Naval Architect / Marine Engineer- Permanent, Full-time

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

ABCO Industries Inc.

Posting last updated:

June 8, 2022


Nestled in the harbour of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO) is a world-class supplier and manufacturer of engineering metal products with historic roots dating back to 1947.

Located on the original site of ‘Camp Norway’, a Norwegian military training facility built during WWII, ABCO operations are housed in a 42,000 sq ft facility with four distinct manufacturing branches including Food Machinery, Marine, Environmental, and Industrial. Each division is managed and supported by experienced, knowledgeable specialists who are steadfast in designing, constructing, installing, and commissioning best-in-class products. With 70+ years of experience, this locally owned firm remains committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of quality and value while ensuring innovative, customized design solutions.

If you share our values and would like to work with a uniquely specialized organization, ABCO is presently seeking a Naval Architect / Marine Engineer (Naval Architect) to join our growing team. This is a permanent full-time role based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering the Naval Architect will be responsible for supporting the design and analysis of ABCO’s innovative uncrewed surface vessel (USV) program in accordance with customer, Classification Society, and regulatory requirements. They will participate in concept feasibility design studies which will address whole ship sizing and performance analyses, requirements validation, and design optimization.

The Naval Architect will perform mechanical and structural designing and drafting tasks for new builds. In accordance with design requirements, they will assist in preparing design calculations including hydrostatic, weight, and stability analyses. They will coordinate design integration through inputs from engineering disciplines to establish principal characteristics and design features as well as assist in reviewing design proposals and specifications.

Skills & Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, you will have a bachelor's Degree or Technical Diploma in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering or a related field, The candidate will have the ability to register as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Nova Scotia.

The successful candidate will be proficient in Solidworks & Rhino or other 3D modeling software. The Naval Architect will be knowledgeable in various calculations including stability & weight, resistance & power, and seakeeping. You will have experience designing and analyzing ship structures and mechanical systems and will be experienced in using the Classification Society Rules and Transport Canada

Regulations. You will have strong technical writing skills with an aptitude to produce and present clear, detailed written technical reports.

The Naval Architect will be self-motivated with an eagerness to learn the manufacturing process and teach with excellent time management and troubleshooting skills. The Naval Architect will be organized and dependable and will be an effective communicator. You know how to effectively collaborate across various functions of the organization with the adaptability to evolve in a changing work environment. Preference will be given to candidates fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to grow a new division within ABCO. You will be challenged to demonstrate strong technical skills while exceeding customer expectations. You will work on innovative projects while collaborating with a talented team to drive outstanding results. You will be rewarded with regard from your peers as well as client satisfaction.

Working Conditions


ABCO is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:
● Comprehensive Extended, Health & Dental Benefits
● Matching Pension Program
● Company Profit Sharing
● Paid vacation
● 1 additional ‘flex' day each year
● Training & education opportunities ● Employee social events
● Long term service awards
● Free on-site parking
● Employee materials purchase program

ABCO is committed to the health and safety of all employees, and we are proud of our diligent safety culture. Our personnel adheres to all company health and safety procedures, always striving to keep ABCO safe and accident-free
ABCO Covid-19 safety protocols include daily screening questions, daily temperature checks, masking, physical distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting, and on-site rapid Covid-19 testing administered by trained team members.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF document to referencing Naval Architect / Marine Engineer (Naval Architect) in the subject line. Please include your salary expectation within your cover letter.

All applications will be reviewed by our recruitment team. If the ABCO opportunity (current or future) matches your skills and experience, we will contact you to discuss the role further.
ABCO is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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