Liberty Utilities Manager, Environment in Oakville, Ontario
Subsidiary:Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1
Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.
The Manager, Environment will have the mandate for day-to-day project and support of Liberty's Environmental programs.
This position will provide environmental leadership to management and employees. Responsibilities include supporting operating teams in all environmental compliance matters, ranging from developing and implementing environmental policies and procedures, training, management of external consultants, permitting, regulatory reporting, and interaction with regulatory agencies, as necessary.
The position will also assist and support the Environmental Compliance Team's efforts in providing environmental compliance support across the business and maintenance of Liberty's Environmental Management System (EMS).
This role will communicate regularly with local operations teams, management, and consultants (as appropriate), review and submit regulatory reports, and communicate regularly on performance and budget. Employees in this role are expected to bring experience in providing environmental support to our growing company.
This position reports to the Senior Manager, Environment and will require occasional travel of up to 25%.
Provide environmental leadership to all employees on matters of environmental compliance and environmental sustainability.
Proactively engage with all employees across APUC's business lines to grow their personal ownership of environmental stewardship both inside and outside the workplace.
Create a long term vision to develop a culture reflective of a commitment toward environmental stewardship.
Work collaboratively to develop and implement company-wide environmental policies and procedures.
Assist in maintaining APUC's environmental management system and support its continuous improvement.
Provide technical and administrative assistance on environmental policies and programs which bear critical importance to overall corporate objectives.
Manage external consultants, as necessary, in support of operational objectives.
Participate in incident investigations to identify root causes and prevent recurrence of incidents.
Participate in and/or coordinate environmental inspections/audits of operating assets.
Stay abreast of current and emerging technical and professional aspects of this position. Ensure staff are aware of current environmental rules and regulations for compliance.
Work in collaboration with Learning and Development to coordinate the development and delivery of appropriate environmental training for employees.
Participate in operating and capital budget preparations, as appropriate, to ensure environmental programs and concerns are adequately funded.
Develop proficiency in Gensuite
Maintain project websites, as appropriate
Track performance against budget
Provide routine KPI/data reporting
Support regulatory, permitting and environmental reviews
Review, interpret, summarize and understand regulations, program rules, and reports.
Consult with government agencies and regulators. Including, but not limited to: email, letters, report submissions, report review, report summaries, conference calls and in person meetings
Manage environmental consultants (document management, archive information, report submissions and review)
Support submission/renewal of local, provincial/state and federal permits, as needed
Education & Experience
University degree in a technical field or equivalent education/industry experience
Minimum of 5 – 10 years management experience in the Environmental Health and Safety field in North America
Relevant experience in environmental compliance and sustainability
Thorough understanding of environmental laws and regulations applicable to utility and energy industries in North America
Experience in remote management and supervision - demonstrated leadership qualities
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Superior team building and coaching abilities, both as a leader and a team member
Periodic travel required due to assets across North America
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
Top Talent Program
Volunteer paid days off
Employee Assistance Program
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.