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Technical Lead, Indigenous Relations

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2020
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
  • Time left:
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    (11/03/20)
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The Role:
Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Technical Lead's primary role is to provide technical expertise relating to Indigenous Relations (IR) in alignment with corporate objectives. The Lead will work closely with the IR, Regulatory, Legal and Project Management teams, and IR Leadership to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of regulatory deliverables. The Lead will coordinate all tasks and activities related to gathering and assessing the information obtained from key contributors.

Responsibilities
Regulatory
* Work as part of a high performing team of technical experts to provide timely, coordinated and innovative support to business client groups;
* Considered a fully functional Technical Writer, using established procedures to conduct work.
* Responsible for the completion of accurate regulatory filing documentation for the areas of Indigenous Relations, in compliance with Federal, Provincial, and local regulatory requirements;
* Lead author for IR regulatory filing contributions including applicable sections of project descriptions, applications, supplemental filings, engagement summaries and updates, information requests from regulators and intervenors, written evidence, reply and final arguments in regulatory proceedings;
* Participate in regulatory filing review sessions to ensure awareness of deliverables and provide oversight and accountability of strategy of responses, as required;
* Interface with Environment and IR Engagement Leads regarding input to recommendations for non-standard mitigation measures;
* Escalation of issues relative to schedule risk, quality and/or commitments;
* Track IR regulatory deliverables and update IR regulatory filings schedule;
* Interface with Regulatory Services project management;
* Provide quality and regular review of engagement logs;
* Track IR commitments and update on regular basis; and
Other duties as required.

Qualifications
* Knowledge of regulatory requirements of federal, provincial and municipal jurisdictions;
* Familiar with federal, provincial, and territorial environmental assessment processes;
* Understanding of sensitivities and confidentiality surrounding TK from Indigenous groups;
* Pipeline and/or powerline experience;
* Excellent communication skills - verbal and written;
* Is considered a fully functional Technical Writer, using established procedures to conduct work
* Ability to work within a dynamic and high performing environment;
* Interpersonal, coaching, mentoring, change management, mediation and negotiation skills;
* Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with colleagues and management, able to lead and be led;
* Highly motivated to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to plan and organize numerous projects; and
* Ability to provide technical leadership which encourages good working relationships.

Education and Experience
* Technical Writing Certificate from an accredited College or University
* University degree coupled with 5+ years of experience in Stakeholder Engagement, Indigenous, Land, Communications, Environment, Regulatory or Government Relations would be considered an asset;
* Experience working with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, or with CEAA 2012, would be considered an asset;
* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
* Related experience in the oil and gas industry is preferred.

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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