Posted 6 days ago
Project Engineer, Industrial Engineering
J.D. Irving - Halifax, NS

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding is proud to be Canada's National Shipbuilder. Over the next 30 years, our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the largest defence procurement project in Canadian history.

We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on these vessels. We are committed to building the best ships, with the best workforce in the best facilities. By joining our team of more than 2,300 shipbuilders, you can enjoy a dynamic, diverse, and family-friendly career with a company dedicated to your success, learning, health, wellness, and safety.

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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Project Engineer.

As a Project Engineer working in the Industrial Engineering department, this role will contribute to the improvement of manufacturing practices through the management of Research and Development projects and the introduction of new technology to production activities.

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 2SLGBTQ+ 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. ISI is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact [redacted].

• Education:

o Recognized Engineering Degree.

o Professional Engineer (P.Eng).

o Project Management Professional (PMP), or equivalent is considered an asset.
• Experience: 5+ years' experience managing engineering projects.
• Shipbuilding and innovation experience or understanding is considered an "asset."
• Demonstrated ability to initiate and plan projects.
• Demonstrated ability to execute, monitor, control, and close projects.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and present business cases.
• Demonstrated ability to develop project management templates and manage project documentation.
• Demonstrated ability to manage complex stakeholders and conflicting requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to manage contracts and contractors.
• Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships both with and among team members.
• Demonstrated ability to create technical requirements.
• Willingness to attend change management/'leading change' training certification or have equivalent training or experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

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).

Key Responsibilities:
• Project Management:

o Lead the definition of project scope, objectives, and deliverables, aligning all relevant stakeholders.

o Identify and manage resources to complete projects.

o Analyze project status and, when necessary, revise the scope, schedule, or budget.

o Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure that projects adhere to scope, schedule, and budget.

o Conduct meetings and workshops and prepare reports to communicate the status of projects.

o Take action to resolve project challenges and minimize delays.

o Report and escalate any significant risks and issues to management as needed, ensuring a structured approach to resolution.

o Manage project relationships across an array of stakeholders and resolve any interpersonal conflicts or challenges that may arise.

o Develop and maintain partnerships with third-party resources, including vendors and researchers.

o Manage and execute leading change plan.
• Proposal Development:

o Develop business cases and funding proposals, demonstrating connection to the companies' strategic objectives and a strong return on investment.

o Conduct options analysis.

o Present business cases and funding requests to senior management and the Customer

o Identify opportunities for external funding and negotiate external funding partner agreements.
• Project Execution:

o Complete project deliverables, as required by the project.

o Create and publish Standard Operating Procedures and Manufacturing Instructions when the R&D team rolls-out new technology or procedures to production.
• Tests and Trials Management:

o Create test and trials plans for new equipment and procedures.

o Oversee the execution of test and trials for new equipment and procedures.

o Develop requirements for contractor prototyping and testing.

o Product Requirements Development

o Create product requirements based on stakeholder needs, production environment constraints, and manufacturing standards.

o Develop the quality testing requirements to ensure products meet the technical requirements.
• Project Document Management:

o Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

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 (if eligible).

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.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.