The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18505

    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/19/2018 10:33 PM)
    Ship Survivability - Electrical Engineer
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Weir Marine Engineering is currently looking for an Electrical Engineer to work in the Ship Survivability team. This permanent position is based in Montreal (QC) in the borough of LaSalle. 


    Since 1953, Weir has operated and managed the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE), a Department of National Defence (DND) facility located in Montreal with operations also in Ottawa/Gatineau, Halifax and Victoria.  Over 300 personnel are currently employed by Weir at NETE, supporting the Royal Canadian Navy and DND with test and evaluation services in a wide variety of technical areas.


    The Ship Survivability team is part of the Combat and Control Systems section. It is responsible for the evaluation and validation of shipboard equipment & systems performance and compliance to military requirements.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Develop, Support & Validate measurement solutions for Navy ship test facilities (ranges), including hardware, software and algorithm technologies;
    • Plan and coordinate procurement and installation of new solutions;
    • Plan and coordinate engineering surveys and investigation on-board naval ships;
    • Lead & Coordinate new and non-standard trials (ashore or onboard) for equipment, systems or navy vessels including data collection and analysis;
    • Manage and coordinate small to medium size technical projects; and
    • Draft & review test plans, drawings & technical reports.


    Required Competencies:

    • Excellent organizational skills with attention to details and quality;
    • Ability to work as a member of a team with minimal supervision;
    • Familiar with testing environment including use of test procedures and equipment;
    • Technical and analytical skills, including interests for physics;
    • Knowledge in data acquisition systems and software data processing;
    • Good Communication and Technical writing skills;
    • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Knowledge in Shock, Vibration, Sound and Frequency analysis desirable;



    • Assessment based on timely and competent completion of assigned work, and on level of performance against core competencies;
    • Regular and prompt work attendance; and
    • Compliance with Company Core Values (see below).

    Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

    • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
    • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
    • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
    • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
    • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
    • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    Bachelor of Engineering Degree, with 3 to 5 years of engineering experience. P.Eng licence. Prior experience with roles involving applications, customer-support, sales, or manufacturing environments is considered an asset. Mining or mineral processing education or experience will also be considered an asset.



    English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Able to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to use basic algebra and geometry.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Computer Skills:

    Demonstrated proficiency in the full Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes/Outlook.  Prior experience using ERP/MRP systems, AutoCAD and/or other Design or engineering software will be considered an asset.

    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:

    Member or eligible to become a member of a Professional Engineering Association, having attained or working towards P Eng designation.


    Physical Requirements: Employee must be able to sit, stand, and lift up to 15 pounds.  


    Work Environment:

    Environment may vary from quiet (office environment) to moderate (customer sites, warehouse).

    Core Competencies

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


    Customer Service – Manages ongoing interactions with customers, responds promptly to customer needs, solicits customer feedback to improve service, responds to service/assistance requests and meets commitments.


    Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills and participates in meetings. Able to sell products and/or ideas, while influencing others.


    Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves technical problems/situations in a timely manner, gathering and analyzing information, developing alternative solutions. Works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even in difficult/emotional situations.


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