AECOM Socioeconomic Specialist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150083BR

Position Title Socioeconomic Specialist

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - British Columbia

City Burnaby

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly-motivated Socioeconomic Specialist for immediate employment in our Burnaby office to support projects in the oil & gas, mining, power and municipal infrastructure sectors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, lead and manage social, economic, and cultural-related research programs associated with environmental assessment projects (notably baseline reports and effects assessments)

  • Prepare socio-economic, management plans and monitoring programs to support environmental assessments in accordance with provincial and/or federal regulatory requirements

  • Socioeconomic research and field data collection

  • Socio-economic data interpretation and analysis

  • Provide socioeconomic assessments to inform environmental assessment and permitting applications, environmental screenings and environmental baseline / monitoring programs

  • Preparation and presentation of compelling technical reports, presentations and proposals

  • Support indigenous consultation / engagement and public participation activities including meeting planning, coordination and logistics

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to guide planning and design processes

  • Complete tasks on schedule and on budget

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in economics, social sciences or related social or environmental sciences discipline

  • 5+ years relevant experience with a minimum of 2 years socio-economic impact assessment and community engagement experience

  • Strong economic / quantitative social science analysis experience

  • Strong understanding of First Nation interests and working relationships with various First Nation communities

  • Experience and knowledge of environmental assessment methods and applicable environmental and socioeconomic assessment legislation and policy (provincial, territorial and federal)

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Exceptional analytical skills and critical thinking with demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, statistical tools and analysis

  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects in a team environment

  • Skills with Microsoft Office applications

  • Working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

  • Adapting and responding to changing project demands

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical material and develop written and graphical content for non-technical audiences

  • Experience working on major development projects in BC EAO and CEAA processes

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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