It Takes a World-Class Team to Build a World-Class Ship

Everywhere you look, activity is happening at the Halifax Shipyard.

All throughout the day, workers are busy on hundreds of specialized areas of production, each with thousands of moving pieces.

To complete the many complex tasks associated with building a naval ship, ISI’s various departments and disciplines need to communicate and collaborate.

From the design process, to the selection and fabrication of high quality materials, to assembly and outfitting, all the way to final paint, it takes an army of specialized professionals to get a ship in the water.

The challenging task of keeping all the teams on track, on schedule and on budget is the responsibility of skilled project managers.

“Project Management is the glue across lots of different areas,” says Tom Graham, Senior Project Manager. “At ISI, you've got a number of areas to include, such as engineering, operations, supply chain, production engineering and quality. Project Management is about bringing it all together and making sure there is a collective and joined up effort to get things done."

Tom says the most appealing part of his position is working with people who possess a variety of skillsets, backgrounds and disciplines, along with finding solutions to a number of daily challenges.

"The creation of a new ship is always an exciting thing; you go through different phases of it, right up to when the ship goes to sea.”

ISI workers will all get to enjoy this incredible experience when the first of six AOPS vessels launches in 2018.

“It’s hard work, but ultimately a high level of satisfaction.”

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