Energy Associate Renewable Energy - TC Energy

Energy Associate Renewable Energy - TC Energy

Updated by Kurt Kivell - October 5th at 3:55pm

Job Category


Environment Office | Saugeen Ojibway Nation
Wiarton ON N0H2T0


$47,000 - $57,000 Annually
Application Deadline

Member of Saugeen Ojibway Nation Preferred

Program:                    Environment Office Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Supervisor:                Energy Manager

Accountable to:        Environment Office Manager | Joint Chiefs and Council of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Term of Employment:  1 year contract with potential for extension (dependant on funding)

*Salary:                        $47,000 - $57,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Hours of Work:         37.5 hours/week (Monday to Friday - some weekends and evenings may be required)

The Energy Associate for TC Energy and Renewables will be the principal coordinator for engagement between SON and TC Energy, specifically regarding TC Energy’s proposed Pumped Hydro Storage Project at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre, Meaford, ON, SON Territory. The Energy Associate TCE will work with the Energy Manager and Energy department Associates to coordinate meetings, develop work plans, manage budgets, and complete or coordinate reviews and analysis of environmental assessments and related technical documents, review and analysis of relevant policy and regulatory documents, and/or review and analysis of economic and/or commercial aspects of the proposed project. The Energy Associate TCE will work with Community Engagement and Communications staff to implement community engagement processes to support the free, prior, and informed consent of the SON Communities. Other responsibilities include: coordination of environmental monitoring protocols and programming, coordination and implementation of Community interviews and knowledge sharing, and maintenance and organization of technical and consultation related documents. The Energy Associate TCE will also represent SON at meetings with TCE, federal and provincial government, the public, other media and other organizations as required. This work further promotes SON’s rights, interests and jurisdiction in the SON Territory.

● Coordinate meetings and activities between SON and TCE.
● Prepare written reports and updates for SON-TCE Committee, SON Joint Council, and SON Communities.
● Coordinate and implement community engagement processes related to the Project and to support the free, prior, and informed consent of the SON Communities.
● Ensure that all meetings and processes are documented.
● Ensure SON’s Aboriginal and treaty rights, interests and concerns are addressed through duty to consult process
● Work productively with SONEO team members, SON Joint Council members and committees, proponents, government and non-government agencies, legal and other key individuals
● Provide strategic and technical expertise (environmental and/or economic / business)
● Attend workshops, conferences and other professional development opportunities to build on ecological, technical and legislative knowledge

 ● Adhere to all SON policies & procedures, including Health & Safety guidelines
● Demonstrate good judgment
● Respect the confidentiality of SON, the community and employee information
● Deal professionally & courteously with all internal & external contacts
● Seek guidance / direction as necessary in the performance of duties
● Act as an ambassador for SON at all times
● General administrative duties
● Other duties as assigned.

● Diploma: Environmental Studies/Conservation/Management, Biology/Ecology, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Political Science, or Business Administration.
● Minimum 1 year related work experience. OR
● Minimum 3 years work experience in a related field. AND
● Comprehensive computer skills including MS Office, Web, social media platforms
● Relevant knowledge and recent experience working with First Nations culture and traditions
● Experience working with or within First Nations governments, or Municipal/Provincial/Federal governments.
● In-depth understanding of SON Territory, rights, interests, and culture.
● Strong understanding of Duty to Consult processes
● Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
● Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including excellent presentations skills
● Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
● Able to work efficiently with competing priorities
● Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of accounting & budgeting principles
● Valid Ontario G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
● Willingness to provide the results of a Criminal Background Check
● Willingness to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure personal health & safety and that of fellow workers

● Analytical and critical thinking
● Communication skills
● Continuous Learning
● Detail Oriented
● Team Player
● Initiative
● Leadership
● Networking & Relationship Building
● Organizational and Environmental Awareness
● Planning and Organizing
● Stewardship of Resources

How to Apply

Closing Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 Band members and persons of Aboriginal Heritage are encouraged to apply. Forward cover letter and resume to: Attention: Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, 135 Lakeshore Blvd. Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, N0H 2T0. Identify position applied for on outside of the envelope. Packages may also be emailed to: Further information or a copy of the position description is available by visiting the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Band Office or by calling (519) 534-5507.
All applications are appreciated however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.