Fleet Introduction Manager
J.D. Irving, Limited
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, Bluenose Building
1m ago


Located 35 Mic Mac Boulevard,Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8 Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history asCanada’s shipbuilder.

A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family ofcompanies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules formore than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront ofCanadian shipbuilding for 130 years.

Since 2012, we have invested morethan $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, makingHalifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in the world.

Over the next 30 years ourshipbuilders will construct 23 modern patrol ships and surface combatants forthe Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, thelargest defence procurement in Canadian history.

This year, we will deliver the leadArctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50years. And we’re just getting started.

We’re growing our team withcareer-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada’s shipbuildingindustry and provide Canada’s sailors with the ships they need to protectCanada’s interests at home and abroad.

Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow tomore than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants.

We have built more than 80% ofCanada’s current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance andmodernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

The Fleet Introduction Manager will be responsible for operational and engineering activities, and administrative services in support of the introduction into service of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).

The Fleet Introduction Manager will report to the Director, Combat Systems Integration. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia.

The primary language of work is English.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the review and approval of technical and planning documents and other products relating to the CSC Engineering Team(s) areas of responsibility
  • Sponsor, Chair and / or coordinate Integrated Product Team(s) and Working Groups developing the operational solution for CSC.
  • Manage sub-contractor and Royal Canadian Navy inputs to the CSC operation and Fleet Introduction solutions.
  • Provide advice and assistance in preparing the appropriate administrative products required to support crew certification, readiness examinations incidental to commissioning / initial fleet service.
  • Coordinate the scheduling, planning and conduct of Fleet Introduction activities in support of capability & program milestones
  • Support the Combat and Platform delivery and Supportability Engineering organizations with the development of Training Management Plans (TMP), Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Training Media Analysis (TMA) and provide advice on training solutions in support of fleet introduction of the Canadian Surface Combatant.
  • Assist upper management in making, sound sustainability decisions in all phases of the ship acquisition lifecycle
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and work instructions for engineering and technical work
  • Lead, manage and coordinate the efforts of multiple Engineering Teams engaged in planning, coordinating and executing Fleet introduction activities
  • Interview, hire and manage personnel, including performance and career management
  • Manage CSC Engineering Team(s) staff, processes, procedures, budgets & resourcing
  • Coordinate and participate in discussions with client and subcontractor(s)
  • Develop and foster client and subcontractor(s) relationships
  • Manage risk items relating to the CSC Engineering Team(s) areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning, and management of risk responses
  • Plan, manage and report on budgets, schedule and progress within the Earned Value Management (EVM) environment
  • Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications :

  • Education Required :
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline
  • Years of Experience Required :
  • Ten plus years of experience related to the operation of RCNships
  • Five plus years of experience related to the forcegeneration of RCN ships and personnel
  • Experience working in introductionto service in a military procurement program
  • Strong communication and personaltime management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectivelyand persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Successful Candidate is desired to possess the followingqualifications :

  • Education Desired :
  • P. Eng, MBA, or PMP considered to bea strong asset
  • Experience with design andconstruction projects involving international partnerships
  • Experience managing largesubcontractor organizations to deliver on budget and schedule
  • Experience with Enterprise ResourcePlanning (ERP) systems and scheduling software
  • Knowledge of a shipyard productionenvironment
  • Strong Technical skills andfamiliarity with naval technical terminology
  • Experience in Integrated LogisticsSupport
  • Experience with certification andaccreditation of Naval Systems
  • All successful applicants must meet requirements forCanadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Securityclearance, and U.

    S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). What We Offer :

    Irving Shipbuilding is proud tooffer 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.
  • Please be advised that some positions within our business havebeen designated as Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the positionhas a heightened responsibility for his / her own safety or the safety of othersdue to the nature of the job.

    If this is the case, you will be informed in theinterview process. For further details, please contact Erin Sloan at : sloan.erin irvingshipbuilding.com.

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