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Sage On Earth is a small firm on a growth path. 

We are excited about recruiting our new team members.

About Sage On Earth


Sage On Earth Consulting Ltd. provides strategic services to public and private entities in understanding, communicating, and using disaster and climate risk information in policies and programs. Sage works with associate experts to build dynamic teams that cater to the project's needs and deliver innovative solutions that support clients in tackling the challenges they face.  Collaborative approaches are essential in disaster and climate risk management, considering its systemic nature for which knowledge and agency sits with a wide range of individuals and institutions across society (


Since its inception, Sage has taken on various disaster and climate risk management projects in B.C. and internationally. Notable past clients of Sage include the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), B.C. Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR), Ministry of Forests, and North Shore Emergency Management (NSEM). The founder of Sage has led and co-authored three guidelines for UNDRR on risk assessment, risk reduction strategies, and synergies between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. The most notable project of recent years is the Resilience Pathways (


Since September 2023, Sage On Earth has led a consortium of consulting firms and individual experts to implement BC Disaster and Climate Risk and Resilience Assessment. This project will be the main focus of our team in the next few years.


What we like about what we do

We work on impactful projects that require innovative approaches while building on existing best practices in science, engineering, and policy design internationally and in Canada. We think of ourselves as creative artists in disaster and climate risk management. We like big challenges, we ask big questions, and we work with great people in our community of experts to find solutions.  Disaster and climate risk management is our passion, and we do it with a sense of duty and activism.

Mountain View
Job Posting

Position Title:

Climate Risk and Resilience Specialist

Job Description


We are looking for a climate risk and resilience specialist at the mid-senior level. The specialist will work closely with Sage’s principal and will lead, guide, and support various aspects of BC Disaster and Climate Risk and Resilience Assessment (DCRRA) at the provincial and regional levels. Key to the success of DCRRA is the ongoing and effective collaboration and communication among the project team and project partners (200+ experts and practitioners), as well as pursuing the use of the best science and methods in various components of the project.


  • Assist in project management of DCRRA, including communication and reporting to the client and guidance to all sub-consultants.

  • Researching best approaches and methods in BC, Canada and internationally and adapting it for various components of the risk and resilience assessment.

  • Designing and facilitating panel discussions with the project team on various critical issues in disaster and climate risk and resilience assessment.

  • Manage the development of clear and concise written reports that convey technical information, understanding of the client’s needs and objectives and recommendations to meet these objectives.

  • Lead or support developing proposals for new projects aligned and complimentary to DCRRA.


  • Holds a Master’s designation in climate, energy, public policy, resource and environmental management, planning, engineering, science, economics, public administration, building science, or a related field (candidates who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and have exemplary relevant experience may be considered).

  • Understanding of best practices and guiding principles for managing disaster and climate risk, especially the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

  • Experience with climate risk and vulnerability assessments and working knowledge of common industry climate risk assessment protocols and standards, including ISO31000, IS014091, ICLEI BARC, and PIEVC Protocol.

  • Passionate about climate change issues and climate resilience,

  • Self-motivated and self-directed, collaborative, and able to manage the delivery of high-quality work products with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • Proven experience (7 - 15 years) working in cross-disciplinary teams in relevant fields.

  • Experience working in or navigating government organizations and decision-making processes.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders.

  • Able to demonstrate that they are a collaborative self-starter practiced in time management, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and can manage multiple simultaneous projects and other initiatives.

  • A successful candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to British Columbia.


The following will be considered as additional assets:

  • Experience working with First Nations and Indigenous communities.

  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with external agencies and other levels of government.

  • Proven experience in responsible leadership in climate action or resilience planning, strategizing, and implementation, preferably in a local government context.

  • Applied experience in geospatial analysis and mapping.

  • Understanding climate science and use of climate data in risk assessment and adaptation planning. 

  • Knowledge of and experience in urban planning and development, e.g. long-range community land use planning, development planning.

  • Experience leading or coordinating community and stakeholder engagement and education initiatives.

What else can you expect working with us:

  • Working on exciting projects in BC, Canada, and Internationally that will challenge and inspire you to think about problems systematically. We occasionally work on projects with the United Nations on the implementation of the Sendai Framework.

  • We believe quality work is produced when we are enjoying what we do and making meaningful human connections. You will be working within that culture.  

  • Flexibility in the location of work. But if you are based in the lower mainland, we would like to see you in person at least once every two weeks.

Start Date: January 2024 or earlier.


Working hours:

Full time: 35 hrs

The option of working 20-25 hours per week is also available for strong candidates who require this flexibility due to personal circumstances or parenting young kids.



Salary ranges from $85,000 to $125,000, depending on the expertise and years of experience.

The other compensations will also be negotiated depending on the candidate’s profile.


How to Apply:

Fill out the form below to start the application process. If your profile matches, we will contact you to request more information. 

Deadline for application: December 5, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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