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Golder Associates Senior Indigenous Affairs and Traditional Studies Specialist in CALGARY, Alberta

At Golder, wethrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, itis a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate,innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in astrong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Indigenous Affairs and Traditional StudiesSpecialist with a focus on Indigenous use of lands and resources (i.e. Traditional Land Use) to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting team on a full-time basis based in Calgary.

The successful candidate will help Golder deliver high quality regulatory approval assistance to our clients by leading the Traditional Land Use component for Environmental Impact Assessments and facilitating the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge into regulatory submissions. While a large part of the work will focus on preparing traditional land use assessments, other tasks may include supporting Indigenous consultation and engagement programs, facilitating Indigenous participation on field programs and preparing cultural studies on behalf of Indigenous groups.

An overview of yourrole will include:

  • Writing,editing, and reviewing baseline and assessment reports on Traditional Land Usein support of Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Completinghistorical and current research related to Traditional Land Use

  • Conductingmeetings, focus groups or interviews in Indigenous communities

  • Liaisingwith internal Project Managers and external clients

  • Liaisingwith other component disciplines (e.g. bio-terrestrial, archaeology, aquatics)

  • Providingconsultation and engagement support services to clients (e.g. record ofconsultation keeping, responding to community concerns)

  • Assistingwith proposal writing

You will have abackground in:

  • Successfulcandidates in this position may come from a variety of academic backgrounds(e.g., anthropology, environmental sciences, Indigenous studies, biology) and havea master’s degree

  • 5plus years recent experience contributing to Environmental Impact Assessmentsas per provincial, federal or territorial requirements, ideally with a focus onTraditional Land Use or Indigenous Knowledge

  • Understandingof different regulatory contexts and requirements

  • Experiencewith Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency processes

  • Demonstratedexperience with proposal and technical report writing (strong written andverbal communication skills)

  • Understandingof Indigenous culture, history, reconciliation, protocol, and issues faced byIndigenous peoples

  • Experienceworking with Indigenous communities in Canada (preferably Alberta, NWT,Nunavut)

  • Understandingof social science research methods

  • Knowledgeof Aboriginal and Treaty rights

  • Workingknowledge of Alberta and Canada Aboriginal Consultation requirements will be anasset

  • Abilityto be flexible and work independently on multiple projects and priorities

  • Provenability to develop strong relationships with internal and external clients andIndigenous communities

  • Strongorganizational, time management and analytical skills

Your benefits at Golderwill include:

  • Competitivebenefits and remuneration packages

  • Optionto purchase shares in Golder

  • Employeeowned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepenyour expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovativeand collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Onthe job training, mentoring and coaching

  • Globalprojects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committedto providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. Assuch, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment andselection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title: Senior Indigenous Affairs and Traditional Studies Specialist

Location: AB-CALGARY

Requisition ID: 19000998