Social Consultant (Vancouver, BC)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2018-05-02T17:04:46+00:00 3 months ago
  • Category:
    Customer Service

ERM is seeking a motivated Social Consultant with a background in stakeholder engagement, socio-economic research, and corporate social responsibility to join our office in Vancouver, BC . The ideal candidate will have a versatile skillset that enables them to contribute to the Social Performance team’s activities, including stakeholder and Aboriginal consultation and engagement, socio-economics, land use, traditional use/traditional knowledge, impact assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and strategic social impact management planning. In particular, the candidate will be expected to lead aspects of stakeholder and Aboriginal consultation and engagement in relation to mining, oil & gas and other major projects across Canada, including planning, implementation, documentation and reporting. This is an excellent opportunity to join a strong network of Social Performance experts at ERM, as you build a rewarding career path with a leading sustainability consultancy. RESPONSIBILITIES: Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement: Develop and implement Aboriginal and stakeholder consultation/engagement plans and related programs. Manage consultation and stakeholder management tracking databases for various clients, including data entry, quality control, and preparation of reports. Advise project managers and external clients in regard to regulatory requirements and best management practices for Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement. Ensure that information from Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement is communicated to relevant parties (internal and external) and incorporated into studies and impact assessments. Facilitate meetings/workshops with clients, Aboriginal groups, communities, and/or other parties. Socio-economics, land use, and other studies: Contribute to socio-economic, land use, traditional use/traditional knowledge, and other studies (including baseline studies and impact assessments), including desk-based and field research, data analysis, and reporting. Plan and conduct field research, as required, using quantitative and qualitative methods, such as literature review, household surveys, key informant interviews, focus groups, etc. Design and implement mitigation and management plans, and monitoring programs. Support creative and innovative solutions to diverse client needs. General expectations for consulting: Must have excellent reporting skills, attention to detail, and be able to prepare technical reports to a high standard. Must perform multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring high quality standards on project deliverables. Must communicate clearly and effectively with clients, team members, and other ERM staff and sub-consultants. Must embrace opportunities for professional growth and challenge. REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree (or established work experience) in sociology, public policy, human geography, international development, or other related discipline. Experience in facilitation and participatory engagement methods. Knowledge and experience of regulatory requirements, and international best practices, for Aboriginal and stakeholder consultation/engagement (required) and other aspects of social performance (preferred) and impact assessment (preferred). Experience analyzing and interpreting data, and writing high-quality and concise technical reports. Project management experience is an asset. 3 to 5 years of experience, including willingness/interest in research. Fluency in a second language is desirable, particularly French and Spanish. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Professional attributes Effective written and verbal communication skills and experience working collaboratively and in a team environment. Effective organizational and analytical skills. Excellent attention to detail and consistency. A demonstrated interest in environmental/social impact assessment and in the engagement of public/Aboriginal groups in major resource development projects and decision-making processes. Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols. Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality. Able to work independently and with minimal supervision. Able to multi-task, maintain flexibility, and travel as needed (within Canada, and possibly internationally). TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a pre-interview OR Video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM! ABOUT ERM: Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 4,500 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing. For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet. Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers. EOE/AAE ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.