Legal Specialist

JD Irving (Halifax NS, Canada) 12 days ago


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 are just getting started. We are 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 full-time, permanent role, based in Halifax Regional Municipality. The primary language of work is English. Some company-related travel to the United Kingdom will be necessary.

  • Provide ongoing legal research or reviews of contracts on an on-going basis.
  • Be part of the Defence Trade Compliance team and navigate United Kingdom security controls and clearances
  • Provide legal support on all contracts subject to United Kingdom law
  • Perform general duties as directed
  • Ensure strict adherence to Company quality procedures and policies 


  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in a related field (e.g. Law)
  • Experience Required: 1 year of experience in commercial law
  • Previous experience researching United Kingdom personnel security controls and clearances applicable to defence contractors and United Kingdom security classifications (e.g. United Kingdom Official/Sensitive), including via on-site industry baselining with UK defence contractors, and developing recommendations and policies based on best practices in respect of such requirements.
  • Experience with commercial, property and data protection legislation in the United Kingdom
  • Proven track record of meeting challenging schedules
  • Must be able to work in the United Kingdom for up to two years.

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.
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: Sarah Taylor at

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Sep 30, 2020

Legal Specialist

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