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An exciting and engaging career awaits you at Davie!

Davie understands the importance of teamwork and that is why we place our employees first. We guarantee you an exciting career with unique challenges as we grow and continue to achieve high performance through creativity and the support of our team.

We offer our employees a collaborative way working with management through working together

We are always looking for qualified and energetic people to join our team. For more information on current openings at Davie please scroll down.

We believe that we will be successful and will position ourselves to be at the forefront of worldwide maritime construction with the right team and we are waiting for you!

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Marine Planning and Scheduling Specialist

Job Description:

In this role, the incumbent covers the planning, scheduling, and tracking of workflow from the engineering department and through the production department.

Operations Management 

  • Read and interpret drawings and all information provided by Engineering and Supply Chain.
  • Have an understanding of basic Planning Techniques from the Work Breakdown Structure down to the activity level on the schedule including the predecessor and successor of activities.
  • Ability to organize the information and material requirements into a Work Order that is easily understood by the Production Department in a timely manner.
  • Estimate the resource requirements and duration of activities on the schedule.
  • Ability to understand the production facilities and resources capacities such as: space constrains, equipment, qualified operators, and verifies their availability in order to satisfy the Project requirements.
  • Responsibility of assigning Work Order budgets while staying within your overall budget.
  • Provide reports and spreadsheets as required on work status.
  • Participate in resource planning for the Projects.
  • Assist other planners as required to meet the schedule.

Project Management 

  • Develop and maintain procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Engineering Operations within Davie.
  • Ensure compliance with the agreed upon procedures for planning, organizing and completing all Planning Operations within Davie.
  • Ensure that all relevant Planning procedures and work instructions are available, understood, implemented and updated as per standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and cultivate a communication strategy between the Planning team, Operations Management and the Client as required.
  • Ensure a smooth flow of operations though the Planning department

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in your respective discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years in shipbuilding (obligatory).
  • College degree in related field of study.
  • Experience in planning.
  • Good knowledge of the activities network systems.
  • Understanding of AVEVA ERM or Primavera scheduling system (asset).
  • Comfortable to speak with different departments.
  • Ability to work in team.
  • Organizational skills.

 

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Planner/Scheduler Ship Repair

Job Description:

In this role, the incumbent covers the planning, scheduling, and tracking of workflow from the engineering department and through the production department.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

Operations management 

  • Read and interpret drawings and all information provided by Engineering and Supply Chain.
  • Have an understanding of basic planning techniques from the Work Breakdown Structure down to the activity level on the schedule including the predecessor and successor of activities.
  • Ability to organize the information and material requirements into a work order that is easily understood by the production department in a timely manner.
  • Estimate the resource requirements and duration of activities on the schedule.
  • Ability to understand the production facilities and resource capacities such as: space constraints, equipment, qualified operators, and verify their availability in order to satisfy the project requirements.
  • Responsibility of assigning work order budgets while staying within your overall budget.
  • Provide reports and spreadsheets as required on work status.
  • Participate in resource planning for the projects.
  • Assist other planners as required to meet the schedule.

Project management 

  • Develop and maintain procedures for planning, organizing and completing all engineering operations within Davie.
  • Ensure compliance with the agreed-upon procedures for planning, organizing and completing all planning operations within Davie.
  • Ensure that all relevant planning procedures and work instructions are available, understood, implemented and updated as per standard operating procedures.
  • Develop and cultivate a communication strategy between the planning team, operations management and the client as required.
  • Ensure a smooth flow of operations though the planning department.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering in your respective discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years in ship repair.
  • College degree in related field of study.
  • Experience in planning.
  • Good knowledge of the activities network systems.
  • Understanding of AVEVA ERM and Primavera scheduling system.
  • Comfortable speaking with different departments.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Organizational skills.
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Senior Planner – Mechanical and Pipe

Job Description:

 

