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Liberty Utilities Vice President of Sustainability in Downey, California

Vice President of Sustainability

Summary

Title:Vice President of Sustainability

ID:121848

Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Sustainment

Location:Downey, CA

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:90241

Description

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

Location: This position may be located in United States locations or Canada.

Purpose

We have created a new role of Vice President Sustainability, reporting to our Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary. This is an integral role in a dedicated sustainability function.

This role will oversee the corporate sustainability strategy and will be responsible for developing the infrastructure that will enable us to be a leader in sustainable business practices. In this role you will identify external and internal sustainability trends, recognize risks and opportunities and use insights gained to formulate a competitive business strategy. You will work closely with our Leadership team to integrate sustainability into our strategic risk management processes.

Accountabilities

  • Develop and deliver our corporate sustainability strategy

  • Lead the day to day function in support of corporate objectives

  • Enacts and oversees the integration of sustainability strategy into business strategy and operations and engage people across the Enterprise to influence the “sustainability journey”.

  • Identifies, evaluates, approves, and sponsors pilot projects or programs meant to enhance the elements and ongoing development of the corporate sustainability strategy

  • Acts as an organizational spokesperson for sustainability

  • Acts as a liaison and communicates with the Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Executive Team, and Sustainability team

  • Reports on sustainability planning and progress to the Board of Directors

  • Directs the sustainability office and program operations to ensure compliance with environmental or governmental regulations

  • Generate and present annual sustainability reporting

  • Hire and lead required resources to effectively scale our sustainability department

Education & Experience

  • Successful completion of a degree in engineering, environmental science, environmental planning or a related field. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in leading teams in Power Generation or the Utilities for renewable energy and sustainability initiatives

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Comfortable and at ease in a lead presentation role.

  • An open and direct communicator who provides clear leadership to operations and has a results-oriented style.

  • A hands-on problem solver with a strong, practical business sense and a proven ability to analyze and interpret complex operational issues quickly and accurately.

  • Strong team building skills with the ability to recruit, develop, retain and mentor high quality people and build a high performing team.

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Comfort with a constant and rapidly-growing, change management environment.

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

401K 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.

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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