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Irving Shipbuilding Inc., located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company’s primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defense.

The Data Manager will be responsible for development and implementation of an Integrated Data Environment (IDE) to support the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) activities including budget, cost, schedule and performance monitoring. Data Manager will ensure compliance with all project logistics requirements and coordinate with logistics support program activities as needed. The Data Manager will report to the Business Architect and will be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Business Architect in the development of the IDE to meet the requirements of the ILS activities during all phases of the ship’s life-cycle that meet the relevant standards. 
  • Provide technical input to the IDE solution to meet the requirements of ‘Support the Design’ and “Design the Support’ ILS phases. 
  • Support the development of the IDE to provide an interface between the different stakeholders on the CSC project including Sub-contractors and contracted Vendors that captures all identified resources related to the provision of training, support equipment, and support facilities for all phases of the ship’s life-cycle to include the use of Vendor Furnished Information in support of equipment selection, supportability analysis, design efforts, and sustainment during the ship’s operational phase of the acquisition life-cycle. 
  • Establish and implement business-rules to ensure data-integrity between ILS databases and the IDE. 
  • Create tools and queries which consolidate and report ILS-IDE information.
  • Integrate the Baseline Comparison System (BCS) with the IDE, to provide single-point update interface and a visual reporting Dashboard. 
  • Support the IDE solution that interacts with the Design toolsets and CSC ILS Supportability Team, including integration of the technical studies critical to ARM, RCM, maintenance and logistic support functions that influences the Design solution. 
  • Engage with the CSC ISI Supportability team to provide an IDE solution that supports Logistic Support Analysis, Level of Repair Analysis, Life-Cycle Costing, Sparing Analysis, Maintenance Task Analysis to create the logistics and maintenance documentation to support end items through their entire life-cycle. 
  • Manage the IDE solution throughout the ship’s lifecycle, providing continual integration of ILS Support data between Design, Production, Support, In-Service and Canada. 
  • Identify and resolve ILS data integration gaps, duplication and conflicts between the different datasets. 
  • Support and update the IDE solution as relevant ILS actives develop due to improvements and technological advances. 
  • Developing plans, processes and procedures as required in support of program requirements 
  • Developing recommendations on support requests and drive continuous improvement strategies to customer problems and queries 
  • Establishing and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the CSC Program

Qualification & Experience: 

  • University Degree in Engineering Technology, Business or a related field 
  • 3+ years of experience as an ILS Specialist in a Defence related program 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of proficiency with MIL-STD-1388-2B, GEIA-STD-0007 or DEFSTAN 00-600 and other military/commercial specifications related to reliability, maintainability, availability, FMECA, RCM, LCC, LORA, LSA 
  • Familiarity with computer modeling for reliability analysis, logistic support analysis and spares modeling 
  • Experience in a relevant Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) environment where you had a focus on customer support 
  • An understanding of Java, Windows based desktops and web technologies 
  • Excellent communication skills - listening, written and oral 
  • An ability to demonstrate systems analysis skills, critical thinking and problem solving 
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work 
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management (Windchill or similar experience is preferred
  • Strong Technical skills and familiarity with DND/RCN terminology 
  • Knowledge of relevant management and business change techniques such as business process modeling and re-engineering 
  • S1000D or similar Data Exchange Specification 
Experience in the following fields: 
  • Engineering and/or Project Management on large and complex defense engineering projects 
  • Coordination with a complex organization Extensive knowledge of a shipyard production environment  
  • Knowledge of relevant management and business change techniques such as business process modeling and re-engineering 
  • S1000D or similar Data Exchange Specification 

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 commensurate with the experience of the Candidate and benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


For further details, please contact Kristen Drapeau at: 



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