  • Ownership of Planning Discipline area from project kick-off to delivery.
  • Onboard support to production as required.
  • Extraction of detail from customer agreed specifications to support WBS creation and subsequent creation of effective high quality work packages.
  • Compliance with corporate HS&E standards.
  • Lead and support the planning team to ensure the highest quality of planning and reporting activities are achieved.
  • Responsibility for all activities of the mechanical/piping manufacturing, project and applications planning, including short, medium and long term forecasting.
  • Provide monthly/weekly resource performance analysis for all order intake and forecast requirements.
  • Prioritize and plan yard workload through effective utilization of people and plant.
  • Participate in schedule and cost adherence activities relating to subcontractors.
  • Participation in creation of effective build strategy and erection sequence.
  • Leading assurance of correct material flow and onboard delivery.
  • Driving continuous Improvement and supporting implementation of industry best practice within Davie manufacturing methodology.
  • Development and implementation of shipyard standards.

Required Skills and Knowledge  for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Must have shipbuilding or large manufacturing pipe and mechanical knowledge and experience.
  • Min 5 years planning experience, including preparation of detailed manufacturing and project plans. Including overseeing high quality work order creation.
  • Ability to understand and interpret drawings relating to pipe and mechanical installation. From Pipe Fabrication through Installation, testing, flushing and system completion.
  • Knowledge of spool creation, coatings, erection methods and all other related activities required to complete full piping systems.
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience liaising on a daily basis with production ship management team.
  • Experience liaising with engineering to support production activities as defined by the project WBS.
  • Experience in Aveva ERM version 12 or later essential.
  • Experience in tracking completions through proprietary database or similar.
  • Experience in Primavera P6, Microsoft Project highly desirable.
  • Ability to Interface with production, QC and commissioning where required.
  • Ability interface with stores and procurement on each project to support material flow.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to teach and coach others in the awareness of planning techniques and software.

Working Knowledge of the following:

 

  • Pipe bending and spool fabrication.
  • Pipe specifications.
  • Piping supports.
  • Temporary supports.
  • Spool Installation.
  • Pressure testing.
  • Flushing.
  • Installation of instrumentation.
  • System mechanical completions.
  • Insulation, painting and welding of piping.
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Senior Planner – Steel and Steel Outfit

Job Description:

 

  • Ownership of planning Discipline area from Project Kick-off to delivery.
  • Onboard support to production as required.
  • Extraction of detail from customer agreed specifications to support WBS creation and subsequent creation of effective high quality work packages.
  • Compliance with corporate HS&E standards.
  • Lead and support the planning team to ensure the highest quality of planning and reporting activities are achieved.
  • Responsibility for all activities of the steel and hull manufacturing, project and applications planning, including short, medium and long term forecasting.
  • Provide monthly/weekly resource performance analysis for all order intake and forecast requirements.
  • Prioritize and plan yard workload through effective utilization of people and plant.
  • Participate in schedule and cost adherence activities relating to Sub-Contractors.
  • Participation in creation of effective build strategy and erection sequence.
  • Leading assurance of correct material flow and onboard delivery.
  • Driving continuous improvement and supporting implementation of industry best practice within Davie manufacturing methodology.
  • Development and implementation of shipyard standards.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Must have shipbuilding or large manufacturing steel and outfit steel knowledge and experience.
  • Min 5 years planning experience, including preparation of detailed manufacturing and project plans including overseeing high quality work order creation.
  • Ability to understand and interpret drawings relating to steel and steel outfit installation.
  • Knowledge of welding, cutting and subsequent outfit processes.
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience Liaising on a daily basis with Production ship management team.
  • Experience Liaising with engineering to support production activities as defined by the project WBS.
  • Experience in Aveva ERM version 12 or later Essential.
  • Experience in Primavera P6, Microsoft Project highly desirable.
  • Ability to interface with production, quality control department and commissioning where required.
  • Ability interface with stores and procurement on each project to support material flow..
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to teach and coach others in the awareness of planning techniques and software.

