Why choose Seaspan?
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has been selected under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to be Canada’s long-term partner for the building of Non-Combat vessels. This multi-billion dollar program will create stable work over the next decade and beyond, and see the construction of up to 17 ships to start (three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels, one Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, one Polar Icebreaker, two Joint Support Ships, five Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels and five Offshore Patrol Vessels).
Seaspan is investing $200 million into its shipyard facilities to support this. Construction began in October 2012 and will result in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a 300-ton shipbuilding gantry crane and load-out pier by late 2014.
Your future career opportunity
The Subcontracts Specialist – New Construction is responsible for administration and contract maintenance of all subcontracts, including the Tier 1 subcontracts, in support of new vessels constructed by Seaspan Shipyards under the Federal Fleet Renewal (FFR) Program. The position works closely with team members and stakeholders in managing subcontractor performance through the subcontract management plan. In addition, the position will work collaboratively with Seaspan’s Share Services Corporate Supply Chain on across organization leverage of buy / spend standardized processes such as terms and condition or systems and risk mitigation. In addition, the subcontracts specialist will;
- Lead the proponent evaluation, selection, negotiation and execution of subcontracts. Ensure that the subcontract terms and conditions incorporate technical, schedule, Industrial Regional Benefits, quality requirements and Seaspan Shipyard’s terms and conditions; including the flow down of the terms and conditions of the Design and Build Contracts.
- Prepare contract award recommendation materials and participate in presenting the award recommendations for approval.
- In conjunction with the FFR Program Office, develop technical specifications for complex equipment and services and incorporate the specifications into tender packages in accordance with Seaspan Shipyard’s established procurement procedures.
- In collaboration with Seaspan’s Shared Services Corporate Supply Chain, conduct market studies and research potential suppliers capable of supplying equipment and/or services required for the FFR programs.
- Manage and monitor subcontractor performance such that subcontractor milestones and deliverable items are achieved in accordance with the Design and Build Contracts and the terms of the subcontracts.
- Maintain of a file for each subcontract which shall at a minimum consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, a register of issues and action items and pro-actively manage an action plan to address issues, and take corrective action and/or escalate issues as may be required.
- Negotiate and issue subcontract Change Orders as directed and authorized by the Program Office.
- Close out subcontracts as the final action of post-award subcontract management. Ensure that Seaspan Shipyard furnished information and equipment, warranty details and life cycle support data is received from the subcontractor.
To be successful in this role
- A diploma or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business.
- A minimum of 7 years experience in Procurement including experience managing major subcontractors in a large manufacturing environment, preferably in the shipbuilding industry.
- Professional certification or training through an accredited procurement society such as the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) or New Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP), The Logistics Institute (P. Log.), American Purchasing Society or The Association for Operations Management (APICS) CPIM program is desirable.
- Membership in SCMP, P.Log., APICS-CPIM, The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM).
- Extensive knowledge of procurement procedures for complex and highly specialized equipment and services.
- Proven track record and considerable experience in the establishment, ongoing management and maintenance of multi-million dollar subcontracts for commercial off the shelf equipment, products manufactured to specifications, and engineering and technical services.
- Exceptional negotiation skills for both new subcontracts and change orders to existing subcontracts.
- Experience with Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) acquisition practices and Standard Acquisition Clauses and Conditions (SACC)
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize work and to problem solve in an inclusive manner with internal colleagues and external parties
- Ability to work effectively with limited direction and function as a key team member.
On offer to you
The opportunity to make your mark is at Seaspan – both in career advancement and in building a legacy of ships for the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. Seaspan is a progressive employer with a collaborative culture that supports health, safety and diversity.
Seaspan offers an attractive remuneration package with pension contributions, medical and dental benefits and a fitness membership for all permanent employees. For overseas candidates, we offer a generous relocation package to ensure a smooth transition for you and your family to Vancouver.. Seaspan will also support and fund, work permit or permanent residency applications.
Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the worklplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.