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Golder Associates Senior Indigenous Engagement Specialist in THUNDER BAY, Ontario

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong 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 Engagement Specialist to join our Environmental Planning & Permitting team on a full-time basis based in Thunder Bay.

The successful candidate will be involved in the regulatory, planning and management aspects of projects and in providing assistance in the continued development of business opportunities throughout Ontario.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Developing Indigenous engagement/consultation strategies and plans for our clients

  • Depending on client requirements, ongoing support and advice on Indigenous engagement and issues management may include:

  • Leading or participating in client meetings with Indigenous groups

  • Identifying, tracking, and monitoring issues, concerns, and interests identified by Indigenous groups

  • Advising clients on issues related to project development and assisting them in developing solutions and strategies to address those issues, as appropriate

  • Assisting clients in integrating issues, interests, and inputs of indigenous group information into project planning and design and mitigation and monitoring strategies, and other regulatory and commercial considerations

  • Supporting the negotiation of agreements between clients and Indigenous groups, as required

  • Participating in Golder’s Indigenous relations strategies, including the identification of potential business opportunities with Indigenous groups

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

  • Completing historical and current research related to Traditional Land Use

  • Liaising with Project Managers and other component disciplines (e.g. bio-terrestrial, archaeology, aquatics)

You will have a background in:

  • Successful candidates in this position may come from a variety of academic backgrounds (e.g., anthropology, environmental sciences, Indigenous studies, biology)

  • 10-15 years of relevant work experience, with two or more years in a professional consulting context

  • Experience in developing and leading Indigenous consultation programs

  • Energetic and highly motivated professional

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with Indigenous people honestly while building respectful relationships.

  • Experience supporting communities in the collection and documentation of Indigenous Knowledge for a variety of purposes

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate Traditional Knowledge, belief systems, and Indigenous rights (land claims and treaties) with western scientific practices, and within the legal or regulatory framework.

  • Ability to write, edit and review baseline and assessment reports on Traditional Land Use in support of Environmental Impact Assessments.

  • Experience with providing community engagement support services to clients (e.g., responding to community concerns, facilitating Indigenous participation on field programs, coordinating, developing, and executing Indigenous engagement meetings).

  • Experience with Indigenous engagement process documentation, including tracking input and responses and integrating feedback into project design and reporting

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global 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 Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Senior Indigenous Engagement Specialist


Requisition ID: 21000139