Senior Social Economist Leader

Toronto, ON

Our client is looking for A Senior Social Economist Leader to join their Cultural Sciences Group (CSG) in the Toronto, Ontario area to support their functions within Canada and internationally. This individual will be responsible for developing, managing, and/or undertaking socio-economic impact assessments for a diverse range of projects: mining, infrastructure development, oil & gas, alternative energy, etc. Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Growing the Social Management Practice in the GTA Operations • Leading a team of social management practitioners • Liaising with clients to grow the social management business • Acting a key point of contact for clients in social management projects and components of large multidisciplinary projects. • Leading and reviewing Social Impact Assessments • Compiling and analyzing data from reports, transcripts, data collection, etc., and translating into effective and actionable recommendations • Directing the full project management process and ensuring project standards are met • Writing and conducting peer review / senior review of reports • Conducting business development activities • Managing the client relationship • Supervising and mentoring junior staff and sub-consultants • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acts as a role model to other staff; • Maintain a high standard of ethical behavior to uphold company reputation and demonstrate a commitment to Culture, Core Values, and Code of Conduct The Ideal Candidate will possess the following key skills and qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in social or environmental studies required; with an advanced degree in relevant social sciences preferred • More than 15 Years related work experience in socio-economic assessments, mining experience in the consulting sector an asset • Experience working collaboratively in a broad range of cultural and social contexts • Experience with social management plans or community development strategies • Experience or aptitude for proposal writing, client development, working in a team setting against tight timelines and other skills appropriate to consulting • Qualitative/quantitative software experience an asset • Strong technical writing skills and proven research writing skills • Professional certifications or designations (e.g., from the International Association for Impact Assessment) an asset • Demonstrated ability to handle a fast-paced consulting environment, as well as multiple project assignments • Ability to travel in Canada and abroad • Strong analytical and communication skills • Ability to work effectively within multidisciplinary project teams • Familiarity with international and Canadian federal/provincial regulatory systems, policies and practices for environmental and socio-economic impact assessment Our client is an award winning company that strives to be the leader in environmental and ground engineering in Canada and worldwide. It’s team-oriented approach and respect for all their employees ranks them as one of the “Best Employers” in Canada, and one of the “Best Managed” private companies in the engineering industry. Social Economics, socio-economic assessments, Environmental, Social Impact Assessments, Cultural Sciences, mining, infrastructure, land development, energy

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