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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Irving Shipbuilding
20001423 Requisition #





Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 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 defense procurement in Canadian history.  

This year, we will deliver 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.


  • 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 medical, dental, and vision


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.

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