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Liberty Utilities Innovation Manager - Electric (East, West or Central region) in Joplin, Missouri

Innovation Manager - Electric (East, West or Central region)


Title:Innovation Manager - Electric (East, West or Central region)


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Customer Service

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:MO 64801


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


Assist the Innovation leads in the development of innovative projects by providing expertise of the electric industry and engaging with local teams for execution and tracking of projects in an effort to determine replicability across the enterprise. This change agent champion will be responsible for researching and understanding the impacts of new technologies and recommending implementation strategies. This position may be located in the East, West or Central region, but will be responsible for enterprise-wide, commodity specific responsibilities.


  • Collaborate with Innovation Leads to conduct insights as well as design outputs to their work.

  • Interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions supporting strategy implementation.

  • Manage and evaluate portfolio of the innovation pipeline and assist in strategic decision-making and Go-to-Market process.

  • Research, develop, analyze and suggest new concepts as well as strategies.

  • Perform as a strategic partner to influence change and new processes.

  • Design and model solutions for customer and company innovation.

  • Develop a high-performance collaborative atmosphere with internal and external partners.

  • Support different cross-functional programs and projects of varied sizes and types concurrently as directed by team leads.

  • Manage and attain customer expectations to a high company standard.

  • Coordinate cross-functional activities, represent customers internally and collaborate with leaders in varied areas on allocation across projects and resource planning.

  • Exercise decision-making and independent judgment while being aligned with customers and management.

  • Assist in the development and creation of Business Cases.

  • Assist in analysis and compile results of pilot projects.

  • Special projects as assigned by management.

  • Other support duties as needed.

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years utility experience required.

  • Knowledge of internal business processes strongly preferred.

  • Strong communication and follow up skills required.

  • Innovative approach to unique opportunities

  • Customer focused solution approach

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and basic computer applications required.

  • Valid driver's license - travel is required.

  • Flexible to travel to other locations.

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.

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.