Working Knowledge of the following:

 

  • Steel removal/dismantling
  • Testing of tanks.
  • Main hull structure.
  • Fabrication, assembly and erection of main hull and superstructures
  • Blocking and shoring
  • Docking and mooring
  • Jigs, fixtures and temporary supports.
  • Masts and posts
  • Manholes and coamings.
  • Doors, ramps, ladders and windows.
  • Bollard and mooring fittings.
  • Deck hold downs, hatches, handrails and hatch covers.
  • Tracks, rails and lifting lugs.

 

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Ship Manager

Job Description:

In this role you, the incumbent, coordinate all aspects of jobs being accomplished in the launching berth and/or on the vessel when it is at quay (or in the dry dock) in order to meet the deadlines and budgets targeted on the contract assigned.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

Operations Management

  • Ensure the follow-up on technical aspects, upkeep and services related to vessels, including dry docks and investigations.
  • Establish vessel operation budget in cooperation with the onboard manager and perform a follow-up on real costs;
  • Communicate with Human Resources concerning vessel personnel.
  • Offer support related to questions concerning technical operations, when required.
  • Be involved in purchasing spare parts for vessels.
  • Visit the vessels at regular intervals for inspection purposes.
  • Correspond with and report to the owner of the vessel(s).
  • Follow up on insurance cases in cooperation with the insurance claim manager.
  • Ensure that OHS rules and norms are respected and that the prevention mechanisms are applied.
  • Ensure that the respected results are reached for each group of work in construction berths and finishing wharves for the project assigned to them.
  • Develop and promote management tools which would allow for anticipating technical information and material needs so as to respect construction costs and schedules.
  • Respect schedules of different projects.
  • Issue instructions and control their implementation, prepare reports.
  • Validate manpower levels required according to material, information and production equipment availabilities, as well as according to physical locations and infrastructure arrangements.
  • Compare real costs with budgets concerning assembly berth and finishing wharf.
  • Ensure sub-contracting work integration.
  • Verify the quality control is performed and documented according to test and inspection plan and to test schedule;
  • Participate in meetings when required.
  • Perform other tasks compatible with your functions upon your supervisor’s request.

People Management

  • Lead the team of Zone Managers and other employees as required in such a manner that they are motivated, satisfied, loyal and effective team members who are committed to the achieving the standards and the goals of the department and of the corporation as a whole.
  • In conjunction with the production management, complete all probationary and other performance reviews for Zone Managers.
  • Ensure that all Zone Managers receive a development plan for action to ensure that they have the required skills to effective and efficient completion of their roles and responsibilities, work in a safe and cooperative manner while following agreed upon standard operating procedures.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy and notify the HSE team of the issue immediately.
  • React appropriately to actions that require disciplinary action by working in conjunction with Production Management, Human Resources and HSE as required.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Post Secondary education in the appropriate discipline as related to the position.
  • Experience in a shipbuilding / ship repair environment
  • Experience in unionized work environment.
  • Time management & delegation skills
  • Customer oriented.
  • Capacity to manage and motivate.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to develop close relationships with shipyard staff and vessel owners.
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Project Manager

Job Description:

In carrying out their duties, the holder of the position will assume the responsibilities of managing a project.

Responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organize a dedicated project team or structure using the resources of various company functions.
  • Manage the client-supplier relationship by acting as a key interface for client relations.
  • Manage the contract and its specifications. Identify and communicate contractual obligations and ensure they are respected at all times.
  • Transform contract uncertainties into commercial advantages and benefits.
  • Correct contract loopholes by defining new arrangements when needed.
  • Identify contract and specification changes, manage them, prepare additional resource and/or deadline claims and present them to the client.
  • Ensure that the project obtains the investments needed for its achievement.
  • Establish a project plan, based on the construction strategy as well as the scheduling of the plan’s activities covering the entirety of company functions, including subcontracted activities.
  • Based on the allocated budget, designate material resources, manpower and financial resources to the various plan activities. The project plan must be sufficiently detailed to ensure adequate control of the project and the given subcontracted activities with regard to cost, quality and schedule.
  • Establish a plan for resource mobilization, including training if needed.
  • Establish a quality plan.
  • Ensure that project-specific processes are respected.
  • Establish a communication plan also aimed at subcontractors.
  • Manage the interfaces between the different project stakeholders.
  • Follow up on performance with regard to established budgets and the schedule of planned activities. Identify and justify discrepancies; put corrective actions in place.
  • Produce cost and schedule projections.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly project reports.
  • Identify risks and put contingency plans in place.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A Master’s degree in project management (an asset) or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced oral and written English.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in significant project management.
  • Experience in conflict management and negotiation.
  • Ability to manage multiple client-supplier relationships simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of Primavera Project Planner (an asset).
  • Display leadership and autonomy.
  • Have a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to resist stress.
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Piping Superintendent

