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Director, Project Development

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 



The Director - Project Management role is accountable to the Project Development team as a whole. This person reports directly and formally to the VP, Development, but during all project work is required to interface closely with all project team members.



  • Lead and direct project development activities Including interconnection, equipment supply, final engineering, land control, stakeholder engagement, cost forecasting/tracking, environmental permitting, etc.
  • Working with our financial analysts, report project costs and variances for the purpose of compliance with project budget, projected cash flows and expected returns,
  • Scope, retain and manage 3rd party professional services providers for various project development steps, including development of contract scope, terms and conditions,
  • Interface of project development functions with the rest of the Project Development efforts – energy forecasting, project financial returns, etc.
  • Reporting of all major project activities (cost, schedule, risk, stakeholder engagement) to broader Project Development team.
  • Lead, coach, teach, guide, supervisor and mentor Project Managers, Project Coordinators and project teams in their respective roles and projects,
  • Manage and coordinate internal Algonquin team functions for project development activities, including at times -legal, finance, engineering, regulatory and permitting, risk management and business development.
  • Manage relationships with project partners (energy off-taker, interconnection utility, equity partners, landowner, stakeholders, lenders, etc.
  • Scoping and contracting with consulting, permitting and engineering sub-contractors for environmental, civil, geotechnical and electrical engineering functions.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree within Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years preferred experience in power generation specifically construction, development and management of capital projects.
  • Experience in leading transformational activities (process/practice, tools, behavior.
  • Minimum of 7 years working experience leading cross functional teams.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a focus on providing forward-looking insight and value-added analysis
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting deliverables
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • PMP Designation and project deal experience preferred

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging


We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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