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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.

Training and Conference/Office Assistant | Print |

Location: Halifax, NS

MacDonnell is seeking a well organized individual with strong administrative capabilities who can support the delivery of highly specialized educational training programs in the port and marine transportation sector and support general office administration.


For more then 50 years, MACDONNELL has been providing comprehensive engineering services that are innovative, practical and economical. MACDONNELL is Halifax based and offers consulting engineering and port management training services to clients in the public and private sectors. MACDONNELL has a mission to become the premier port management training organization in Canada. MacDonnell Group is also involved in project management, management consulting, and structural monitoring.

Core Responsibilities include assistance with:

  • Conference organization and marketing
  • Managing relationships with delegates, speakers and sponsors
  • Training program sales support
  • Training program logistics planning
  • Training material coordination

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.



  • Undergraduate or Diploma Program in Marketing, Event Management, Public Relations or a related area.
  • Advanced MS Office Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


We are seeking a motivated, talented, organized and hardworking individual who is looking to begin a new career at an entry level. We are a fast paced company with plans for expansion in 2012 as we roll our programs out throughout North America. Our ideal employee is a self starter, ambitious with a desire for success, strong leadership qualities and exceptional customer service skills. 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.


Remuneration Range; $25,000 - $30,000 per annum


Interested candidates should submit their cover letter to the company at;



1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1100

Halifax, NS

B3J 3K5

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Please Reference Position Title: MacDonnell Group – Training and Conference/Office Assistant. in the subject line of the email.


Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.