Energy Associate - TC Energy

**Priority given to Saugeen Ojibway Nation Members

The Energy Associate assigned to the pumped hydro partnership opportunity file will be the principal coordinator for engagement between SON and TC Energy (TCE), specifically regarding the proposed Pumped Hydro Storage partnership to construct a pumped hydro storage facility at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre, Meaford, ON, SON Territory. The Energy Associate assigned to this file will work with the Energy Manager and Energy department Associates to coordinate meetings, develop work plans, manage budgets and complete or coordinate reviews and analysis of environmental assessments and related technical documents.

The Energy Associate assigned to the pumped hydro partnership proposal will also work with Community Engagement and Communications staff to implement community engagement processes to support the free, prior and informed consent of the SON First Nations.

Supervisor: Energy Manager

Accountable to: Executive Administrative Officer / Joint Chiefs and Councils of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Term of Employment: Full-time - Permanent

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday | Some weekends and evenings may be required).


  • Review and analyse relevant policy and regulatory documents
  • Review and analyse economic and/or commercial aspects of proposed projects 
  • Coordinate meetings and activities between SON and TCE
  • Ensure that all meetings and processes are documented
  • Maintain and organize technical and consultation related documents
  • Coordinate environmental monitoring protocols and programming
  • Implement and coordinate community engagement processes including interviews and knowledge sharing
  • Represent SON at meetings with TCE, federal and provincial government, the public, other media and other organizations as required
  • Prepare written reports and updates for SON-TCE Committee, SON Joint Council, and SON communities
  • Ensure SON’s Aboriginal and treaty rights, interests and concerns are addressed through duty to consult process
  • Work productively with EO team members, SON Joint Council members and committees, proponents, government and non-government agencies, legal and other key individuals
  • Provide strategic and technical expertise i.e., environmental, economic, business, technical and/ or legislative
  • Attend workshops, conferences and other professional development opportunities to build on ecological, technical and legislative knowledge 
  • Manage budgets
  • General administrative duties 
  • Adhere to all SON policies and procedures, including Health & Safety guidelines
  • Respect the confidentiality of SON, the community and employee information
  • Deal professionally and courteously with all internal and external contacts
  • Seek guidance / direction as necessary in the performance of duties
  • Act as an ambassador for SON at all times
  • Willingness to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to ensure personal health and safety and that of fellow workers 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Environmental Studies/Conservation/Management, Biology/Ecology, Environmental Planning, Sustainability, Political Science, or Business Administration
  • Minimum 1 year of related work experience 


  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a related field


  • Willingness to provide the results of a Criminal Background Check
  • Comprehensive computer skills including MS Office, web and social media platforms
  • Relevant knowledge and recent experience working with First Nations culture and traditions
  • Experience working with or within First Nations governments, or Municipal/Provincial/Federal governments
  • Valid Ontario G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
  • This position requires someone who is able to walk, sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Able to bend, kneel and lift up to 20lbs
  • Must be able to use the computer, phone, and other office equipment such as scanners and copiers
  • In-depth understanding of SON Territory, rights, interests and culture
  • Strong understanding of Duty to Consult processes
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Able to create and deliver engaging presentations
  • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work efficiently with competing priorities
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting and budgeting principles
  • Political awareness and discretion
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to provide leadership / mentorship in a team environment
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Adapt easily to challenges and shifting priorities
  • Able to meet deadlines an efficient manner

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Continuous Learning
  • Detail oriented
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Organizational and environmental awareness
  • Planning and organizing
  • Stewardship of resources


$47,000 -$62,000

10129 Hwy. 6
Georgian Bluffs ON N0H 2T0

How to Apply

Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Band Members, and persons of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be mailed to @email with the job title and your name in the subject line (e.g. "Energy Associate TCE - APPLICANT NAME").

All applications are appreciated, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline