Senior Project Manager, Social Development and Engagement

  • Full Time
  • Toronto


Job Description

Senior Project Manager, Social Development and Engagement

Are you looking for a company that works on major engineering projects all over the world?. Do you want to make a difference by improving the daily lives of communities worldwide?.

Are you seeking to join an inclusive and diverse team that you can truly count on?. You’ve come to the right place!

AtkinsRéalis’s Minerals and Metals team in Canada is made up of more than 400 employees who work on large-scale projects to support mining sustainability, pit-to-port opportunities, metallurgical plant engineering, or mine closure and capabilities in the study, design, and construction of mining projects across a wide range of mining and processing methods and commodities.

The team combines global-caliber expertise to provide tailored solutions for projects of any size, scope, or complexity. We believe in working openly and transparently, together, delivering world-class projects.

We work collaboratively with teams across the world, from Canada to Brazil in the south to India in the east, delivering exceptional value and innovation to our clients. To support our growth initiatives, we are expanding our team and are looking for innovative, forward-thinking people who enjoy challenges and want to add value to project success, both locally and internationally.

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager, Social Development and Engagement to join our Global Minerals & Metals (M&M) team and to support our growth to align with the demand to supply responsibly sourced critical minerals.

With the global demand for critical minerals on the rise, the need for innovative solutions has never been more pressing. With a holistic perspective on the social-ecological system where the mining operations are, our team embeds resilience more deeply at every stage of the lifecycle, from ‘Anticipate’ and ‘Avoid’ through ‘Withstand’ and ‘Recover.

AtkinsRéalis’ sustainable mining services cover the entire mining life cycle. With experience in all aspects of the mining industry, our diverse team is comprised of multidisciplinary experts spread across the globe.

From exploration to mine closures, we collaborate with our clients to manage life-of-mine risks, understand the social and environmental impacts, and define and implement solutions to ensure strategic proactive management of social and reputational risks, promoting local socio-economic development and opportunities in the minerals and metals industry.

This opportunity will be to support the M&M – ESG & Sustainability team located in any of the major cities of Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto; including Kelowna.

Your role within the team:

  • Manage social impact and risk assessment, community development and investment, Indigenous communities’ engagement and consultation, social performance, land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, local procurement, human rights, and ESG due diligence projects in the minerals and metals industry, from proposal generation to the delivery of quality reports on time and budget.
  • Experience and understanding of strategies to identify, address and mitigate social and human rights risks/impacts, including cultural heritage and other social development topics.
  • Lead the Social Development and Engagement project delivery team, and communicate clear objectives for the team to understand and achieve project goals in context of the client’s requirements.
  • Support social permits and approvals through appropriate collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and Partner Nations.
  • Understand and participate in engineering and construction processes to ensure that social, community investment, and stakeholder engagement requirements have been adequately addressed; measure and integrate the value of social responsibility into business and investment decisions.
  • Manage and develop reports aligned with international standards and guidelines (UN Principles, IFC, ICMM, IRMA, UN Sustainable Development Goals, GRI, MAC-TSM, Copper Mark, RMI, among others)
  • Promote business development activities with current and potential clients, fostering innovation and emerging technologies, and getting involved in relevant conferences in the minerals and metals industry.
  • Why choose AtkinsRéalis as an employer?

    Because we offer:

  • The opportunity to work on various major projects for internal and external clients.
  • An exciting environment where work-life balance is important.
  • A wide array of learning and development opportunities.
  • Competitive pay, flexible benefits, an employee share plan, and a defined contribution pension plan.
  • A work environment focused on health and safety.
  • The ideal candidate:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in social studies, stakeholder engagement, social investment interventions, human rights, RAP Resettlement Action Plan, livelihood restoration, and negotiation management. Strategic understanding of global social performance issues, standards, and best practice relevant to the mining industry.

    Desirable experience with engineering consulting environment.
  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Engineering, Resource Economics, Sustainability, Development Studies, Geoscience, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and abilities by succinctly conveying recommendations, ideas, and insights in reports, presentation materials, client proposals, and other written communications. Fluent in English; Spanish or Portuguese proficiency would be an asset.
  • Experience engaging and collaborating with Indigenous Nations and Peoples.

    Previous experience developing and embedding sustainability strategies within large complex businesses: e.g., along the different stages of the mine lifecycle.
  • Relevant professional designation (B.C. R.P.Bio., P.Chem., P.Geo., P.Eng., or P.Ag.) or eligibility status in Canada.

    Knowledge of relevant federal regulations and standards governing mining operations in Canada and United States.
  • Are you up for this challenge?. Apply today and join our team to help engineer a Better Future for our Planet and its People.

    At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion, or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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    Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    Successful applicants will be notified about AtkinsRéalis’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

    Expected compensation for this role is (between Pay Range $116,600 – $160,300 annually) (Only Applicable to British Columbia). Base salaries are determined according to several parameters like skills, experience, and potential impact on the role.

    Internal and external competitiveness are also taken into account in our offers.

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    At AtkinsRéalis, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.