Supportability Manager

Marine People are searching for a Supportability Manager on behalf of our client, a large shipbuilding company based in Canada.

This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.


  • Education Required: Engineering Degree
  • Experience Required:
    • Experience related to RCN operations, in-service support, material acquisition, naval engineering and maintenance, doctrine, policy, orders, training, and procedures.
  • Experience in managing fleet readiness and sustainment.
  • Experience managing subcontractor/subordinate organisations to deliver on budget and schedule.
  • Experience in RCN governance of naval materiel management
  • Experience in engineering changes, naval capability introduction, inspections, tests, trials, evaluation, and acceptance
  • Experience in naval material risk management and material certification
  • Effective persuasive communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast pace environment.

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:

  • Manage and lead the activities of the sub-contractors in all areas of supportability of the integrated weapon system, CSC
  • Collaborate with the Senior Operability Manager to assess and arbitrate end user input to the CSC requirements verification, design reviews, and progressive acceptance strategy of CSC
  • Co-Chair the Supportability Cross Product Team and coordinate all required working groups for all aspects of CSC Supportability.
  • Collaborate with the CSC Build Team to develop the In-Build care and custody and supportability strategy for CSC.
  • Lead efforts to leverage RCN lessons learned and innovation in the development of an overall CSC operations and maintenance philosophy to meet RCN Force Posture and Readiness requirements.
  • Apply RCN digital material readiness decision support tools to CSC in support of a more seamless Fleet Introduction.
  • Coordinate the scheduling, planning and conduct of communication systems activities in support of program milestones.
  • Interview, hire and manage personnel, including performance and career progression.
  • Manage risk items relating to the CSC Supportability and Fleet Introduction areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning, and management of risk responses; and
  • Plan, manage and report on budgets, schedule and progress within the Earned Value Management (EVM) environment.
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Nova Scotia (Canada)

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