Socioeconomic Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee


Canada - British Columbia, Burnaby

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly-motivated Social Scientist to join our Impact Assessment and Permitting team located in Burnaby, British Columbia. The successful candidate will support impact assessment and permitting projects in the mining, oil & gas, power and municipal infrastructure sectors.

Candidates with strong economic / quantitative social science analysis experience and engagement skills are of particular interest. This position will be supporting projects in British Columbia and Western Canada mainly, but also collaborating with teams in Eastern Canada and internationally (depending on experience and interest).

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop methodologies and work plans for socio-economic studies

  • Conduct socioeconomic baseline studies, impact assessment and economic analysis to inform environmental assessment and permitting applications, environmental screenings and environmental baseline / monitoring programs

  • Prepare compelling technical reports and presentations

  • Conduct field surveys and interviews with stakeholders as part of establishing socioeconomic assessment baselines

  • Support Indigenous consultation / engagement and public participation activities including meeting planning, coordination, facilitation and logistics

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to guide planning and design processes

  • Manage budgets and work scope for delivery of high-quality field programs, reports and studies to meet and exceed client expectations

  • Participate in preparation of proposals and undertake business development activities, as required

  • Liaise with clients and regulators, as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Geography, Resource Management or related social or environmental sciences discipline

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in social impact assessment or related field

  • Knowledge of provincial and federal laws or policies related to stakeholder engagement, Indigenous consultation and social impact assessment

  • Knowledge of international best practices in impact assessment, IFC and World Bank standards

  • Strong research and data analysis skills

  • Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to analyze and interpret technical material and develop content for technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to lead socio-economic studies and work independently on multiple projects in a team environment

  • Experience with consultation / engagement and public participation

  • Experience with business development and writing proposals

  • Willingness to travel to local and remote communities to undertake field work

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • 8+ years of experience is preferred

  • Experience with statistical and/or spatial analysis tools

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and/or Spanish is an asset

  • Knowledge of or experience conducting social effects studies to IFC and/or World Bank standards is an asset

  • Completion of IAP2, CIPR or equivalent training

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 218644BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.