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Director, Origination
Summary
Title:Director, Origination
ID:122335
Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)
Department:Energy Services - Trading & Scheduling
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

Reporting to the Director, Energy Services, the Director, Origination will be a key team member in moving the company’s growth strategy forward, with a focus on originating and developing key Commercial and Industrial customers resulting in long-term renewable energy sales from existing and new facilities.

Accountabilities

  • Using their knowledge of markets, customers, and economic drivers to effectively target regions, companies and market segments in which to seek new long term C&I partnerships and long term revenue agreements.
  • Coordinating contract review with legal, credit, risk, operations and compliance and regulatory, culminating in sign-off of new agreements by the Commodity and Risk Committee.
  • In collaboration with the Business Development leadership team, hone and improve Liberty's long term Greenfield and M&A thesis.
  • Supporting other development activities including solar, international, and new business lines as needed.
  • Ensuring the company has a good understanding of current customer and market conditions and trends, has an effective presence in the C&I marketplace, and is able to respond effectively and in a timely manner to RFP’s as well as pursuing other offtake opportunities.                                          
  • Possesses and maintains network of C&I customers, broker channels and consultants that Liberty is able to leverage in securing new long term agreements.                                         
  • Brings in-depth understanding of complex commercial arrangements, terms and structures and knows what is considered prevailing and standard market.             
  • Act as Liberty's ambassador to the RE100 and C&I customers generally at industry events, conferences, forums, etc.    
  • Finding and presenting opportunities to Asset Strategy that result in revenue improvement and or risk reduction for operating projects.                                                                       
  • Using proven leadership skills to effectively lead and coordinate the origination, risk analysis, and legal review.
  • Managing department budget creation and spend against in-year.
  • Developing team members and direct reports (1-2), advancing their careers and making them increasingly competent and capable of originating and evaluating business opportunities.
  • Contribute to the overall leadership of the Energy Services group in the areas such as strategy development, supporting corporate initiatives, people leadership and engagement.
  • Seeking out and implementing ideas to continually improve the company’s approach to origination activities.                                                              

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree within Engineering, Economics, Commerce or related fields.
  • CA and CFA and/or CBV, MBA an asset.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in power generation.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience negotiating non-standard commercial contracts.
  • Excellent external and internal relationship building skills with a focus on driving business results.
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to effectively evaluate and solve business challenges.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting deliverables.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset.

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.

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