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Senior Aboriginal/Indigenous Relations Advisor

Build and sustain Indigenous support for ’s projects and operations through early and honest communication, by minimizing impacts, and with mutually beneficial partnerships

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Job Description

Raise is hiring a Senior Aboriginal Indigenous Relations Advisor for Our Client, one of North America's leading energy infrastructure companies with operations in natural gas, oil and power industries throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This position is a one (1) year contract located in Vancouver, British Columbia to support Northern BC Projects. We are actively seeking talented professionals like you to drive these crucial initiatives forward.


The Advisor in his role will have knowledge and experience in leading project engagement efforts with Indigenous communities. This individual has the proven skills, competencies and capacity to lead engagement initiatives with Indigenous groups and organizations and be accountable for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships so that we can deliver sustainable and responsible business results.

What you’ll do

  • Build and sustain Indigenous support for ’s projects and operations through early and honest communication, by minimizing impacts, and with mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Lead project engagement efforts with Indigenous communities to build and sustain positive long-term community and relationships, which includes the following:
  • Engagement and consultation with community members and negotiations on complex issues
  • Facilitate the collaboration needed to support regulatory processes
  • Support of capacity building, business engagement and community investment
  • Represent as a subject matter expert in industry and Indigenous forums to enhance the sharing of best practices and lessons learned
  • Patriciate in traditional events such as cultural activities
  • Collaborate with local Indigenous communities and businesses to understand capacity to participate and identify opportunities which align with ’s business needs
  • Lead implementation of project engagement plans and contribute to the development and refinement of project execution plans in alignment with the Company’s IR Policy and Strategy
  • Identify, propose and implement strategic initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities for IR Engagement Strategies
  • Support other internal stakeholders, such as environment, working with Indigenous communities to develop mitigation measures to support project development, as required
  • Maintain an understanding of legislative, regulatory and legal case developments as they relate to emerging issues and trends that could have a material impact to BC Projects and communicate effectively with leadership


  • 6 years of experience in Indigenous Relations, Environment, Archaeology, Anthropology, Law, Community Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Land, or Government Relations
  • Knowledge of the federal and provincial regulatory processes and consultation guidelines, particularly as they are related to the energy industry in Canada
  • Experience engaging with Indigenous groups and working with representatives and community members to resolve complex and often contentious issues
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Relevant post-secondary education is required, a university bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Previous experience working in the midstream energy industry
    • Superior communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to effectively present to a variety of audiences
    • Direct experience and in-depth knowledge of Indigenous Relations issues and concerns
    • High energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment
    • Flexible and able to adapt to a fluid travel schedule
    • Strong business acumen within the energy industry
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong respectful relationships with a variety of groups, from the grassroots to senior levels, both internally and externally
    • Ability to be a team player and work independently to achieve project-driven deliverables in a continuously evolving context
    • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
    • Proven facilitation and influencing abilities
    • Experienced in using CRM computer software such as Higher Gear and/or MS Dynamics
    • This position requires candidates to:
    • Have and maintain a valid driver's license Provide a driver's abstract for review
    • Travel within Canada as required by the business up to 80%

Raise is an established hiring firm with over 60 years of experience. We strive to build teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. Connecting professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

We have a dedicated webpage for accommodations where you can learn more about what we offer, and request accommodation:

Raise will never ask you for personal or banking information during the application process. If you are ever unsure about the legitimacy of this or another job posting by Raise (or have any other questions), please contact us at +1 800-567-9675 or


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