Director, Collaborative Delivery
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
DIRECTOR, COLLABORATIVE DELIVERY
Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group 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 North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ 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 delivered the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The second ship will be delivered in 2021.
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.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Director, Collaborative Delivery.
This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.
- Completed Bachelor's degree required in Engineering discipline
- Minimum of 15 years’ experience working in naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
- Proven ability to lead and collaborate a team to achieve high performance levels in a complex fast-moving environment
- Ability to manage through teamwork and influence and manage collaborative environments both in Canada and internationally
- Knowledge of working with a Government, Industry and Naval customer base in a collaborative working environment
- Experience managing large design related subcontractor organizations to deliver products on budget and schedule
- Experience with design and construction projects involving international partnerships
- Experience working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) work structure
- Knowledge of risk management processes and principles
- Strong personal time management skills
- Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
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).
- Lead and support interactions with key customer stakeholders (DND Project Management Office, PSPC, ISED) related to assigned scope of work
- Establish and maintain joint industry and government collaborative environments
- Influence key delivery organizations to a deliver a best for program outcome
- Align and ensure individual teams are aligned to achieve common goals
- Holding partners to account to their collaborative behaviors
- Management of major industrial suppliers and government entities
- Provide overall accountability for Subcontractor performance and relationship
- Support other directors in dealing with cross program issues and work resolutions
- Assist the Senior Vice President, CSC in the development of program strategies and plans
- Work alongside the CSC project leadership team to align the various functional teams that come together to deliver the CSC Project
- Manage and monitor assigned areas of the project to ensure their completion within budget, to schedule and in compliance with the project and quality requirements
- Conduct and convene progress meetings internally including production of progress reports
- Support the development of processes and procedures related to CSC project management
- Support change management associated with CSC project management area of responsibility
- Address risk items relating to the CSC Project including identification and risk mitigation planning
- Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behavior
- Be a role model for professional behavior
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.
- Relocation Costs.
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.
For further details, please contact Stephen Empringham at Empringham.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.