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Jr. Planner & GIS Technician Co-op

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.


Purpose:

 

This co-op position will assist and support all team members of the Environmental Planning and Permitting Team in duties related to project management, permitting, GIS and land acquisition administration related to ongoing Wind and Solar development projects.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Project Management:
    • Support Environmental Planners, Land and Stakeholder and GIS Technologist in actions and activities related to Wind and Solar development projects.
    • Assist in the edit, format and quality control of documents
    • Attend planning team meetings, assist in project documentation and in activity follow-ups
  • Permitting:
    • Support Environmental Planners in the development, submission and review of environmental permit submissions
    • Support activities related to open houses and public hearings
  • GIS:
    • Support by creating, editing, and producing maps for a variety of functions using ESRI's ArcGIS
    • Maintain geographic data and filing structure for incoming data, seek out new open data sources on an as-needed basis
  • Land Acquisition:
    • Support and assist Development Specialist in the administration/documentation of land leases/easements of current wind or solar development projects.
       

Experience:

  • 2nd – 4th year University Student with a program focus in GIS, Geomatics, Environmental Sciences or Environmental Planning
  • Strong working knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS 10.6 and AutoCAD
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Knowledge of project management principles a definite asset
  • Great teammate with good social skills that values communication, collaboration and coordination
  • Ability to work within a fast pace working environment and to changing priorities

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
•    Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    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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