Community Energy Program Manager
Full Time Temporary (3 Year Contract)
The Community Energy Program Manager (CEPM) is responsible for implementation of the Community Energy Investment Strategy (CEIS) for Waterloo Region, a collaborative undertaking by the Region, Area Municipalities, and Local Electric and Natural Gas Utilities.
The ideal candidate will provide leadership and coordination for the program, and serve as a champion for community energy investment projects. Specific roles include business plan and budget development, partnership facilitation, stakeholder engagement, promotion and awareness-raising (campaign and event organization), project initiation and support, grant application coordination, program monitoring, and progress reporting.
Program Management – Develop annual work plans, with prioritized actions and budget implications, for approval by the Governance Committee. Work with partners and stakeholders to implement. Monitor, evaluate progress, and provide update reports.
Support Projects – Promote, develop and assess, from a technical and business perspective, project plans and proposals for key community energy initiatives involving multiple stakeholders. Coordinate discussions, and assist with solidifying commitments and securing resources.
Report/Advise – Prepare and deliver briefing materials, data reports, and presentations for Governance Committee approvals. Provide strategic advice and recommendations on issues involving multiple levels of consideration, impacts, and stakeholders.
Build Relationships – Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and project partners, including all levels of government, and private sector, not-for-profit, and industry organizations. Support the development and negotiation of agreements with federal, provincial, municipal, private, and non-government organizations.
Community Engagement and Support – Raise energy awareness through targeted outreach, education, and by providing technical and business expertise. Work proactively with partners and stakeholders to advance community energy goals, and to coordinate communication efforts.
Research – Conduct research and studies (e.g. industry sector trends, development strategies, funding sources and programs). Synthesize information to support and inform CEIS. Determine/recommend best course of action in response to challenges and issues.