AECOM Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor in Edmonton, Alberta

Business Line Environment

Position Title Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor

Canada - Alberta


Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Community Engagement the primary function of this position is to assist with strategic guidance and for matters that require engagement of Indigenous communities and organizations to achieve overall client and AECOM goals. The goals of the position are to build strong relationships with community members, consult to obtain critical feedback, collaborate with communities throughout the life of an AECOM project, identify and demonstrate community inclusion in the project in a meaningful way, and assist with indigenous capacity building within AECOM.

This position also requires meeting and communications support for clients and specific Indigenous communities or organizations in addition to participating in a wide variety of public engagements that enhance AECOM’s reputation within the Indigenous community and with our clients. This position leverages opportunities to remain current on the Consultation and Accommodation environment to provide a positive experience for our clients during performance of our work. Travel and periodic project site visits will be required.

Key responsibility areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting field consultation and engagement on development projects in alignment with project goals

  • Providing leadership and intelligence to the Environment Consulting Business Line

  • Facilitating implementation of initiatives in the areas of business development, and training and employment opportunities

  • Delivering community access and support on projects

  • Working with AECOM environment staff to deploy the Indigenous Community Engagement guiding principles and cultural awareness

  • Assisting the Manager with maintaining regular contact with Indigenous Leadership and the Indigenous business community

  • Engaging in local committees on Indigenous relations, protocols, and promote the value of Indigenous partnerships

  • Completing weekly reporting on status of Indigenous Relations and initiatives

  • Assisting the Manager with strategic analysis, advice and recommendations on Indigenous strategies, opportunities, and issues involving AECOM and its impacted communities

  • Assisting the Manager with gathering and reporting metrics for hiring, retention, and development

  • Advocate for apprenticeship opportunities for Indigenous hires

Minimum Requirements

  • Formal post-secondary diploma or an appropriate combination of extensive field and professional experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the role and its responsibilities

  • 5+ years’ experience working with Indigenous communities required

  • Working knowledge of current technologies utilized by the company for communications and writing requirements of the position including but not limited to Microsoft Office products, Outlook, Webex

  • In-depth first-hand knowledge of Indigenous cultures and worldview is required

  • Must maintain current knowledge of the constantly evolving landscape of Indigenous “Consultation and Accommodation” as it affects our industry and our company throughout the various provincial and territorial jurisdictions that AECOM operates in Canada

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Strong written communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong interpersonal relationship building skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in an Indigenous language is an asset

  • Enrollment and completion of the Indigenous Community Industry Relations Certificate program at the University of Alberta will be recognized and encouraged

  • Bilingualism in English and French (oral and written)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Communications

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 181966BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.