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Director - Project Development
Title:Director - Project Development
Subsidiary:Liberty Power (formerly Algonquin Power)
Department:Project Development & Construction
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group 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.

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

Mandate: The Director - Project Management role is accountable to the Project Development team as a whole. This person reports directly and formally to the Senior Director – Energy Projects, but during all project work is required to interface closely with all project team members.

Job Functions:

• Lead and direct project development activities Including interconnection, equipment supply, final engineering, land control, stakeholder engagement, cost forecasting/tracking, environmental permitting, etc.
• Working with our financial analysts, report project costs and variances for the purpose of compliance with project budget, projected cash flows and expected returns,
• Scope, retain and manage 3rd party professional services providers for various project development steps, including development of contract scope, terms and conditions,
• Interface of project development functions with the rest of the Project Development efforts – energy forecasting, project financial returns, etc.
• Reporting of all major project activities (cost, schedule, risk, stakeholder engagement) to broader Project Development team.
• Lead, coach, teach, guide, supervisor and mentor Project Managers, Project Coordinators and project teams in their respective roles and projects,
• Manage and coordinate internal Algonquin team functions for project development activities, including at times -legal, finance, engineering, regulatory and permitting, risk management and business development.
• Manage relationships with project partners (energy off-taker, interconnection utility, equity partners, landowner, stakeholders, lenders, etc.
• Scoping and contracting with consulting, permitting and engineering sub-contractors for environmental, civil, geotechnical and electrical engineering functions,

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree within Engineering or related field
• Minimum of 7 years preferred experience in power generation specifically construction, development and management of capital projects.
• Experience in leading transformational activities (process/practice, tools, behavior.
  Minimum of 7 years working experience leading cross functional teams.
• Excellent analytical skills with a focus on providing forward-looking insight and value-added analysis
• Ability to work well under pressure and be able to meet strict deadlines
• Ability to prioritize conflicting deliverables
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Entrepreneurial mindset


• PMP Designation
• Project Deal Experience

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