Manager, Design Build

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence.
The Design Build (Spatial Arrangement) Manager, CSC is a full time permanent position that will report to the Design Build Director - CSC, and will be responsible for ensuring that the Design Spatial solution recognizes and accommodates the Capabilities and Constraints of the Halifax Shipyard. In addition they will also be responsible for resolving any integration issues that would lead to inefficient manufacture and construction activities on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project.
Key Responsibilities:
  • From the early design stages through build of the CSC vessels, manage a cross-functional Design for Build team to work closely with the CSC Design Agent to ensure a fully optimized Design for Build solution (3D Model) is developed and delivered on time for the CSC Program
  • Ensure that any deviations or delinquencies against the ISI Design for Build rules and guidance are appropriately addressed throughout the 3D modelling process in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the CSC Design Agent to develop Design for Manufacturing (DFM) standards for the CSC program
  • Ensure that standardization of design is embraced by the CSC Design Agent including parts standardization to minimize part counts and material standardization to minimize the size of the material catalog.
  • Participate in design reviews at regular intervals with the Design/Build Team and the CSC Design Agent to monitor the quality of the detailed design
  • Work with the CSC Design Agent to modify the detailed design as necessary to support ISI facilities and constraints such as panel line width, work station sizes, etc.
  • Collaborate with the business to make any IT changes required to support an integrated business modelling approach for the CSC program and an efficient transition from design phases into supply chain, planning and production

  • Proven background in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or similar
  • Ten plus years of experience in a complex system manufacturing environment
  • 5 plus years of experience in a team lead or management role that coordinated design activities and involved direct staff management and individual team member activity planning
  • Experience working in naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, offshore construction, and other large military procurement programs
  • Strong personal time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the Candidate and benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision.
For additional information please contact: Aimee Wragg at
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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