Manager, Community & Indigenous Engagement

  • Capital Power
  • Hybrid (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Management

Job Description

A little about Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is dedicated to powering a sustainable future for people and planet. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a growth oriented North American power producer that creates innovative electricity solutions to electrify the world reliably and affordably while protecting the planet for future generations. We’re passionate about our employees and place their entire wellbeing at the center of our people strategy.  We are proud to foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; recognizing this is paramount to help grow our company and reach our net carbon neutral by 2045 goal. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment where employees are empowered to be their best, make meaningful contributions and go home safe every day.  

Your Opportunity

One Permanent Full Time Position.   

Capital Power’s head office is located within the traditional and contemporary home of many Indigenous peoples of the Treaty 6 region and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We acknowledge the diverse Indigenous communities that are located in these areas and whose presence continues to enrich the community. Capital Power proudly works with indigenous communities in Canada and the United States. We work to create opportunities for open, honest, and transparent relationships with the goal of achieving long-lasting and beneficial relationships.

Are you interested in playing a key role in Indigenous and community engagement to build strong, meaningful relationships and support building a net zero energy system (renewables and natural gas with Carbon, Capture and Sequestration)?! Capital Power is looking for an individual who is passionate about Indigenous reconciliation and engagement, is engaged in being a caring people and community leader and wants to play a meaningful role in the decarbonization of industry and energy. You will help Capital Power to build, maintain, and cultivate authentic relationships with the community including with elders, influential leadership and community members and youth, initially within Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 First Nations and Metis communities and develop and implement engagement plans. You will lead the stakeholder engagement team and oversee other stakeholder engagement projects across North America.  Apply today!

You will contribute to our team by

  • Leading the stakeholder engagement team to implement our Indigenous Relations strategy, work towards our Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification and oversee stakeholder engagement across the company.

  • Supporting, developing, and growing relationships with leaders and community members and working with partners within and outside our department (i.e., Commercial Management & Carbon Technology, Supply Chain, Origination, People Services) to draft innovative engagement strategies to develop and grow Indigenous community relationships that are authentic, trust based, purposeful and focused on each communities’ interests and priorities.

  • Collaborating with local Indigenous communities in the Genesee area and our new Alberta renewable sites to help develop an engagement strategy with their consultation’s offices and their leadership to support the partnership(s).

  • Leading the Indigenous engagement for all Nations and other key influencers for Capital Power projects with an initial focus on Alberta projects. Implementing regulatory requirements in consultation / engagement and effectively detailing the outcomes.

  • Providing the awareness and guidance to the team and company on Indigenous cultural protocols, norms, and politics to ensure the company respectfully engages with Indigenous communities, builds positive relationships, meets regulatory engagement requirements, and effectively handles the risk.

  • Leading or assisting with development and implementation of Regional Engagement Plans, strategies, talking points for media spokesperson and related budgets that reflect the interests of both the Company and the potentially affected stakeholder/Indigenous groups.

  • Meeting regulatory requirements and building, maintaining, and improving Capital Power's reputation as a trusted corporate citizen.

What you will bring to the role  


  • University degree in Indigenous Studies, Arts, Humanities, Community Development, Public Relations, Journalism, or equivalent post-secondary program.

  • Education equivalency may be considered.


  • 7 or more years of directly related experience in Indigenous engagement, preferably in the resources sector and particularly in the energy industry or power generation sector.

  • 5 or more years leading a team with open mindedness, non-judgement, caring and kindness and implementing strategies and initiatives that are strategic and mutually beneficial for sustainable wellbeing.

  • Previous experience working within Indigenous research, policy or programming contexts is an asset.

  • Knowledge or implementation of PAR certification as asset.

  • Lived experience within Indigenous communities or extensive experience working with Indigenous groups and knowledge of Indigenous cultures.

  • Knowledge and direct experience in engaging with Indigenous communities, including on Indigenous history and rights, on cultural protocols and norms, on Indigenous politics and the ability to successfully engage with Indigenous peoples.

  • Experience in and understanding of a large, public company with operations in multiple regions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Indigenous issues in Canada, including Indigenous governance, community development, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

  • Experience working in research, program development, or project management, preferably with Indigenous community initiatives is an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including consultation, negotiation, facilitation, risk communication and conflict resolution. Understanding of organizational change management and planning for successful transition from current to target methodology practices.

  • Superior communication and collaborative skills to facilitate relationship building within and across teams. Social media savvy with understanding of online communications tools and tactics is an asset.

  • Knowledge of cultural protocols with Indigenous communities.

  • The ability to communicate in an or multiple Indigenous language(s) is an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid Office/Work from home position, with travel to meet and engage with Indigenous communities on a regular basis and engage with operational and development communities across North America as required.

Additional Details

This position is open to candidates in both Edmonton and Calgary.

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

The successful candidate for this position will undergo an education verification, reference checks and criminal record check.

We believe that creating a culture that supports employee physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing is critical to our success. That is why we provide flexible and affordability employee benefits, retirement savings, and paid time off programs. We also provide comprehensive onboarding, training, and programs supporting your career development.

Depending on the posting requirements relocation assistance may be available.

How To Apply and Next Steps

Capital Power only accepts resumes via online application at If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.

Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to complete their application can request accessible formats, communication support, or other accessibility assistance by contacting

Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process. We recognize and embrace the value of diversity and hire employees with the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge for each position.

Thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in powering a sustainable future with Capital Power! We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies; however, it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.

To apply on this position please go to and search for JR805287.

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