Job Title: Project Coordinator
Service Area: Ecosystem Restoration
Status: Permanent Full-time (35hr/week; flexible options available)
Location: North Vancouver
Start Date: September 20, 2021
Closing Date: Open until filled
Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing First Nations company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. Since operations commenced in 2007, Inlailawatash has achieved consistent growth and success across five service areas: Tree & Vegetation Management; Ecosystem Restoration; Archaeology; GIS, Mapping & Information Management; and Renewable Resources. By placing the respect of Aboriginal and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit www.inlailawatash.ca for more details.
This newly created position is intended to help Inlailawatash become an industry leader in the provision of Ecosystem Restoration services. Inlailawatash has established a strong reputation for successful delivery of Ecosystem Restoration and Resource Construction projects and is looking to expand these services going forward.
The Project Coordinator will work with Inlailawatash management to:
1. Support the coordination and management of projects within the Ecosystem Restoration Business Unit
2. Assist in developing new project and business opportunities to support continued growth
3. Provide occasional support and assistance to the Renewable Resources program as required
Although this position is primarily office based, there will be a portion of time spent on site visits, including travel and occasional overnight stays.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work collaboratively with Inlailawatash management to manage and coordinate all key aspects of the Ecosystem Restoration Business Unit
• Assist in coordinating and managing various natural resource projects, including:
o Engaging and working with clients and project partners
o Managing and coordinating subcontractors
o Coordinating logistics and supervising project fieldwork, including on site project and safety supervision
o Monitoring project performance, writing up project summaries and reports
• Identify new project opportunities, develop and submit project bid responses and proposals
• Work collaboratively with project partners and associates to identify and develop new partnership and capacity building opportunities
• Provide support and assistance to the other program areas as directed by the designated manager, for example the Renewable Resources program
• Provide general office and administrative support
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:
• Undergraduate or Masters program relating to natural resource management or related field
• 2 to 5 years of relevant industry or professional experience (such as environmental consulting / services, natural resource management, etc.)
• Experience working as part of a team in an environmental / natural resource based environment
• Interest in First Nations cultural and environmental values and environmental stewardship is essential; past work with First Nations is considered an asset
• Current clean drivers license
• Strong planning and organizational skills, detail oriented
• Strong awareness of the importance of safety, with the ability to develop, implement and manage safety protocols and procedures in coordination with work crews
• Knowledge in and experience of project management considered an asset
• Excellent oral and digital communication skills with a demonstrated ability to produce plans, reports and other written products
• Experience using Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project)
• Numeracy skills (for example developing cost estimates, analysis and reporting of project performance against budget) considered an asset
• Thrives in a constantly changing environment with the ability to multi-task and handle a range of tasks and responsibilities
• Comfortable with handling a fluctuating and unpredictable workload
• Strong interpersonal skills, and tact in building and maintaining relationships
• Identifying and resolving problems in a timely manner (gathers and analyzes information, and develops alternative solutions using a reasoned approach)
• Ability to proactively take ownership of projects and independently drive them forward
• Able to work independently and as part of a high performing team
• Desire to learn and comfort with learning on the job
• Enjoys working in the outdoor environment
BENEFITS TO WORKING AT INLAILAWATASH:
• Excellent pension plan and benefits
• Positive and supportive working environment
• Meaningful work in supporting Indigenous economic reconciliation
Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to Admin@inlailawatash.ca.
Please use subject line: Project Coordinator (ER) Last Name, First Name (e.g. Project Coordinator (ER) Doe, John).
Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.
We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.