Senior Engineering Officer

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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Senior Engineering Officer

Reference number: DFO22J-059596-000006
Selection process number: 22-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-296765
Canadian Coast Guard (an agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
SO-MAO-06, SO-MAO-07, SO-MAO-08
$39.14 to $47.39 per hour

We also invite you to explore our local Coast Guard web-site, where you will find a wide range of information on the Canadian Coast Guard.

Closing date: 26 September 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

→ If you qualified on Process #20-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-296765, please do not re-apply ←


As a Senior Engineering Officer, your role is important for the safety of the vessel and the well-being of the crew. Keeping motors and machinery in good working order and quickly detecting problems is essential to making sure Coast Guard vessels remain operational and can execute their missions.

Under the direction of the Chief Engineering Officer, you are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the vessel’s propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment. You must be able to quickly troubleshoot broken equipment and make needed repairs. You also directly supervise and coordinate the work of other engine room personnel.

Your responsibilities as a Senior Engineering Officer may include:
• Supervises, plans and directs the day-to-day operation, maintenance and repair of the main propulsion plant, electrical plant, auxiliary machinery, deck machinery, hotel equipment and miscellaneous systems.
• Provides technical support to vessel client personnel to assist in the conduct of program operations.
• Leads and/or participates in, damage control, fire fighting, environmental response and other drills, exercises and operations;
• Recommends and assists with refit specifications, vessel's additions and alterations, and other contract repair work required for the upkeep of the vessel;
• Coordinates and supervises the watch keeping system, and stands assigned watches on a relief basis.
• Makes recommendations to the Chief Engineer pertaining to the engine room's material resource needs.
• Provides all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.

Work environment

Want a career where you help save lives?

The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

The Canadian Coast Guard was recognized as Forbes Canada’s Best Employers (2018, 2021 and 2022), National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 6 years in a row, and as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022!

Intent of the process

An inventory of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


◼ SO-MAO-06, SO-MAO-07 (identified positions)
Transport Canada Certification of Competency, 3rd Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency of Endorsement.

◼ SO-MAO-07, SO-MAO-08
Transport Canada Certification of Competency, 2nd Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency of Endorsement.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


◼ SO-MAO-06, SO-MAO-07(identified positions)
Transport Canada Certification of Competency, 2nd Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency of Endorsement.

◼ SO-MAO-07, SO-MAO-08:
Transport Canada Certification of Competency, 1st Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency of Endorsement.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

◼ Uphold Integrity and Respect,
◼ Create Vision and strategy,
◼ Collaborate with partners and stakeholders,
◼ Mobilize people,
◼ Promote innovation and change,
◼ Achieve Results.

◼ Ability to communicate

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

◼ Operational experience as Senior Dayworking Engineer on Coast Guard Class A or higher vessel.
◼ Operational experience as Senior Dayworking Engineer, on a vessel with a minimum of 575 KW propulsion power.
◼ Experience in Marine Engineering Shore based positions.
◼ Experience with preventive/predictive maintenance practises and experience with maintenance management programs.

Conditions of employment

◼ Secret Security Clearance.
◼ Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel.
◼ Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency
◼ Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions.
◼ Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards.
◼ Willingness and ability to work overtime as required
◼ Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region.
◼ Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
◼ Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
◼ For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period.
◼ Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions)
◼ Must be willing and able to travel by air, land or by sea

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

SO-MAO-06: $39.14 - $43.39 per hour
SO-MAO-07: $40.62 - $45.05 per hour
SO-MAO-08: $42.74 - $47.39 per hour

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.


Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women.

Self-declaring. Because you count. By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Candice Reath, Atlantic Fleet Staffing Officer

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