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Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery

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. 



The Senior Manager, Disaster Recovery is responsible for leading the overall Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy for the company to support improved IT resiliency from system disruptions. Responsibilities include the deployment of DR technologies and tools, the development of DR policies and plans, and the execution of DR testing.  
They will develop, execute, manage and run the processes supporting DR readiness in consideration of business availability requirements, emerging technologies (including public cloud solutions), and total cost of ownership.  
This position will also be required to provide regular status reporting of the Disaster Recovery program that covers a significant amount of business and technology complexity to audit and executive management.




  • Develop, maintain, manage and execute Disaster Recovery work by the enterprise IT department, including application owners and 3rd party service providers. 
  • Design and implement DR Policies for the organization that to cover documentation requirements for DR plans, DR testing, 3rd Party DR compliance, and DR reporting 
  • Closely monitor the implementation and viability of DR solutions for all applications and services. Oversee an effective communication of Crisis Management by advising on status of disaster recovery plans to the organization. 
  • Manage all Disaster Recovery related training for the organization. 
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery plans across all IT applications and IT services while ensuring all plans are documented in a centralized repository. Be instrumental and act as the leader of this function to ensure the selection and maintenance of DR related tools are accurate. 
  • Execute the implementation of DR testing programs for all critical IT applications and services. Identify defects during DR testing and ensure resolutions and improvements are made. Manage, direct, and execute the status updates to audit and executive management.
  • Leverage experience to conceptualize, design, estimate, and maintain projects to ensure these components do not go out of support. Develop and implement service provider efforts supporting the DR systems and infrastructure of the organization.
  • Oversee the overall spend on DR solutions. Provide full guidance and recommendations to reduce TCO while ensuring business requirements are met.
  • Perform quarterly gap analysis of capabilities against DR business management review and provide long term strategic recommendations for improvement.

Education and Experience


  • University - Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • 10 years of experience with Disaster Recovery and/ or Business Continuity Management
  • Expert knowledge of disaster recovery and business continuance policies, procedures, regulations, and governance processes
  • Expert knowledge of business continuity planning software 
  • Experience with large integrated IT systems that run critical business processes (e.g., SAP) 
  • Experience with datacenter management and high availability concepts (e.g., UPS)
  • Experience with developing and executing disaster recovery testing
  • Experience working in a large IT shop running multiple critical applications
  • Excellent relationship management, written communication, and leadership/influence skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with executive management
  • Knowledge of technologies deployed in a utility environment is an asset
  • Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management, Cloud Technology, and/or Project Management certifications 

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

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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