Senior Specialist, Community Engagement and Social Performance - Calgary

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Date: Sep 23, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86016 

Job Category: Environmental 

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our Environmental Services Group (ESG) provides our clients with expertise in climate change, environmental assessment & management, noise & vibration, social impact management, sustainable development design, and water resources. With your help, we can build extraordinary things that co-exist, and benefit local communities and habitats.


Senior Specialist, Community Engagement and Social Performance 

Location: Calgary 

A successful project needs to do more than deliver on its intended purpose. It needs to address the needs of  its residents and provide real, tangible benefits for the surrounding community. It must wholeheartedly  embrace the mantra of leaving it better than we found it, ensuring a brighter future for the lives it affects. 


Inclusion and collaboration with local communities is the key to successful project delivery. In a practice that  is growing, you will be part of Hatch’s global Community Engagement and Social Performance (CESP) Practice  that collaborates with clients, communities, stakeholders, and Hatch’s engineering teams to create mutually  beneficial and sustainable metals, energy, and infrastructure projects. The opportunity is unique: Hatch’s  

wealth of technical engineering experience combined with community insights creates an inclusive vision for  clients’ projects – and we are helping to make this a reality.


Hatch is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Specialist, CESP role to be an integral part of a growing global  practice. Reporting to the Manager, Community Engagement – Western Canada, you will be responsible to  provide advice, guidance and generate deliverables for clients with respect to their social performance needs. In this role, you will:

  • Provide CESP technical expertise throughout the life cycle of client projects  
  • Undertake CESP project management tasks on behalf of clients 
  • Engage directly with clients on their social performance challenges and helping with creative  solutions 
  • Deliver CESP services with a focus on stakeholder engagement and community engagement planning  and management ensuring that the full complement of CESP services are embedded within client  needs (e.g., impact assessment and management, agreement making, community engagement and  consultation, human rights, local employment and procurement, place-based planning, and social  investment services) 
  • Record, research, identify and anticipate any social risks to project development, including solutions to meet these challenges 
  • Assist infrastructure, mining, and energy companies as they deliver upon their socioeconomic commitments and develop plans to meet industry best practice 
  • Develop proposals and bids and support the implementation of a CESP pursuits 
  • Share your experiences with colleagues and clients at speaking events, networking events, conferences, webinars and through online blog posts  


Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Degree qualified in anthropology, social sciences, communications, law, public policy, sustainability, or a related field; advanced degree preferred  
  • 15+ years’ stakeholder and community engagement experience across the project lifecycle on major projects ideally in complex cultural and socio-political environments 
  • Expertise in CESP technical planning, program design and execution 
  • Hatch seeks to build complementary skills across the team demonstrating comprehensive CESP practical and advisory experience. Applicants will need to demonstrate their practical experience in  the following areas. 
    • Socioeconomic assessments and reporting
    • Community development and social investment
    • Indigenous relations, community and stakeholder mapping and engagement and conflict resolution 
    • Participative engagement, co-creation and co-design experience
    • Monitoring and evaluation and social value metrics and reporting
    • Program and project management

    • Place-based, regional, and economic development

  • Robust understanding of emerging ESG practice and deep practical experience applying international performance standards including the IFC Performance Standards and other development finance and project financier, and client requirements preferred, but not essential 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills 
  • class, high quality deliverables 

    A willingness to proactively meet clients’ needs whether big or small
  • Creative and approachable with a willingness to recommend innovative solutions to clients 
  • Willingness for both domestic and international travel as work requires
  • Effective, open communication and presentation style with the ability to plan and deliver best in class, high quality deliverables 
  • A willingness to proactively meet clients’ needs whether big or small


Preferred: “Go-getter” attitude, optimistic and resilient, ability to be flexible, learn and perform challenging tasks outside area of skills and experience 


Core Competencies: Consultative, entrepreneurial, relationship builder, networker, collaborator



Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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