Indigenous Relations Lead

We want to ELECTRIFY your work experience! 

Cormorant Utility Services specializes in providing complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction of High Voltage electrical installations. Working with us will make you a part of a strong team that is dedicated to providing best in class service throughout our industry!

Working at Cormorant you will be in a business casual atmosphere where we have monthly employee events and celebrations.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Recognizing distinctions between and among First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation, Cormorant is dedicated to working with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of cooperation and shared responsibility. In acknowledging that Indigenous peoples have unique historic and cultural relationships with their land and a unique knowledge of the natural environment, forging meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples based upon trust, confidence, and accountability is vital. The Indigenous Relations Lead will be one of the leaders in our Nation Building.

Beyond the main duties of Indigenous Relations Lead, your skills across a variety of disciplines would be leveraged. We value experience in any of the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Business Analysis and Reporting
  • Project Management
  • Partnerships and Relationships
  • Communications
  • Environmental Management
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Business Development
  • Tenders and Proposals
  • Estimating
  • Construction

We’re looking at motivated individuals to:

  • Supporting and stewarding Cormorant’s relationships with past, current, and potential Indigenous community partners to achieve respectful, effective, and meaningful relationships and collaborations.
  • Advising Cormorant’s public communications strategies through an Indigenous lens, fostering respectful, engaging, and positive Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relations and partnerships.
  • Evaluating, overseeing, and stewarding Cormorant’s internal Indigenous-focused cultural sensitivity training and new employee onboarding processes.
  • Advising Cormorant on our ongoing efforts to respectfully and appropriately weave Indigenous knowledge, customs, and traditions into our programs.
  • Develop and execute strategies to establish positive, influential relationships and long-term meaningful economic partnerships with indigenous communities, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Obtain quotations from indigenous suppliers and subcontractors to support estimates;
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate documentation to support estimate preparation and review;
  • Coordinate with management and review estimates and create proposals;
  • Assist in tendering procedures and review of contracts;
  • Network with indigenous suppliers and subcontractors to maintain and develop professional business relationships;
  • Prepare turnover packages when successful, to Construction management;
  • Strong working knowledge of various Microsoft office applications, with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Network with suppliers and subcontractors to maintain and develop professional business relationships;
  • Prepare turnover packages when successful, to Construction management;

Preferred Qualifications

  • General understanding of construction, electrical or civil estimating;
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets;
  • Experience interpreting design drawings;
  • Experience in the infrastructure projects, powerline/substation construction industry is preferred;
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent in a related discipline would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple Indigenous communities.
  • Experience with Indigenous – Non-Indigenous collaborations.
  • Experience in policy and program development, implementation, and management.
  • Experience in conflict resolution & communications.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful leadership experience.
  • Self-starter, requiring limited oversight, capable of independently identifying opportunities, creating strategies, and successfully implementing plans.

Interested candidates can forward their resume and cover letter via careers@cormorantutility.com. Please quote the job title in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cormorant values, respects, and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds.  We recognize Canada’s diversity, beginning with our Indigenous Nations, as a source of pride and strength.  At Cormorant, we are committed to Reconciliation through Call to Action #92 for businesses. All qualified applicants including Women, Visible Minorities, Indigenous Persons and Persons with Disabilities are invited to apply.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If selected to participate in the recruitment selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

 

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