Electricity Transition Hub Manager, CanREA 

Who We Are 

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) works 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 an industry association representing close to 300 member companies in our advocacy work at the provincial and federal levels. CanREA is dedicated to moving the needle on legislation and regulation governing the electricity sector, to create a more sustainable future for Canada and future generations. 

The Role 

CanREA is looking for a Manager, Electricity Transition Hub, to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis. We created the CanREA Electricity Transition Hub to assist utilities and system operators in their transition towards decarbonized, better integrated electricity grids to support electrification and net-zero GHG emission targets. The Hub serves as a “one-stop-shop” where utilities and system operators can quickly access data, information, best practices, expert contacts, and potential solutions related to wind energy, solar energy and energy storage technologies, that meet the needs and challenges of unique electricity regulatory and market frameworks. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for providing essential support to the Hub through administrative and technical functions, as well as direct participant interaction. Reporting to the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub, this role is critical in providing value to Hub participants through a combination of research, reporting, and networking. 

Salary Range

$64K – $75K 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform regional, national, and global research in a variety of content formats relating to the integration of wind, solar and energy storage technologies into electricity systems. Research may include web-based searches, webinars and event proceedings, standards and regulations, identification of and outreach to experts, discussions with the CanREA Policy Team, etc. 
  • Perform high-level analysis on grid integration resources such as summarizing content, key word extraction, recording meta-data, and providing some insights into local applications of specific resources in Canadian jurisdictions.  
  • Coordinate meeting schedules for Hub staff with participants and the broader network.  
  • Assist in the development and planning of an annual event for Hub participants.  
  • Participate in meetings with the Senior Director of the Electricity Transition Hub, Hub participants and the broader network, contributing to the discussions and providing summaries of key information.  
  • Administer the Hub network database and resource library, including organization and entry of contacts and files, ensuring accuracy and relevance of files, and recommending improvements to the system in collaboration with CanREA’s Membership and Business Development Team.  
  • Contribute to content creation and format of quarterly reports to Hub members on the latest grid integration advances in collaboration with CanREA’s Communications Team.  
  • Assist the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub, with additional tasks as needed.  

Relationship Management: 

  • Build and maintain positive relationships, partnerships, and networks with existing and potential Hub participants, and other relevant key provincial and national stakeholders (e.g., agencies, regulators, system operators, utilities, etc.) to support the implementation of CanREA’s Electricity Transition Hub program goals and objectives. 
  • Work in close collaboration with CanREA’s Policy Team members and other internal teams. 
  • Work directly with the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub.   

Communications and Events: 

  • Work closely with the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub, to coordinate quarterly reports to the Electricity Transition Hub and regular one-on-one and small group meetings.  
  • Consolidate and maintain, in collaboration with the Communications Team, the information resources on the Hub on the CanREA website. 
  • Write or contribute to quotes, stories and articles as required for Hub-related publications and webinars. 
  • Represent CanREA at various conferences or stakeholder meetings and events. 

Strategy and Leadership: 

  • Work in close collaboration with the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub, on issues related to the Hub’s future development and the establishment of its annual strategic objectives and budget. 
  • Provide information and perform other duties required by the Senior Director, Electricity Transition Hub. 
  •  Support the Business Development team in pursuing new revenue streams and opportunities for collaboration with members, Hub participants, stakeholders, governments and relevant agencies. 

Other duties may be assigned as required.  

Qualifications:  

  • University degree in a relevant area of study (e.g., engineering, business) or an acceptable combination of education and relevant experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a technical or business capacity in the electricity sector and a demonstrated knowledge of the electricity sector. 
  • Experience working with or for membership-based associations is an asset. 
  • Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple calendars, schedule meetings efficiently, organize large amounts of data and effectively communicate as part of daily activities. 
  • Excellent writing and communications skills; ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them to both internal and external stakeholder audiences in a straightforward, easy to understand manner. 
  • Ability to balance independence with productive teamwork, thanks to your strong work ethic, conscientiousness, time-management skills, organizational abilities, emotional intelligence and two-way communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, maintaining discretion, tact, good judgement, respect for others and a sense of humour, even when moving at top speed or adapting to changing priorities and deadlines. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite. 
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required. French (written and spoken) is an asset. 
  • Experience working in a remote capacity, and continued ability to do so, is required.  

Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary plus potential for annual performance bonus. 
  • Employer-matched RRSP contributions. 
  • Competitive health & dental plan. 
  • Three weeks paid vacation. 
  • Paid time off Dec 20 to Jan 1. 
  • Financial support for setting up ergonomic home office. 

Please note that CanREA has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. 

Location 

Our team has moved to an entirely remote working arrangement. Occasional travel (10-15%) to attend Team functions or events is anticipated in the future. 

To Apply 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter indicating why you are uniquely qualified for this position.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in CanREA, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

CanREA is an equal-opportunity employer with policies and practices intended to build an inclusive and accessible work environment. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please include this in your cover letter and all efforts to provide the appropriate accommodation will be put into place.