Indigenous and Local Employment Administrator (Coastal GasLink)

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture - Chetwynd, BC (30+ days ago)

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The CGL Indigenous and Local Employment Administrator is responsible for promoting Indigenous and local workers on the project. Working with project leadership, supervisors and guidance from onsite Human Resources personnel, the position supports programs that maintain a diverse workplace that is culturally safe for all workers. The position supports the project in meeting the commitments made in the Indigenous and Local Participation Plan.

  • Main contact for all Indigenous and Local employees and candidates.
Responsible for maintaining list of available Indigenous and Local candidates and ensures corresponding information (performance reviews, resumes, notes from ILE staff and work experience) is easily accessible to project.
Works with Indigenous and Local candidates to ensure they are ready for the worksite.
Communicates SMJV hiring process and expectations on site and to candidates clearly and transparently.
Attends daily morning Foreman meetings as needed to understand human resource needs of the project and to promote Indigenous and local workers.
Collaborates with the project team and Human Resources to recruit as many Local and/or Indigenous workers as possible.
Maintains and grows relationships with Indigenous and Local community employment coordinators.
Responsible for supporting project management in meeting Indigenous and Local Participation Plan (ILPP) requirements on projects.
Responsible for pre-employment interviews and interview summaries of Indigenous and Local workers.
Represent project at community events and career fairs as needed.
Maintain communication with other project departments and be the subject matter expert to the project.
Support Indigenous and local workers in fulfilling the conditions of pre-employment (i.e. training completed, negative Drug & Alcohol test result) prior to their start date.
Check in with available and qualified Indigenous and Local candidates on regular basis to update on opportunities and confirm availability.
Record all interactions with Indigenous and local workers in human resource database
Build and manage Indigenous worker support program on site, including Indigenous worker check ins, Indigenous cultural events and ceremonies and cultural safety initiatives.
Answer Indigenous and Local worker queries regarding on-boarding, training or other employment related.
Support the creation of an accepting, respectful, and non-judgmental work environment.
Assist the Indigenous and Local Engagement Team to ensure that the project adheres to and reports on the Indigenous and Local Engagement plans.
Provides project employment updates to Indigenous and Local communities and participates in community update meetings, as needed.
Researches and maintains familiarity with existing market and labour conditions within Indigenous communities both locally and throughout the regions where the project operates.
Career planning of priority and legacy Indigenous and Local workers, including personal development and work experience plans.
Facilitate specialized personal development and training programs for Indigenous workers interested in technical (environment, safety and quality) or management careers with SMJV
Supports and backs-up HR Coordinator on site, as needed.
Maintain confidentiality in line with the Privacy Act as well as respecting candidate, employee and business information.

Minimum of three years of combined experience in similar positions.
Experience in HR, Indigenous Engagement, pipeline construction or project construction is considered an asset.
Understanding of Indigenous views, local views and industry expectations and the ability to bring these groups together.
Strong relationship building skills with an in-depth knowledge of Indigenous communities in the area including the dynamics of relationships, environment and industry.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain confidentiality.
Strategic thinking with the ability to collaborate with both project staff and corporate office staff.
Strong character with the ability to work through both internal and external conflicts.

This position is field based and usually works in a site office environment. Travel and/or living in temporary accommodations is required. Long hours and shift work are required (Six days a week – twelve hours a day).

The Indigenous and Local Employment Administrator reports to the Indigenous and Local Engagement Manager. The position has no supervisory duties.
We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.