BUSINESS ADOPTION LEAD (IDE)
Located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7 or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in the world. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 23 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history.
This year, we will deliver the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. And we’re just getting started. We’re growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada’s shipbuilding industry and provide Canada’s sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants.
We have built more than 80% of Canada’s current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.
This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. The Business Adoption Lead (IDE) will be responsible for coordinating and support development plans for training, change management, communication, user acceptance testing and lead the development of plans for work instructions, process maps and user acceptance test scenarios. This position will report to the Business Architect and will be responsible for key responsibilities as outlined below:
Responsible for coordinating and support development plans for training, change management, communication and user acceptance testing.
Lead the development of plans for work instructions, process maps and user acceptance test scenarios.
Develop business adoption strategies, working closely with Business Leads, Senior Managers and cross-functional teams.
Work closely with IDE delivery team, Business Leads, SMEs to develop a user acceptance plan for adoption of new technologies and capabilities.
Identify gaps during user acceptance testing from a business perspective and coordinate resolution of gaps across Training and development of Business Processes and Work Instructions.
Assess, monitor uptake of new technologies across the business, identify adoption challenges and coordinate resolution of issues.
Track progress and identify risks and issues against Business Adoption Plan.
Education Required: Degree or other tertiary qualifications in a discipline of Business or equivalent combination of education and experience
Years of Experience Required:
8+ years of teaching and/or facilitating experience
Experience in the following fields:
Engineering and/or Project Management on large and complex defense engineering projects
Coordination with a complex organization
Product Lifecycle Management or Windchill experience is desirable
Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
Ability to plan and prioritize work
Experience in design and development of training for virtual classrooms and facilitated classroom sessions
Strong proficiency in all Microsoft Office tools
Excellent communication skills - listening, written and oral
An understanding of Java, Windows based desktops and web technologies
Strong customer service focus
Demonstrated skill in systems analysis, critical thinking and problem solving
Extensive knowledge of a shipyard production environment
Strong Technical skills and familiarity with DND/RCN terminology
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).
What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited:
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.
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 Erin Sloan at: Sloan.Erin@irvingshipbuilding.com
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.