Senior Certification Engineer
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: 22002074
Company Website: https://shipsforcanada.ca/

Senior Certification Engineer
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.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer - Certification & Classification for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project
This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the 2SLGBTQ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.
The Senior System Engineer will fulfill key roles in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Team. The position will report to the Engineering Manager Certification, and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute the CSC Certification Program, develop the CSC Certification Plan, Tailoring Document, and support other transversal areas such as Safety, Security, Survivability, Human Factors, Software and the Capability Teams as required. Areas of knowledge and experience are required in, but not limited to:
  • System Engineering, including software
  • Naval Systems (Combat or Platform-oriented)
  • Naval Ship Code Certification
  • Compliance and goal-based Certification
  • Managing and working in design, integration, installation and test of naval systems within warship construction program
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers
  • Safety at sea (Preparation for Sea Trials)

Qualifications:
  • Academically qualified in an Engineering discipline with a recognized university bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Registered P.Eng designation required, or the ability to attain one through Engineers Nova Scotia
  • 4 Years or more experience in Systems Engineering in large and complex Defence acquisition projects involving coordination between multiple organizations
  • 10 Years or more experience as an Engineer on defence projects
  • Ability to practically apply standards and legislative requirements
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external
  • stakeholders, including customers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills

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).
Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct all work in accordance with the Certification Plan & Certification Framework
  • Execute and coordinate the Certification and Classification Program in accordance with the Certification Plan, Regulatory and Statutory requirements, and DND Policy
  • Support transversal areas such as Safety, Security, Software, Human Factors in accordance with the relevant Management Plan
  • Provide technical expertise in support of the development, documentation, and evaluation of deliverables related to Certification
  • Provide support in evaluating Engineering Changes, Change Request and Requests for Deviation/Waiver to ensure that impacts, risks, and issues related to design, integration, test, and acceptance activities are identified, communicated and recorded
  • Develop the certification assurance for their technical area, in accordance with the Certification Plan
  • Develop subcontractor certification requirements
  • Provide certification and classification input to applicable Working Groups, Requirements Reviews and Design Review meetings, including the Certification Sub-CPT
  • Deputize for the Engineering Manager when requested
  • Provide guidance to and oversight of junior team members
  • Promote a positive Culture by supporting collaboration, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Project
  • Act as a role model for professional behavior

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 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 compani es.
  • Relocation costs (if applicable)

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 Kyle Burke at [email protected]
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.
To learn more about our products and services, click here.

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.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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About Irving Shipbuilding

Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is one of Eastern Canada’s leading industrial groups. The integrated team of companies operates in the Marine, Industrial Manufacturing and Services sectors to provide world class shipbuilding and repair, drill rig construction and conversion, offshore fabrication, industrial manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality and technical services.

Industrial market segments serviced include oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has its primary office at the Halifax Shipyard with other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The Company has been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for almost 50 years.

Halifax Shipyard is growing its workforce to meet requirements for several major projects, including the mid-life modernization of seven HALIFAX-class frigates for the Canadian Navy known as the FELEX Program. The yard is currently in the process of hiring management and technical positions. By the end of this year, the yard plans to more than double its staff levels, and trade positions are expected to almost triple by this time next year.
Management & Technical Positions

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Completions
  • Data Management
  • Drafting - All Disciplines
  • Engineering - Electrical, Industrial, Marine, Mechanical and Naval Architecture
  • Estimating
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Human Resources
  • IT
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Planning - All Disciplines
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Management - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Production Supervision - All Disciplines / Trades
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control Scheduling
  • Supply Chain

Trade Positions

  • Burner
  • Crane Operator
  • Electrician
  • Engine Fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Joiner / Stager / Carpenter / Scaffolder
  • Labourer
  • Loftsman
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Maintenance
  • Painter / Blaster
  • Rigger
  • Sheet Metal
  • Warehouse
  • Welder

For more specific details regarding our openings please see 'Current Opportunities' listings below. However we are accepting resumes for all of our positions listed above at any time. If you are interested in a career with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Please visit our Careers Site and apply today.

For more information about our company, our products and our services please visit www.irvingshipbuilding.com.

To learn about other job opportunities with the J.D. Irving family of companies, please visit careers.jdirving.com.

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