Coordinator, Indigenous Relations
Aecon Group Inc.
Calgary, AB, CA
6d ago

Position Overview

140+ years in the industry means Aecon’s roots in construction and infrastructure development run deep. We have earned the position of the preferred contractor to numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) across Canada and abroad.

Our Construction segment includes all aspects of the construction of both public and private infrastructure in the Civil, Urban Transportation, Nuclear, Utility, and Conventional Industrial sectors.

We operate primarily in Canada but selectively pursue International initiatives.

Aecon is dedicated to a comprehensive, collaborative, Canada wide approach to Indigenous engagement. We build relationships with Indigenous communities on a foundation of trust, respect, and understanding by acting as a responsible and respectful business partner, working side by side with community leaders and members, while creating and nurturing meaningful and beneficial opportunities and relationships.

Reporting to the Manager of Indigenous Relations, the Indigenous Relations Coordinator will provide support to the Indigenous Relations Team for activities and projects across Aecon’s construction operations sectors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting implementation of Aecon’s Indigenous Relations Strategy.
  • Assist in the development of community relations and partnership initiatives with Indigenous businesses.
  • Interface with functional groups to coordinate procurement, employment, and training opportunities for projects.
  • Act as a liaison between project teams and Indigenous partners and other participants to support project commitments and communications.
  • File management and recordkeeping.
  • Plan, maintain and report on engagement initiatives, as needed.
  • Support implementation of Aecon’s Indigenous awareness and recognition programs.
  • Provide proposal and communications support.
  • Administrative oversight of Indigenous Participation Plans and associated reporting.
  • Participate in relationship-building opportunities, including conferences and other offsite events to develop and maintain productive working relationships with Indigenous Communities.
  • Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Political Science, Communications, Indigenous Studies, Business or another acceptable discipline from a recognized educational institution.
  • Experience with Indigenous engagement, research, consulting or knowledge of Indigenous culture, governance systems and history.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with general project communications and / or community engagement considered an asset.
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Must be willing to travel to where projects or Indigenous Communities or Groups are located and work a flexible work schedule.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are essential.
  • Strong business writing skills are essential.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect;
  • is effective both inside and outside the organization, and controversial topics.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work effectively under pressure with multiple deadlines and tasks.
  • Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

    We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations.

    If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.

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