SOAR Professional Services is committed to being a change maker for Indigenous communities, with a workforce that is representative of the communities and the people we serve. SOAR is an Indigenous-led, staffed, and owned organization. SOAR stands for SHARED SUCCESS, OPPORTUNITIES, ACKNOWLEDGE, RESPECT. To this end, we are driven to find the right people who share our values and can be champions of innovation and change for our clients with a strategic eye on the development of resilient solutions for generations to come.
We’re looking for passionate and talented Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) professionals who are ready to make a difference!
Working @ SOAR Professional Services
SOAR employees are provided a relaxed working environment and the opportunity for growth and career development.
To perform at their best, we understand our employees need balance. With benefits including flexible work arrangements and a combined time off policy, employees have options to handle the priorities in their lives.
Mentoring, growth and room for advancement are important at SOAR. We believe that engaged employees passionate about what they are doing translates to a positive experience for our clients and ultimately more opportunities to expand your professional skills and abilities
Our base compensation is set at the market rate for our competitive marketplace and our benefits and work-life rewards are at or slightly above our competitive marketplace. SOAR offers competitive salaries, exceptional time off policies, comprehensive health, dental, and wellness benefits, and generous retirement plans including, but not limited to:
- Base Pay
- Retirement Savings Plan (SOAR matches employee contributions up to 5.5%), or Student Debt Repayment Program (SOAR matches employees contribution up to 5.5%)
- Health Benefits Plan (Vision, Health, Dental),
- Wellness Benefits $200/per year for a variety of health and/or wellness-related activities such as gym memberships, purchase of home fitness equipment, fitness classes, yoga classes, golf green fees, and ski lift tickets.
- Sick/caregiver Leave
- Cultural Leave to spend time in your traditional territory and/or community for cultural/spiritual practices, hunting/trapping, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, etc.
- Employee and Family Assistance Program
- Internal and external professional development opportunities
- Professional designation reimbursement
- Ownership opportunities
- Volunteering in the community in which you live and work and opportunities for pro bono work
This role will give you the chance to work for and contribute to the success of an innovative new Indigenous professional services organization with an incredibly supportive management team who is dedicated to your success, professional development and the advancement of our clients' strategic initiatives.
What your day will look like (Responsibilities)
- Contribution and leadership in the implementation of SOAR’s strategic growth plan and operational business plans
- Leadership in the development and execution of a business development strategy with a primary focus on developing client relationships and new business opportunities related to projects for Indigenous Nation clients
- Leadership of proposals and submissions in response to requests for proposals
Management of environmental assessment, regulatory permitting, and consultation and engagement projects
- Leadership and technical direction of multidisciplinary project teams
- Regular interaction with Indigenous clients, government agencies, and other project stakeholders
- Input to the career development of other staff including providing technical direction, training recommendations, coaching, and mentoring
- Contributions to SOAR’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees
- Travel to other business locations and SOAR or Dillon offices for the purposes of project delivery, client relationship development, and opportunity/project research
- Manage health and safety onsite for field projects, coordinate field programs, prepare project contracts/agreements, complete sub-contractor oversight and organize/manage field teams
Qualifications (What you will need to succeed)
- A degree in environmental planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, or another relevant discipline
- Licensed to practice as a Registered Professional Planner, Register Professional Biologist (Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) considered an asset
- Experience in environmental impact assessment and permitting under Provincial, Federal, or Territorial regulatory frameworks
- 7 to 10 years’ experience, including consulting and/or environmental related fields
- A strong interest in Indigenous economic development, renewable energy, environmental assessment and permitting, and community consultation and engagement
- Ability to work independently (self-driven) and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Strong communication, report writing, organization, and interpersonal skills
- Driver's license
Experience (What value you bring)
Strong background in project management, environmental impact assessment, environmental regulatory permitting, and consultation and engagement programs
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills
- Demonstrated capabilities in multidisciplinary teamwork as well as the ability to work independently
- Strong working knowledge of the Project Management software and Microsoft Suite of products.
- Experience and interest in Indigenous culture, provincial, territorial, and federal environmental assessment and regulatory permitting processes and renewable energy projects (e.g., wind, solar, powerlines)
- Demonstrated abilities in multi-disciplinary teamwork, detail-oriented tasks, and technical report writing
- Indigneous cultural knowledge (including generational) and/or Indigenous language proficiency is considered an asset
- A commitment to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
- Contribution to SOAR’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees
SOAR is committed to providing professional opportunities for Indigenous employees. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants, please self-identify. We also encourage you to contact James Arnold at JArnold@soarps.ca if you require accommodation in the interview process.