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Manager, Combat Systems Integration

Irving Shipbuilding
19004662 Requisition #



Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 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.


  • Exercise leadership, direct and manage a team with expansive knowledge in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)/Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Responsible for leading and managing complex programs through the acquisition process, development, engineering, production, fielding and final acceptance. 
  • Previous experience in design and implementation of combat management and C4I systems
  • Streamline processes with an emphasis on fast and efficient decision making to support cost and cycle time reduction.
  • Assist the Directors of Engineering with strategic and tactical continuous improvement activities in multiple vessel construction
  • Continually review allocation of resources and materials to ensure optimal utilization in order to meet schedule and budget requirements
  • Conduct and convene progress meetings internally including production of progress reports 
  • Support development and implementation of program integration strategies and plans
  • Ensure compliance with all Navy and ISI Environmental Health and Safety policies, and identify/suggest changes to promote safety awareness
  • Ensure strict adherence to Company quality procedures and policies
  • Support a culture of teamwork, pro-activeness, and enthusiasm within the Combat System team, and be a role model for professional behaviour


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education Required: 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Intl. Relationship, or Engineering in a relevant discipline
    • P. Eng, or PMP considered to be an asset
    • MBAs are not required, but are preferred
  • Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in shipbuilding environment
  • Experience in “new build” first of class
  • Experience with Foreign Military Sale (FMS) practice, policies, and processes
  • 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.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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