Administrative Assistant

Job Locations CANADA-NS-Halifax
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# of Openings
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Regular Full-Time
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Are you someone with developing leadership and administrative skills? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a trusted partner and a problem solver? As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Your opportunity  

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in our Halifax office. This is an office-based position and will require working from the Dillon office.


In this role you will be a welcome addition to our dynamic administrative team. You will showcase your organizational and communication skills in a fast-paced professional office environment. Your drive for excellence will present opportunities to chart your own path to success with a rewarding career in our firm.


What your day will look like


Administrative Assistance (97%)

  • Manage the reception area, including the switchboard, client interaction, mail and courier arrangements, along with other reception related activities
  • Manage boardroom bookings and meeting arrangements, including preparation and clean-up for a variety of functions, and maintain common areas
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Maintain the office filing system, archiving and libraries
  • Arrange travel and accommodations for staff
  • Format a variety of small and large complex documents using MS Word
  • Edit and proofread documents for spelling, grammar, and consistency
  • Prepare, format and edit Excel spreadsheets
  • Complete document production, including photocopying, scanning, binding, and compiling PDF files
  • Overall quality checks and reviews of documents, ensuring adherence to the company’s Quality Management System
  • Assist with other administrative duties as assigned and contribute as part of the administrative team to fulfill the variety of tasks necessary to run the office effectively

Learning and Development (3%)

  • A commitment to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development


What you will need to succeed

  • One to two years administration related experience. Candidates with no prior work experience are also encouraged to apply
  • A certificate or diploma in an Office Administration related field of study is considered an asset


  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word with experience in document formatting
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using PDF software to edit and compile large and complex documents is considered an asset
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, a high regard for accuracy, and the ability to provide high quality outputs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize work effectively to meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing workload demands
  • Familiarity with the Google Workspace (e.g. Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive) is considered an asset
  • Experience in a Professional Services consulting firm (engineering/environmental/planning) is considered an asset

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require accommodation in the interview process.  We would love to hear from you!




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