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AECOM Indigenous Business Lead in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada - Manitoba, Winnipeg

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity available for an individual with business drive and energy to lead and grow opportunities for our clients and Indigenous communities, to work together to offer employment in Indigenous communities, and advance projects in Canada, North America and beyond. The role will be an Indigenous Business Lead and will be based in our Winnipeg office.

This new position is being created with a view to increasing our capacity, to service clients in new ways and to grow our working relationships in Indigenous communities.

The ideal candidate will have high energy and an entrepreneurial spirit to grow business in the Environmental project portfolio and will have many established relationships and contacts across North America.

Role and Responsibilities include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Work with communities, clients and government officials to support Indigenous economic development

  • Work with key clients and AECOM Project Managers to identify employment/subcontracting needs and opportunities for large projects

  • Engage with Indigenous community members and leaders to understand, plan for and align interests and resources early in the project planning process

  • Work with Indigenous community members and leaders to find employment candidates for project work across the country

  • Build and manage a data base of Indigenous resources and use data base to allocate resources to projects across a large geography

  • Assist with the hiring of Indigenous community members to work on projects for key clients

  • Oversee and manage the operational aspects of the hiring process for project work

  • Deal with and resolve issues throughout the process


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • BS/BS + ten years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 + years of experience working directly with Canadian Indigenous communities and clients on large scale projects

  • Collaborative style with a view to making sure both community members and clients get what they need from each project experience

  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Great organizational skills

  • Strong ability to address and deal with issues as they arise in a manner that is fair and collaborative

  • Strong commitment to excellence in project delivery.

  • Existing contacts with Indigenous communities and leaders

  • Solid understanding of environmental client needs (in oil and gas, mining etc.) in various geographies across North America

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242204BR

Clearance Required No

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.