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Senior Project Manager - Renewables Development

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 objective of the role of Development “Senior Project Manager” is to provide overall project management for APCo.’s major renewable projects by successfully moving acquisition and / or ‘greenfield’ renewable energy projects from the initiation phase and progressing development of the project up to and including NTP, followed by engineering, construction and commercial operation. The Senior 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 Senior Project Manager will receive overall guidance from the Director, Project Development, but is expected to initiate, lead, evaluate and complete all significant project development steps.

Accountabilities

 

•    Manage relationship with project partners (oral and written).
•    Manage relationships with internal resources (related Algonquin engineering, technical and regulatory) 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 Algonquin staff in a development environment as both a Senior Project Manager (management of budget, schedule, resources, etc.) as well as a supporting team member to other Project Managers.
•    Write reports and correspondence related to project development (engineering, costing, energy assessment, scheduling, etc.) as required and request for the purpose of updating internal and external project clients.
•    Construct, modify, and defend financial and engineering models for 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

 

•    Knowledge and experience in development of utility scale renewable energy projects (solar, wind, and storage), including having managed utility scale solar, wind, and storage project(s) in a project development and / or management role.
•    Broad knowledge of the various technical and commercial aspects of the renewable energy industry required – site control / requirements, energy payments, capital and construction costs, equipment / technology selection, EPC, power purchase contracts, interconnection issues, basic understanding of permitting and regulatory matters, etc.
•    Working skill and knowledge within the renewables development industry - partnership agreements, government regulations, utility interconnection issues, debt financing, environmental permitting, etc.
•    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.
•    University - Bachelor degree or equivalent.
•    Professional Engineering or Professional Project Management training, PMP designation an asset.
•    7-10 years of industry related experience.
•    Ability to travel and meet with all project stakeholders.
•    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

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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