At Vard Marine, we’re masters of marine engineering and naval architecture. We design ships that go to work in extreme conditions. For people with next-to-impossible missions – like arctic research, coastal rescue and offshore exploration.

The integrity and reliability of these vessels are vital. That’s why at Vard Marine, there’s no such thing as an off-the-shelf solution. We create bespoke designs and service packages tailored to the unique needs of each client and each engagement. We’re experienced. We’re innovative. We work worldwide. And we’re the best at what we do.

We’re telling you this because you might want to join our team, and you need to know. We’re on the lookout for people who are as detailed, imaginative and passionate as we are. People with marine experience and a can-do, collaborative outlook. Who’ll treat our clients as partners. Who’ll treat their co-workers as family. Who’ll treat their work as a mission.

Not your style? We understand.


Intrigued? Read on and check out our current opportunities.

The culture at Vard Marine

Sure we’re driven. But we’re also human and we’d like to stay that way. So we strive for a strong work/life balance.

We offer flexible start and leave times, and a meaningful amount of vacation right out of the gate.

We play almost as hard as we work, attending sponsored sports events, getting together for a bowling or pub nights, or training for community races like the Vancouver Sun Run and Houston half marathon.

Noontime finds many of us playing intramural sports or heading to the gym. In the summer we extend the fun to our families with occasional barbecues.

The culture at Vard Marine makes a person feel valued and builds a sense of community that adds the “team” feeling to teamwork.

As an intern, I was impressed with Vard Marine’s core values and how these were upheld in every aspect of the company. I was beyond thrilled to join the team as a full-time employee in 2014. Vard Marine provides a safe environment to learn and grow as an engineer. Management and other team members truly care for each other on both a professional and personal level. This creates a strong team dynamic that not only allows Vard Marine to be a successful design firm, but also a rewarding and enjoyable place to work.

Nicole McGowen
Naval Architect – Houston
Proud Vard employee since 2014

Vard Marine’s reputation

If you join Vard Marine, you’ll be joining a company with an outstanding international reputation, overseen by a parent company – VARD – with shipbuilding lineage going back generations.

The motto that guides us is: Built on trust. We build trusting relationships with our clients, who come back to us over and over again for the exceptional expertise of our talented teams and the high quality of our products and services.

Where you’ll find us

Vard Marine operates from three major centres in North America and one in Vietnam.

Vard Marine Vancouver Broadway Tech


Our Canadian head office is in Vancouver BC, in the Broadway Tech Centre – a LEED-certified complex designed for high-tech industries. Commuting is a breeze by public transit or the cycling corridor that connects New Westminster to downtown Vancouver. The office complex also offers a gym, outdoor rec facilities, underground parking, a licensed daycare and plenty of food options – from restaurants to regular roaming food trucks.

Vancouver is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and livable cities on the planet. With quick access to ocean and mountain sports, the city is also known for its food culture, craft beer, art galleries, music and theatre. We enjoy a temperate climate year-round – but do bring your umbrella.

With the Port of Vancouver nearby as well as major shipyards, Vard Vancouver employees gain valuable exposure to shipyard experience.

Vard Marine Ottawa office


Ottawa ON is home to the second of Vard’s Canadian offices. The seat of the Canadian government, Ottawa is a beautiful city nestled in the picturesque Ottawa valley, and is home to many cultural treasures such as the National Gallery and the Canadian History Museum. Ottawa is a bike-friendly city with an admirable cost of living and easy access to many vibrant cultural centres including Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York.

Vard’s downtown Ottawa office affords close proximity to important government clients.

Vard Marine Houston office


Vard Marine’s US office is in Houston TX, the main hub for the oil & gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Many of the world’s leading energy companies are our neighbours in the Energy Corridor District – a unique urban environment surrounded by two of the largest natural parklands of any metropolitan region in the US.

Houston enjoys a thriving professional arts scene, an avid food culture and eclectic neighbourhoods. Much of daily life happens outdoors thanks to warm year-round temperatures, and there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water, whether it’s sailing in Galveston Bay or kayaking through local bayous.

Vard Marine Vung Tau office at the shipyard

Vũng Tàu

Vũng Tàu, a port city in the south of Vietnam, is the hub of the country’s offshore oil & gas industry. Vard Marine’s Vũng Tàu office is located within our parent company VARD’s shipyard, in the heart of the city’s port on the South China Sea.

Vũng Tàu is a very family-friendly community, with miles of sandy beaches that make it a popular seaside getaway. A short fast ferry ride or car trip connects Vũng Tàu with Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s second largest urban centre.

Roles at VARD

Our roles centre on our strengths in naval architecture and marine engineering. Vard Marine is enjoying an extended period of growth, and we’re always happy to hear from naval architects, mechanical engineers, structural engineers and project managers with training and expertise in engineering or marine environments. Opportunities open regularly in all our international locations.

How to apply

Check our current opportunities below, and if you see a good fit for your skills, education and experience, please apply here.

Current Opportunities