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Senior Manager, Land and Stakeholders

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

 

The objective of the role of Senior Manager, Land and Stakeholder is to provide overall management of Liberty Power’s major renewable projects in order to successfully (i) gain land tenure on all needed land and (ii) build strong relationships with various stakeholders.  The role will be most active during project origination, through development and planning (PSG 0-3).  During construction execution (PSG 4/5), the Land and Stakeholder Senior Manager will remain involved as the primary agent for Liberty Power on these matters.

The Land & Stakeholder Senior Manager is accountable for the prioritization and deployment of tasks and resources against approved projects with a clear view to land and stakeholder success and community engagement activities.  The Land & Stakeholder Senior Manager will receive overall guidance from the Director – Project Planning & Permitting - Business Development (BD), but is expected to initiate, lead, evaluate and complete all significant management steps.

Accountabilities

 

  • Meet with potential landowners to secure leases and lease options for future projects,
  • Retain land agents to act in the same capacity when work-load demands or logistics require 3rd party services,
  • Meet and/or communicate with existing landowners to maintain/build relationships with Liberty Power,
  • Using staff/team members and LPM software, maintain the database of existing landowners, leases, option agreements, lease payments, etc. up to date and follow-up internal process for management of landowner obligations.
  • Meet and act as primary agent on behalf of Liberty Power for a variety of project stakeholders (PSG 0 to PSG5), promoting projects benefits to all stakeholders as involved; including key regulatory officials. “Promoting the project benefits” shall include planning and hosting landowner meetings, lead project tours for stakeholders, negotiating land-use and road-use agreement(s), working out benefits/payment structures/returns/security/etc., solving conflicted situations, making presentations, fielding difficult and probing Q&A situations, etc.
  • BD origination activities : Prepare and present communication and engagement materials including presentations, agendas, key messages, frequently asked questions, fact sheets, display panels, work books, etc., in order to successfully win the stakeholder to a supporting position regarding the benefits of the project’s development within their community. 
  • Facilitate and negotiate partnerships with local businesses, developers, and assist as required, in developing partnership with senior levels of government, business associations and related agencies, all with a shape and view to win the stakeholder to a supporting position regarding the benefits of the project’s development within their community. 
  • Plan, execute and lead public and community based meetings, workshops, charity events, etc.
  • Manage with the assistance of third party providers, the initial public relation efforts during project development to promote project benefits and messaging;  
  • Assist BD with interdivisional coordination with many company departments including Operations, Legal, investor relations and Asset Management as it relates to project land management, both in the planning (PSG2) and turnover (PSG5) project stages. 
  • Working with GR/PR and internal Communications groups within APUC, support BD with press releases, media relations and potential public media events.
  • Manage the preparation and implementation of BD project real estate transactions and leases.
  • Work with BD acquisition team on Due Diligence reviews of land tenure documentation and provide opinion related to critical issues analysis specific to this topic 

Education and Experience

 

  • University Degree or 3-year Community College diploma in business, real estate, etc.
  • Ability to travel (minimum 60% - 80% of time) and meet with various landowners and project stakeholders,
  • Broad knowledge of the various legal and commercial aspects of land tenure, specifically related to the renewable power generation industry required, (leases, rental agreements, royalty payments, easements, land registry, deeds and title, etc.),
  • Broad knowledge of provincial/state/municipal government structures and function working systems.
  • Skills – reviewing, reading, editing, writing land agreements, leases, easements, etc., report writing, team-work and collaboration, 
  • valid driver’s license and passport with ability to travel internationally as requested.
     

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

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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