Systems Engineer - Certification

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 Systems Engineer - Certification, will fulfill a key role in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Systems Engineering Team. The position will report to the Engineering Manager - Safety and Certification, and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to define and execute the CSC Certification Plan. Areas of knowledge and experience are required in, but not limited to:
  • Naval Combat and Platform Systems
  • Classification Society Rules (preferably Lloyd's Register)
  • ANEP-77 Naval Ship Code
  • Coordination of certification activities across a wide range of engineering disciplines


  • Post-Secondary education in an Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in the following fields:
    • Engineering in large and complex Defence acquisition projects involving coordination between multiple organizations
    • Application of Classification Society rules
    • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers
    • Excellent time management, and written and oral communication skills

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct all work in accordance with the CSC Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management System (CASEMS).
  • Coordinate Certification in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical expertise in support of the development, documentation, and evaluation of documents related to Safety and Certification, including the CSC Tailoring Document, Certification Plan and Certification Compliance Matrix.
  • Provide support in evaluating Engineering Change to ensure that impacts, risks, and issues related to design, integration, test, and acceptance activities are identified, communicated and recorded.
  • Coordinate and co-chair the Certification Working Group.
  • Promote a positive Product Safety and Environmental Culture within the Project.
  • Support a culture of collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Project.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be a role model for professional behavior.

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 and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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