Team Lead, Naval Architecture

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 Defense.
The Team Leader, Naval Architecture is responsible for engineering activities relating to general naval architecture, stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring, weight, and ship hydrodynamics for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Lead and supervise staff and embedded contractors in the CSC Naval Architecture team with focus on coordination of team activities and mentoring junior team members
  • Lead the development of CSC processes and procedures related to naval design activities
  • Leadership, guidance and coordinator of all engineering design activities related to Marine and Platform Systems the CSC Project
  • Technical Experience on all platform and Marine systems related activities
  • Address risk items relating to the Naval Architecture Team areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning
  • Assist in developing and implementing test plans, procedures, and requirements verification tracking in areas relating to general naval architecture including but not limited to stability, seakeeping, and manoeuvring
  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of development of the CSC design
  • Participate in negotiations with equipment and material vendors
  • Develop and foster client and subcontractor(s) relationships
  • Participate in the development of CSC processes and procedures related to the CSC Naval Architecture Team activities
  • Assist upper management in making, sound sustainability decisions in all phases of the ship acquisition lifecycle
  • Participate in the development of design deliverables
  • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the CSC design to achieve classification society design approvals and certificates from certification authorities
  • Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the CSC design to achieve project defined margins
  • Address risk items relating to the CSC Naval Team's areas of responsibility

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Degree in a discipline of Naval Architecture or equivalent experience.
  • 10 years of ship design experience in the field of naval architecture
  • 5 years of experience in a naval shipbuilding environment
  • Experience working with classification society rules and classification societies to achieve plan approval for vessel designs and products
  • Experience interfacing and working with subcontractors
  • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
  • Experience preparing design products for a ship design or major ship upgrade design program
  • 2 years leading or managing technical teams including team member task work assignments
  • Strong communication and personal time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of ship seakeeping, manoeuvring and resistance and propulsion analysis
  • Experience with ship stability and weight estimating for vessel design and construction

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.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.
All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding
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