Program Manager, Energy Transition Unit
The primary purpose of the Program Manager, Energy Transition Unit is to lead the implementation and ongoing maintenance of Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy with a goal to make Edmonton a low carbon, energy sustainable city. Working in an integrated business model, the Program Manager is accountable for creating conditions of success for energy transition in Edmonton, including: identifying strategic risks and opportunities, recommending priorities and projects, developing multi-year action plans and budgets, overseeing all aspects of the Unit’s work and being accountable for Unit deliverables.
The outcomes of the Unit include: reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from corporate operations; increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy in corporate operations; reduce community GHG emissions; increased energy efficiency and renewable energy in the community; high levels of community support and participation; a sustainable and resilient community energy system; Edmonton’s international recognition as an energy sustainable city.
The Program Manager will also be responsible to:
- Establish and lead processes to actively engage City Council, internal and external stakeholders, citizens and the entire community to take action that support achievement of the Strategy
- Monitor the ongoing status and performance of all projects; provide overall quality assurance/control
- Ensure the prudent and effective use of financial and human resources in the planning and delivery of the work; including conducting monthly budget variance analysis, and taking corrective actions when required to deliver programs/services on budget (including escalating issues to the Director as required)
- Monitor the Strategy’s implementation status and report progress to City Council, key stakeholders and citizens
- Establish and lead processes to continually explore and evaluate energy transition risks and opportunities for Edmonton and update the Strategy accordingly
- Lead, establish and exemplify the desired culture throughout the unit, that supports the department vision and mission as well as the Corporate Leadership Principles
- Contribute to the design, implementation and continuous improvement of section-level processes and practices to deliver the business of the section
- Act as a conduit between the branch leadership team and front-line staff - delivering direction from the branch leadership team and gathering feedback from staff to share with the branch leadership team from continuous improvement
- Ensure that internal and external partners and stakeholders are identified and appropriately engage in projects undertaken by the unit. This will require an understanding and interaction with Councillors, representative from across the Corporate including senior leadership, other government agencies, and municipalities, industry representatives, educational institutions, community groups and general public
- University Degree in one of the following areas: science, engineering, urban planning, business, economics, or social marketing
- Professional association designation (ex. APEGA, Alberta Institute of Agrologist) is considered an asset
- A minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in a leadership role within a large, complex unionized organization
- Specialized knowledge and experience in: climate change mitigation actions, energy systems, green building construction, operation and maintenance, renewable/alternative energy technologies, sustainable land-use and transportation strategies, district energy options, community/stakeholder engagement methodologies, application of social marketing principles and practices, strategies for financing sustainable investments, climate change science,, actions to improve community energy resilience, triple-bottom-line methodologies, sustainable return on investment methodologies, greenhouse gas measurement, reporting and forecasting techniques, benchmark sustainability policies and strategies, and low carbon energy opportunities
- Additional training in financial management; public administration; government relations; project management; and/or change management would be an asset
- Demonstrated leadership and team building skills
- Ability to analyze complex technical information and make timely decisions
- Demonstrate skills in facilitation of groups with competing interests and priorities
- Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills with experience solving complex and sensitive issues
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to interact with well with a diverse group of executives, colleagues, staff and citizens
- Ability to build strategic internal and external networks, alliances and partnerships and willingness to develop strong relationships and work in a collaborative, integrated manner
- Human resources including recruitment, coaching, performance development and management, and conflict resolution
- Knowledge of land use and/or infrastructure planning with a municipal context.
- Political awareness and business acumen
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: $110,091 - $137,618 (Annually)
Recruitment Consultant: JM/MZ
Classification Title : Program Manager
: Aug 3, 2017
: Aug 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
: 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : Management
: City Environmental Strategies (Regional and Economic Development)
9th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue
Edmonton T5J 0J4