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Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 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 delivered 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.



  • Be the primary/initial point-of-contact for anyone coming to HSE (in person, telephone, email, etc.)

  • Appropriately and professionally route all questions, concerns or queries

  • Draft and maintain applicable HSE and administrative documentation and records


  • In general terms, advise employees on HSE policies and procedures

  • Actively/positively promote HSE initiatives

  • Provide ongoing support to employees and all levels of ISI Leadership in support of an effective HSE program

  • Embrace and adapt to change


  • Report and communicate any/all at-risk behaviours

  • Create and maintain formal, ad hoc and scheduled Reports

  • Maintain HSE related data


  • Education Required: Post-Secondary education in a related field preferred, or equivalent experience

  • Years of Experience Required: minimum 2 years’ experience in administration, preferably within an HSE environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HSE regulations

  • Ability to handle confidentiality and sensitive issues with tact and discretion

  • Highly proactive and positive, with the ability to work in a very fast-paced and diverse environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office 2010+ (i.e., Teams, Excel, Word and Power Point)

  • Ability to learn new applications (i.e., software, financial, HSE, etc.)

  • Exceptional time management, problem solving and relationship building skills

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:

rving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, inclu

ding but not limited to:

  • 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.

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.

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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Oct 9, 2020
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