Senior Learning & Development Specialist
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 21006284

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, 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. We have delivered two Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022.
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 Learning & Development Specialist.
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 2SLGBTQ 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.
  • Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development, Adult Education, or related field.
  • Years of Experience Required:
    • 8 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, with 5 years in Learning and Development specifically
  • A professional Human Resources designation would be considered an asset
  • Excellent understanding of innovative learning & development principles and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct training and development needs assessment and propose value-added solutions targeted to meet internal/ external customer expectations
  • Demonstrated success in taking timely and effective action and following through on commitments to deliver sustainable results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; encourages open and respectful exchange of ideas and opinions to accomplish objectives
  • Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Strong technology 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).
Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the stakeholders at varying levels of seniority to understand objectives/strategies and desired results from learning opportunities.
  • Conducts a needs analysis of the organization's learning needs by consulting organizational leaders and HR, analyzing data, and conducting research.
  • Designs, sources and develops L&D initiatives using a variety of learning methods.
  • Delivers L&D initiatives including facilitation, webinars, roundtables, etc.
  • Collaborates with subject-matter experts within the organization as well as vendors to develop L&D initiatives aligned to the organization's needs.
  • Evaluates the impact and return on investment of L&D initiatives by analyzing learning metrics and uses data to make the case for additional investments.
  • Researches new trends and approaches in the learning industry and serves as a champion for a learning culture in the organization.
  • Manage, design, develop, assess and implement components of complex learning solutions, using multiple tools and methodologies to meet business objectives.
  • Facilitate face-to-face, tele-conference, videoconference, and virtual instructor-led sessions.
  • Drives the adoption of the Organizational Learning Management System (MyLearning); working with the Business, HRBP's and the HR team as necessary.

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;
  • 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.
  • Relocation costs (if applicable)

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.
For further details, please contact [email protected]
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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