Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is one of Eastern Canada’s leading industrial groups. The integrated team of companies operates in the Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services sectors to provide world class shipbuilding and repair, drill rig construction and conversion, offshore fabrication, industrial manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality and technical services.

Industrial market segments serviced include oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has its primary office at the Halifax Shipyard with other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The Company has been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for almost 50 years.

Halifax Shipyard is growing its workforce to meet requirements for several major projects, including the mid-life modernization of seven HALIFAX-class frigates for the Canadian Navy known as the FELEX Program. The yard is currently in the process of hiring management and technical positions. By the end of this year, the yard plans to more than double its staff levels, and trade positions are expected to almost triple by this time next year.

Management & Technical Positions
  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Completions
  • Data Management
  • Drafting - All Disciplines
  • Engineering - Electrical, Industrial, Marine, Mechanical and Naval Architecture
  • Estimating
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Planning - All Disciplines
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Management - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Production Supervision - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control Scheduling
  • Supply Chain
Trade Positions
  • Burner
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Engine Fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Joiner / Stager / Carpenter / Scaffolder
  • Labourer
  • Loftsman
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Maintenance
  • Painter / Blaster
  • Rigger
  • Sheet Metal
  • Warehouse
  • Welder

For more specific details regarding our openings please see 'Current Opportunities' listings below. However we are accepting resumes for all of our positions listed above at any time. If you are interested in a career with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Please visit our Careers Site and apply today.

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Current Opportunities

  Career Title Location Date Posted Region

    Chief Engineer  Multiple Locations 2020-10-20
    Fire Inspector  Halifax 2020-10-20 Nova Scotia
    Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights  Shelburne 2020-10-20 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Multiple Locations 2020-10-20
    Software Engineer - Assurance  Dartmouth 2020-10-20 Nova Scotia
    Senior System Safety Engineer  Dartmouth 2020-10-20 Nova Scotia
    Communications Capability Manager  Dartmouth 2020-10-19 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Test and Evaluation  Dartmouth 2020-10-16 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Integration Design  Dartmouth 2020-10-16 Nova Scotia
    Facility Reliability Technician (FRT)  Dartmouth 2020-10-16 Nova Scotia
    Senior Environmental Specialist – 12 Month Term  Halifax 2020-10-16 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Dartmouth 2020-10-16 Nova Scotia
    Senior Quality Control Engineer  Halifax 2020-10-15 Nova Scotia
    Riggers  Shelburne 2020-10-15 Nova Scotia
    Underwater Warfare Systems Integration Engineer  Multiple Locations 2020-10-15
    Experienced Shipfitter  Halifax 2020-10-14 Nova Scotia
    Crane Operator  Shelburne 2020-10-12 Nova Scotia
    Ship Manager  Halifax 2020-10-12 Nova Scotia
    Topside Engineer  Dartmouth 2020-10-12 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Contracts  Dartmouth 2020-10-11 Nova Scotia
    Health, Safety & Environment Administrator  Halifax 2020-10-10 Nova Scotia
    Contract Administrator  Dartmouth 2020-10-10 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineer  Halifax 2020-10-09 Nova Scotia
    Labour and Reporting Analyst - Up to 18 Months  Halifax 2020-10-08 Nova Scotia
    Project Manager, AOPS  Halifax 2020-10-08 Nova Scotia
    System Safety Engineer  Dartmouth 2020-10-08 Nova Scotia
    Quality Assurance Engineer  Halifax 2020-10-07 Nova Scotia
    Welders  Multiple Locations 2020-10-05
    Production Director  Halifax 2020-10-04 Nova Scotia
    Supply Chain Solutions Specialist  Dartmouth 2020-10-03 Nova Scotia
    Mechanical Systems Engineer  Halifax 2020-10-02 Nova Scotia
    Legal Specialist  Halifax 2020-10-02 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Mechanical  Halifax 2020-10-02 Nova Scotia
    Senior Electrical Engineer  Halifax 2020-10-02 Nova Scotia
    Senior Manager, Combat Systems Integration  Dartmouth 2020-09-28 Nova Scotia
    Senior Procurement Specialist  Halifax 2020-09-26 Nova Scotia
    Deputy Project Director  Halifax 2020-09-24 Nova Scotia
    Director, Engineering  Halifax 2020-09-22 Nova Scotia
    Electricians  Multiple Locations 2020-09-22
    Associate Procurement Specialist  Halifax 2020-09-22 Nova Scotia
    Business Adoption Lead - IDE  Dartmouth 2020-09-22 Nova Scotia