Deputy Project Director - CSC

Industry - Shipbuilding - Project Management & Services - Other

Brunel have recently partnered with an established shipbuilding company based in Nova Scotia, Canada to support their upcoming international recruitment requirements for a number of significant shipbuilding projects for the Department of National Defence. To support these projects, Brunel are actively recruiting an experienced Deputy Project Director for a full time, permanent role based in Halifax, Canada. The client offers an attractive relocation package to all successful international applicants.

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Scott McAdam, Account manager

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About this role

  • Serve as the primary point of contract between the companies Project Management department and the Combat Systems Integrator;
  • Provide overall accountability for Subcontractor performance and relationship;
  • Serve as the lead interface between ISI Project Management and the ISI Combat Systems team;
  • Work alongside the CSC project leadership team to align the various functional teams that come together to deliver the CSC Project;
  • Manage and monitor assigned areas of the project to ensure their completion within budget, to schedule and in compliance with the project and quality requirements;
  • Supervise their section of the project management organization to ensure all aspects of the work are progressing satisfactorily;
  • Support development and implementation of program strategy and plans;
  • Manage assigned deliverables including Definition Contract plans and reports including review of subcontractor deliverables;
  • Conduct and convene progress meetings internally including production of progress reports;
  • Support the development of processes and procedures related to CSC project management;
  • Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of development of the CSC design;
  • Participate in negotiations with vendors;
  • Support change management associated with CSC project management area of responsibility;
  • Address risk items relating to the CSC Project including identification and risk mitigation planning;
  • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behavior within the Project Management Team.

About you

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree;
  • Masters of Business Administration preferred;
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience working in naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program;
  • Proven ability to lead a team to achieve high performance levels in a complex fast-moving environment;
  • Ability to manage through teamwork and influence;
  • Knowledge of working with a Government and Naval customer base;
  • Knowledge of risk management processes and principles;
  • Strong personal time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Experience managing large design related subcontractor organizations to deliver products on budget and schedule;
  • Experience with design and construction projects involving international partnerships;
  • Experience defining, managing, verifying, and validating vessel requirements;
  • Experience preparing processes, plans, and reports;
  • Experience working with scheduling software such as Primavera P6;
  • Experience working with project reporting software such as Ecosys;
  • Experience working in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) work structure;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

What we offer

  • Our client is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision;
  • Full relocation assistance including VISA support, flights, shipping and fully furnished accommodation for 2-3 months;
  • Access to a dedicated settlement team upon arrival.

About us

The shipbuilding company is part of a large group specializing in building and repairing quality vessels. The company’s primary site is within the Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The company are working on a number of noteworthy projects for the Department of National Defense which are expected to be completed in around 2040.


  • Vacancy number: PUB201803
  • Location: Halifax
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branche: Shipbuilding
  • Education level: Other
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Scott McAdam

Account manager Brunel Energy Australia Perth

+61 8 9429 5600

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