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Facilities Engineering Technician

Irving Shipbuilding
20001685 Requisition #



Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7 or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8 Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family 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 the world. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 23 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 will deliver the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. And we’re just getting started. We’re 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.


The Facility Engineering Department is responsible for the completion of capital projects and providing technical support on infrastructure issues for the five sites within Irving Shipbuilding (ISI).  Reporting to the Team Leader Facilities Engineering, the Facilities Engineering Technician will have the following responsibilities.


This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.

  • Provide drafting support to the Facilities Engineering Department.
  • Produce and maintain 3D models, as well as 2D record drawings.
  • Ensure design consultants are adhering to Irving Shipbuilding Facility Engineering CAD Standards.
  • Maintain records of all drawings produced in house as well as those produced by design consultants.
  • Manage filing system for Facility Engineering Department drawings & 3D models.
  • Act as main point of contact for locating facility related drawings and information.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining seating charts for all Irving Shipbuilding sites.
  • Assist Maintenance Department with tagging new and existing facility infrastructure with asset numbers.
  • Assist Facility Engineers with project turnover documentation, to ensure as-built drawings and operation & maintenance manuals are being turned over to the Maintenance Department in a timely manner following close out of projects.
  • Perform field inspections to ensure red-line drawings are accurate.
  • Maintain site configuration layouts and all building general arrangement drawings.
  • Provide support to Facility Engineers with project scope development and project planning.
  • Support Team Leader Facilities Engineering with conceptual design of long-term growth plans for all Irving Shipbuilding sites.
  • Operate Building Management Systems (BMS) for lighting and HVAC controls.
  • Education Required: Diploma in Architectural Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technology or related program from a recognized institution.
  • Years of Experience Required
    • 3-5 years plus experience performing drafting activities.
  • Experienced user of AutoCAD.
  • Experience with 3D Modelling Software such as Revit, InfraWorks, NavisWorks.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office products.
  • Competent in PDF markup tools such as BlueBeam.
  • Architectural conceptual design experience.
  • Multidiscipline conceptual design experience (would be considered an asset).
  • Experience using BMS (would be considered an asset).
  • Document control best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments.
  • High attention to detail.
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 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 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. 

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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