Engineering and Climate Risk Lead

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CRI IS HIRING for the position of Engineering and Climate Risk Lead. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! This position will help CRI lead exciting, innovative municipal, provincial, national, and even international efforts to advance the practice of climate and engineering/infrastructure vulnerability and risk assessment, and resiliency planning. CRI activities in this area currently include: 

The successful candidate will: (1) lead, oversee, and advise on CRI program* and project offerings with ties to engineering, infrastructure, climate risk, and climate resiliency; (2) help secure funding for the development of new CRI projects and program offerings; and, (3) advise and support CRI leadership with the development of new strategic initiatives. 

Application Process: 

Please submit a cover letter and CV via email to Jacqueline.Richard@ClimateRiskInstitute.ca 

Due date: September 23, 2022.  

Thank you very much, in advance, for your interest and for taking the time to apply. We will acknowledge receipt of your materials once they arrive. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted thereafter.  

Primary Responsibilities of the Position: 

1) Deliver CRI Program and Project Offerings (approximately 65% of workload) 

  • CRI contributions to the PIEVC Program and PIEVC Alliance.
  • Lead or oversee engineering and climate change vulnerability and risk assessment projects, including but not limited to the development of related analytical frameworks and methods, knowledge gathering, engagement of stakeholders and rights holders, management of multidisciplinary teams, oversight of communications and budgets, and preparation of reports and adaptation plans. 
  • Provide targeted expertise to help inform the delivery of adaptation- and resiliency-related policy and program advisory services to support: all orders of government; indigenous communities; international stakeholders; private industry; and, codes and standards development organizations.
  • Support the development and delivery of CRI’s adaptation training programs and courses, including but not limited to those addressing built and natural infrastructure, climate and risk analytics, and resiliency planning. 
  • Advise on the development and delivery of key practitioner networks/communities of practice. 
  • Collaborate with other CRI staff and CRI associates to deliver climate services to a range of user groups.  

2) Secure Funding (approximately 20% of workload) 

  • Lead or oversee the development of proposals for select consulting projects (i.e., responses to RFPs).
  • Help identify, establish relationships with, and develop proposals to granting agencies, to secure long-term, core funding for CRI programs.   

3) Support New Strategic Initiatives (approximately 15% of workload)  

  • Contribute to new strategic initiatives by collaborating in an exciting and energized work environment, developing innovative and exciting ideas, and building new tools and programs that help CRI meaningfully contribute to climate resiliency in Canada and abroad.   

Required Experience for the Position 

  • Design and management of climate and engineering risk assessments: 
    • project scoping 
    • development of risk analytical approaches 
    • management of human and financial resources 
    • management of project timelines and deliverables 
    • client relations 
    • management of communications
  • Leadership of, or an otherwise substantive role in, the provision of training, workshop facilitation, and/or stakeholder engagement.
  • Contributions to research to inform the development of policy and program-related advice to advance climate resiliency. 
  • Writing technical reports and plain language documents/communication materials. 
  • Delivery of formal presentations for professional audiences. 
  • Experience in client relations, particularly government. 

Desirable Experience for the Position 

  • Processes and use of climate data – historical and future-projected/modelled – to support climate vulnerability and risk assessments. 
  • Working with the outputs of dynamical models of natural and/or engineered systems, especially for risk analytical application.s 
  • Development and/or delivery of formal training for professional audiences.
  • International projects, including projects in the Global South. 

Education & Licensures 

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering 
  • Masters level degree in engineering, planning, the natural or social sciences (or a comparable mix of work experience)
  • Minimum of seven-twelve (7-12) years of work experience and four (4) years of experience focused on climate change-related issues 
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) licensure is an asset 

Employment Details of the Position  

  • Salary & Benefits: $78,000-98,000, commensurate with experience; health and dental package available: individual or family 
  • Vacation: Negotiable; CRI closes between Dec 24 (mid-day) and the New Year  
  • Other Perks: Free access to all CRI training courses / professional development  
  • Location: The successful candidate will work remotely unless working from the Sudbury office is of interest.

*CRI Programs currently include the PIEVC Program and the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Training and Credentialling Program.