Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

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Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations

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Author pmnationtalk
Date May 4, 2021
Deadline May 17, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location To Be Determined, ON
Category Advisor
Client Hydro One
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Date: May 3, 2021
Location: To Be Determined, ON, CA
Company: Hydro One Networks Inc
42785 – To Be Determined – Regular – Ongoing 

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

Job Description:

Through collateral relationships with respect to the Sr Manager, Indigenous Relations, and within context provided by the Director (i.e., corporate strategies and policies, accountabilities, tasks, budget and programs, compliance and performance targets, expectations for continuous improvement, etc.), provide the following:

  • Maintain and promote implementation of Hydro One’s Indigenous Relations Policy.
  • Facilitate the process and content of engagement with Indigenous communities.
  • Promote business and workforce development for Indigenous peoples.
  • Support and implement processes to enable Hydro One employees to understand the unique legal, historical and cultural significance of Indigenous peoples, for the purpose of promoting effective relationships.
  • Provide strategic advice to Hydro One’s LOB vis a vis Indigenous Relations.
  • Ensure appropriate participation/communication with government, industry, vis a vis Indigenous provincial territorial organizations and communities.
  • In support of Hydro One projects and activities work with the Crown and consultation with Indigenous peoples and communities in the early stages and throughout, major projects development and accommodate, as necessary.
  • Develop strategies to effectively manage Hydro One’s relationships with Indigenous leaders, government departments and agencies and with federal, provincial, and municipal leaders.
  • Provide business insight and support for regulatory processes.
  • Assist in identifying existing and future risks to Hydro One’s ability to deliver reliable, low cost energy and help develop strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Support the development of formal and informal briefings for internal stakeholders, executive and the Board.
  • Report on implementation of project plans.
  • Manage consultants and specialists contacts for their services and dealing with contract administration matters.
  • Support strategic and contractual relationships between Indigenous issues as they relate to the energy industry.
  • Conduct analysis on highly complex Indigenous issues such as economic development, overlapping traditional territory, capacity development.
  • Perform statistical analysis on the adequacy of programs and their presentations with respect to public opinion and current trends.
  • Provide advice on current consultations and negotiations with Infigenous leaders.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Competencies:

  • Requires experience working with Indigenous Peoples to build trust based and respectful relationships that support Hydro One’s objectives of being a trusted partner to communities.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities to support the advancement of project management and negotiations, including development and implementation of Indigenous engagement and consultation plans.
  • A background in business planning and reporting with well-developed analytical skills.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the goals and aspirations of Indigenous people in Ontario and how they relate to the energy industry.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to function effectively as a team member and independently as required.
  • A period of over 8 years and up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience
  • The ability to work in a busy environment with competing and changing priorities and limited supervision (supervising manager will be based out of Toronto).
  • Requires planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning and monitoring the quality and quantity of work.
  • A university degree in Indigenous studies, social sciences, public or business administration, public policy or equivalent would be considered an asset.
  • Frequent travel may be required and a valid Driver’s License is necessary.
  • Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2020.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected]. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: May 17, 2021

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