Location: British Columbia_Remote_Worker, Canada
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Victoria, BC (Hybrid)
Thales is hiring a Certification Officer who is responsible for managing the certification activities associated with the Royal Canadian Navy Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) and Joint Support Ship (JSS) class vessels managed by Thales under the AOPS & JSS In-Service Support (AJISS) contract.
In this role, you are the main point of contact for the Classification Society surveyor and supports the AJISS Service Delivery team with planning and executing the activities associated with Classification Society scheduled surveys and inspections.
The AJISS Certification Officer will also advise the Service Delivery team and Engineering team on matters relating to certification requirements for corrective maintenance, planned maintenance and engineering changes.
The Certification Officer is the point of contact for all certification related inquiries associated with the AJISS contract and will ensure efficient communication between the various DND departments (Naval Materiel Regulatory Authority (NMRA), the Formation Technical Authority (FTA), Maritime Equipment Program Management (MEPM)), the approved Classification Society and Thales departments (Engineering, Supportability, Service Delivery, Procurement).
Key Areas of Responsibility
Identifies all re-certification activities (including Classification Society scheduled surveys as well as material re-certification) and ensures they are captured within the Class maintenance program planning tool.
Develops and/or improves the management processes for the certificates renewal.
Supports Thales Service Delivery with certification related activities including Classification Society periodic and annual surveys and inspections.
Maintains a tracker for certification issues on all vessels.
Develops and maintains a certification deliverable list for the AOPV and JSS class.
Participate in the assessment of Technical Risks associated with Conditions of Class.
Supports the Engineering team with assessment of certification impact during Engineering Changes.
Liaises with the Classification Society personnel during surveys and inspections, technical problems and engineering changes that have an impact to Class.
Coordinates with Class, Ship Staff and Thales Service Delivery to schedule surveys within required time frame.
Assesses whether new ship defects have an impact to certification and if required, manage their mitigation and resolution.
Reviews the Captain’s Ship Book on a regular basis and ensures that the certificates within are kept up to date and aligned with the Technical Data Package for the ship.
Previous experience as a Marine Surveyor with a Classification Society.
Minimum of five years experience in surveying or maintenance of vessels to commercial or military standards.
Demonstrated understanding and experience with:
Classification Society rules and regulations (Lloyd’s Register, ABS, DNV) for the Classification of Ships, Naval Ship Classification Rules and Commercial Ship Rules
International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code)
Mix of office work and work in dockyards and onboard Naval Ships.
Will be required to undertake inspections in machinery spaces of Naval ships involving bending and twisting.
Willing to work aloft and in confined spaces on board ships (training to be provided).
The anticipated Total Target Compensation (TTC), inclusive of annual salary and bonus eligibility, for this role is $73,155.20 - $114,305.00 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.
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.