Date:  Nov 7, 2020

Golden, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Indigenous Contracting and Employment Manager

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Reporting to the Project Director, the Indigenous Relations Manager will be a key position working on an exciting heavy civil infrastructure project in Golden, BC.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and participating in all Indigenous engagement activity and consulting for the project and its stakeholders.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with local Indigenous Communities.
  • Coordinate Indigenous procurement, training, apprenticeship, training and employment opportunities for the project.
  • Act as a liaison between the project and indigenous partners to ensure operations’ understanding of the project’s commitments
  • Change management   
  • Plan, maintain and report on engagement and consultation according to the project agreement.
  • Develop and implement a cultural awareness and recognition program.
  • Administer and manage the day-to-day implementation of the Indigenous Participation Plan and oversee the tracking and reporting for various stakeholders and partners.
  • Update the Indigenous Participation Plan with input from the local Indigenous Groups.
  • Coordinate and participate in promotional or special events as required.  


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Political Science, Communications, Indigenous Studies, or another acceptable discipline from a recognized educational institution.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years in Indigenous engagement, research, or consulting.
  • Experience with general project communications and/or community engagement is considered an asset.
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Mobility is essential, must be willing to travel to where projects or Indigenous Groups are located and work a flexible work schedule.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral.
  • A proactive approach to a safety conscious culture.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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