Project Controls Specialist
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 22005798

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 Project Controls Specialist.
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.
  • Bachelor's degree in at least one of:
    • Engineering;
    • Business Administration;
    • Commerce (Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain Management);
  • PMP designation considered an asset;
  • Lean SixSigma Green Belt (or equivalent) and above considered an asset;
  • 1-5 years in a project-driven construction or manufacturing environment;
  • Experience supporting major projects involving direction through trade supervision;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel. Experience with Power Query or VBA a strong asset;
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlooks, Teams, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of cost and budget control with direct and indirect labor, materials, equipment and personnel management;
  • Experience in shipbuilding and ship repair operations an asset;
  • Primavera P6, IBM Cognos, Kronos iSeries, Tableau and SharePoint considered assets.

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:
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) Reporting and Analysis;
    • Management of the "Supervisor's In-Week EVMS" system;
    • Processing of weekly EVM data in conjunction with the Ship Repair Scheduling team;
    • Production and development of KPIs for the Ship Repair Production and Planning & Scheduling departments relating to EVM;
    • Identification and correction of incorrect Production labour charging on Ship Repair projects;
    • Reporting as required to support ISI's adherence to the HCWPC Performance Management System and Performance Requirements Statement;
    • Identification of cost accounts to be closed by the Project Accounting team;
    • Verification of Ship Repair subcontractor invoices against the Project Schedule;
  • Production Work Scope Reporting and Analysis;
    • Ownership of Production work scope status data for various work scopes (i.e. hotwork, decks, plenums, valves, etc.) on Ship Repair projects as required by Ship Repair management, consisting of in/out of scope, work completion, work to go, etc;
    • Development and production of reports summarizing work scope status as required by Ship Repair management;
    • Audits of project schedule activity progress against work scope status data;
  • Data Management, Reporting and Analytics;
    • Non-EVM KPIs for the various Ship Repair departments;
    • Management & processing of non-EVM project data (i.e. weekly Crew List);
    • Assist the other Ship Repair departments with data management/processing as required;
  • Mentoring of Ship Repair Co-Op Students;
    • Assist/support co-op students in their duties;
    • Mentor co-op students in all aspects of working for ISI;
  • Continuous Improvement;
    • Identification of, and participation in, applicable; Continuous Improvement projects to improve efficiency, accuracy, and productivity within Ship Repair.

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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