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Senior Aboriginal Engagement Advisor

  • 597341
  • Perth, WA, Australia
  • Full Time - Permanent

WHO WE ARE

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

NEWest Alliance is a multidisciplinary collaboration between CPB Contractors and Downer, working with the Public Transport Authority to deliver two projects (Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie-Cockburn Link) as part of METRONET. 

As a Senior Aboriginal Engagement Advisor reporting to Aboriginal Participation Manager, your primary purpose will be to drive strategic direction and governance in the area of indigenous participation & social inclusion to enhance work-winning and project delivery. You will be assigned several key responsibilities to manage within our company which will have direct impact on our business. We need people who are talented, motivated and disciplined, and who have a strong work ethic that drives them to succeed. This position is based at the NEWest Alliance Bibra Lake project office.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide advice and guidance to all tenders and bids regarding the Indigenous and social procurement KPIs and requirements
  • Ensure all tender and bid responses are completed on time
  • Maintain the Corporate strategy for Indigenous procurement and social inclusion
  • Ensure projects are aware of their KPIs and requirements when starting up
  • Assist projects to understand and implement their social procurement and inclusion reporting process
  • Provide advice and assistance to implement initiatives that will assist the projects to meet their targets
  • Assist with formulating the Indigenous procurement strategy for the company and identify key Indigenous suppliers
  • Liaise with and build relationships with suppliers and organisations that can support our procurement requirements
  • Identify the support network required to meet our procurement commitments
  • Responsible for educating and support the BU’s and projects to achieve our corporate Indigenous employment KPI (currently 3%)
  • Assist with the development of the Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Assist with Aboriginal engagement activities to support achievement of outcomes towards the Gnarla Biddi Strategy and the Aboriginal Engagement Participation Plan
  • Liaise with key Aboriginal stakeholders in potential project communities
  • Provide advice and support for Project personnel to ensure compliance with client requirements relating to Aboriginal engagement and community contributions
  • Liaise with and build relationships with suppliers and organisations to support the procurement requirement
  • Identify and liaise with the support network required to meet the procurement commitments

ABOUT YOU

  • Degree or post-graduate qualifications in Business Administration, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies or other associated disciplines
  • 3 years’ + experience in a social procurement or similar role
  • 5 years’ + experience in Indigenous Affairs
  • Knowledge of government policies and requirements in the construction industry
  • Experience in key Aboriginal stakeholder engagement including business liaison
  • Knowledge of current government policies and requirements in the construction industry and tender process
  • Understanding of procurement processes to foster sourcing and integration of Indigenous businesses into supply chain
  • Understanding of procurement processes to foster sourcing and integration of Indigenous businesses into supply chain
  • High standard of written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Great communication skills with stakeholders 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Our Zero Harm initiative: A genuine commitment to the health and safety of all on the Downer team
  • Attractive, market competitive remuneration package
  • A diverse and supportive work environment where individuals are encouraged to show initiative
  • A genuine career path to high performers seeking to develop their career within a growing company
  • Being part of an experienced and supportive communications team, training and mentorship and the chance to work on an iconic major infrastructure project.

At Downer we Own Different embracing the diversity of our employees that drives our success.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the closing date – applications may also close before this date. 

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