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Project Coordinator

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. 

Purpose

 

This position is responsible for providing project coordination and project support to one or two specific major renewable energy projects.    

Accountabilities

 

  • Project administrative support including purchasing/invoicing, document management, preparing project approval packages, administering request for proposal and tender processes, change request facilitation, financial loan draw downs, etc. primarily for the Business Development projects.
  • Project cost control and cost management, including developing and maintaining monthly cost reporting and forecasting.
  • Maintenance of key ‘decision support documents’ for each project; Excel-based Issues List, MS Project construction Gantt schedule, Risk Registry, Stakeholder Registry, Excel-based project cost tracking, etc.
  • Assist with publication of narrative text ‘key project documents’ – Project Charter, Project Management Plan, Project Definition Document, etc.
  • Assist in preparing/updating project status reports.
  • Attendance at regular weekly project review meetings. Arrange Outlook meeting invitations, room bookings, distribution of materials for meetings, etc.
  • Assist the Project Manager and the Project’s permitting subject matter experts in management of environmental permitting and regulatory compliance documentation using the Project permitting plan as guidance to ensure permits are maintained.
  • In support of the Project Manager assist with coordination of landowner issues including interface with landowners in relation to land/surface lease compliance and payments.
  • Support the Project Manager in relation to Project Safety through collection and administration of Owner and Contractor evidence of compliance with Project Specific Safety Plans.
  • Prepare and maintain required Accounts Payable documentation.
  • Support the Project Manager and Project team with Local Government Liaison including, but not limited to; interfacing with the local municipal government in relation to payments, maintenance of municipal permits and assistance to permitting subject matter experts with administration of the process of obtaining building permits.
  • The Project Coordinator is expected to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary and multi-departmental environment that includes extensive interaction with external consultants, contractors and equipment suppliers.
  • React to changes in work assignments and priority and undertake all other tasks as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • University - Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Must be an experienced Administrative Assistant or Project Coordinator – construction or engineering experience a benefit.
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of MS Office suite of products.
  • Working knowledge of MS Access for data-base management may be an asset.
  • Candidates either holding, or in the process of obtaining, additional Project Management certification/ training such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation are preferred.
  • Must have the ability to learn and utilize new software as required with the support of training as needed.
  • Must have a basic understanding of worker and public safety issues and environmental regulations.
  • Must have the ability to succeed in Algonquin provided safety training including practical and table top training.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and the ability to rent vehicles on the corporate account.
  • Flexible to travel within Canada and the United States as needed.
  • French/English bilingual is an asset but not a requirement.

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 (helath/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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