Deputy Project Director


DEPUTY PROJECT DIRECTOR

Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in the world.
Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 23 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history.
This year, we will deliver the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. And we're just getting started.
We're growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants.
We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

This is a permanent, full-time role located at 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8. The primary language of work is English.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and qualifications:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contract between ISI Project Management and the ISI Internal CSC Matrix team leads
  • Serve as the lead interface between ISI Project Management and the ISI Technical Integration Cross Product Team
  • Work alongside the CSC project leadership team to align the various functional teams that come together to deliver the CSC Project
  • Manage and monitor assigned areas of the project to ensure their completion within budget, to schedule and in compliance with the project and quality requirements
  • Supervise their section of the project management organization to ensure all aspects of the work are progressing satisfactorily
  • Support development and implementation of program strategy and plans
  • Manage assigned deliverables including Definition Contract plans and reports including review of subcontractor deliverables
  • Conduct and convene progress meetings internally including production of progress reports
  • Support the development of processes and procedures related to CSC project management
  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of development of the CSC design
  • Participate in negotiations with vendors
  • Support change management associated with CSC project management area of responsibility
  • Address risk items relating to the CSC Project including identification and risk mitigation planning
  • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behavior within the Project Management Team
  • Be a role model for professional behavior

Education and Qualifications:
  • Education:
    • Completed Bachelor's degree required (Engineering preferred) or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience working in naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
  • Proven ability to lead a team to achieve high performance levels in a complex fast-moving environment
  • Ability to manage through teamwork and influence
  • Knowledge of working with a Government and Naval customer base
  • Knowledge of risk management processes and principles
  • Strong personal time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desirable:
  • Experience managing large design related subcontractor organizations to deliver products on budget and schedule
  • Experience with design and construction projects involving international partnerships
  • Experience defining, managing, verifying, and validating vessel requirements
  • Experience preparing processes, plans, and reports
  • Experience working with scheduling software such as Primavera P6
  • Experience working with project reporting software such as Ecosys
  • Experience working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) work structure

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:
  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistant Programs,
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies.

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as 'Safety Sensitive' where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process.
For further details, please contact Erin Sloan at: Sloan.Erin@irvingshipbuilding.com
To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview 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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