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AECOM Socio-Economic & Indigenous Engagement Specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly motivated intermediate Social Socio-economic / Indigenous Engagement Specialist for immediate employment to support infrastructure projects across Canada. Candidates with strong qualitative and quantitative social science analysis experience, socio-economic impact assessment, strategic planning, and strong engagement skills are of particular interest. This position will be part of the Impact Assessment and Permitting team supporting projects and collaborating with teams across Ontario and the rest of Canada.


The responsibility of this position includes, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and workplans for socio-economic and social impact studies

  • Development and delivery of Indigenous Community engagement plans to support infrastructure planning and design projects.

  • Support Indigenous engagement and consultation and public participation activities including meeting and event planning, coordination, facilitation, and logistics.

  • Conduct socio-economic baseline studies and analysis – largely related environmental assessment and permitting applications, environmental screenings, environmental baseline and monitoring programs, and/or peer reviews.

  • Prepare technical documents, reports, and presentations as required.

  • Conduct field studies, surveys, and interviews with community and regional stakeholders as part of establishing socio-economic assessment baselines and social environment assessments.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines and consultants to guide planning and design processes.

  • Liaise with clients, the public, Indigenous groups, and regulators, as required.

  • Support the development and execution of ESG strategies across Canada.

  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Economics, Sociology, Community / Regional Planning, Human Geography, Business, or related social or environmental sciences discipline.

  • 2+ years of relevant consulting experience in socio-environmental / socio-economic impact assessment, Indigenous engagement or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience engaging and building relationships with Indigenous Communities in Ontario and / or across Canada

  • Knowledge of the provincial environmental assessment process, the federal Impact Assessment Act 2019 as well as other federal and provincial laws and regulations related to stakeholder engagement, Indigenous consultation, and socio-environmental impact assessment.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), research and data analysis, and technical writing skills.

  • Experience with proposal writing and ability to undertake business development activities.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work well with people.

  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and manage multiple assignments at one time.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Class G driver’s license.

  • Willingness to travel to local and remote communities to undertake field work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred in Economics, Sociology, Community/Regional Planning, Human Geography or related social sciences discipline.

  • 4+ years of relevant consulting experience in socio-environmental / socio-economic impact assessment, Indigenous engagement or related field.

  • Experience and/or training in Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) considered an asset.

  • Understanding of infrastructure planning, design and implementation processes.

  • Rural, remote, and northern experience considered an asset.

  • Proficiency with statistical and/or spatial analysis tools.

  • Full or Provisional membership in a professional body.

  • Knowledge of international best practices in social impact assessment

What We Offer

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269186BR

Additional Locations CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - London, ON - 250 York St, CA - Mississauga, ON - 1000-5090 Explorer Drive, CA - Ottawa, ON - 1150 Morrison Dr

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.