Test and Trials Specialist, Electrical – Halifax & Dartmouth, NS


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Test and Trials Specialist, Electrical located in Halifax, NS.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Test & Trials team to commission systems and equipment, for both equipment and systems directly in assigned Area of Responsibility and for electrical equipment supporting other Trials Specialists
  • Demonstrate compliance with Classification Society and Customer requirements
  • Execute high hazard commissioning activities in accordance with shipyard standards and procedures
  • Enforce safety and operational procedures to ensure safe operation of equipment and systems
  • Enforce trials team compliance to HSE objectives and procedures
  • Work with Lock-out/Tag-out coordinator to ensure compliance with LOTO procedure
  • Develop Set to Work/Testing/Trials procedures/agenda
  • Work closely with Production, Supply Chain, Engineering and Quality Control staff to ensure efficient handover of systems and equipment
  • Ensure commissioning and trials activities achieve first time right quality standards; reinforces the “zero defect” expectations and culture within the trials organization
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts to resolve issues found during commissioning by applying engineering 1st principals, experience and relationships, both internal and external to the company
  • Developing and managing detailed test & trial schedules for assigned area of responsibility
  • Execute safe initial energization of equipment and systems
  • Operation of ship systems and safe execution of test procedures and trial agendas, both ashore and at sea
  • Coordinate setting of conditions necessary to support third-party / Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) conduction of trials, and provide liaison support for their trials
  • Lead trade resources in support of system commissioning and operation
  • Present and conduct trials in the presence of customer and classification society
  • Report Test and Trial agenda results to demonstrate that requirements have been met
  • Execute preventative maintenance on equipment within assigned area of responsibility
  • Expected to be at sea during contractor’s sea trials for periods up to 14 days
  • Expected to work various shifts and change shift on short notice as required to meet commissioning schedule (this occurs infrequently < twice per year)
  • Expected to work at both Halifax Shipyard and in Dartmouth to provide commissioning support to the various programs within the company



Education Required (one of the following):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline (P.Eng or equivalent)
  • Technical diploma at the technologist (Electrical, Instrumentation)
  • Red Seal Electrical or Instrument Technician certification
  • Transport Canada certification as a Marine Engineer
  • RCN or other NATO navy certification as a Marine Engineer or equivalent

Experience Required:

  • Minimum 2+ years in one or more of the following:
  • Seagoing Naval engineering experience
  • Commissioning of new build vessels in a commercial shipyard
  • Commissioning of high-tech systems in process or power plants
  • Design of state-of-the-art new build ships or marine structures
  • Experience in the design and/or operation of diesel electric propulsion systems would also be an asset
  • Strong knowledge of electrical systems and equipment, including propulsion systems, power generation and control, power distribution, motor controls, automation and control systems in a marine/naval setting or equivalent industrial environment
  • Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to work long/flexible hours
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word and Excel)

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Our Client is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs
  • RRSP matching program
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development
  • Growth and progression opportunities within the company
  • Relocation costs (if applicable)

Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Shauna Pierce
Senior 360 Recruiter



Job ID: #29585