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Dillon Consulting Limited Intermediate Indigenous Engagement & Socio-Cultural Specialist in Richmond, British Columbia

Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy working collaboratively in a team environment and building both internal and external relationships? Are you a thoughtful leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

Your opportunity

Our Planning and Design group is looking for an Intermediate Indigenous Engagement & Socio-Cultural Specialist to join our team of multi-disciplinary professionals in the Toronto, Oakville, Guelph, Kitchener or Vancouver office.

You will be an intermediate member of Dillon’s Planning and Design group, which operates across the country and is comprised of: policy, physical, development, environmental and socio-economic planners; Indigenous consultation and engagement specialists; urban designers; landscape architects; transportation and transit planners; and graphic artists. You will be a key part of our multi-disciplinary group serving our public, private, and Indigenous clients on a variety of exciting projects across the country, infrastructure, environmental assessment and planning projects. You will also work with our Environmental and Engineering Services technical groups to provide clients with a full-service, integrated and superior customer experience. At Dillon, we operate as one team.

What your day will look like

Technical Execution (75%)

  • Work with planners and project managers in coordinating and carrying out environmental assessments and permitting/approvals processes for a range of projects.

  • Contribute to environmental assessment projects, other planning or policy projects including baseline and background research, report writing, socio-economic data collection and analysis, Indigenous Knowledge studies, and fieldwork (as required).

  • Lead the development, coordination and implementation of programs for public, stakeholder, Indigenous and regulatory consultation and work with our teams to prepare associated materials (letters, notices, etc.), activities (engagement events, meetings, etc.) and documentation (records of consultation, databases, etc.)

  • Synthesize and analyze background document research, planning inputs, and engagement outcomes, including identifying key themes and planning considerations.

  • Collaborate with and support technical and professional staff from across the company and sub consultants to complete project assignments.

  • Communicate with clients, community leaders and members, staff and others regularly in a clear and professional manner, both orally and in writing.

  • Provide mentorship to and managing more junior staff.

  • Undertake project management and project coordination roles.

  • Travel for project work across Canada as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Business Development & Administration (22%)

  • Support Business development efforts through working with clients and identifying project opportunities.

  • Develop and coordinate proposal work.

Learning and Development (3%)

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development.

  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring.

  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees.

What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in planning, geography, environmental science or a related field, preferably at the Master’s level.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced consulting environment with multiple project demands and timelines.

  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills - must be proficient in report and plan writing and able to prepare high-quality deliverables.

  • Versatile and adaptable with ability to work in a self-directed, multidisciplinary team setting.

  • Professionalism and personal accountability for attention to detail, time management, and organization skills to achieve quality, schedule, and budgetary expectations.

  • A desire for continuous learning, professional development, and tackling new challenges.

  • Ability to think critically and strategically.

  • Business acumen and understanding of the consulting environment.

  • Responsible, organized, accountable, and committed to excellence.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • 5+ years of related work experience, preferably in the consulting industry.

  • Experience with environmental assessment (EA) legislation and various EA processes.

  • Knowledge of relevant planning policy, legislative frameworks and permitting/approvals (Indigenous, municipal, provincial, federal) and planning principles and techniques.

  • Experience preparing and delivering consultation programs for a range of stakeholders and Indigenous communities, including developing communication materials and program documentation.

  • Experience facilitating meetings and workshops.

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and understanding of culturally-appropriate approaches to planning and engagement.

  • Familiarity with Indigenous Knowledge and related studies is considered an asset.

  • Experience in project management and/or coordination will be considered an asset.

  • Skills in graphic design and presentation, including GIS, google sketch-up, PowerPoint and/or Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) is considered an asset.

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.

We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;

  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;

  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;

  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;

  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;

  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

    In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan

  • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.

  • A competitive compensation package

  • Comprehensive health benefits

  • Generous retirement savings plan

  • Flexible work hours and remote working options

  • We offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

  • Learning and Development opportunities

  • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.

  • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, learning opportunities.

  • Focus on Innovation

  • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.

  • Employee and Family Assistance program

  • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.

  • Goodlife Fitness Corporate Membership

  • Our employees can take advantage of reduced annual membership fees.

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With 20 offices and more than 900 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 14 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require accommodation in the interview process.

We would love to hear from you!


Job ID: 2021-1849

Sub-Group: Environmental Planning

Street: 3820 Cessna Drive

Post End Date: 4/19/2021