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23 Aug 2018  Anywhere


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Job Description

Our client, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. 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 Senior Costing Specialist responsibilities will include:

Evaluating a range of costs based on risk and uncertainty positions for every phase of the project life cycle. Determine the balance that will provide the needed capability while optimizing acquisition costs and through-life costs (TLC).

In conjunction with engineering department, conduct cost/technical trade-offs, evaluate price proposals, and assist the contract team in preparing for contract negotiations and contract task proposals. Conduct the above tasks throughout the project from the introduction of changes to existing design to ship sustainment proposals.

Continually evaluate the budget base in terms of cost performance and advise contract department personnel during the adjudication of Contract Change Proposals and Change Requests in accordance with the Configuration Management plan; provide cost and associated risk impacts as required.

Serve as a subject matter expert in the generation, review, and delivery of the Life Cycle Cost Report. Provide analysis of inputs and outputs to and from the program Life Cycle Cost Model to ensure accurate data and information are contained within the Life Cycle Cost Report.


Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related subject

Years of Experience Required: A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in manufacturing, shipbuilding, aerospace, or engineering sectors

3-5 years in cost engineering or project controls role

Proficient in using data based analytics

Ability to work constructively in a team environment

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).

For consideration please email your resume in confidence to denise.fullerton@personnel-search.com

Job Categories: Engineering and Shipbuilding.

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