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

    Executive Assistant  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Lean Technician  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Zonal Design  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Electrical Engineer  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Integrated Data Environment (IDE) Project Director  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    System Safety Engineer  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Combat System Integration Specialist - Vendor Furnished Equipment (VFE)  Halifax 2020-01-17 Nova Scotia
    Production Supervisors  Halifax 2020-01-16 Nova Scotia
    Senior Estimator, CSC  Halifax 2020-01-16 Nova Scotia
    Assistant Project Manager, CSC  Halifax 2020-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Mechanical Engineer  Halifax 2020-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Combat Systems Integration Execution Manager  Halifax 2020-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Intermediate Procurement Specialist  Halifax 2020-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Technical Training Manager, Integrated Data Environment  Halifax 2020-01-15 Nova Scotia
    Project Manager, CSC  Halifax 2020-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Combat Systems Integration Specialist, Foreign Military Sales  Halifax 2020-01-14 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineer (PLM)  Halifax 2020-01-12 Nova Scotia
    Alternate Company Security Officer  Halifax 2020-01-09 Nova Scotia
    Senior Project Controls Specialist  Halifax 2020-01-09 Nova Scotia
    Supply Chain Quality Specialist  Halifax 2020-01-08 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineer  Halifax 2020-01-08 Nova Scotia
    Pipefitters  Shelburne 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights  Shelburne 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Electricians  Shelburne 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Welders  Shelburne 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Labourers  Shelburne 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Ship Manager  Halifax 2020-01-07 Nova Scotia
    Export Compliance Specialist  Halifax 2020-01-05 Nova Scotia
    HR Associate  Halifax 2020-01-05 Nova Scotia
    Change Manager (Product Lifecycle Management)  Halifax 2020-01-03 Nova Scotia
    Labour Relations Specialist  Halifax 2020-01-03 Nova Scotia
    Systems Engineer - Certification  Halifax 2020-01-02 Nova Scotia
    Labour & Reporting Analyst  Halifax 2019-12-31 Nova Scotia
    PLM Data Manager (S1000D)  Halifax 2019-12-31 Nova Scotia
    Maritime Environmental Engineer  Halifax 2019-12-30 Nova Scotia
    CSC Deputy Project Director, Build  Halifax 2019-12-28 Nova Scotia
    Manager, Project Controls CSC  Halifax 2019-12-28 Nova Scotia
    CSC Deputy Project Director, WD/International  Halifax 2019-12-28 Nova Scotia
    Training Specialist (Product Lifecycle Management)  Halifax 2019-12-27 Nova Scotia
    Configuration & Information Management Specialist  Halifax 2019-12-26 Nova Scotia
    Team Lead, Naval Architecture  Halifax 2019-12-26 Nova Scotia
    Above Water Sensors Integration Specialist – Radar and Illuminator  Halifax 2019-12-24 Nova Scotia
    Procurement Category Manager  Halifax 2019-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Commodity Category Manager  Halifax 2019-12-22 Nova Scotia
    Underwater Warfare Systems Integration Engineer  Multiple Locations 2019-12-21
    Chief Engineer  Halifax 2019-12-21 Nova Scotia
    Platform Engineering Zonal Design Manager  Halifax 2019-12-21 Nova Scotia
    Hull Outfitting Engineer  Halifax 2019-12-21 Nova Scotia
    Area Manager  Halifax 2019-12-20 Nova Scotia
    Senior Planning Specialist  Halifax 2019-12-19 Nova Scotia
    Combat Systems Engineer  Halifax 2019-12-19 Nova Scotia