Administrative/Project Assistant

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Who We Are:

Strum Consulting is a 100-person consulting company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides engineering and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of Renewable Energy, Transportation, Contaminated Sites, and Commercial Developments.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work-life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

Strum Consulting is presently expanding our Site Assessment and Remediation Division and has an opening in our Halifax office for an Administrative/Project Assistant to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • The opportunity to work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interaction with a diverse client base.
  • A team environment where your input will be noticed and valued.
  • Collaboration and room for professional development and career growth.
  • Dynamic and flexible work arrangements (e.g., work from home and work from the office).

The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

As an Administrative/Project Assistant, you will provide administrative and project support to the team in the areas of word processing, office administration, and safe keeping of files and their appropriate distribution. This position will require close collaboration with other administrative staff, technicians, technologists, engineers, and scientists.


  • Adhere to Strum’s health and safety program and ensure safety procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Carry out administrative duties by collecting data, sorting, filing and sending out project files.
  • Maintain a sound working knowledge of policies, procedures, issues, and projects, and research and compile information to effectively provide administrative support to the division.
  • Compose correspondence with minimal direction, prepare tables, reports, and ensure all necessary materials are distributed to appropriate parties.
  • Review/compile project reporting and finalize for client delivery.
  • Develop and maintain a filing system (paper and electronic) and database to ensure all files are current and easily retrievable. Prepare reports as needed.
  • Attend and participate in weekly internal team meetings and coordinate with team members to ensure efficient and timely delivery of projects within the schedule.
  • Support existing teams while demonstrating ability to work independently and as part of a larger close-knit team.
  • Maintain online safety databases.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining social media accounts.
  • Provide reception relief, and perform other assigned tasks as determined by overall workload.

Attributes and skills:

  • Completion of a one- or two-year college diploma in office administration and minimum two years previous administrative experience is required.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail, motivation, and excellent communications skills.
  • Possess professional demeanour and communicate with excellent verbal and written skills in English.


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Divers License is preferred, but not required.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
  • Persons who are of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to self identify.
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