Job Description:

 

  • Direct improvements to processes and safety initiatives for your activity sector.
  • Organize tool and equipment needs of the various departments.
  • Actively participate in the development of construction strategies.
  • Assist the management of purchasing and procurement for production material needs for your activity sector.
  • Perform regular maintenance and safety inspections on equipment, facilities and work areas, ensuring that shortcomings are quickly noted and corrected.
  • Attend meetings to exchange information with other supervisors, managers and other employees.

Personnel Management

 

  • Manage the team of production supervisors and other employees in order to make them motivated, satisfied, loyal and effective team members who are committed to achieving the standards and the goals of the production team as well as the company in general.
  • Allocate labour to projects within the project schedules and priorities and ensure that workers have the required skills for the assigned tasks.
  • Work with production managers and human resources in order to complete performance evaluations, probationary and others, of specialized trade employees.
  • Ensure that all production supervisors receive a development plan in order to have the capacity necessary to effectively fulfill their role and responsibilities, work in a safe way and with a spirit of co-operation while following the standardized operational procedures that were agreed upon.
  • React in an appropriate way to actions requiring disciplinary measures while working with production management, human resources and HSE, if needed.
  • Organize the management of all staff in each department as well as unionized employees in cooperation with the manpower station.

Required Skills & Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Professional studies diploma related to the position.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar supervisory position.
  • Experience in shipbuilding industry.
  • Experience in a union environment.
  • Good knowledge of plan reading.
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Ability to listen and analyze.
  • Ability to work in a team and under pressure.
  • Ability to integrate, plan, and distribute information.
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Project Control Specialist

Job Description:

 

  • Provide financial reports related to the project, including weekly reports, budget development, monthly forecast and end-of-month reviews compared with budget;
  • Develop and keep management information reports such as progressive invoicing, contract direct cost analysis, net cash flow, currency impact analysis, critical supplier list;
  • Work in close cooperation with the project director in order to make sure that he is aware of progress related to the project in progress;
  • Develop performance indicators (cost analysis);
  • Complete a comprehensive budget analysis compared with real costs of the project;
  • Make sure that internal control systems exist and that they are implemented during various stages of the project according to the company’s standards;
  • Keep a control list and a key control file for an annual audit;
  • Make sure that the shipyard change orders are recorded and have the appropriate approval level;
  • Help to prepare, review and approve modifications made in the contract;
  • Identify cost reduction initiatives;
  • Provide general support to other departments, e.g.: Supply and Operations;
  • Ensure compliance with laws and all specific local requirements;
  • Perform any other related tasks.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in any other relevant field;
  • Possess one of the following titles: CPACA, CMA or CGA;
  • 0 to 3 years of experience in a similar job;
  • Bilingual (mandatory);
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team and resolve conflicts;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel;
  • Good practical knowledge of financial systems, project management techniques (planning, budget control, etc.).
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SHIP MANAGER

Job Description:

 

Under the responsibility of the Director, Production, the Ship Manager is responsible to coordinate all aspects of jobs being accomplished in the launching berth and/or on the vessel when it is at quay (or in the dry dock) in order to meet the deadlines and budgets targeted on the contract assigned.projects.

