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

    Office Manager  Dartmouth 2021-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Process Management Specialist  Halifax 2021-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Mechanical Supervisor  Halifax 2021-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Dartmouth 2021-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Pipe Fitter - Red Seal  Halifax 2021-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Test & Trials Specialist - Propulsion; Electric Drive  Halifax 2021-01-16 Nova Scotia
    Senior Organizational Development Specialist   Halifax 2021-01-16 Nova Scotia
    Contract Change Specialist  Dartmouth 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Orientation Trainer, Welding   Halifax 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Alternate Company Security Officer  Halifax 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Document Control Administrator  Halifax 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Chief Operating Officer  Halifax 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Talent Management Coordinator  Halifax 2021-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Quality Assurance Engineer   Multiple Locations 2021-01-15
    Systems Engineering - Transversals Lead  Halifax 2021-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineering - Survivability Lead  Halifax 2021-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Pipe Supervisor  Halifax 2021-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineering - Certification Lead  Halifax 2021-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Contracts  Dartmouth 2021-01-12 Nova Scotia
    Senior Procurement Specialist  Halifax 2021-01-11 Nova Scotia
    Test & Trials Specialist - IPMS  Halifax 2021-01-11 Nova Scotia
    Command and Control Capability Manager  Dartmouth 2021-01-10 Nova Scotia
    Field Service Engineer, Electrical  Halifax 2021-01-09 Nova Scotia
    Senior Project Controls Specialist  Halifax 2021-01-09 Nova Scotia
    System Safety Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-01-09 Nova Scotia
    Fire Inspector  Halifax 2021-01-08 Nova Scotia
    Engineering Student - Summer Term 2021 - Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  Halifax 2021-01-08 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, AOPS  Halifax 2021-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Senior Environmental Specialist – 12 Month Term  Halifax 2021-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Senior Mechanical Systems Engineer  Halifax 2021-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Production Director  Halifax 2021-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Test & Trials Specialist - Flushing Lead & Auxiliary Systems  Halifax 2021-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Tooling and Equipment Engineer  Halifax 2021-01-03 Nova Scotia
    Legal Specialist  Halifax 2021-01-03 Nova Scotia
    Mechanical Systems Engineer  Halifax 2021-01-03 Nova Scotia
    Contracts Specialist  Halifax 2021-01-02 Nova Scotia
    Combat Management System Software Engineer  Dartmouth 2021-01-02 Nova Scotia
    CSC Program Security Advisor  Halifax 2021-01-01 Nova Scotia
    Vice President, Supply Chain Management  Halifax 2020-12-30 Nova Scotia
    Training Specialist (Product Lifecycle Management)  Dartmouth 2020-12-30 Nova Scotia
    Opportunities for Project Managers  Multiple Locations 2020-12-29
    President  Halifax 2020-12-27 Nova Scotia
    Deputy Project Director  Halifax 2020-12-26 Nova Scotia
    Spray Painters / Labourers  Halifax 2020-12-23 Nova Scotia
    Estimator  Halifax 2020-12-23 Nova Scotia
    Director, Quality Control  Halifax 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Design Build (Spatial) - Team Lead  Dartmouth 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Electrician - Apprentice - 3rd and 4th Year  Shelburne 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Chief Engineer  Multiple Locations 2020-12-22
    Senior Test and Trials Specialist  Halifax 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Metal Fabricator - Apprentice  Halifax 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Electrician - Red Seal  Halifax 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Sr. Estimator  Dartmouth 2020-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Software Engineer - Assurance  Dartmouth 2020-12-21 Nova Scotia
    Communications Capability Manager  Dartmouth 2020-12-20 Nova Scotia