Who is Two Worlds Consulting?
Two Worlds Consulting (TWC) is a Canada-wide social and environmental consultancy. We work with Indigenous Nations, the private sector, and government to support rigorous process, informed decision-making, and shared prosperity. Our commitment to people—and to more than one perspective—is clear in everything we do.
We are seeking Senior Human Environment Specialists to join our growing team. The preferred candidate will have excellent critical thinking, organizational and problem-solving skills, and a strong team focus.
Experience working on resource projects in a variety of sectors, and/or experience working with Indigenous Peoples in an impact assessment context would be ideal. Depending on experience, the Senior Human Environment Specialist would directly lead components of development of impact assessments (federal, territorial, provincial etc.), provide regulatory advice to TWC staff and clients, and lead or participate in the development of impact assessment reports. The candidate will contribute to impact assessment and social science services for our diverse client base, informed by both Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the development and execution of federal, territorial, and provincial impact assessment review processes.
- Lead or support the preparation of impact assessments, including methods development, scoping, drafting, editing, and reviewing of text, and providing strategic review of content.
- Support Indigenous Nations in developing and implementing Indigenous-Led impact assessments.
- Support industry proponents in planning for and engaging with Indigenous Nations who are leading impact assessments.
- Contribute to discipline valued components and/or non-discipline impact assessment sections.
- Create and follow sound and defensible impact assessment methodologies.
- Manage and track communication processes between clients, discipline teams, and regulatory agencies.
- Provide regulatory advice to clients and staff during all stages of the project life cycle, including planning and feasibility, impact assessment, and post-impact assessment permitting and compliance.
- Play an active role in identifying, planning, and executing proposal and other business development opportunities.
- Follow Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes and maintain standards for confidentiality.
- Mentor team members in developing technical expertise and consulting skills.
- Keep up to date with changes to Canadian federal, territorial, and provincial impact assessment, legislation and practices, and Indigenous Rights, consultation law, and best practices.
- Contribute to discipline-specific business development by establishing strategic relationships, leading relevant proposal writing, networking, and seeking new opportunities.
- Other duties as required.
- Minimum undergraduate degree in a social science or environmental discipline (geography, environmental sciences or studies, ecology, political science, sociology, etc.). Graduate degree in a related field and/or other continuing education or professional designation are assets.
- 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience, including professional consulting experience.
- Knowledge of Canadian federal, territorial, and provincial legislation regarding consultation, impact assessment, and social due diligence and permitting, based on professional experience.
- Demonstrated experience authoring technical reports and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience or interest in learning Indigenous Knowledge and Use Studies, engagement of and relationship-building with Indigenous peoples.
- Experience working with proponents, regulators, and Indigenous nations on large complex projects is considered an asset.
- Demonstrated knowledge of technology and methods for data collection.
- Working knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
- Motivated, positive team player, who collaborates effectively and respectfully with others.
- Able to work well in a team and independently with limited instruction under deadlines.
- Indigenous lived experience is an asset.
Work will be typically performed in one of TWC’s offices or your remote home office. Some project assignments may require a presence at client sites, including offices, project operations, communities, and other premises.
Occasional travel will be required to achieve the duties and responsibilities above to serve the needs of clients and TWC.
As an Indigenous-owned organization, we are committed to developing diversity within our workforce and specifically to increasing Indigenous representation within our organization. We ask Indigenous candidates to self-identify in their cover letter so that we consider their application accordingly.
TWC welcomes all cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of all peoples and actively promote development of inter-cultural competence within our team.
If any candidate requires an accommodation or support to participate in the application process, please contact our HR Department via email at email@example.com
or call us at 778-401-6825.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via our application portal, Humi (). Applications will be reviewed as we received them. We look forward to receiving your application.