Communications Advisor II

Back to Blogs Posted: June 19, 2023
Seaspan ULC
June 19, 2023
2 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver, Canada
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Established professional, Strategic advisor
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We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and reliable communications professional who can actively support the internal communications requirements for our Seaspan workforce. In this role, you will have your finger on the heartbeat of the organization and play a meaningful role in making a difference for our teams spanning across the shipyards and marine businesses.

You thrive in fast-paced/growing organizations and are looking to grow your skills as part of an agile communications function. You love the idea of bringing the stories of the organization into the spotlight. You’re comfortable providing communications counsel to various business partners across the organization - and taking them through a strategic planning process to help uncover the purpose/need, goals and objectives of any given initiative before jumping into tactics.

Sound exciting? Read on and apply!

Note: This position qualifies for an optional hybrid work schedule after 90 days of onsite work and onboarding. Employee will be subject to the terms of the Flexible Work Policy Agreement.

What you’ll do

With support from the Manager of Internal Communications:

  • Implement employee communications and engagement strategies for Seaspan ULC’s diverse and dispersed audiences.
  • Develop and deliver on internal communications plans in collaboration with sponsors and collaborators to implement central initiatives throughout the organization.
  • Work as part of the Communications team to communicate business strategies and provide consistent and compelling content across all platforms.
  • Produce supporting content for internal initiatives and events including stories, presentations, visual collateral, key messages, and more.
  • Measure, monitor, and report on the efficiency of communication efforts - and adjust approach based on outcomes.
  • Review communications across the organization to develop, maintain and communicate standards for communications, focusing on clarity, simplicity, style, consistency as well as brand identity and delivery.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Internal Communications to ensure all internal communications and plans are coordinated/aligned with external activities and plans.

What you’ll bring

  • A natural storyteller with at least 5-7 years of experience working in a Communications role.
  • Outstanding English writing and editing skills: ability to write for a broad spectrum of multi-media communications channels including multi-culture/lingual sensitivity.
  • Proven project execution: ability to deliver (multiple) projects from end-to-end, hitting deadline without compromising quality.
  • Relationship builder: ability to handle stakeholders and develop/manage relationships both internally with business partners and externally with outside vendors.
  • Digital know-how: up-to-date understanding on new technologies and digital media/tools.
  • Employee engagement and culture: understanding of internal communications and change management best practices.
  • Curiosity and can-do approach: willingness to continuously stretch, grow and learn – and always looking for ways to improve how Seaspan communicates with and engages employees.

Why you’ll love working here

  • This is a full-time, permanent position. With multiple operations and long-term projects, Seaspan employees enjoy job stability as we look ahead to build ships for decades to come.
  • In addition to an annual bonus and pension plan matching, this role provides you a very competitive salary in line with the successful candidate’s experience.
  • We also provide a best-in-class health and wellness benefits package for this position, including such things as full health care (e.g. unlimited physiotherapy), dental, vision, life insurance, medical leave coverage, parental leave coverage, childcare benefit partnership, wellness/fitness reimbursement for memberships or registration fees, and an Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Free on-site gym.
  • Parking is included and to assist those that are using transit, we operate a complimentary shuttle bus Monday through Friday with various pick up and drop off points around North Vancouver.

About us:

Seaspan Marine Transportation: With more than 130 years of experience navigating in some of the world’s most complex and difficult waters, Seaspan Marine is the largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast.

Seaspan Shipyards: Seaspan Shipyards is one of North America’s most modern shipyards and unique in its ability to provide a complete range of services including new construction, conversion, refit, repair and life-cycle maintenance work for Canada’s Coast Guard and Navy as well as commercial vessels including cruise-ships and deep-sea vessels. Seaspan Shipyards operations include Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyards.

To learn more, visit our website:


Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.

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