The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join the Alberta team to lead and grow its flagship initiative, the Business Renewables Centre Canada (BRC-Canada). This person will thrive working with — and constantly learning from — our BRC members and external stakeholders in order to facilitate market-driven, large-scale renewable energy investment in Canada.
BRC-Canada (businessrenewables.ca) is a non-profit initiative of the Pembina Institute that works to simplify and accelerate large-scale corporate and institutional renewable energy procurement across the country. Currently, only Alberta provides the regulatory environment to facilitate these types of transactions. Even with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy procurement has continued to grow, and the need for innovative financing mechanisms, such as virtual power purchase agreements, will be a cornerstone of economic rebuilding efforts. We are confident in our ability to reach a goal of facilitating 2 GW of announced deals by 2025, and potentially more as other provinces take note of the private sector investment creating jobs in Alberta.
We are looking for someone energetic and resourceful with relevant market, policy and technical experience, strong communication skills, a solid work ethic and the tenacity needed to lead the BRC-Canada into the future. The candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit and excel at building stakeholder relationships. The individual should have an understanding of how corporations function in the sustainability field and/or undertake non-core procurement.
This full-time (40 hours per week) position is based in Calgary and will require travel within Canada, once resumed. While we collectively live through the effects of COVID-19, we have set up protocols to support employees to work remotely. We will maintain flexibility and creative delivery of our services while following all directives provided by government health authorities.
This position offers the opportunity to establish working relationships with energy professionals and leaders across Canada and contribute directly to addressing global climate change by scaling up the deployment of renewable energy.
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and collaborative approaches to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honesty, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.
Our core values
Climate change threatens everyone. We must come together to evolve how energy is created and consumed through solutions based on equity, curiosity, evidence-based thinking and practicality.
As a member of a leading think tank, contribute by leading or supporting new initiatives of the Pembina Institute
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application. They may wish to provide examples of additional qualifications and describe how they would apply these in their role as director of the BRC.
The salary rate is competitive for a director in the environmental and non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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