Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Dartmouth
  • 96574 - 181004


Location: Halifax, Canada

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other.

In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

This is a Hybrid position that can be located in either Halifax, N.S or Victoria B.C.

Position Summary

Thales Canada is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to support its Non-Combatant In-Service Support Programs for the Royal Canadian Navy.

In the position of Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will work within the Thales LCMM & Engineering Team and is responsible for marine systems and mechanical technical support of various Royal Canadian Navy’s Non-Combatant Platforms. This includes but is not limited to marine propulsion systems, maneuvering systems, bilge, ballast, and other auxiliary systems.

This consists of planning, overseeing and executing engineering tasks within time and cost constraints to meet the Key Performance Indicators in accordance with Thales quality and commercial guidelines.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Manage the preparation and updating of marine system technical documentation including manufacturing drawings, design and materiel specifications, installation and maintenance instructions, and test and trials documentation.
Providing technical support of deficiencies of equipment or capability.
Conduct technical investigations into problems associated with marine equipment and/or system malfunction, including failure and root cause analysis, risk assessments, and solution development.
Analyze requirements associated with baseline changes to the ships configuration, equipment and software.
Performing Life Cycle and Materiel Management functions including but not limited to equipment obsolescence, material compatibility and disposal management.
Prepare documented work scopes suitable for solicitation of quotations from external resources such as OEM’s, manufacturers, suppliers, repair and testing facilities, or specialist service providers. Prepare technical proposals and cost estimates for Customer approval.
Implement and manage engineering changes and engineering work packages.

Development and review of Engineering plans, processes and procedures.
Conducting design calculations and reviews for piping, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, structures, and other equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Marine or Mechanical Engineering.
Currently registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in a Canadian Province, transferable to Ontario or Nova Scotia.
Minimum 10 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer in the marine industry.
Language: English (Essential).
Previous experience in Royal Canadian Navy or Canadian Coast Guard.
Experience in delivering marine in-service support of operational assets.
Demonstrated experience working with a defense contract.

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Special Position Requirements

Schedule: 40 hours per week.
Physical Environment: Hybrid position – a mix of working from home and onsite (in office or on board DND ships at waterfront).
May be required to undertake inspections in machinery spaces of Naval ships involving bending and twisting.
Travel: Occasional domestic or international travel may be required in support of the ships.

The anticipated Total Target Compensation (TTC), inclusive of annual salary and bonus eligibility, for this role is 96 004.00 CAD Annual.

The Company reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s status protected by local, provincial, and federal laws.

What We Offer

Thales provides an extensive benefits program for all full-time employees working 24 or more hours per week and their eligible dependents, including the following:

•Company paid Extended Health, Dental, HSA, Life, AD&D, Short-term Disability, Cancer Care Program, travel insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and Well-Being program.

• Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP, DCPP, TFSA) with a company contribution and a match to a DCPP, with no vesting period.

•Company paid holidays, vacation days, and paid sick leave.

•Voluntary Life, AD&D, Critical Illness, Long-Term Disability.

•Employee Discounts on home, auto, and gym membership.

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Thales is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process.

Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs.

All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

This position requires direct or indirect access to hardware, software or technical information controlled under the Canadian Export Control List, the Canadian Controlled Goods Program, the Canadian Industrial Security Program, the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be eligible or able to obtain authorization for such access including eligibility to the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance.