable statutes and regulations. As a candidate, you have demonstrated success as a marine engineer who has successfully integrated their technical knowledge beyond the engine room into the shipyard as a leader of multi-disciplinary projects.

Your rigor and attention to detail will ensure standardization, necessary training, quality management and safety management across BC Ferries’ shipbuilding projects to ensure they are professionally executed. As a leader, you are a positive team player who achieves the corporate goal of safe and efficient building of new vessels while providing dynamic mentorship, project management excellence and a collegial work environment.

As the Engineering Superintendent VRP, you have responsibilities in 4 key areas, including but not limited to:


· Overall supervision and mentoring of OSAT members’ activities to ensure the teams safely, efficiency and effectively meet all shipbuilding requirements for VRP projects.

· Providing leadership in the adoption of best practice in the management of modern shipbuilding activity.

Ship Construction and Contract Management:

· Participating in the development of Shipbuilding project specifications (i.e., Statement of Requirements (SOR) and Technical Statement of Requirements (TSOR)) to ensure BC Ferries’ requirements are correctly identified and included in contract documents.

· Ensuring vessels are designed and built to meet all of the contractual technical requirements as defined in the SOR, TSOR and other specifications.

Vendor Relations:

· Frequently review that the Shipyard is following their Quality Management System. Report on construction progress, monitor quality of work and Shipyard following their Standards.

· Be proactive in organising safety meetings and regular safety patrols with the Shipyard.


Maintain close communication ties with the Operational Engineering Superintendents on all aspects of the ship building program.
Create and maintain a list of required documentation for vessel operation and maintenance for the Implementation Team, (e.g. VSM, SMS & SEA).

Your background qualifications round out your experience and includes:

Over 10 years' progressively responsible experience in an engineering role on passenger ferries or similar vessels.
First class certificate as a Marine Engineer, or comparable / equivalent Marine Engineering Qualifications.
Significant and extensive experience working in shipyards on new construction or major upgrades or conversion projects.
Experience as a Marine Surveyor or Owner’s Representative during construction a benefit.
Completion of at least one full refit cycle as the Senior Chief Engineer or Engineer in charge of a vessel or vessels.
Experience with Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) systems and marine battery technology and regulations an asset.
Must possess a good working knowledge of Shipbuilding Standards, IACS and relevant Class Rules (e.g. BV, DNV, Lloyds, ABS), as well as Transport Canada Flag requirements.
This position will require extensive travel and a commitment to long periods spent working in remote shipyards, including overseas, as dictated by contract awards. The requirement for travel to shipyards would commence immediately after engagement.

Please apply by December 20, 2020.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace. ... ffset=-420

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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