Fleet Introduction Manager
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 22003543
Company Website: https://shipsforcanada.ca/

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 are 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 Fleet Introduction Manager.
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 Fleet Introduction Manager fulfills a key role in the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project. Reporting to the Senior Operability Manager in the Systems Engineering Department, the Fleet Introduction Manager will help build and lead a team of specialists to assist in the Design and Acceptance phases of the CSC project. This will involve supporting Human Systems Interface work, reviewing how equipment will be used for successful operations, and providing subject matter expertise during test, trials and acceptance work. The Fleet Introduction Manager will also assist in knowledge transfer to the Royal Canadian Navy during the ship acceptance phase. The Fleet Introduction Manager works across departments and with the customer.
  • Post-secondary degree desired;
  • 5 years of management experience in a naval environment, including experience in a major surface combatant, such as a frigate or destroyer, in a complex, multi-ship and multi-threat environment;
  • Head Of Department or Chief of Department qualification desired;
  • Significant relevant experience in leading shipborne operations;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Operations Room Officer [or Principal Warfare Officer] experience, ideally with an anti-air warfare background; and
  • Significant relevant experience in leading operations from a shipborne operations room.

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:
  • Leadership:
    • Leads a team of specialists to ensure that related design work and acceptance testing are completed efficiently and effectively, communicating within the team, within ISI and to external stakeholders on the progress of work;
    • As part of the Operability team, the Fleet Introduction Manager will be a member of the End User Integrated Product Team (IPT) and will support Human Systems Integration work as well as the Combat Systems and/or Platform Systems Integrated Product Teams, as applicable;
    • Advocates on the behalf of future End Users during internal and external discussions;
    • Helps to ensure that the CSC will be Fit for Purpose;
    • Helps to ensure synchronization across the Enterprise, considering personnel, equipment, training and sustainment readiness for programmatic milestones;
    • Develops leadership, managerial and technical skills of team specialists;
    • Builds strong relationships within the greater design and test and trials teams, within ISI and with the customer and vendors, building a "One Team" ethos across organizational and functional boundaries; and
    • As part of continuous improvement, refines and updates processes based on efficiencies and lessons identified related to the delivery of new ships to the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • Knowledge Transfer:
    • Works with sub-contractors and vendors to describe future CSC capabilities in support of design work, customer expectations and potential future RCN doctrine development;
    • Supports development and execution of acceptance tests and trials; and
    • Provides subject matter expertise, as required, to support the customer.

Working Conditions:
  • While the majority of work will happen in an office environment (ie 90% of the time), the Fleet Introduction Manager is expected to be able to work:
    • Onboard-ship, alongside and at sea, in conditions including extreme temperatures and weather, which will involve stairs, vertical ladders and entry into confined spaces (including tanks and voids); and
    • At sea, during contractor's sea trials, for periods of up to approx 14 days at a time.

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 companies;
  • 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 Talent Acquisition 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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