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Senior Manager, Environmental Planning and Permitting
Title:Senior Manager, Environmental Planning and Permitting
Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)
Department:Community, Permitting & Land
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

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.

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

Mandate: The Sr. Environmental Planning and Permitting Manager will support the Director- Environmental Planning and Permitting with duties related to environmental planning, permitting of wind and solar projects for Liberty Power. This includes, project regulatory, permitting and early stage planning functions associated with various development projects.

Job Functions:

Regulatory Planning
  • Responsible for all regulatory, planning, permitting and environmental review work associated with construction and development of renewable energy projects in Canada and USA (wind and solar)
  • Consultation with government agencies and regulators. Including, but not limited to: email, letters, report submissions, report review, report summaries, conference calls and in person meetings
  • Consult with environmental consultants (document management, archive information, report submissions and review)
  • Review, interpret, summarize and understand regulations, program rules, reports, directives from government agencies.
  • Understanding, interpretation, scoping and presentation of environmental science impacts of renewable energy projects (wind and solar).
  • In partnership with the Director, provide leadership and strategic direction to all aspects of the planning and permitting process.
Planning and Permitting
  • Manage and oversee local, provincial/state and federal permit submission and approval processes
  • Collaborate with project managers, construction managers, engineers etc. to understand and permit project impacts with various agencies
  • Understanding of and permitting impacts related to:
    • Wetlands
    • Watercourses
    • Flora and fauna
    • Noise, shadow flicker and visual
    • Species at Risk
    • Cultural heritage
    • Archaeological
    • Decommissioning
    • Public roads and infrastructure
Project Management
  • Support the Director, Planning and Permitting in activities listed but not limited to:
    • public relations
    • team meetings
    • scheduling
    • due diligence
  • Oversee certain projects and work with planning team members on various projects.
  • Logistical planning for public and agency consultations (ie: open house planning)
  • Budget tracking
  • Work with other planning team members

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years post-secondary industry related work experience
  • College Diploma or University Degree in an applicable area of study (environmental science, regulatory and permitting practices)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Environmental Professional (EP) designation an asset
  • Advanced/well-developed skills and knowledge within a specific professional discipline involving the integration of theory and principles with organizational practices and precedents
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills are required
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the United States as needed.


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 honour 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 consultant.

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