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Community Relations (Intermediate)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2020
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
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The Role:
We are seeking a Liaison who will lead local engagement efforts in support of several functional areas including: Regional Operations and Pipeline Integrity, Public Awareness, Regional Emergency Preparedness, Community Investment and Capital project development (if applicable).

The successful candidate will work with internal clients to design and execute external stakeholder plans and strategies to support - Damage Prevention within Public Awareness (PA), Regional Emergency Preparedness (including First Responder Outreach) and Community Investment.

What you'll do
* Develop strategy based on knowledge of region, considering key communities, community needs and target members of the community
* Assess incoming requests for funding to ensure meet criteria, are meaningful contributions to the community, and provide opportunities for recognition
* Ensure adequate balance of donations throughout the Region and over time to maximize benefit
* Co-Chair Community Action Team (CAT) meetings
* Coordinate and organize applications for review by Community Action Team (CAT)
* Develop campaigns to reach target audiences using local resources; awareness campaigns, seek out events to attend
* Represent client on industry associations and committees
* Project support (open houses, meetings, emergency response sessions)
* Ensure appropriate publications and documents are available in region (CSR reports, excavators guide, facility maps, PMP fact sheets, regulatory notifications etc)
* Support Incident Management Team as Liaison Officer during emergency response (i.e. on call)
* Contribute to planning of emergency response exercise, specifically:
o identifying external contacts to invite to participate or observe, including local community's first responders and leadership, industry members operating in the area
o providing injects specific to community/Indigenous activities
o hosting external contacts during briefing portion of Emergency Response Exercise
o ensuring print materials to be provided to first responders are available.
* Ensure Area Representatives have resources for outreach with first responders

Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree or College Diploma in political science or public policy or related discipline
* Minimum six (6) years of Community Relations experience
* Experience managing complex issues with a wide variety of external stakeholders
* A public relations professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with a customer service focus
* Ability to think strategically, weigh issues and recommend effective solutions
* Excellent knowledge of regulatory requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
* International Association of Public participation (IAP2) training is an asset
* Government (including political) or related work experience is considered an asset
* Well-developed problem solving and analytical skills
* Solid understanding of the pipeline and energy industries
* Knowledge of principles of Corporate Social Responsibility.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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