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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 several significant projects for the Department of National Defence.

Irving Shipbuilding has earned a reputation for building the most versatile ship assist, coastal towing and escort tugs, as well as high quality, complex vessels. With Eastern Canada's most extensive array of docks, slipways, steel fabrication shops, outfit and machine shops and blast and paint operations, ISI also provides a full range of ship repair, refit and conversion services.

Over the years, we have built more than 80% of Canada’s combatant fleet at sea today. We perform year-long drydocking maintenance and modernization work periods on the Royal Canadian Navy’s seven Canadian Patrol Frigates homeported in Halifax, NS.

We were awarded a combat package that includes the construction of 8 Atlantic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and 15 Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). Four AOPS Ships are currently under construction with the first scheduled for completion in late 2019. The 15 CSC Ships are currently in the design and engineering phase.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy – the largest procurement sourcing arrangement in Canadian history – is expected to create thousands of high-value jobs in shipbuilding and related industries across the country. The economic impact for the Province of Nova Scotia, is expected to be substantial. Irving Shipbuilding anticipates that its workforce, which currently sits at 2,000 employees, will grow by a further 1,000 to meet peak production demands over the 30-year program.

The Value Proposition Manager is responsible for the planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of the organization’s investments in Canada as a result of its obligations under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to seek out and engage in opportunities to partner with marine organizations, not for profit organizations and academic institutions with a view to determining investment opportunities to further the broader marine industry in Canada. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-starter with a background in community relations.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on the organization’s funding commitments 
  • Identify and analyze marine industry gaps and trends with a focus on building national capacity with a view to funding and investment opportunities
  • Coordinate with external organizations, academic institutions, not-for-profits, government, and community organizations on project identification, execution, and communications 
  • Lead the project management of investments including funding agreements, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and regular reporting 
  • Identify and execute on communications opportunities from project announcements, milestones, and outcomes 
  • Represent the organization’s interests on various boards and committees
  • Support the Director, Industrial Participation, in the development, management, and execution of ISI’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) obligations to the Government of Canada. 

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, human resources, marketing or a related field.
  • 8 or more years of related experience.
  • Proven relationship building and stakeholder relations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating and managing events, programs and projects with multiple external organizations.
  • Able to work independently with little oversight.
  • Basic finance and reporting skills.
  • Experience in the marine industry is an asset.

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:


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview 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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