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Senior Director, Energy Projects

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

 

The role of Senior Director – Energy Projects, will be to provide leadership to business development teams and staff on non-financial aspects of renewable power generation project development during Project Stage 2 and  Stage 3, and to provide due diligence leadership to origination and acquisition initiatives pursued by the broader Business Development team.

Accountabilities

 

Responsible through direct reports for managing project development staff, including, but not limited to:

• Professional and technical training,
• Annual strategy, goals and objectives and performance management, and
• coaching and mentoring of team staff in all aspects of their work.

Implementing and managing standardized project management tools including:

• Risk Management,
• Stakeholder Management,
• Capital Budgets and cost planning,
• Project Schedules and work breakdown structuring,

Managing project-specific development budgets for projects in Project Stages 2 and 3:

• Manage project development budgeting;
• Presenting major projects for Board approval;
• Negotiation of material agreements including construction and major equipment supply;
• Establish and maintain project priorities.

Assess development and technical aspects of origination and acquisition initiatives including:

• Procurement of 3rd party professional services;
• Establishing capital costs;
• Assessment development risks and establishing appropriate mitigation strategies;
Assist with the preparation of annual budget for the Development team; (staffing levels, salaries, benefits, training, travel, bonuses, and all 3rd party expenses, etc.)

Education and Experience

 

  • Clear track record of project development success, including overcoming challenges in financial viability, permitting, project execution schedules and stakeholder engagement,
  • Comprehensive knowledge of power generation technology – all types. (wind, solar, hydro-electric and other renewables)
  • Functional knowledge of heavy civil construction techniques and practices: foundations, drainage & stormwater management, road building, structural erection, etc.
  • Functional knowledge of electrical power generation and control technologies prevalent in the renewables industry; power conversion technology, protection and metering, controls and SCADA, wireless and fiber-based telemetry, transmission & distribution, etc.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project development cycle (real estate and land control matters, environmental impact permitting, initial and detailed engineering, construction, resource assessment, generation and financial modeling, financing, operation)
  • Complete functionality with modern software platforms (data-bases, MS Office/Teams/Outlook/Sharepoint, CAD, engineering forecasting tools, web management & research, MS Project, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills required (written, oral, report-writing, presentation creation and execution, etc.)
  • Documentation Management – meticulous documentation management skills and passion and attention to detail required
  • Engineering degree or other relevant post-secondary education
  • 10 years working experience in the power generation industry
  • 7+ years of people leadership experience
  • Previous experience with large scale renewable energy projects

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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