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AECOM Indigenous Engagement Specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

Company Description

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At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a passionate Indigenous Engagement Specialist to ensure tremendous outcomes from work we do with our clients and our Indigenous partners. This is a permanent full-time position. This position will report to the Manager, Community Engagement & Communication and can be based at any of our Canadian offices. As part of the Environment Business Line, in the Impact Assessment and Permitting Group, on the Community Engagement and Communications Team, you'll be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our service offering through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff. This position is accountable for driving, planning and carrying out Indigenous engagement, working collaboratively with Indigenous groups and communities on studies as part of environmental assessment (EA) and permitting processes, and contributing to the development of our Indigenous engagement practice.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams and project managers to understand the Projects’ needs and in turn, strategically developing Indigenous engagement plans and activities on behalf of our clients

  • Developing and maintaining consultation and engagement records, including issues identification and management

  • Authoring consultation and engagement summaries for the purpose of regulatory submission

  • Supporting the development of Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Land Use studies

  • Assessing the impacts of projects on Indigenous rights and interests, and developing mitigation and monitoring programs in response to potential impacts

  • Assisting with the management of project budgets and schedules, as well as internal and external document control

  • Supporting the growth of our service offering in the Indigenous engagement space through the development of project proposals and other business development activities

  • Understanding the importance of confidentiality and appropriate handling of culturally significant and often protected data when working with Indigenous communities

  • Managing the exceptional execution of deliverables and tasks, including mentoring, delegating, overseeing and evaluating the work of junior staff


Minimum Requirements:

  • A degree or professional designation is preferred (such as social sciences), although proven practical experience is essential

  • 4+ years working in a similar role

  • A valid driver licence and access to transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years working in a similar role

  • An in-depth working knowledge of Indigenous history, culture and governance

  • An in-depth knowledge of the Canadian regulatory and policy context, Federal and Provincial Impact Assessment Processes - including leading practice in Indigenous engagement and participation

  • Practical experience working with Indigenous leadership and communities in Canada

  • Great communication skills, both oral and written. Knowledge of an Indigenous language would be an asset. Knowledge of both English and French would be an asset

  • 4+ years professional writing experience including: plain language, AODA, web-content, internal and external communications

  • Familiarity with stakeholder engagement programs including (but not limited to) StakeTracker and Borealis would be considered an asset

  • Experience with government relations, media relations, public relations, stakeholder analysis and facilitation are an asset

  • Strong analytical, planning, organizational, problem solving and time management skills

  • Good interpersonal communication skills; this role requires continuous interaction with team leaders, client management and the public

  • Strong knowledge of project coordination/ management concepts and processes

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and remotely, if required

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103554

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid