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Naval Structures Lead Engineer

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Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 2C7

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:36231
Location:Halifax : 237 Brownlow Avenu  
Position Category:Engineering
Position Type:Employee Regular

We are a leading international provider of classification, compliance, and advisory services to the marine and offshore industry, helping our customers design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance. We are shaping the industry’s future through the development of novel and innovative technology for the next generation of assets, while continuing to deliver solutions to our customers every day.


Lloyd’s Register Applied Technology Group (LR ATG) is part of the LR Maritime Performance Services team. LR ATG is an established Canadian engineering research and consulting firm specializing in the development and application of advanced engineering solutions for clients in the marine, public safety, and defense sectors.  Formerly operating as Martec Limited, the company has been in business since 1973 and has Canadian offices in Halifax and Ottawa. Employees at LR ATG enjoy an intellectually challenging and collegial working environment with generous benefits and a corporate culture that places a strong emphasis on individual creativity and initiative. We have flexible working arrangements which allow for a combination of in-office and at-home work.


We have an exciting opportunity for a lead specialist with a focus on naval structures, including ships and submarines, to join our Structures & Risk team in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Take your skills to the next level working with a team of professionals on the leading edge of naval structural analysis, keeping vessels operating safely and efficiently using the latest tools and knowledge available. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients in Canada and around the world. The work is demanding and challenging. Do you have what it takes for clients to put their trust in you?


Your duties will include:

  • Provide consultancy services at a lead specialist level in areas relating to the structural analysis of naval vessels (surface ships and submarines).
  • Act in lead specialist capacity, both delivering and leading projects in structural analysis of naval vessels, including development of new services/approaches and training of more junior engineers.
  • Lead small- and large-scale proposal development. Develop relationships with key naval stakeholders to understand current and future client challenges.
  • Provide clear and concise communication with clients and internal/external stakeholders
  • Manage projects in the areas of structural analysis and response, delivering agreed upon project scope of work on time and on budget.
  • Take responsibility for delivering on personal performance goals and targets, operating without supervision.
  • Pursue Continuous Professional Development while maintaining a very high degree of discipline, knowledge, and awareness. Take ownership for own development, seeking opportunities for self-development.
  • Conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation, and industry standards.


Key skill requirements:

  • Senior-level structural engineering expertise with a focus on naval vessels: 15+ years’ experience. 
  • Experience with working for/with the Canadian Department of National Defense
  • Demonstrated experience in leading projects related to structural engineering and survivability analyses. Familiarity with naval shock codes.
  • Experience in the use of finite element codes and other numerical modelling tools for the analysis of structures, including pressure vessels.
  • Experience in the maritime industry
  • Familiarity with the Lloyd’s Register Classification Rules, IMO codes, SOLAS, Transport Canada, CSA, IEC and ISO and other relevant standards used in the marine and offshore industries
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Programming experience considered a strong asset


You will have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language. Proficiency in another language such as French or Spanish will be considered an asset.
  • Immediately eligibility for a Personal Security Clearance with the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD).
  • Ability to travel nationally/internationally, including meeting entry requirements for client sites (mandatory full COVID-19 vaccination).
  • An active/valid driver’s license


About us:

Our purpose at Lloyd’s Register is working together for a safer world and every one of us is committed to maintaining our standards and continuing our success. That means bringing increasingly sophisticated thinking to the challenge of setting global safety standards for today and tomorrow. Help us stay out in front and your contribution will be felt, valued, and rewarded by a global leader.


We care, we share our expertise, we do the right thing




Diversity and Inclusion at Lloyd's Register:


Together we are one Lloyd’s Register, committed to developing an inclusive and safe workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive to ensure that all applicants to LR experience equality of opportunity and fair treatment, because we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you do too.


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