Deputy Project Director, Business Operations

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group 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 North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20 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 delivered the second lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022.
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.
We are seeking a Deputy Project Director, Business Operations. This is a permanent, full-time role located in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The primary language of work is English.
The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and qualifications:
Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the primary lead for the CSC program for scheduling and project controls
  • Provide overall accountability for scheduling and project controls activities
  • Support interactions with key customer stakeholders (DND Project Management Office, PSPC, ISED) related to assigned scope of work
  • Serve as the lead interface between The CSC program team and the wider ISI activities for all matters relating to schedule and project controls
  • Work alongside the CSC project leadership team to align the various functional teams that come together to deliver the CSC Project
  • Lead teams within your organization to deliver the scheduling and project controls outcomes needed for the program.
  • Manage assigned deliverables including plans and reports including interpretation of the raw data into useful management information
  • Conduct and convene progress meetings internally including production of deliverables and outcomes
  • Support the development of processes and procedures related to CSC scheduling and project controls
  • Support the delivery of an integrated solution to cost, schedule, commercial and estimating capability that demonstrate competent control of the contracts and finances as well as enabling informed proposals for future work to be generated.
  • Address relevant risk and opportunity 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)
  • Minimum of 20 years' experience working in naval ship design and build or complex defence or military acquisition programs
  • Clear track record in creating, managing and developing project controls and scheduling solution in a complex environment
  • 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, Enterprise level scheduling and Project Controls Software packages and their application on complex programs

  • Experience with design and construction projects involving international partnerships
  • Experience preparing policies, processes, plans, and reports
  • 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;
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • 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 Stephen Empringham at .
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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