The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18585

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2018 2:59 PM)
    Modeller and Analyst
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Weir Marine Engineering currently has a challenging opportunity for a person with Electrical Engineering and computer simulation experience to provide Modelling and Simulation (M&S) services to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in support of Force Development, Concept Development, Experimentation, and Technical Analysis.


    This permanent position is based at the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE) based in the Navy dockyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  NETE is a Department of National Defense (DND) facility that Weir has managed and operated on behalf of the Government of Canada since 1953.  Over 320 personnel are currently employed by Weir for NETE activities supporting the Canadian Navy and DND in a wide variety of technical areas.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    The position involves the use of software tools to perform the modelling, testing and analysis of ship systems. The Analyst / Engineer will work with the client and team members to develop, test and maintain configuration controlled software environments; verify and validate computer models; create visualization and analysis support tools as needed, perform analyses as needed and communicate results to the client.


    Required Competencies:

    • Knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals;
    • Experience working with physical modelling and simulation tools;
    • Experience working with team members to cooperatively design, develop and deploy quality solutions in order to satisfy project objectives and client requirements;
    • An ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts, both verbally and in writing;
    • Experience with data analysis is desirable;
    • Experience with software version control systems is desirable; and
    • Knowledge of the operation of military shipboard systems is highly desirable. 


    • Will be assessed 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 values.

    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

    Millwright/Journeyman in mechanical or relevant technical discipline, preferably specializing in rotating equipment designed for the Minerals or related to severe duty market segments.

    Ideally a minimum of 15 years of maintenance/service or maintenance planning experience with preference given to candidates exposed to field service in an industrial and mining atmosphere. Ability to use various inspection instruments and hand tools with a strong mechanical aptitude and understanding. Previous slurry pump disassembly, evaluation, repair and reassembly experience would be considered an asset.

    Strong customer service, sales aptitude and clean driving record are required.

    Experience with maintenance planning and management/supervision will be required.


    Strong ability to read, analyze and write detailed reports and business correspondence. Exceptional ability to present information and respond to questions from external and internal stakeholders, including management, customers, and employees of the company. Solid active listening skills and consultative approach to working with customers. Strong skills in reading, writing and speaking in English language. French Language skills are also a strong asset and bi-lingual candidates will be given pre.


    Mathematical Skills:
    Excellent numerical skills.


    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 variables in non-standardized situations.


    Computer Skills:
    The incumbent should have strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows / Office. Experience or exposure to ERP/Manufactuing and engineering design software is considered an asset.


    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills: 
    Millwright Credentials.


    Physical Requirements: 
    Approximately ~60% travel on a consistent basis is required for this role. Travel will require over nights and at times will be more or less than the percentage shown. International travel may be required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


    Work Environment:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, field and mining site conditions. The incumbent will work across regular office environments, manufacturing plants and customer mining sites. Up to 60 percent travel is expected for the purpose of visiting customers and/or customer sites, where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required, including safety footwear and glasses.

    Core Competencies

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


    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.


    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.


    Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures, determines appropriate action beyond guidelines, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses protective/safety equipment and materials properly.


    Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality and correctness.


    Dependability – Follows instructions and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


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