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Senior Manager, Combat Systems Integration

19004653 Requisition #




Irving Shipbuilding, 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 and the Canadian Coast Guard. The company's commitment to health, safety and care for its employees and the environment is an integral part of its business.



  • Responsible for leading and managing complex programs through design, production, integration, testing and final acceptance.

  • Previous experience in managing combat systems integration in new naval ship builds.

  • Ability to implement streamline processes with an emphasis on fast and efficient decision making to support reductions in cost and schedule.

  • Assist the Directors of Engineering with strategic and tactical continuous improvement activities throughout all phases of the program.

  • Continually review allocation of resources and materials to ensure optimal utilization in order to meet schedule and budget constraints.

  • Conduct progress meetings internally including producing progress reports for senior leadership awareness.

  • Support development and implementation of program integration strategies and plans.

  • Ensure compliance with all safety and certification policies.

  • Ensure strict adherence to company quality procedures and policies.

  • Exercise leadership in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Vendor Furnished Information (VFI) to assist the program in obtaining and using this information efficiently and effectively.

  • Support a culture of teamwork, pro-activeness, and enthusiasm within the Combat System Integration team, and be a role model for professional behavior.



  • Education Required: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline of engineering or equivalent experience
    • Able to obtain P. Eng designation; and
    • PMP and/or MBA preferred.
    • Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in naval shipbuilding.
    • Experience in “new build” first of class.
    • Extensive knowledge of naval combat systems, integration, test and trials.
    • Proven ability to lead change in a complex and fast-paced environment.
    • Proven track record in achieving high performance levels.
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:

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.


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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.


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