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Indigenous Relations Liaison (Thompson-Okanagan Valley Region)

Category: Mining / Oil and Gas
Description: Surerus Murphy is a strategic joint venture company set up between a well-known Canadian Pipeline business and a UK-based international infrastructure group. Headquartered in Calgary for the last 2 years, we have already been successful in securing several large diameter pipeline projects in Alberta. Currently, we have more than 1,000 employees and we expect that number to grow to 2,000 over the next 12 months.

Surerus Pipeline Inc. and Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) is currently looking for an Indigenous Relations Liaison, who is responsible for maintaining respectful and collaborative relations with Indigenous communities, our clients and project teams.


Act as direct liaison with Indigenous Relations team providing current and relevant updates regarding activities occurring in the communities which may impact the company.

Gather community information to determine what communities may be affected by proposed project and review the capacity to support projects. Work with project management to identify and engage qualified businesses and service providers through an RFQ process. Participate in strategy development sessions with internal stakeholders, government organizations, and Indigenous communities. Review community engagement for the entire project cycle with Indigenous Leadership Coordinate and participate in community open houses, job fairs or other community events, as required.

Work with project management to execute the Company's Indigenous Relations Plans through direct hires and subcontracting opportunities. Promote the Company's Indigenous Engagement Program within the departments and externally to clients and communities.

Coordinate onsite employee relationships and work closely with field coordinators to monitor crew progress and providing additional support, as needed. Maintain on-going communication with project teams and hires and regularly review individual worker performance with foremen.

Maintain project communication logs and compile workforce rating summaries used to inform the establishment of employability lists for future employment reference. Prepare and collaboratively review final project reporting to include analysis to project’s outcome and identify areas for future improvement.

Research and maintain familiarity with existing market and labour conditions within Indigenous communities both locally and throughout the regions, we operate. Maintain communication with other departments and be the subject matter expert to the group.

Note: In addition to these duties personnel are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required in order to support the objectives of the Company.


Diploma or degree in a related field preferred.

Valid class 5 Driver’s License is required.

4-6 years of experience in a similar position.

Preferable experience working in the oil and gas industry or construction and subcontracting.

Proven ability to work with Indigenous communities and Indigenous leadership. Understanding the complex nature and cultural values of Indigenous communities, territories and their history.

Knowledge of pipeline construction and subcontracting considered an asset. Demonstrated organizational skills, a high degree of initiative and the ability to work. independently, while functioning in a team environment.


Surerus/SMJV offer a supportive work environment where hard work and a positive attitude are rewarded. Our motto “Safe Work. Quality Work” guides everything we do, from the initial planning phase to project completion. Zero incidents is the primary goal. In addition, Surerus/SMJV is committed to protecting the environment and to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities.

This term-based (18-24 months) position will be based out of the Thompson-Nicola region and will be working on a project construction site. Prior to the project starting the candidate will work out of our Calgary office to complete some pre-planning work. The candidate must be prepared to work outside normal business hours. Frequent travel throughout western Canada, is required.

Surerus/SMJV thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Department: Indigenous Relations This is a non-management position This is a term-project based position
Company Name: Surerus Murphy
Address: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=up181&fs=1.0em
Telephone: 999999999
Email: tamarag@pgnaeta.bc.ca
Employment: Full-time

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