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Aboriginal/Indigenous Relations (Senior) TC Energy

Job Posting:  Aboriginal/Indigenous Relations (Senior)

Job Posting Owner          Jill Salus

Job Posting Owner Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work Location: Required to be in North BC within 250km of the Indigenous Communities for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project.

Business Unit     IR ENGAGEMENT (90006225)

Category              ELIR

Labor Type          Business Professional

Positions Requested       1

Respond by Date              08/07/2023

Travel Time         80.000 %

Hours per Day    8

Hours per Week               40


The Opportunity 

Our Indigenous Relations (IR) team is looking to add an #EnergyProblemSolver in Northern BC to support BC Projects.


We are seeking an experienced and collaborative IR Engagement professional who has knowledge and experience in leading project engagement efforts with Indigenous communities. This individual has the proven skills, competencies and capacity to lead engagement initiatives with Indigenous groups and organizations and be accountable for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships so that we can deliver sustainable and responsible business results.


What you’ll do 

  • Build and sustain Indigenous support for TC Energy’s projects and operations through early and honest communication, by minimizing impacts, and with mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Lead project engagement efforts with Indigenous communities to build and sustain positive long-term community and relationships, which includes the following:

o Engagement and consultation with community members and negotiations on complex issues

o Facilitate the collaboration needed to support regulatory processes

o Support of capacity building, business engagement and community investment

o Represent TC Energy as a subject matter expert in industry and Indigenous forums to enhance the sharing of best practices and lessons learned

o Patriciate in traditional events such as cultural activities

o Collaborate with local Indigenous communities and businesses to understand capacity to participate and identify opportunities which align with TC Energy’s business needs

  • Lead implementation of project engagement plans and contribute to the development and refinement of project execution plans in alignment with the Company’s IR Policy and Strategy
  • Identify, propose and implement strategic initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities for IR Engagement Strategies
  • Support other internal stakeholders, such as environment, working with Indigenous communities to develop mitigation measures to support project development, as required
  • Maintain an understanding of legislative, regulatory and legal case developments as they relate to emerging issues and trends that could have a material impact to BC Projects and communicate effectively with leadership


Minimum Qualifications


  • Relevant post-secondary education is required, a university bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience in Indigenous Relations, Environment, Archaeology, Anthropology, Law, Community Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Land, or Government Relations
  • Knowledge of the federal and provincial regulatory processes and consultation guidelines, particularly as they are related to the energy industry in Canada
  • Experience engaging with Indigenous groups and working with representatives and community members to resolve complex and often contentious issues
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


Preferred Qualifications


  • Previous experience working in the midstream energy industry
  • Superior communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to effectively present to a variety of audiences
  • Direct experience and in-depth knowledge of Indigenous Relations issues and concerns
  • High energy, positive attitude and ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a fluid travel schedule
  • Strong business acumen within the energy industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong respectful relationships with a variety of groups, from the grassroots to senior levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to be a team player and work independently to achieve project-driven deliverables in a continuously evolving context
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to find creative solutions to complex problems
  • Proven facilitation and influencing abilities
  • Experienced in using CRM computer software such as Higher Gear and/or MS Dynamics


*This position requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Provide a driver's abstract for review
  • Travel within Canada as required by the business up to 80%



Must Have

Education: University Degree in relevant discipline

Experience: 6+ years


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Monday, 07 August 2023
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 21 August 2023
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
  • Email Application To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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