Analyst, Infrastructure Risk and Resilience

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CRI IS HIRING for the position of Analyst, Infrastructure Risk and Resilience 

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: 

  • PIEVC Program: As part of the PIEVC Alliance, CRI contributes to the governance and supports the delivery of the PIEVC Program, focusing on the provision of technical support, domestic training, and international capacity building.   
  • CanAdapt: This includes the design, development and moderation of related professional practitioner networks (communities of practice) that foster peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange related to climate and low carbon resiliency, with a particular focus on infrastructure professionals.
  • The Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) Training and Credentialling Program and various other existing and emergent training initiatives.
  • Pilot projects pairing the Envision Framework (for sustainable infrastructure certification) with the PIEVC Family of Resources.

The successful candidate will: (1) review and synthesize research and make other contributions to CRI
projects focused on the assessment of risks related to climate change and natural and built infrastructure
systems, and on related adaptation planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation measures;
(2) contribute to the delivery of practitioner- and learner-support functions, materials, and services linked
to CRI’s training offerings, Practitioner Networks, and individual projects as necessary; (3) help raise
awareness about CRI’s expertise, products, and services among eventual collaborators and clients, with a
particular focus the development of linkages between CRI and engineering- and infrastructure-related
academic faculties and student bodies across Canada.

Application Process: 

Please submit a cover letter and CV via email to martine.couture@ClimateRiskInstitute.ca 

Closing Date: February 5, 2024  

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) CRI Project Support (approximately 75% of workload)

Conduct research for and otherwise support the development, management, and delivery of:

  • Infrastructure and climate change vulnerability and risk assessments, including but not limited to project scoping, development of related analytical frameworks and methods, knowledge gathering, engagement of stakeholders and rights holders, and the preparation of reports and information products – with a particular focus in the Global South, and with linkages to the PIEVC Program and Alliance.
  • Adaptation- and resiliency-related policy and program advisory services for all orders of government, indigenous communities, private industry, and codes and standards development organizations – with a focus both in Canada and internationally.

2) CRI Programs and Initiatives (approximately 20% of workload)

Contribute to the development and delivery of flagship CRI Programs and Initiatives through research, writing, supporting and leading outreach activities, engagement and facilitation of advisory or other committees, and the development of linkages with key stakeholders, including universities, professional associations, and others. CRI Programs include:

  • the PIEVC Program, international and domestic;
  • CanAdapt; and,
  • CRI training and credentialling.

3) New Strategic Initiatives (approximately 5% 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. This includes working with counterparts across CRI to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the corporation. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, planning, or another profession with strong ties to the built environment
  • Extensive experience with Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

  • Advanced degree (e.g., MSc, M.A.)
  • Experience working in the field of or studying climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Knowledge of risk management as a process, especially in relation to climate hazards
  • Experience in designing and/or leading workshops
  • Experience with semi- or fully quantitative risk assessments, especially in relation to climate hazards and engineered systems
  • Strong interest and demonstrated skill in conducting:
    • desk-top/literature-based research
    • interview- or other survey-based research
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Data management expertise
  • Quantitative analytical skills, including the use of statistical packages like R
  • Database skills
  • Familiarity with climate models, their outputs, and sources of climate data
  • Presentation skills
  • Language skills: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Asiatic languages

Employment Details  

Salary & Benefits:

  • $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Annual cost-of-living and performance-based increments
  • Health and dental package available: individual or family

Vacation:

  • 13-days per annum plus statutory holidays and CRI closure between Dec 24 (mid-day) and the New Year
  • Annual vacation-day increments

Perks:

  • Work from home
  • Opportunities for international and domestic travel
  • Free access to all CRI training courses (professional development)

Location:

The successful candidate may work remotely/from home or from the Sudbury, Ontario office (Laurentian University campus).