Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Domain Specialist – Sonar System Modelling and Analysis

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Domain Specialist – Sonar System Modelling and Analysis

Job Family: Analysis, Simulation & Test / Qualification
The Engineering function manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.
The Analysis & Simulation engineering function provides a vital role in complex engineering projects. The engineers use technical expertise and knowledge of computer simulation technologies to test the performance, durability, and functionality of engineering solutions in a virtual environment. They also perform testing in non-virtual environments to support product qualification. A professional at this grade possesses knowledge for specific fields and performs structured work assignments. Uses established procedures to solve problems by making judgments and gets work done with quality under moderate supervision. Has limited discretion to vary from established procedures.
As a Domain Specialist in Sonar System Modelling and Analysis you will be expected to provide analysis and advice on various sonar projects as well as being able to support and substantiate solutions to a technical audience. Current Sonar systems of interest are Sonobuoys, Towed Arrays and Hull mounted systems.
The Domain Specialist in Sonar System Modelling and Analysis will be responsible for the following:
• Create and run models of various sonar systems to predict expected system performance and behaviors.
• To interpret customer and system requirements to generate specifications for transducers.
• Develop sonar system models to demonstrate that they meet expected performance and physical behaviors.
• Simulate sonar performance in appropriate underwater environments.
• Assist in the execution of validation and verification of sensor designs.
• Develop broad knowledge of Ultra’s sonar capabilities.
• Assist in developing the technical specifications for programer bids.
• Produce high quality documentation to satisfy customer needs and educate others.
• Contribute to Ultra sensor roadmaps and R&D developments.
A variety of tools are used in the modelling and analysis of sonar systems, experience in some of these will help a candidate’s application although training will be provided where necessary.
• Graduate degree (Masters degree minimum) in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics
• Related Analysis and/or modelling experience in sonar, radar, or other sensor systems
• Demonstrated understanding of the scientific method
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
• Occasional Travel may be required (1-4 weeks in a typical per year)
• May need to spend short periods away for trials or customer meetings
• The Candidate must be capable of acquiring a Canadian / NATO Secret security clearance and a Canadian Controlled Goods assessment to the satisfaction of the company.
Desired Skills:
• Experience in using commercially or openly available modelling software such as: COMSOL, AnSYS, Matlab Simulink, Orcaflex, Proteus DS, Gazebo, Bellhop or other acoustic modelling software
• Strong communication and able to work within a team