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Combat Systems Specialist

Location: Dartmouth
Company: Irving Shipbuilding
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time

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COMBAT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 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 second lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022. We are 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 Combat Systems Specialist. 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. Qualifications: Relevant post secondary education (engineering or related technical diploma/certificate); A minimum of 10 yrs experience in a role related to weapon and launch systems; Project coordination experience in maritime ship building/support programs; Experience in working with a cross functional technical group. 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: Assisting the AWW CM and wider CS team with: participating in the applicable CSC Working Groups to coordinate and manage all stakeholder interests regarding the Close In Air Defence System (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers; providing technical expertise during requirements refinement/vendor engagement, design, integration, certification, accreditation, system construction, installation, test activities and training to ensure that fully compliant and certified solutions are provided; ensuring that the physical and functional interfaces for all Close In Air Defence System (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers are identified, defined and approved via Interface Control Documents as applicable; providing technical expertise in the development, documentation, and evaluation of deliverables related to the requirements definition, design, integration, and test of all Close In Air Defence System (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers and processes; Work with the Combat Systems Integrator and the ISI CS Test and Evaluation Group to define, develop, and integrate land based test systems into the CSC land based test, trials and training facilities; providing support in evaluating engineering change to ensure that impacts, risks, and issues related to design, integration, test, certification and acceptance activities are understood and recorded; supporting the coordination of scheduling, planning, and conduct of activities to ensure that related program milestones are met; providing accurate status reports on assigned activities to the AWW Capability Manager; Fulfilling the above roles by: providing knowledge and insight into the operation & operational employment of Close In Air Defence Systems (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers; providing technical expertise in Close In Air Defence System (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers and the associated RCN and NATO safety standards; providing technical expertise regarding architecture and functions associated with Close In Air Defence Systems (CIADS), ships Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) and other missile launchers and associated safety infrastructure; providing field engineering support during CSC production and its test and evaluation; establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal (Shipyard Production, CSC Program personnel) and external stakeholders (subcontractors and Canadian government staff); supporting a culture of teamwork, pro-activeness, and enthusiasm within the Combat System team, and 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 (if applicable). 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 Talent Acquisition at recruitment@irvingshipbuilding.com. 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. 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. We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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