State Government and Community Relations Advisor

06 Nov, 2022


State Government and Community Relations Advisor

TC Energy
Tinley Park, IL/Chicago, IL

Determined. Imaginative. Curious. If these are some of the ways you describe yourself — we want to learn more about you! At TC Energy, we are Energy Problem Solvers — passionate about transitioning North America to cleaner energy while meeting the energy demands of today and tomorrow. If that sounds like a challenge you want to help tackle, we want you to join our team!


The opportunity
TC Energy’s U.S. State Government and Community Relations Department is seeking a Government and Community Relations Advisor in Chicago, IL. Reporting to the Manager, U.S. State Government and Community Relations, the successful candidate is an experienced communicator and state and local government relations professional with knowledge and experience in a broad range of external affairs strategies and approaches.


The successful candidate will be charged with developing and expanding stakeholder relations and community outreach; assisting in the development and implementation of project outreach and communication plans; communicating key messages and project details to various stakeholders including, elected/public officials, nongovernmental organizations, landowner organizations and the public at large; and supporting government and political affairs activities in key regions within company service territory. Travel to TC Energy U.S. operations, facilities and territory states as required.


What you’ll do

  • Serve as an active member of project execution teams for key projects, contributing to the development and implementation of stakeholder and community outreach plans
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of key messages to public/elected officials, and the community at large
  • Plan and facilitate open houses and public meetings in project areas
  • Build relationships with community and stakeholder groups in key regions within company service territory
  • Troubleshoot, address and mitigate stakeholder and community relations issues
  • Actively support teams with the execution of solutions that address stakeholder concerns
  • Develop and ensure consistency of messaging between various audiences, representing the company’s interests
  • Represent the company in both large and small public settings in a professional and skillful manner
  • Perform as a self‐starter, identify needs and take initiative
  • Engage as a team player and leader, both internally and externally
  • Serve on TC Energy’s on‐call roster for emergency response
  • Maintain focus in demanding situations
  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public affairs or other related concentration
  • 6+ years of government and community relations, public relations, communications or related experience
  • Government and/or media relations experience
  • Event planning and management experience
  • A trained internal and/or external affair professional with strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to have work assigned in terms of broad objectives to be accomplished and completed in an independent manner
  • Ability to think strategically, weigh issues and recommend effective solutions
  • Ability to analyze issues and develop strategies to maintain and enhance public perception
  • Advanced consulting skills; comfortable with assisting executive level and other leaders
  • A team player ‐ responsible for building rapport with team members and internal business partners
  • Ability to manage travel (>50%)
  • Flexibility and ability to travel and work overtime if necessary
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadline


Preferred Qualifications

  • External communications experience, utility, oil and gas, or other regulated industry experience


To remain competitive, support our high-performance culture and allow for more flexibility in the way we work, we offer a hybrid work model and flexible dress code for our eligible office-based workforce in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. #LI-Hybrid


About our business


TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states.

TC Energy is an equal opportunity employer.


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Thank you for choosing TC Energy in your career search.


* Depending on qualifications, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

* Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

* All positions require background screening. Some require criminal and/or credit checks to comply with regulations.

* TC Energy is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting

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Job posted: 2022-11-06