September 21 2023
Industries Industrial products (Others)
Categories Marine, Offshore,
Dartmouth, NS • Full time


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.

At Irving Shipbuilding, we’re making history – why not make it with us? Learn more about careers at Irving Shipbuilding:

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Scheduler.

The Scheduler will ensure that the integrated master schedule is maintained for the Program, work with the functional departments to analyze forecast vs baseline variances and perform what-if scenarios as required, and ensure schedules are updated to produce management reports as required.

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

  • Education:
    • Recognize Diploma in technical discipline (Engineering, Engineering technology or similar) or equivalent industry experience
    • PMI Certification and/or PMP an asset
    • Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals Certificate an asset
  • Experience:
    • 2+ years of scheduling experience in complex projects in a shipyard environment or demonstrated and proven experience within their current role
    • 1+ years of experience with the use of the scheduling software, Primavera
  • Experience working with multiple project integration
  • Experience working within integrated teams, but also confident to work unsupervised
  • Experience applying Earned Value Management techniques
  • Familiar with schedule risk analysis using Monte-Carlo method is considered an asset

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:
  • Development and maintenance of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) based on professional standards such as:
    • Project Management Institute (PMI)
    • Planning & Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG)
  • Analyze the IMS and develop "what if" scenarios for in progress activities / new scenarios
  • Critical path analysis
  • Integrate sub-schedules into IMS (Primavera/Aveva)
  • Schedule development, Critical Path and what-if analysis
  • Record and issue progress to stakeholders
  • Support the development of progress reports based on Earned Value techniques
  • Resource loading and leveling
  • Support in ensuring all weekly and monthly business reporting requirements is maintained
  • Ensure multi-project schedule dependencies are implemented
  • Maintain the Subcontractor Data Requirements List (SDRL)
  • Maintain the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Organization Breakdown Structure (OBS), Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS) and Control Account Structure
  • Maintain communication with functional departments throughout the engineering and build phases of the project to ensure budget and schedule alignment with the baseline
  • Day to Day
    • Consult with project managers and technical experts to review activities
    • Implement, and maintain an effective scheduling management system
    • Report and coordinate project timelines with internal departments and external stakeholders
    • Update schedule to ensure project progress reports are created as required
    • Incorporate Baseline Change Requests
    • Implement project scheduling processes

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

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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