- Share your engineering expertise and experience to enrich the lives of our First Nation communities and organizations
- Be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $73,000-100,000 plus full benefits
- Use your knowledge and understanding of First Nations to represent and advocate for our community's members
Rooted in commitment, the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC) stands out for its unwavering dedication to providing superior professional and technical services to its six-member First Nations. Guided by a Board of Directors that includes Chiefs and cherished Elders from every community, OTC not only plans strategically but also builds strong government relations and shapes impactful policies. With a dedicated team for political advocacy, OTC is a driving force dedicated to nurturing community prosperity.
Our adept multi-disciplinary Technical Services Department offers counsel and aid to member communities for infrastructure, planning, and development, encompassing all project stages. This expertise bolsters First Nations' annual infrastructure and community development reports. Our department’s scope includes Water and Waste Water Hub, Environment, Energy, and Project Management.
As a compact, tightly-knit organization focused on political advocacy, our shared passion for fostering community prosperity is deeply ingrained in every member of our team. Our collaborative spirit is the driving force behind our commitment to making a positive impact.
For more information about us, please visit www.ogemawahj.on.ca
Currently, OTC is looking for a full-time Senior Engineer, Tribal Council based in Rama, Ontario.
Reporting to the Executive Director, you will oversee, direct, manage and coordinate all program functions and activities of the Technical Services Department while providing direct professional engineering advisory services to the member First Nations during pre-planning, planning, design, construction, and maintenance of community infrastructure works and facilities.
Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conducting assistance with preparing terms of reference for contracting Professional Services
- Supporting the tendering, contract award process, and successful implementation of the same
- Advising, coordinating, and supervising environmental screening for capital projects
- Overseeing OTC inspection services, aiding in yearly capital program implementation for community facilities and infrastructure;
- Assisting member First Nations with negotiations involving Indigenous Services Canada and other resource agencies
- Collaborating with other technical services providers and defining project scope, estimating costs, establishing milestones
- Developing an implementation plan/management regime for all Minor Capital projects, as requested;
- Working alongside the OTC Infrastructure Specialist to provide fire advisory services to First Nations.
- Offering technical assistance with Community Capital Planning
- Providing advice and recommendations in pre-planning, planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining community infrastructure.
- Aiding with construction development plans and supporting Project Management
- Contributing expertise in upgrading and expanding existing facility infrastructure
- Clarifying codes, standards, regulations, and applicable legislation
In your advisory role, you will demonstrate hands-on expertise through active participation in weekly in-community meetings with member’s Chief and Council, community members, and organizations. As an auxiliary representative during discussions with senior officials from industry and government, you will advocate for and advise First Nation community members.
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To qualify, you must be a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (PEng), or in the process of becoming one, with a minimum of 3 years' experience working with First Nation Government and/or Communities. Preference will be given to candidates with a background or degree in Civil Engineering.
- Profound understanding of OTC First Nation Cultures and community aspirations
- Demonstrated proficiency in policy, planning, and technical services development
- Excellent grasp of federal and provincial legislation/policies impacting First Nation government, along with contemporary knowledge of public sector operating systems and procedures
- Innovative, decisive, and equipped with advanced organizational, managerial, research, and analytical skills
- Proven track record of excellence in communication, staff/public relations, and negotiation
- Skillful in maintaining a high level of tact and discretion
- Demonstrated results-oriented proficiency in technical management and implementation
- Excellent Project Management skills, capable of establishing and effectively achieving measurable objectives within directed work plans; adept at multitasking
- Reliable, proactive, and effective both independently and as a team member
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Office Suite, spreadsheets, and related engineering technical software preferably in a Microsoft environment
- Holds a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and public liability insurance ($2 million)
- Eligible for Criminal Records Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check
Given the in-community nature of the role, it is vital that you have exceptional interpersonal skills, a natural talent for building relationships within a close-knit community, adaptability for handling unforeseen situations, and a genuine passion for making a meaningful impact.
Most importantly, you will also join us as an excellent team player, a great self-starter, and a positive collaborator, ready to take on projects that enhance the communities we serve.
The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary of $73,000-100,000 evaluated on skills, knowledge, and experience. Plus a host of excellent benefits including:
- Extended health care, vision, dental, and prescription coverage
- Defined benefit pension plan
- Relocation allowance considered for the right candidate
- Impressive Federal Treasury travel reimbursement rates with the Board of Canada
- Four weeks paid vacation, inclusive of two weeks for Christmas Break
- A laptop and equipment for work across office, home, and community
- Flexi time to accommodate commitments beyond regular office hours
- A chance to take on projects that enhance the First Nations communities we serve
- Opportunity to live and work in a tight-knit, vibrant, small-town environment
If our values resonate with you, and you are ready to take on exciting new projects with our incredible team, then we invite you to apply today!