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Liberty Utilities Project Coordinator - Development in Oakville, Ontario

Project Coordinator - Development

Summary

Title:Project Coordinator - Development

ID:122443

Subsidiary:Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp

Department:Business Development

Location:Oakville, ON

Country:Canada

Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Description

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

Promote successful development project management within the department by developing and maintaining systems for organizing and analyzing project information, monitoring costs, and regulatory compliance. Prepare and support the Project Manager (PM) in preparation of monthly reports for development major projects. Progress and coordinate with other team members and departments within the Company. Effectively use business processes and systems required for development of major projects.

Accountabilities

  • Attendance at regular weekly project review meetings will be a requirement for several ongoing Major Projects. Arrange Outlook meeting invitations, room bookings, distribution of materials for meetings, etc.

  • Maintenance of key ‘decision support documents’ for each project; Excel-based Issues List, MS Project construction Gantt schedule, Risk Registry, Stakeholder Registry, Excel-based project cost tracking, etc.

  • Assist with publication of narrative text ‘key project documents’ – Project Charter, Project Management Plan, Project Definition Document, etc.

  • Project administrative support including purchasing/invoicing, document management, preparing project approval packages, administering request for proposal and tender processes, etc. primarily for the Business Development projects.

  • Coordinate the department’s “NDA Program” – the negotiation, review, signing and managing of ‘nondisclosure agreements’ and ‘confidentiality agreements’ with external counter-parties. APUC LABS Legal internal resources available to assist with legal review of terms and conditions.

  • Assist in preparing/updating project status reports.

  • Assist Project Manager in issues of environmental permitting and regulatory compliance as they relate to contractor/engineer and APCo Team communication.

  • Landowner Liaison – provide coordination in regards to landowner issues from the Owner perspective:

  • ongoing interface regarding land/surface lease compliance and payments;

  • issue resolution when applicable;

  • work with Operations and Finance regarding initialization of payments due;

  • crop damage compensation;

  • Project Safety – collect/file/expedite the following project safety matters

  • Owner safety program, with specific reliance on culture of contractor care, custody & control.

  • Prepare and maintain required AP documentation, and 3rd party documentation,

  • Local Government Liaison – provide the following project activities relate to the local RM interface

  • Development / zoning permits – documentation, team understanding and assimilation, knowledge transfer to AP Operations

  • Assist to obtain local RM building permit as may be needed for projects

  • Community liaison committee, work with PM to form and initiate the CLC, facilitate financial contributions, facilitate knowledge transfer to AP Operations at completion,

  • React to changes in work assignments and priority and undertake all other tasks as assigned.

  • Participate as a member of the Projects team, which is responsible for (1) developing projects that will contribute to the Company’s objectives for renewable energy; (2) reporting; (3) planning; and (4) budgeting.

  • Independently investigate and implement solutions to meet current and future informational/data needs, help optimize the collection and organization of information.

  • Assume responsibility for documentation control related to development and construction of new renewable energy projects.

  • Help ensure compliance for company by maintaining and filing necessary information and documentation.

  • With little oversight, perform periodic reporting as necessary, specific tasks may include: Monthly Generation and Reports, Cost Reporting, and support various PSG Development reports.

Education & Experience

  • Project Support Coordinator experience is an asset, but not a requirement.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business, Technical diploma, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong proofreading/grammar skills for technical documents.

  • Excellent working knowledge in Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge and experience with document management systems (e.g. SharePoint), procedures, filing systems.

  • Strong knowledge of project management principles (PMIU / PMBOK) desirable.

  • Supports our core values care, quality and efficiency.

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills that values communication, collaboration and coordination.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Flexible in work assignments and priorities and undertake other tasks as assigned.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Free refreshments

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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As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

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