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Job Code:  2013-15345
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Env. Health/Safety
Experience Required:  6-9 years
State/Province:  AB - Alberta
City:  Calgary
Job Description:  Overview:

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through approximately 9,300 employees operating out of more than 150 locations in North America.

Our Culture and Heritage Resources group specializes in archaeology, palaeontology, and Aboriginal traditional knowledge and land use studies within western and northern Canada. We have provided cultural resources planning, management, assessment and mitigation services to private sector resource developers, all levels of government, non-governmental groups and Aboriginal communities. We practice respectful collection and interpretation of information in collaboration with Aboriginal groups.

Stantec is One Team providing Infinite Solutions.

Stantec’s Culture and Heritage Resources group in Calgary has an opportunity for a Traditional Knowledge Facilitator.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting traditional knowledge and traditional land use studies, including interviews and field studies.
  • Reporting, documentation and peer/senior review.
  • Completion of projects efficiently within allocated budgets and timelines.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (anthropology, sociology, geography, archaeology and/or environmental sciences).
  • Relevant consulting experience is an asset, particularly in community-based research.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal cultural, historical and political context in Canada.
  • Industry-specific safety training certificates is an asset.

Stantec will also consider candidates for a Traditional Knowledge Project Lead or Senior Project Lead position. Responsibilities of this position would include:

  • Designing and defending study programs to meet requirements of both clients and regulators.
  • Liaising with project managers and other departments as well as internal and external clients to ensure the delivery of objectives.
  • Leading project teams and conducting senior review.
  • Undertaking and coordinating proposal writing activities.
  • Project management including the creation and management of project budgets and schedules.

Successful candidates would possess the qualifications listed above but may also have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in team leadership and project management in a fast-paced setting.
  • Experience in presenting to a variety of audiences including Aboriginal and industry clients, regulatory authorities and technical teams.
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • The ability and desire to travel to Aboriginal communities to conduct fieldwork.

We offer all candidates the opportunity to challenge their abilities in a dynamic work environment and your efforts will be recognized through a competitive compensation program. Candidates who are qualified and highly motivated should please apply online at .

Committed to the principles of Employment Equity, we thank all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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