BC Ferries

Reliability Engineer

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/14/2022 10:04 AM)
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Job Type
Full Time
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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of implementing a structured approach to reliability engineering within BC Ferries.


 "We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”  



Engineering Standards and Asset Services

Victoria or Vancouver, hybrid work model


Reporting to the Director of Engineering Standards and Asset Services, you will play  a key role in utilizing reliability engineering principles and techniques to drive improvement in the availability and reliability of vessel and terminal assets and help optimize asset life cycle performance.


Key responsibilities: 

  • Leads the establishment and upkeep of asset reliability metrics and associated data analysis for vessel fleet and terminal assets for the purpose of supporting asset management lifecycle planning
  • Monitors reliability trends, performs detailed reliability studies and calculations of component and system reliabilities, and directs changes to data management practices as needed
  • Performs, maintains, or reviews a variety of analysis and modelling functions, such as: descriptive statistics, Weibull analysis, maintainability and availability, warranty, physics-of-failure modelling, Monte Carlo Simulation, optimization and decision models, Fault Tree Analysis, Reliability Block Diagrams, and tolerance analysis
  • Support maintenance and improvements of reliability engineering processes and related asset management documentation
  • Considers impact of costs on recommended action plans for avoiding/correcting problems during the design phase or remedial action for correcting reliability problems on installed equipment
  • Performs and/or facilitates root cause failure analysis (FMEAs), effects and severities, causes and occurrences, prevention and detection actions, and special characteristics to help prevent failures
  • Helps manage in-house consulting activities, advises and counsels personnel on a variety of complex processes supported by detailed lifecycle calculations and guided by cost-effective decisions and recommendations
  • Assists in the development of specifications and commissioning plans, detailed technical and work instructions, and the classification of asset and maintenance data
  • Advises Chief Engineers, Superintendents, and other stakeholders on decisions and necessary actions necessary to execute strategic reliability plans
  • Acts as a project manager for smaller scale, wide base reliability based projects; acting as a liaison between the project sponsor and the stakeholders; and
  • Other related duties as may be assigned from time to time



  • A post-second degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, Physics or an equivalent engineering degree
  • Licenced Professional Engineer, EIT, or eligibility to be licensed in the province
  • Reliability Engineer Certification (CRE) or a similar certificate
  • 3 + years of related experience in reliability engineering
  • Ability to use reliability engineering first principles to implement tools to monitor and improve reliability and performance of the assets
  • Ability to summarize data and analytics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Desired Experience:

  • Familiarization with computerized maintenance management system (IBM Maximo and Oracle)
  • Marine experience (vessel and/or land based terminal infrastructure)
  • Microsoft office with excel programming skills
  • Reliability software experience (Reliability Workbench, ReliaSoft, etc.)
  • Criticality/risk assessments and FMEA experience


Please submit your cover letter and resume by October 15, 2022.


At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to safety, customer, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.


With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry company’s in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.


BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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