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Job Information

AECOM Social Scientist / Socio-economic Specialist in Kitchener, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, London - ON

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly motivated intermediate level Social Scientist / Socio-economic Specialist for immediate employment to be based in our London, ON or local offices to support infrastructure projects across Canada. Candidates with strong qualitative and quantitative social science analysis experience, socio-economic impact assessment, strategic planning, and strong engagement skills are of particular interest. This position will be part of the Impact Assessment and Permitting team supporting projects and collaborating with teams across Ontario and the rest of Canada.

The responsibility of this position includes, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and workplans for socio-economic and social impact studies.

  • Conduct socio-economic baseline studies and analysis – largely related environmental assessment and permitting applications, environmental screenings, environmental baseline and monitoring programs, and/or peer reviews.

  • Prepare technical documents, reports, and presentations as required.

  • Conduct field studies, surveys, and interviews with community and regional stakeholders as part of establishing socio-economic assessment baselines and social environment assessments.

  • Support Indigenous engagement and consultation and public participation activities including meeting and event planning, coordination, facilitation, and logistics.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines and consultants to guide planning and design processes.

  • Liaise with clients, the public, Indigenous groups, and regulators, as required.

  • Other duties as required.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Economics, Sociology, Community / Regional Planning, Human Geography, Business, or related social or environmental sciences discipline + 4 years of relevant experience (consulting experience in socio-environmental / socio-economic impact assessment or related field) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant consulting experience in socio-environmental / socio-economic impact assessment or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities

  • Knowledge of the federal Impact Assessment Act 2019 as well as other federal and provincial laws and regulations related to stakeholder engagement, Indigenous consultation, and socio-environmental impact assessment.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), research and data analysis, and technical writing skills.

  • Experience with proposal writing and ability to undertake business development activities.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work well with people.

  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and manage multiple assignments at one time.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Class G driver’s license.

  • Willingness to travel to local and remote communities to undertake field work.

  • Master’s degree preferred in Economics, Sociology, Community/Regional Planning, Human Geography or related social sciences discipline.

  • Experience and/or training in Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) considered an asset.

  • Rural, remote, and northern experience considered an asset.

  • Proficiency with statistical and/or spatial analysis tools.

  • Full or Provisional membership in a professional body.

  • Knowledge of international best practices in social impact assessment, IFC and World Bank standards.

  • Experience working with economic modelling and other related software.

  • Facilitation experience.

  • Bilingual (English and French) is an asset

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245171BR

Additional Locations CA - Hamilton, ON - 45 Goderich Rd, CA - Hamilton, ON - OG - Hamilton Office 201-45 Goderich Roa, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - Markham, ON - 105 Commerce Valley Dr W

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.