Senior Human Resources Business Partner

City: Halifax, Nova Scotia



Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group 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 North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ 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. The second ship will be delivered in 2021.

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.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Senior Human Resources Business Partner. This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. 

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued. 


Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Human Resources;
5-8 years experience in a strategic Human Resources role;
Labour Relations experience is considered a strong asset;
CPHR designation considered an asset;
Excellent computer skills;
Customer focused individual with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills who excels at coaching others;
Energetic self-starter who enjoys working autonomously in a fast paced, team oriented 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:

Provide strategic advice and support to Employees and Managers in a broad range of HR functions;
Facilitate the acquisition of best in class talent through the recruitment process, in partnership with leaders and other HR Colleagues;
Partner closely with colleagues in HR and Operations to deliver on the Talent Management and Employee Engagement strategies;
Prepare and deliver employee communications, presentations and correspondence;
Implement a wide variety of Human Resource projects and initiatives and ensure alignment throughout our business;
Partner with client groups to positively impact the employee experience through coaching, mentoring and developing others;
Understand our HR systems and ensure they are optimized;
Compile and complete HR Reporting and data analysis;
Act as a subject matter expert for one or more key functional areas in Human Resources such as immigration, disability case management, compensation, benefits, HRIS, etc;
Perform other duties as assigned

What We Offer:

Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to: A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;

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.

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.

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

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.

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