Join our team today and be part of the change for a better tomorrow.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is working to ensure that wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix, leveraging the synergies among these technologies to provide clean, flexible, and affordable energy solutions. We are dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for Canada and future generations.
The Association is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Energy Storage to advance the deployment of energy storage technologies in markets across Canada. You will work in collaboration with members of our team to engage with policymakers, regulators, and relevant industry organizations to advance the Association’s policy, regulatory and market priorities and advocacy agenda.
This position is a part-time (20 hours / week) position reporting to the Vice President, Policy, Government & Public Affairs. You will be a key source of information and insight on energy storage activities. Your leadership in energy storage policy, regulatory positions, and member and industry engagement will propel energy storage to new levels of deployment, providing exceptional outcomes in this space.
As a national organization, we are flexible to the location of our ideal candidate.
How You Can Make a Difference
Leader in Policy, Regulatory, Market Design, Development and Advocacy:
- Lead the Association’s energy storage policy, regulatory and market design positions across Canada in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
- Manage the Association’s national energy storage caucus and regional and other storage-related committees.
- Ensure that the Association’s energy storage member interests are presented to governments, system operators, regulators, and utilities in consultations related to potential policy, regulatory and market design changes or development.
- Engage with energy storage members and industry stakeholders to develop and promote industry best practices for development, deployment, operations and maintenance of energy storage facilities.
A strategist with capability from concept to implementation and management:
- Collaborate with senior leaders on issues related to the organization’s future development and the establishment of its annual strategic objectives and budget.
- Prepare updates and strategic advice to the Policy Team and Management on issues relating to energy storage policies and regulations.
- Collaborate with the team to deliver business results, including the attraction and retention of Association members.
- Support the Business Development team in pursuing new revenue streams and opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders, governments and relevant agencies.
An Effective Program Manager:
- Manage and lead the Association’s national energy storage caucus and regional committees.
- Build and maintain positive relationships, partnerships, and networks with Association members and other key provincial and national stakeholders to support the implementation of the Association’s policy and regulatory goals.
An articulate communicator providing insight on energy storage activities:
- Write and manage monthly policy and regulatory updates for national energy storage caucus and regional energy storage working groups.
- Collaborate with the Communications team to identify, consolidate and maintain, a portal of energy storage resources for the Association website.
- Write or contribute to quotes, stories and articles as required for publications, webinars, media requests.
- Represent the Association at various conferences or stakeholder meetings and events.
- 5+ years’ experience in the energy sector, or with energy and environment policy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the energy sector and/or energy and environment policy.
- Knowledge and experience of the energy storage sector is a strong asset.
- Bilingual – fluency in English and French (written and spoken) is an asset.
- Project management experience and the ability to handle multiple competing deadlines.
- University degree in a relevant area of study or an acceptable combination of education and relevant experience
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association Team
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association are a team of highly skilled professionals who have a passion to create better outcomes for our future. Our Values are core to who we are and how we work together. We are committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through a diverse and inclusive team. We are the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future. Our association works to create the conditions for a modern energy system through stakeholder advocacy and public engagement. Our diverse members are uniquely positioned to deliver clean, low-cost, reliable, flexible and scalable solutions for Canada’s energy needs.
All interested candidates please e-mail your resume and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is September 11th, 2020. Submissions will be considered as they are received.
The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages application from all qualified candidates. The Canadian Renewable Energy Association welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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