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Environmental Planner

 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

Length of Contract: 18 Months

To support Liberty Power's business development construction projects with a focus on environmental permitting, compliance and regulatory planning activities. The role will report directly to the Manager - Environmental Permitting, Construction.
 

Accountabilities

Environmental Permitting, Compliance and Regulatory Planning


• Assist the Manager - Environmental Permitting, Construction in advancing wind and solar development projects through the construction phase:      
• Obtain local, state/provincial and federal permits necessary for construction   
• Understanding of regulatory planning and approvals for wind and solar development projects (i.e.: site plans, environmental assessments, and species at risk).     
• Document construction activities evidencing compliance with reports, permits, conditions of approval, agreements, etc.     
• Communicate with local, provincial/state and federal agencies, as necessary   
• Support and manage environmental consultants 


Stakeholder Management:


• Develop and manage stakeholder management plans, with the support of the Project Team 
• Manage project websites (i.e.: edit content, publish project updates etc.)   
• Arrange logistics and planning details for stakeholder events (i.e.: public open houses, landowner dinners etc.) 


Compliance:


• General knowledge of erosion and sediment control and storm water management regulations and implementation     
• General knowledge of species at risk, wetland and watercourse permitting and compliance 
• Able to interpret regulations and approvals; develop solutions to construction issues and provide recommendations to the Manager / Project Team


Other Duties:


• Scoping of environmental impacts and developing Requests for Proposal    
• Knowledge of the contracting process with consultants     
• Support the upstream development projects     
• Support the project financing activities (i.e.: responding to environmental due diligence questions)     
• Support and coordinate internal and 3rd party health and safety audits 

Education and Experience

  • Must possess a college diploma or university degree in an applicable area of study (environmental science, regulatory and permitting practices).
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills are required.
  • Minimum three years post-secondary work experience in permitting and project coordination or project management role,
  • Candidates either holding, or in the process of obtaining, additional Project Management certification/ training such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation are preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able and flexible to travel within Canada and the United States as needed. (Note - COVID travel restrictions are in place, however, travel will be required once corporate and governmental restrictions are lifted)#LI-CS1                

 

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • 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.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 

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