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Specialist, Tribal Engagement US

Company: Enbridge Employee Services Inc
Location: Duluth
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

Posting End Date:
May 04, 2024

Employee Type:
Regular-Full time

This is a non-union position

Enbridge has an exciting and impactful opportunity for you! As a Tribal Engagement Specialist, you will be accountable for Enbridge's tribal engagement in the Midwest Operating Region with primary focus in Wisconsin. Develop recommendations for the implementation of Tribal Engagement and Enbridge's Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan (IRAP) in Wisconsin, and other areas as needed.

Manage the development and the implementation of strategies for Indigenous engagement, Indigenous economic inclusion, and community investment. Oversee and influence contracted resources involved in engagement within various Indigenous communities. Develop and implement the regional engagement plan as it pertains to Indigenous engagement. Negotiate and manage positive relationships and agreements with Indigenous communities and organizations. Influence and advise other Enbridge departments, including Environment, Operations, Projects, Legal, and Compliance, on tribal consultation processes, cultural resource protection, economic inclusion, and input required for permitting Enbridge projects and maintenance. Influence and advise Community and Indigenous Engagement senior leaders to ensure engagement meets the regional and project objectives. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, you may be good fit for our Tribal Engagement Specialist position.

See below to understand the full scope, and we look forward to your application!

What you will do:

  • Build & sustain positive and mutually beneficial relationships with tribes.
  • Manage the company's Indigenous Engagement and support consultation efforts carried out in support of major projects and operational projects as assigned.
  • Provide professional advice and counsel to Enbridge's Public Affairs, Communication, and Sustainability leaders and project management with respect to Indigenous relations, including the consultation process, local inclusion and community benefits.
  • Lead and manage negotiations with local communities and Indigenous Tribes on agreements, benefits and inclusion.
  • Coach, mentor and manage a cross-discipline team of people who will assist with Indigenous Engagement.
  • Help build relationships between tribes and project management and project/ business development teams.
  • Provide counsel and capacity for field engagement of partners in support of project and operations objectives such as developing specific engagement plans and strategies that will meet business needs, including cultural training
  • Manage and report on stakeholder and Indigenous Engagement project budgets for projects assigned to the role and its direct reports.
  • Working in a manner that adheres to Enbridge's corporate values - Integrity, Safety, Respect, Inclusion and High Performance. Ensure Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) requirements are being met; and that engagement programs are designed and implemented in a manner that will foster good relationships with our partners and Indigenous neighbors.
  • Manage key processes with WI team including partner mapping, issues management, risk management, integrated communication, engagement strategies and actions plans.
  • Influence and advise on conceptual and operational designs of energy projects, including; renewable energy facilities, low-carbon projects and pipelines to determine potential impacts to Indigenous peoples.
  • Participate as a member of the U.S. Public Affairs and Communications with crisis response team, especially as pertains to communication with Indigenous partners.

    Crisis Communications & Response Team
    • May serve as part of the crisis communications & response team (CCRT) during operational incidents or emergencies and non-operational events. If identified as a member of the CCRT, training will be provided.

      You have:
      • A post-secondary Degree in Business, Communications or Social Science or relevant job experience in the resources sector.

        You can:

        • Demonstrate a minimum of six (6) years related work experience.

          You are:

          • Someone with specific experience in Indigenous engagement, cross-cultural partner and community relations.

            Technical Skills:
            • Knowledge of tribal rights and cultures.
            • Familiarity with applicable government and regulatory requirements, as well as present day issues and community dynamics. Working knowledge of general regulatory and partner consultation requirements of projects, including federal and state requirements with the ability to tap technical expertise in each area while maintaining a bigger picture or integrated view.
            • Ability to use adaptive management approaches in dealing with complex political environments where there is growing external expectations, emerging project risks and a changing regulatory and legal environment.
            • Knowledge of community development practices and organizational effectiveness strategies.

              Social Process (People) Skills:
              • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
              • Interpersonal skills that facilitate a collaborative, results-driven working group of experts that do not directly report to incumbent. Ability to network across all business units and various departments within Enbridge.
              • Ability to interact effectively and establish credibility with a wide audience including community leaders and representatives, field and corporate staff, external stakeholder groups, partners and contractors.
              • Solid written and verbal communication, presentation and organizational abilities.
              • Persistence, patience and the ability to provide mentorship and guidance to others.
              • Strong interpersonal skills; empathy, communication, listening, conflict resolution, respectful negotiation of issues, conflict resolution, teamwork and positive attitude..
              • Passionate about and experienced in building employee engagement and organizational alignment through effective internal communications.
              • Enjoys interaction with people of varying experience and backgrounds.

                Working Conditions:

                • Typical office environment
                • Potential for significant travel and time commitments outside of normal working hours
                • Company paid international relocation is not offered for this role.
                • Enbridge provides driven workplace programs that differentiate us and offer flexibility to our team members. Enbridge's FlexWork (Hybrid Work Model) offers eligible employees the opportunity to work variable daily schedules with a flexible start and end time, to opt for a compressed workweek schedule, and the option to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. Role requirements determine your eligibility for each option or combination of options. #LI-Hybrid #joinourteam

                  Physical Requirements include but are not limited to:

                  Balancing, bending, and stooping, climbing, crawling, carrying (up to 25 pounds), grasping, kneeling, lifting (objects up to 25 pounds), pulling hand over hand, pushing, reaching above shoulder, repetitive motion, sitting, standing, walking, visual requirement (able to see screens, detect color coding, reads fine print), hearing requirement.

                  Mental Requirements (Both Field & Office) include but are not limited to:

                  Ability to: understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, understand sophisticated problems and collaborate/explore alternative solutions, coordinate thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology, coordinate and prioritize work schedule on a short-term basis, make decisions which have moderate impact on the immediate work unit and supervise impact outside this area, understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines, complete routine forms, compose letters, outlines, memoranda and basic reports and connect with individuals via telephone.

                  Diversity and inclusion are important to us. Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer .We are committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous/Native American status, or disability. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats, communication supports, or other accessibility assistance by contacting careers@enbridge.com .

                  Information For Applicants:
                  • Applications can be submitted via our online recruiting system only.
                  • We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
                  • Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.

                    To learn more about us, visit www.enbridge.com

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