Manager, Combat System Integration

Irving Shipbuilding - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Irving Shipbuilding Inc., 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 Defence.

This position will be responsible for the effective leadership and management to deliver engineering oversight in the role of Combat Systems Integration Engineering Manager encompassing all engineering elements of Combat Systems under the following categories:

Above Water Sensors and Weapons
Under Water Sensors and Weapons
Combat Management System
Combat Support Systems

The Combat Systems Integration Engineering Manager shall manage, coordinate and execute physical integration, engineering concepts, design and solutions across all Combat Systems component mission areas to ensure Combat Systems performance in accordance with systems requirements and ship specifications. This role will report to the Director Combat Systems Integration.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee and manage the engineering combat systems elements for the integration into CSC
Oversee critical path analysis of the CSC Combat Systems portions of the ship systems installation
Oversee all aspects of the physical detect to engage sequence in all warfare areas
Lead the efforts of the Combat Systems Integration Team in providing technical support to the CSC Project’s other engineering teams and project teams.
Participate in the design and delivery process of Combat Systems
Participate in the design/build process
Provide Naval ship Combat System design, build, commissioning, acceptance and support
Ensure product safety and product environmental management
Lead quality management in support of Engineering
Interpret technical documentation for the engineering teams
Coordinate with other CSC Project teams: Platform Systems Engineering, Combat Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering and Project Management
Provide guidance and advice on the impact of proposed combat systems engineering changes as required
Recommend when feasible, to approve engineering change that can be enacted within the combat system portfolio remaining within contractual scope and financial approval
Provide an effective interface between the customer, ISI program IPTs, and the sub-contractor
Provide support in evaluating engineering change presented by the subcontractors to ensure impacts to integration activities are understood and recorded
Support Project Management and ISI initiatives as required for the CSC project to succeed
Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the Combat Systems Engineering team
Be a role model for professional behavior and best practice within ISI. Mentor and coach other members of the team as required

Degree or other tertiary qualifications in a discipline of Electrical or Mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the following fields:
Engineering and/or Project Management on large, complex defence engineering projects
Coordination with multiple complex organizations
Extensive knowledge of Naval Combat Systems technology and operation
Detailed understanding of Combat/Mission System Architectures
Installation and integration of hardware and software systems onboard Naval Platforms
Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement programs
Three plus years of experience in a team lead or management role that coordinated design activities and involved direct staff management and individual team member activity planning
Knowledge of a shipyard production environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience in engineering for Naval platform development and delivery
Technical Authority role in a defence environment
Understanding of ship construction
Experience working in design, production and / or test on a ship construction program
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