Advisor – Community and Government Relations

26 Oct, 2022


Advisor – Community and Government Relations

Columbus, OH/New York, NY/Norfolk, MA/Philadelphia, PA/Salem, NH/Takoma Park, MD

Why should you join our team?

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is an independent renewable energy producer with an extensive and growing portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, France and Chile. The Corporation develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities.

For more than 30 years, Innergex has believed in a world where abundant renewable energy promotes healthier communities and creates shared prosperity. We are convinced that generating power from renewable sources will lead the way to a better world. We remain committed to responsible growth that balances people, our planet, and prosperity. We believe in offering an engaging, inclusive and supportive work environment where each team member can thrive.

Your contribution!

The Specialist, Community & Government Relations will be a part of the Government Relations and the Community Relations teams and will work closely with the project development, construction and operations business units to support and ensure that Innergex’s portfolio of projects are supported and set up for success, with a focus on your assigned region/projects.

Who are we looking for!

Your experience, your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong ties to local communities and grassroots individuals, as well as your ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines in the context of changing priorities, your meticulousness and your high level of discretion will make you the ideal candidate.

Your day-to-day!

  • Work with Project Teams to develop and lead the execution of Community Engagement Strategies;
  • Manage consultation activities with local communities, state/local governments and key stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with Development, Construction and Operations teams, manage day-to-day contact with key stakeholders and project partners;
  • Assist in consultation and engagement with all levels of government;
  • Attend local organization meetings;
  • Liaise between Innergex and the general business community, labor groups and ENGOs, building positive and mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Support Government Relations Team with State and Federal government relationship building, as required;
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations, standards. ethics and best management practices pertaining to government interaction and community relations;
  • Work with the broader consultative teams to ensure the company is meeting all of its contractual and legal obligations with communities;
  • Represent the company at community events;
  • Utilize local political contacts and relationships to affect change;
  • Coordinate with Communications for press activity.

Your skills, our requirements!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Political Science, Communications or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 10 years in a relevant field;
  • Experience with local government process and structure;
  • Experience with communities of interest, local government politics, local culture and communities, and the business community within the region;
  • Experience with communities of interest, local government politics, local culture and communities, and the business community in other states is an asset;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint);
  • Proficient in English, both oral and written, French and/or Spanish is an asset.

Additional considerations!

  • The position could be based in Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland or New York;
  • This position requires 50% travel to project communities;
  • You need to have a valid driver’s license in good standing.

Our benefits!

  • Opportunity to contribute to building a better world;
  • Competitive wages;
  • Group benefits with 100% paid premiums (medical/dental/vision/extended health/401K /PTO);
  • Career development opportunities;
  • Ongoing training;
  • Dynamic work environment;
  • Work from home policy.

Innergex is an equal opportunity employer that values each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Innergex is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment and bases all employment decisions on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. The key to our success as a global company is to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2022-10-26