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Engineer Superintendent

SAAM Towage Canada Inc.
4.8 out of 5
Vancouver, BC
$110,000–$125,000 a year - Full-time


Vancouver, BC

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  • Automobile allowance
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program

Full job description

The Position

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, and the guidance of the Director of Technical Operations, the Engineer Superintendent contributes to the company’s growth by providing day-to-day leadership to Engineering watchkeepers and in collaboration with the Technical Team. They work to manage resource allocation, provide subject matter expertise, and engage with multi-departmental initiatives to enhance business goals while promoting a culture backed up by corporate values.

SAAM Towage Canada is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities.

To apply you must have ALL of the following minimum requirements:

▪ Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Second Class Engineer CoC, or a related Engineering field of study .

▪ OR Trade/Technical School in marine technical, electrical, or ship construction.

▪ 5 years of supervisory experience of technical/unionized employees (over 10 people).

▪ A total work experience in the Marine Industry of minimum 10 years.

▪ Must: Marine Safety, engineering, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.

▪ Preferred: Canadian marine regulations, Classification Societies, and Basic Labour Relations experience in supervising a unionized workforce.

▪ Preferred: Project Management, dispute management.

▪ Must: Excellent Computer Skills. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, and experience using and supervising others using a Planned Maintenance platform.

▪ Must be able to travel within Canada by air.

▪ Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

▪ Must have a valid BC Driver's License.

Some of the Job functions for this role will be:

▪ Oversees and directs the day-to-day work of Engineers by providing subject matter expertise and human resources guidance to guarantee the reliability of the vessels, the availability of the employees, and the promotion of a positive workplace culture.

▪ Collaborates with the Technical Team through interaction and feedback from the Technical Superintendents to ensure employees work together to maintain assets and fulfill their duties and responsibilities in alignment with company values and safety standards.

▪ Communicates with crew members and follows up on maintenance requests to improve technical understanding while incorporating safety standards, and collective agreement clauses.

▪ Supervises Engineering crews throughout the employee lifecycle including onboarding, performance evaluations, training, mentoring, and assessments to promote an emotionally healthy and physically safe work environment to oversee the employee experience, including recruitment and onboarding processes.

▪ Collaborates with SHEQ with training, investigating, or auditing as required to ensure regulations are followed and safety standards are maintained as part of our daily safety culture.

▪ Follows up and reports on Engineers’ job completion, daily activities, close-out progress, working times, etc. to Dispatch, Superintendents, and Managers as required to guarantee timely job and process completion, collaboration, and understanding of policies, procedures, and agreements.

▪ Acts as a Technical or Operations superintendent to support peers during projects and incident responses to guarantee on-scene availability for operational and technical management.

▪ Reacts to change productively to undertake other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

1. Customer Focus: Understand customer needs, identify beneficial opportunities, create solutions, and maintain effective relationships.

2. Quality of Decisions: Make ethically aligned decisions using analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.

3. Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Generate novel ideas, implement creative solutions, and encourage diverse thinking.

4. Action Oriented: Recognize opportunities, maintain a positive attitude, and take initiative to address challenges.

5. Planning & Alignment: Set goals aligned with organizational objectives, create action plans, and prepare contingency measures.

6. Delegate & Mobilize: Follow through on commitments, take responsibility, and provide constructive feedback.

7. Collaboration: Work with colleagues, advocate for interests while ensuring fairness, acknowledge contributions, and earn trust and support.

8. Talent Development: Understand role changes or assignments that facilitate talent development, prioritize others’ growth, align professional development goals, and encourage growth opportunities.

9. Vision & Purpose: Discuss future possibilities optimistically, express a resonating vision, foster enthusiasm, and demonstrate commitment to aligning staff with the vision.

10. Courage: Handle challenging tasks, address complex issues, offer actionable feedback, and stand up for ideas despite disagreement or potential political risk.

11. Self-Improvement - Growth & Development: Work on result-oriented projects, comply with due dates, and follow procedures and industry standards to achieve operational goals.

Why us

With the backing of a multinational corporation, SAAM's mission to drive the economic and social development of countries extends to the desire to impart our workforce with real growth opportunities and contribute to regional economic sustainability by providing quality jobs within remote and local communities.

Our employees enjoy a competitive wage, a generous vacation leave entitlement and an additional 13th month pay for salary positions. We also provide generous learning and development support, comprehensive benefits package, including health services, life and disability coverage, pension contributions, mentorship, and a team ready to work with them!

SAAM Towage Canada’s vision is to stand out as ONE team, delivering safe towage services beyond expectations, guided by our values of Safety, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Service.

If you share these values and are committed to excellence, innovation, and learning, we invite you to apply. Showcase your commitment to excellence and your passion for achieving high standards while being rewarded with a great work environment and a culture that always searches for improvement!

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

SAAM Towage Canada acknowledges that we operate on the traditional and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00-$125,000.00 per year


  • Automobile allowance
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Unionized Workforce Supervising: 4 years (required)
  • Marine/Transportation Industry: 5 years (required)


  • English fluently (required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Vancouver, BC: Relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person