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Consultant/Sr. Consultant - Critical Infrastructure Resilience & Emergency Management, Indigenous Peoples

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

The Opportunity

KPMG's market-leading Global Infrastructure Advisory practice is growing and is looking for an individual who is interested in Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Emergency Management to be based in either our Vancouver or Victoria office.

For more information visit: Global Infrastructure Advisory

What you will do
As a consultant/senior consultant within the Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Emergency Management practice you are responsible for assisting senior colleagues with helping public and private sector clients:
  • Provide oversight and strategic knowledge on Indigenous community priorities from cultural, political, economic and social perspectives.
  • Plan for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters; and
  • Reduce vulnerabilities and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure systems and assets in relation to a wide range of disasters, including those exacerbated by climate change.
The position requires sensible consideration, technical expertise, Indigenous BC knowledge and understanding, critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with other stakeholders and rightsholders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in coordinating response efforts for ongoing or anticipated emergencies and disasters and consider Indigenous cultural, social and community concerns.
  • Assist in building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities.
  • Assisting on major projects for public (federal, provincial, municipal, First Nation government) and private sector (e.g., critical infrastructure asset owners) clients across a wide variety of industries and sectors including transportation, social infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and natural resources.
  • Assist in the development of emergency response plans, state of readiness assessments, logistics plans in relation to emergency response, and disaster recovery plans.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures to enhance the resilience of communities and critical infrastructure in relation to emergencies and disasters exacerbated by climate change.
  • Assist in the assessment of potential hazards, vulnerabilities and risks that could impact communities and critical infrastructure and recommend adaptations to foster resiliency.
  • Prepare and distribute reports and proposals.
  • Prepare proposals for RFP submissions.
  • Perform research, data gathering and analysis.
  • Assist with the development and review of engagement reports and technical project reviews.
  • Assist in preparing strategic plans, business plans and business cases.
  • Contribute to a dedicated team of professionals in delivering advisory services to clients.
What you bring to the role
  • Experience working directly in or with Indigenous communities in BC.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Culture, Governance, Treaties and Rights, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in BC and Canada.
  • Excellent project management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that incorporates Indigenous knowledge and studies to meet community and client needs.
  • Ability to work respectfully with Indigenous communities and Elders to build mutually respectful relationships and partnerships.
  • Bachelor's degree in Climate Adaptation, Geography, Engineering, Emergency Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive experience in emergency management, business continuity, climate adaptation, critical infrastructure protection or a related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial, and municipal policies related to emergency management and critical infrastructure protection.
  • Certifications in emergency management, business continuity management, logistics, climate adaptation, or related fields would be an asset.


Keys to your success
KPMG individuals Deliver Impact | Seek Growth | Inspire Trust and understand that a diverse workforce enables us to deepen relationships and strengthen our business.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
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