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Jr. Planner & GIS Technician Co-op
Summary
Title:Jr. Planner & GIS Technician Co-op
ID:10510
Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)
Department:Project Development & Construction
Location:Oakville, ON
Country:Canada
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1
Description

Title: Jr. Planner & GIS Technician Co-op

Work Term: Fall 2019

Length of Term: 4 months

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: This co-op position will assist and support all team members of the Environmental Planning and Permitting Team in duties related to project management, permitting, GIS and land acquisition administration related to ongoing Wind and Solar development projects.

Job Functions:

  • Project Management:
    • Support Environmental Planners, Land and Stakeholder and GIS Technologist in actions and activities related to Wind and Solar development projects.
    • Assist in the edit, format and quality control of documents
    • Attend planning team meetings, assist in project documentation and in activity follow-ups
  • Permitting:
    • Support Environmental Planners in the development, submission and review of environmental permit submissions
    • Support activities related to open houses and public hearings
  • GIS:
    • Support by creating, editing, and producing maps for a variety of functions using ESRI's ArcGIS
    • Maintain geographic data and filing structure for incoming data, seek out new open data sources on an as-needed basis
  • Land Acquisition:
  • Support and assist Development Specialist in the administration/documentation of land leases/easements of current wind or solar development projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 2nd – 4th year University Student with a program focus in GIS, Geomatics, Environmental Sciences or Environmental Planning 
  • Strong working knowledge of ESRI's ArcGIS 10.6 and AutoCAD
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Knowledge of project management principles a definite asset
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills that values communication, collaboration and coordination
  • Ability to work within a fast pace working environment and to changing priorities
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Some travel within Canada and the USA will be required

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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