Enbridge Community Engagement Advisor in Minot, North Dakota

Employee Type:

Regular-Full time

W E= unlimited potential

We didn’t get to be a leader in energy delivery or ranked on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index on our own. We did it in partnership with outstanding individuals who work together as a team to fuel people’s quality of life. Individuals like you. And now we’re looking for just such an individual to join our team.

To learn more about us, visit www.enbridge.com at http://www.enbridge.com/ .

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, consideration will be given to applicants in order of applicat ion date.

Primary Focus:

  • Implement strategic engagement with key stakeholders for Major Projects and Operations. Key stakeholders include local government officials, influential business leaders, key landowners, emergency responders and non-government organizations. Where this involves Indigenous people, this engagement is consistent with the principles contained in Enbridge’s Indigenous and Native American Policy.

  • Maintain, cultivate and document relationships and engagement activities with key influential leadership within affected communities, local organizations and Indigenous communities. Must have knowledge and understanding of our business, issues, risks and opportunities associated with respective communities, organizations and Indigenous communities.

  • Inform team of stakeholder concerns and critical activities. Accountable for contributing to the development, implementation and modification of regional engagement plans and related budgets.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Own relationships with key influential leaders and work with internal partners within and outside Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) (i.e. Supply Chain Management) to develop innovative engagement strategies, approaches and tools to maximize efficiencies and minimize risk related to Community and Indigenous Engagement.

  • For Indigenous (Tribal) engagement, support 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 manage the related risk.

  • Assist stakeholder engagement in the field with individuals, communities, Indigenous communities and local organizations in support of business goals and project objectives, working cooperatively with internal functions such as Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Business Development and Operations.

  • Assist with development and implementation of specific engagement plans, strategies, talking points for media spokesperson and related budgets that reflect the interests of both the Company and the potentially-affected stakeholder. Meet regulatory requirements and build, maintain and enhance Enbridge's reputation as a trusted corporate citizen.

  • Assist team mates on developing and maintaining effective relationships, engagement strategies, and managing issues and risks.

  • Support the development of regulatory strategy and participate in formal regulatory process. Contribute to regional engagement knowledge in support of Corporate Community Investment policies and governance.

  • Provide timely advice and counsel to Enbridge management and staff and business teams with respect to Stakeholder Engagement, including cultural awareness, consultation, relationships and partnership opportunities, negotiations, issue management, risk and opportunity assessments. This includes bringing the voice (interests and perspectives) of the communities into Enbridge for appropriate and timely consideration.

  • Contribute regional knowledge and policies into Business Development to ensure consideration of local and regional stakeholder risks and opportunities.

  • Work with Public Awareness team to identify opportunities to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of delivery of supplemental stakeholder outreach and other activities within the Public Awareness Program.

  • Where applicable, consistent with Company guidelines, and in concert with the business units and Company departments such as Law, Operations, Regulatory, EHS and other departments within PAC, assist with the development of Protocol and Engagement Agreements, Letters of Intent and contracts, etc., that support key stakeholder and Indigenous community relationship building and communication, capacity building, and key stakeholder and Indigenous training and education, contracting and hiring that will strategically advance business objectives.

  • Where applicable, working with the Sustainable Supply Chain Management team, identify opportunities in conjunction with project teams or Operations regarding Indigenous content on Enbridge's projects or operations. This includes providing insight into community dynamics, capacity and politics, identifying potential local impacts and regional Indigenous participation opportunities and benefits (e.g. educational, skills development, employment, and business opportunity initiatives).

  • Assist in the Planning functional area or project budget(s) and other resources with a view to cost effectiveness and ensuring appropriate controls.

  • Establish and maintain well-organized record of contact and in the relationship management database.

  • Keep up professional and individual development.

Crisis Communications & Response Team:

May serve as part of the crisis communications & response team (CCRT) during operational incidents or emergencies and non-operational events such as a reputational crisis. If identified as a member of the CCRT, training will be provided.


Awareness of and 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 people.

Personal Traits

  • Values of integrity, safety and respect

  • Character that is reliable, open, considerate, accommodating, agreeable, courageous

  • High achievement orientation

  • Stress tolerance

  • Self confidence


  • University degree from a related post-secondary program

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience in Indigenous or stakeholder engagement, preferably in the resources sector, particularly in the energy industry / energy transportation infrastructure sector

  • Familiar with Indigenous history and culture

  • Familiarity with applicable government and regulatory requirements, as well as present day issues and community dynamics

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in cross-cultural stakeholder and community engagement

  • Knowledge of community development practices and organizational effectiveness strategies

  • Ability to interact effectively and establish credibility with a wide audience including Indigenous leaders and community representatives, field and corporate staff, external stakeholder groups, partners and contractors

  • Solid written and verbal communication, presentation and organizational abilities

  • Persistence, patience, and the ability to work independently with minimal direction

  • Sense of urgency, with well-developed prioritization, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • A high degree of flexibility to adapt to multiple and competing priorities

  • Able to deal with a variety of external and internal disciplines and senior management and manage multiple projects at once, under constant deadline pressure

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Good judgment in determining relevant content for employees

  • Strong customer focus with the ability to listen, identify key issues, advise and maintain confidentiality

  • Strong analytical skills to quickly analyze complex situations, determine key issues and messages, and implement the programs

  • Strong research skills in subject matter field

  • Excellent attention to detail

Social Process (People) Skills:

  • Team-oriented attitude and the ability to work independently.

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, internal and external.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including consultation, negotiation, facilitation, risk communication and conflict resolution.

  • Passionate about and experienced in building employee engagement and organizational alignment through effective internal communications.

We accept applications submitted via our online recruiting system only ( https://careers.enbridge.com at https://careers.enbridge.com/ ).

Enbridge is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting careers@enbridge.com at mailto:myhr@enbridge.com .

We appreciate your interest in working with us; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check.

Who We Are

Enbridge Inc. manages and has a 67.3 per cent overall interest in Enbridge Income Fund and a 21.1 per cent overall ownership in Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P., which is headquartered in Houston.

Enbridge manages several investment options that trade on the New York and/or Toronto stock exchanges, including Enbridge Inc. (ENB), Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (EEP), Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEQ) , and Enbridge Income Fund (ENF).

We are headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and we have a workforce of over 10,000, primarily in Canada and the United States.

Enbridge has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers on 14 occasions, most recently in 2016, was voted as one of the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces in 2013, and has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Diversity employers for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Enbridge Story

Life takes energy.

Energy to create the world we call home and fuel our quality of life.

Energy to make life more comfortable and to help people live their lives to the fullest.

We dedicate ourselves to connecting people with the energy we all need, now and as energy changes.

We deliver our customers’ energy from the earth and harness the power of the sun and the wind.

We do it all with integrity, a deep commitment to safety and the utmost respect for communities and the environment.

We are Enbridge – thousands of people working together to fuel people’s quality of life through energy. Energy that moves our economy and daily life forward. Energy that makes life better, more convenient and more connected.

At Enbridge, we are committed to fueling life because life takes energy