September 21 2023
Industries Industrial products (Others)
Categories CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Marine, Offshore,
Halifax, NS • Full time


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 Planners.

Planner is a front-line role which focusses on the creation of job packages and facilitating a timely delivery of materials for the production team. Key communicator of work to be flagged for the fixed week via direct contact with the production team and participation in production/project meetings.

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:
    • Recognized Diploma in technical discipline (Engineering, Engineering Technology/Technician or similar) or equivalent industry experience
    • Trade Certificate, Red Seal is considered an asset
  • Experience: 2-5 years of planning or trade work experience, preferably in a naval shipbuilding or repair environment
  • Experience interpreting trade related drawings
  • Experience using Primavera P6, MS Excel, Aveva, or AutoCAD would be considered an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of naval repair methods 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:

  • Utilize contract documentation and drawings to understand work scope, budget, and schedule
  • Create quality job packs that provide the necessary info to facilitate an efficient execution of work
  • Ensure activity breakdown, sequence logic, and trade resource budgets for a given scope of work is accurately represented in P6 and is consistent with the schedule WBS
  • Report on issues with material stock levels which do not align with the planning schedule and communicate discrepancies/required actions to the Team Leader, Planning team, Project Manager, and Supply Chain Lead
  • Provide trade specific support to the Planning and Production teams
  • Maintain tracking spreadsheets to assist Production and the scheduling of work

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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