Innovation and Diversity

in Marine Design

Careers at Robert Allan Ltd.

The business of designing ships is an extremely challenging and rewarding professional career. For naval architects and marine/mechanical engineers, the opportunity to work on the design of a diverse and exciting array of vessel types at Robert Allan Ltd. provides different challenges every day. The company works hard at ensuring that every staff member can rise to their full potential, encouraging extra skills development and professional engineering registration along the way.

See our Career opportunities, including options for Students.


This company has a hard-earned and much valued reputation for the integrity of the manner in which it conducts its business; how it treats its Clients, its sub-contractors and its employees. We work continuously at maintaining that reputation.

Robert Allan Ltd. believes in respect – respect for our clients, our employees, our associates and our suppliers. It is a cornerstone of our corporate culture.

Robert Allan Ltd. is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and quality is the primary objective in everything we do. Our Quality Assurance Program is one of continuous improvement and we encourage all employees to provide regular input and feedback. We look to those who procure our services and particularly those Officers and crew members who work aboard the vessels we design to provide us with critical feedback through our new RAdius feature to ensure that we are serving our Clients to the very best of our abilities.

Compensation + Benefits

Robert Allan Ltd. offers very competitive salaries and a range of excellent benefits.

Equal Opportunity

Robert Allan Ltd. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be treated less favourably on the grounds of their disability, race, colour, religion, political belief, place of origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, or on the basis of any other ground enumerated at law. This policy is truly reflected in the makeup of our talented staff… a veritable United Nations of Canadians, working together as a strong and committed team.

Training + Development

Our projects offer challenging, cutting-edge work and this supports and encourages the professional growth and development of our employees. Senior staff provide training and mentoring to the project team members on a regular basis. The company also sponsors more formal training in the way of lunch-and-learn sessions with major suppliers, specific technical courses, seminars and attendance at relevant industry trade shows.


Our office is centrally and conveniently located just outside the downtown core of Vancouver.

For more information about career opportunities at Robert Allan Ltd., please contact or call 1-604-736-9466. If you are a student, see For Students for details of our work term positions and scholarship program.