November 28, 2022 12:31 PM | Dina Storz (Administrator)


Why should you join our team?

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. is an independent renewable energy producer with an extensive and growing portfolio of assets in Canada, the United States, France and Chile. The Corporation develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities. 

For more than 30 years, Innergex has believed in a world where abundant renewable energy promotes healthier communities and creates shared prosperity. We are convinced that generating power from renewable sources will lead the way to a better world. We remain committed to responsible growth that balances people, our planet, and prosperity. We believe in offering an engaging, inclusive and supportive work environment where each team member can thrive.

Your contribution!

Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Policy, the Sr. Advisor, Community & Government Relations will work closely with the project development, construction and operations and environment business units to support and ensure Innergex’s portfolio of projects are set up for success. This role will be focused on the Central and Eastern US, but may also be assigned to support projects and assets across the US.  

Who are we looking for!

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, your depth of community and indigenous relations experience, your issues management skillset, as well as your ability to work under pressure, in the context of evolving priorities will make you the ideal candidate.

Your day-to-day!

  • Work with project teams to develop and lead the execution of community engagement strategies; 

  • Manage engagement and consultation activities with local communities, state/local governments, Inidgenous governments and key stakeholders; 

  • Coordinate with Development, Construction and Operations teams, manage day-to-day contact with key stakeholders and project partners;

  • Attend local organization meetings;

  • Liaise between Innergex and the general business community, labor groups and ENGOs, building positive and mutually beneficial relationships;

  • Coordinate local government relations with the Government Relations team to appropriately align with state and federal government advocacy, as required;

  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations, standards, ethics and best management practices pertaining to government, Indigenous and community relations;

  • Work with the broader project teams to ensure the company is meeting all of its contractual and legal obligations with communities in development, during construction and throughout operations;

  • Expertly navigate issue and risk management needs as they arise;

  • Employ a skilled approach to working with any individuals and or groups who may raise opposition to project proposals and/or issues that arise during development, construction and/or operation

  • Represent the company at community events; 

  • Utilize local political contacts and relationships to affect change;

  • Coordinate with Communications for press, and other external communications activities, as appropriate.

Your skills, our requirements!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Political Science, Communications or equivalent;

  • 7 - 10 years experience in a relevant field;

  • Highly skilled at research planning and executing community engagement strategies;

  • Experience with local government process and structure;

  • Successful experience building relationships with grassroots organizations, community groups, Indigenous and business communities;

  • Proven track record managing multi intertest stakeholders and opposition;

  • Proven ability to translate technical and industry specific information to government, Indigenous and community groups;

  • Experience in the Energy industry, is an asset;

  • IAP2 training is an asset;

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint);

  • Proficient in English, both oral and written, French and/or Spanish is an asset.

Additional considerations!

  • This position requires 25-30% travel to communities, with a focus on Central and Eastern US;

  • A valid driver’s license in good standing is required.

Our benefits!

  • Opportunity to contribute to building a better world;

  • Competitive wages;

  • Group benefits with 100% paid premiums (medical/dental/vision/extended health/401K /PTO);

  • Career development opportunities;

  • Ongoing training;

  • Dynamic work environment;

  • Work from home policy.

Innergex employees are offered competitive wages, group benefits, a dynamic work environment, and the opportunity to contribute to building a better world.

Innergex is an equal opportunity employer that values each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Innergex is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment and bases all employment decisions on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. The key to our success as a global company is to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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