Community Consultant - Engineering Focus on Indigenous Communities

Community / Organization: 
Urban Systems
Posting Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2020
Closing Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2020
Fort St. John
Job Status: 
Full Time

About the Opportunity

Our thriving Fort St. John office is looking to add a talented and enthusiastic engineer with a background in working with Indigenous communities to join our existing team.

We provide a broad range of services to Indigenous communities spanning all of their portfolios, including governance, policy, finance, lands, infrastructure, and housing. Our clients are seeking innovative ideas and customized solutions that integrate multiple perspectives. We currently have the privilege of working within the Treaty 8 territory, as such, we find ourselves in search of another talented and enthusiastic engineer who can work with us in continuing to build our practice with a particular emphasis on client relations, economic development, infrastructure planning and design, construction and public engagement services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

•Delivering exceptional service to our client communities, being directly involved in the technical aspects of the assignment. This is likely to include:
oHelping clients develop and implement strategic plans;
oHelping clients with planning and implementation of infrastructure systems; and
oHelping clients identify, secure and leverage a wide range of funding sources.
•Preparing client plans in coordination with our market leaders;
•Providing technical support and coaching to our clients and team members;
•Leading on design and construction projects as required;
•Developing long-term relationships with local Indigenous communities; and
•Building relationships upon common interests with Indigenous communities and their neighbouring local governments.

About You

Preference will be given to those candidates who are registered (or qualified to be registered) as a professional engineer with EGBC who has 5 years of related experience of working alongside clients in a consulting environment. Experienced professionals who have a proven history of excellent client advocacy skills and working alongside Indigenous communities will be given priority.

In addition, the following attributes would be considered a great benefit to this role:

•Relevant experience and a strong desire to grow your career and build on your technical and consulting strengths while serving Indigenous communities throughout North Eastern British Columbia. Due to the nature of this position, we will need this individual to reside in FSJ;
•Familiarity with Indigenous Services Canada and other related agency guidelines and funding processes;
•Proven project leadership skills within a multidisciplinary team;
•Effective written and oral communication, facilitation, and presentation skills;
•Ability to think strategically about the services that we can offer Indigenous communities and their neighbouring local governments;
•A self starter who is passionate about working closely with Indigenous communities, to help address key infrastructure and planning issues and advance joint-servicing agreements with neighbouring local governments;
•Comfortable with developing and nurturing positive interpersonal relationships with people from varying backgrounds; and
•An aptitude for problem solving, researching and analyzing information, and clearly communicating the results.

As this position requires travel to remote communities a valid Class 5 Drivers Licence is required.

About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada. In business since 1975, we have over four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous groups, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of 450 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.

About Fort St. John

The City of Fort St. John is known as the Energetic City for a reason! It is a small bustling community with a young and growing population. This is an opportunity to live and play in the North while joining a tight-knit office of 18 professionals working on unique assignments creating resilient and vibrant communities across the BC Peace.

Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

• Challenging and interesting project opportunities;
• A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things;
• The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment;
• Ongoing career development and learning; and
• Meaningful rewards and recognition.

How to Apply If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire. Deadline for applications: Monday, December 7, 2020
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