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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

Administrative Assistant | Print |

Location: Halifax, NS

MACDONNELL is looking for a junior to intermediate Administrative Assistant to support the daily duties of office administration along with administrative support for the national and international conferences and training programs.


Details of the position are outlined below.


Skill Requirements:

  • Experience in administration and a fast paced office environment;
  • Sound knowledge of Customer Relationship Management systems;
  • Result oriented, rigorous, and proactive with strong leadership skills;
  • SUPERB time-management and project management abilities including:

- The ability to prioritize and multitask successfully;

- The ability to follow through on projects to completion;

  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with a team;
  • Ability to identify challenges and seek solutions;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn, grow and contribute ideas to the team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic;
  • Keen decision making abilities;
  • Maintains current knowledge of new web technologies.





  • Administrative experience in a professional office setting and/or a degree in business administration
  • Intermediate MS Office Skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)



The successful candidate can expect challenging and rewarding work and will have the opportunity to grow and contribute to the building of a world-class team. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume, referencing the position title above, to:



MACDONNELL 1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1100

Halifax, NS

B3J 3K5

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please Reference Position Title: MacDonnell – Administrative Assistant in the subject line of the email.

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.