Design Build (Spatial) - Team Lead

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7 or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8 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.

The Design for Build Team Lead, is a full-time permanent position that will report to the Design for Build - Manager and will be responsible for a leading a team of Manufacturing Engineers and Specialists.
The Design for Build Team Lead, 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 identifying and reporting any physical integration issues that would lead to inefficient manufacture and construction activities on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project.
The Type 26 frigate or City-class frigate is a class of frigate being built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy. BAE Systems' Type 26 Global Combat Ship will provide the template for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC)
The Design for Build team provides focus on ensuring the design can be successfully and efficiently executed within the Halifax Shipyard.
The Key Responsibilities for Team Lead Design for Build will be across the following workstreams:
  • Develop the CSC Build Strategy
  • Assess & improve the Build readiness/producibility for CSC
  • Prepare & Conduct Design Governance Reviews

Build strategy
  • Develop Build Simulation & Simulate Build Strategy duration
  • Confirm major movement strategy
  • Identify jig & fixture requirements
  • Document CSC Product Families
  • Develop build methods & workstation flow
  • Create Module, Lockout & key equipment & critical item installation strategies
  • Develop Coating Strategy, AC strategy, Quality Strategy, lift & turn strategy, launch strategy, Module strategy, Sub-Contract Strategy (Make vs Buy) & much more...
  • Develop strategies for all Stages of Construction (SOC) to enable MBOM creation
Build Readiness
  • Identification and assessment of production requirements
  • Work with stakeholders to complete a cost benefit analysis to resolve production issues ensuring Machine, Measurement, Material, Methods, Resourcing, and Environment aspects are resolved
  • Review engineering requirements and establish procedures to ensure compliance for:
    • Steelwork & Welding
    • Pipe manufacture & Installation
    • Mechanical Installation
    • Launch, Unit Movements, Lift & turn
    • Electrical Installation
    • Tooling & Jigs
    • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & Manufacturing Instructions (MIs)

Design Governance
  • Establish Design Rules with the Design Agent
  • Look to improve standardization and producibility in the design
  • Conduct design reviews as part of a formal design acceptance program- work with the Design Agent to resolve issues

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Academically qualified as an Engineer with a recognized university bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 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 with the use of 3D product model software packages
  • Experience working in naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, offshore construction, or 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 and benefits package, including but not limited:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance 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.
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 applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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