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Senior Advisor, Stakeholder and Aboriginal Relations

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Date: Aug 4, 2017

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Are you a seasoned stakeholder relations practitioner with multiple years of direct consultation experience who has worked with communities to advance complex projects and wants to take community engagement to a new level?  Reporting to the manager, stakeholder and Aboriginal relations, you will implement and continuously improve our stakeholder relations framework (policy, processes and tools), support internal governance, as well as the implement and steward of our social goal.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deep subject matter expert on effective and meaningful community and Aboriginal engagement that will manage the implementation, training and continuous improvement of our stakeholder relations framework.
  • Coach and prepare practitioners, employees and leaders in community outreach and engagement
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g. community investment) to support implementation of engagement objectives through planning and assessment
  • Support the manager to implement Suncor’s social goal of strengthening our relationship with Aboriginal peoples in Canada across the organization, and provide stewardship of the goal
  • Coordinate development of policy positons regarding engagement and Aboriginal relations
  • Coordinate disclosure reporting for the function
  • Coordinate company-wide community/stakeholder research and communicate and pursue improvement from the findings
  • Support the leadership team in coordinating Aboriginal Relations governance structure (vice president forum, mid-level network and multi-discipline teams)
  • Act as a member of the response team in emergency or critical situations

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Eight or more years of relevant cumulative experience in public participation, community or stakeholder engagement, consultation, social-economic impact assessments and social risk management
  • Experience leading community and Aboriginal consultation in a regulatory environment, preferably within the oil and gas industry
  • Experience working in a large, complex organization
  • Experience designing research and supporting management systems an asset
  • Aspiration to advance into a leadership role
  • Post-secondary degree in a social science, international relations, business or other relevant field (stakeholder, community relations or regulatory)
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Professional association member and/or professional accreditation (International Association for Public Participation or International Right of Way Association) is an asset

Skills And Knowledge:

  • Strong ability to develop and foster positive relationships and  strategic partnerships among diverse groups with competing interests
  • Ability to translate both quantitative and qualitative elements of social impacts, risks and mitigations
  • Experience designing research and supporting management systems an asset
  • Experience working in a large complex environment

  • Aspiration to advance to a leadership role


Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Our mission to create energy for a better world begins with caring about the communities we live and work in, while responding to your interests and concerns. Read our Suncor Connections newsletter to see how we're living up to our commitment to keeping you informed.

Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Business Professionals

Job Segment: Sustainability, Offshore Oil, Energy

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