  • Ensure the follow-up on technical aspects, upkeep and services related to vessels, including dry docks and investigations.
  • Establish vessel operation budget in cooperation with the onboard manager and perform a follow-up on real costs;
  • Communicate with Human Resources concerning vessel personnel.
  • Offer support related to questions concerning technical operations, when required.
  • Be involved in purchasing spare parts for vessels.
  • Visit the vessels at regular intervals for inspection purposes.
  • Correspond with and report to the owner of the vessel(s).
  • Follow up on insurance cases in cooperation with the insurance claim manager.
  • Ensure that OHS rules and norms are respected and that the prevention mechanisms are applied.
  • Ensure that the respected results are reached for each group of work in construction berths and finishing wharves for the project assigned to them.
  • Develop and promote management tools which would allow for anticipating technical information and material needs so as to respect construction costs and schedules.
  • Respect schedules of different projects.
  • Issue instructions and control their implementation, prepare reports.
  • Validate manpower levels required according to material, information and production equipment availabilities, as well as according to physical locations and infrastructure arrangements.
  • Compare real costs with budgets concerning assembly berth and finishing wharf.
  • Ensure sub-contracting work integration.
  • Verify the quality control is performed and documented according to test and inspection plan and to test schedule;
  • Participate in meetings when required.
  • Perform other tasks compatible with your functions upon your supervisor’s request.
  • Lead the team of Zone Managers and other employees as required in such a manner that they are motivated, satisfied, loyal and effective team members who are committed to the achieving the standards and the goals of the department and of the corporation as a whole.
  • In conjunction with the production management, complete all probationary and other performance reviews for Zone Managers.
  • Ensure that all Zone Managers receive a development plan for action to ensure that they have the required skills to effective and efficient completion of their roles and responsibilities, work in a safe and cooperative manner while following agreed upon standard operating procedures.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy and notify the HSE team of the issue immediately.
  • React appropriately to actions that require disciplinary action by working in conjunction with Production Management, Human Resources and HSE as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Post Secondary education in the appropriate discipline as related to the position.
  • Experience in a shipbuilding / ship repair environment
  • Experience in unionized work environment.
  • Time management & delegation skills
  • Customer oriented.
  • Capacity to manage and motivate.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to develop close relationships with shipyard staff and vessel owners.
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HSE TRAINER

Job Description:

In this role, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating the training all around the yard.

Health, Safety & Environment

  • Ensure that every employee understands the importance of Davie’s workplace culture most particularly as it relates to HSE and provide the necessary leadership to foster that culture within your everyday activities.
  • Continually promote HSE awareness by leading by example and providing instruction, information, training and supervision to ensure the safe performance of the skilled trade employees and all other employees involved in your daily operations.
  • Organize and conduct meetings and maintain a log of any action items resulting from the meeting and addressing those action items in a timely manner as required.
  • Provide every employee with the knowledge to be able to recognize safe work practices, knowledge to know they only work under safe work practices and to empowerment to advise their colleagues when an unsafe work practice is happening.  Also, to provide guidance to employees when they are unsure if a work practice is safe or not and how to proceed.
  • Work with the HSE Team to resolve any HSE issues brought to your attention in a timely manner.
  • Respond appropriately to any violations of the HSE policy.
  • Ensure every employee is wearing and utilizing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment at all times in accordance with the HSE rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the security of facilities and equipment and institute policies that will prevent or minimize loss, theft, vandalism or other damage.
  • Ensure that Davie’s environmental policies are respected in all construction and reparation projects.

Operations management

  • Arrange and facilitate training;
  • Plan and determine the training needs of the facility;
  • Source and schedule 3rd party training;
  • Set up and manage computer based training programs,
  • Develop and deliver site specific training programs; and,
  • Any other duties relevant to the position.

Required Skills and Knowledge for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 -5 years experience in basic adult education practices;
  • Versed in HSE training and requirements;
  • Ability to develop and deliver HSE Training;
  • Administrative functions for scheduling and arranging HSE training with 3rd party providers; and,
  • Able to deliver training in English and French.
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