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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.


To work as part of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPS) Programs team, responsible for assigned project management duties. This will include onsite management and delivery of designated turnkey subcontractors involved with the build of the vessels. The Project Manager will report to the AOPS Senior Project Manager.

Responsibilities to include:
  • Build and maintain a high performing relationship at all levels between Irving Shipbuilding and external stakeholders.
  • Work closely with all ISI stakeholders, particularly the Planning, Production, Engineering and Supply Chain teams, to ensure the effective coordination of all activities related to the subcontractors on site.
  • Compliance with all applicable legislation including Health and Safety
  • Ensure that the onsite activities of the subcontractors are coordinated, in particular ensuring close liaison with the operations teams.
  • Ensure the regular drumbeat of meetings between the sub-contractors, ISI and other parties.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and agreed program schedules, agreement and monitoring of KPI’s.
  • Manage and report on progress, critical path milestones and where appropriate EVMS.
  • Instruction and negotiation of changes to program, commercial and technical requirements, ensuring close liaison with the Engineering and Supply Chain teams.
  • Continually seek and implement improvement opportunities within the scope of the subcontractor relationships.
  • Monitor subcontractor cost and cashflow.
  • Any other general Project Management duties to assist in the flow and delivery of the project.

  • 5+ years in a Project Management role in Naval Shipbuilding or related industry
  • PMP qualification or similar accreditation preferred
  • Experience working with long term multi-million dollar contracts involving complex risk management
  • Accountable team worker
  • Good analysis and presentation abilities, including Microsoft Excel, Power point and Word
  • Professional expertise and leadership, with strong attention to detail
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Communication, team building and organization skills

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 medical, dental, and vision.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online by _____. 


For further details, please contact Emily Snow at: snow.emily@jdirving.com

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted


To learn more about our products and services, click here.




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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