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Project Manager - Regulated Infrastructure

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

At Algonquin-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

 

The objective of the role of Project Manager is to provide overall project management for Liberty Utilities Corp's, major renewable projects by successfully moving acquisition and / or ‘greenfield’  renewable energy projects from the initiation phase and progressing development including engineering, permitting and construction. The Project Manager is accountable for the prioritization and deployment of resources against approved projects with a clear view to financial viability and commercial success. The Project Manager will receive overall guidance from the Program Director, Regulated Infrastructure Development, and is expected to initiate, lead, evaluate and complete all significant project management steps.

Accountabilities

 

  • Manage relationship with project partners (oral and written).
  • Manage internal resources (related to Liberty engineering, permitting, technical, finance, governmental affairs, and regulatory, etc.) and 3rd party service providers, related to various project development functions, for the purpose of the production of valuable work product, as well as budget and schedule compliance.
  • Monitor project development costs related to projects for which the Manager is responsible for the purpose of compliance with project budgets and projecting cash flows and future budgets as needed as well as variance reporting when requested.
  • Assess the engineering and financial quality of the data being used in the project development cycle for the purpose of risk identification and analysis as well as recommending additional resource allocation to address deficiencies.
  • Work with other team members and Liberty staff in a cooperative development environment as both a Project Manager (management of budget, schedule, resources, etc.) as well as a supporting team member to other Project Managers.
  • Write reports and correspondences related to project development (engineering, budgeting costing, energy assessment, scheduling, etc.) as required and requested for the purpose of updating internal and external project clients.
  • Defend financial and enegineering models of potential development projects for the purpose of project evaluation, prioritization, and ongoing financial investment.
  • React to changes productively and undertake other tasks as assigned in reflection of changing priorities and markets.

Education and Experience

 

  • Broad knowledge of the various technical and commercial aspects of the renewable energy industry required, (energy payments, capital and construction costs, power purchase contracts, interconnection
  • issues, basic understanding of permitting and regulatory matters, etc.).
  • Broad knowledge of regulated utilities, in particular rate-regulated electricity, gas, and water services.
  • Working skill and knowledge within the development industry, preferably power generation – partnership agreements, government regulations, utility interconnection issues, debt financing, environmental permitting.
  • General knowledge of financial instruments and mechanisms used in the renewable energy development industry (letters of credit, pro forma modeling, equity and debt contributions, cash flow projections, currency exchange, insurance, etc.
  • Broad knowledge required regarding engineering sciences related to various renewable generation technologies (civil/structural, geotechnical, electrical, etc.)
  • Skills – contract and agreement writing and execution, tendering and service procurement, Project Management including construction and development schedule and budget creation, reporting, and maintenance, report writing, team-work and collaboration.
  • Professional Engineering or Professional Project Management training, PMP designation designation an asset with 3-5 years related experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and passport with ability to travel internationally as requested.
  • Ability to travel and meet with all project stakeholders.

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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.

 

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

 

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program

 

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

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 our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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