Team Leader, CSC Propulsion Systems

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26 Jun 2018  Anywhere

Team Leader, CSC Propulsion Systems

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Job Description

Our client, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies has an opening for a Team Leader, CSC Propulsion Systems. Irving Shipbuilding 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.


The Team Leader, CSC Propulsion Systems is responsible for engineering activities relating to propulsion systems for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project at Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The Team Leader, CSC Propulsion Systems will report to the Engineering Manager, CSC Propulsion and Machinery Systems.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise staff and embedded contractors in the CSC Propulsion System team with focus on coordination of team activities and mentoring junior team members.
  • Lead development of CSC Propulsion System design processes  and procedures
  • Lead definition of propulsion system, maneuvering system, and related marine systems requirements
  • Facilitate and oversee subcontractor development of design deliverables and technical purchase specifications relating to propulsion systems.
  • Participate in Integrated Project Teams in support of development of the CSC design
  • Lead the review of propulsion systems content in technical design reviews
  • Develop and fostering client and subcontractor(s) relationships
  • Participate in negotiations with equipment and material vendors
  • Support change management relating to the Propulsion Systems Team areas of responsibility.
  • Address risk items relating to the Propulsion Systems Team areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning
  • Assist upper management in making, sound sustainability decisions in all phases of the ship acquisition lifecycle
  • Interface with shipyard production and planning teams to ensure the propulsion system design products adequately reflect facility limitations, capabilities, and build methodology.
  • Propose design and process improvements related to vessel producability, shipyard safety, and production performance

Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Academically qualified as an engineer with a recognized Engineering Degree able to eventually achieve a Professional Engineer designation in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Seven plus years of design and integration experience with shipboard marine propulsion systems.
  • Two plus years leading or managing technical teams including team member task work assignments
  • Experience in many aspects of marine propulsion systems, such as marine gas turbines, marine diesel engines, propulsion gearboxes, clutches, couplings, shafting and bearings, propellers, intakes and uptakes, resilient mountings, propulsion prime mover support systems, IPMS integration, and other associated aspects of ship propulsion
  • Experience defining performance and environmental requirements for propulsion equipment and systems
  • Experience preparing technical specifications for equipment and material purchase
  • Strong personal time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing

Successful Candidate is desired to possess the following qualifications:

  • Electrical marine propulsion experience including electrical generators, medium voltage (MV) distribution, large scale power electronics, and electric propulsion motors
  • Experience with maneuvering systems such as steering gear, rudders, thrusters, and stabilizers
  • Experience with IMO Tier III emissions regulations and after-treatment systems such as SCR and EGR systems.
  • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding , or other large military procurement program
  • Experience working with classification society rules and classification societies to achieve plan approval for shipboard marine propulsion systems
  • Experience with naval areas of shock and ship signatures and the impacts on propulsion systems
  • Experience preparing calculations for shafting systems including torsional vibration, axial vibration, lateral vibration, and shaft alignment.
  • Experience with system design for naval vessels including redundancy, distributed systems, and graceful degradation.
  • Experience with design and construction projects involving international partnerships
  • Experience working within an Integrated Business Management Environment (IBME) that includes an integrated shipbuilding suite of software customized for the design and construction of ships including 3D modeling software, catalogue management, planning, and construction management
  • Experience working in an Integrated Project Team (IPT) work structure

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).

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.

For a confidential exchange of information, please contact Denise Fullerton at 506-852-8042 or email your resume to

Job Categories: Shipbuilding.

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