Underwater Systems Warfare Engineer

Halifax, Canada
Oct 18, 2020
Nov 17, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
About this role:

We're hiring a Underwater Warfare Systems Integration Engineer for our client, a large Canadian shipbuilder and in-service support provider. This is a permanent, full-time role with relocation services available.

  • This position will be responsible for providing coordination and engineering oversight to the integration, installation, set to work, test and evaluation of all Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) UWW systems. This will include, but is not limited to the:
    • Hull Mounted Sonar;
    • Towed Low Frequency Active and Passive Sonar (TLFAS);
    • Mine Avoidance Sonar (MAS);
    • Sonobuoy Processing System (SPS);
    • UW Communications;
    • Bathythermograph;
    • Expendable Torpedo Counter Measures (ETCM); and;
    • Torpedo Defence Systems (TDS) including handling systems;
  • Participate in the CSC IPT structure to coordinate and manage all stakeholder interests, governing standards, and CSC requirements applicable to CSC Underwater Warfare systems;
  • Provide engineering oversight and guidance during requirements definition, design, integration, and test activities to ensure that fully compliant and certified solutions are provided in accordance with sound engineering practice;
  • Provide engineering oversight and guidance relating to the integration of UWW systems within the UWW suite and with the CSC Combat Management System (CMS);
  • Provide knowledge and insight into software integration challenges with Underwater Warfare systems and associated mitigation processes;
  • Provide knowledge and insight into the operational employment of Underwater Warfare systems and their roles in Anti-Submarine Warfare;
  • Provide technical expertise in the development and evaluation of documentation products related to the requirements definition, design, integration, and test of all UWW systems;
  • Support the coordination of scheduling, planning, and conduct of Underwater Warfare activities to ensure that related program milestones are met;
  • Ensure performance compliance of the Underwater Warfare solutions;
  • Provide accurate status reports on assigned activities to the Underwater Warfare Team Lead;
  • Provide support in evaluating engineering change to ensure that impacts, risks, and issues
  • related to Underwater Warfare design, integration, test, and acceptance activities are understood and recorded;
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal (Shipyard Production, CSC Program personnel) and external stakeholders (subcontractors and Canadian government staff);
  • Support a culture of teamwork, pro-activeness, and enthusiasm within the Combat System tam, and be a role model for professional behavior.

What you need to bring:

  • Electrical or Computer Engineering related to acoustic systems and / or Professional Engineer or eligibility for this qualification;
  • Post graduate qualifications is desirable in an area related to underwater Acoustics;
  • A minimum of seven years' experience in the following fields:
    • Engineering in large and complex defense acquisition projects;
    • Knowledge and experience on UWW acoustic systems;
    • Combat System Architecture;
    • Software design, integration, installation, setting to work and testing of UWW Systems;
    • Doors;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and;
    • Coordination with multiple organizations.


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