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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

This Wind & Solar, Environmental Advisor position exists to lead and coordinate an Environmental Management System to support safe, compliant and cost effective operations.  Particular focus of the Environmental Advisor is to ensure Environmental compliance, due-diligence, environmental protection, analysis, monitoring and reporting including interaction with regulators, consultants and stakeholders.

This position could be located at one of the following TransAlta sites.  Pincher Creek, AB –  Melancthon, ON –  Wolfe Island, ON –  Le Nordais, QC

Accountabilities:
  • Accountable to foster a safe-working and environmental culture of excellence while adhering to safe work practices, procedures, standards and policies
  • Accountable for environmental protection, analysis, monitoring and reporting as required by TransAlta standards and regulatory compliance, including environmental audits and inspections as required.
  • Accountable for environmental regulatory compliance reporting and presenting recommendations to optimize performance of reporting requirements.
  • Accountable to provide Wind and Solar staff with training and support on environmental management system processes.
  • Accountable to monitor any environmental regulatory changes that affect operations and incorporate into standards and policies.
  • Accountable to manage environmental consultants.
  • Accountable for environmental permitting, including acquiring new permits/approval renewals or amendments as necessary for TransAlta’s plant operations.
  • Accountable to maintain strong relationships and information exchange with local, provincial and federal regulators to ensure TransAlta’s business plans are consistent with regulatory requirements.
  • Accountable to conduct and assist operations in incident response; recommendation and implementation of corrective actions; and development of mitigation strategies
  • Represent TransAlta on various government and industry working groups.
  • Accountable to support the Wind & Solar EHS Advisor in the process of reviewing procedures.
  • Accountable to support the French language revision of all Wind & Solar policies and standards.
  • Accountable to developing action plans to identify changes to policies, objectives, system components or corrective and preventative actions, and ensure that these action plans are capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Accountable to participate on Safety incident investigation teams; help identify corrective action plans
Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an environmental professional (EP designation preferred)
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences or equivalent
  • A strong understanding of regulations related to Wind and Solar plant operations
  • Demonstrated capability in developing, implementing, and managing a 3-12 month Environmental plan
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Desire to learn new skills and gain diverse competencies
  • Bilingual French and English
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
Skills:
  • Demonstrated capability to build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities for and coach team members to meet agreed deliverables.
  • Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnership between individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay calm under pressure – obtains timely input before making decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with broad audiences (management, team, internal and external stakeholders). Leadership presence

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.

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Job Title

Lead Wind Turbine Technician

Purpose

Operate and maintain the site by optimizing wind generation availability and performance through established procedures with the highest regard for health, safety and environment compliance.

Location/Department

Plateau Wind, Shelburne, Ontario / Asset Optimization

Status

Hourly – Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions
  • Shall be a leader in safety, upholding safety as a core value
  • Actively participate in the behavior-based safety program and ensure every team member and contractor complies with all safety procedures and applicable task-oriented job safety analyses
  • Ensure site safety rules are communicated and adhered to through Site Specific Orientations, JSAs and Tailboard Meetings
  • Demonstrate procedural compliance in all site operation and maintenance activities by utilizing established procedures
  • Facilitate and implement all daily work as the Lead Tech, including producing Reports including but not limited to Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly reports
  • Operate site equipment, both directly and remotely
  • Coordinate Switching and Curtailments with HONI and OGCC
  • Ensure site equipment is kept at the highest possible standard maximizing availability, reliability, efficiency, and profitability
  • Demonstrate work planning skills, activity scheduling and follow up to assure work conformance
  • Perform routine inspections – safely using tools such as multimeter and IR Camera
  • Manage contractors, ensuring quality work, completed safely and promptly
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills that include listening to other’s ideas and viewpoints, earning trust, and resolving conflict situations
  • Primary point of contact for all landowners
  • Manage Spare Parts inventory
  • Coordinate work on site between different contractors
  • Perform the housekeeping functions and equipment cleaning necessary to maintain the site in a clean and neat condition.
  • Recommend operating and/or maintenance changes that will enhance plant performance and availability
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information available to the position
  • Comply with all contractual and legal obligations impacting plant operation
  • Support operations at Brockville and Beckwith solar sites as needed
  • Equipment operation training – contractors, other site’s employees
  • Demonstrate the consistent use of Root Cause Failure Analysis techniques when solving plant abnormalities and equipment failures
  • Must be able to analyze complex problems under the pressure of emergency conditions
  • Use computerized Work Order, Purchase Requisition and Receiving software
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Ability to effectively use diagnostic equipment
  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain substation equipment such as: electrical control circuits, transformers, high voltage breakers and collection lines
  • Be proficient in using Vestas Online Business, GE WindSCADA or other similar WTG control and monitoring systems
  • Required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Required to be on call as deemed necessary by Supervisor
  • Must be able to personally respond to plant emergencies
  • Must have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Verbal and non-verbal; i.e., formal reports.
  • Must be able to operate a computer terminal (or have the capability of learning), calculator, etc.
  • Must hold or obtain a valid passport, and be able to travel internationally with no restrictions.
Essential Physical Abilities
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Could involve some lifting.
  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing, sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks, stacks and the like as required); stooping; squatting; crouching; crawling; kneeling; reaching; grasping; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50lbs); feeling; talking and hearing.
  • Capable of performing repetitive motions as required.
  • Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals.
  • Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, small enclosed areas, etc.) as required.
  • Must be physically capable of performing demanding work at various heights greater than 250 feet and in adverse conditions during operations, shutdowns, and in fire/emergency activities.
  • Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to – fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses, arc-flash clothing, etc.
  • Able and willing to perform first aid and CPR
Education/Experience
  • 3-year diploma in a technical program or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in WTG site, Power Plant, Manufacturing or Mining operations, or Maintenance.
  • CoQ tradesperson – Electrician, Millwright, Control Technician
Working Environment (50% Indoors – 50% Outdoors)

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the Canada. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

 “All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status”.

ENGIE North America Inc. encourages individuals to apply for open positions using the Apply Online button below.  However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line you may mail your resume to our address: ENGIE North America Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056.

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer.  Apply on-line at www.engie-na.com

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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

TransAlta is currently recruiting for a Wind Technician, Wind Operations for their Le Nordais Wind Asset. The purpose of this position is to ensure safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Le Nordais wind asset; through application of operating/maintenance standards, procedures and processes that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This position exists to develop and implement operations and maintenance strategies up to a three-month time span. In addition, this role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing and managing the daily to three- month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model.

Accountabilities:

  • Ensure optimal performance through daily work scheduling, planning, and implementation of maintenance, service, and repair of wind turbine equipment through a team of wind technicians and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Support the daily to three-month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan through driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure operational compliance to EHS, NERC,OHS,etc., plant availability, and cost standards through daily review of work orders for accuracy, completeness, and inventory updates; daily facility metric reporting and accurate record keeping; and monitoring of TZAR report entering and record keeping
  • Drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost through providing technical support and assistance to wind technicians; ensuring all routine and preventative maintenance is performed accurately, on time, and of a high quality and documented.
  • Support the Supervisor in selecting, developing, and managing a high-performance team of employees and contractors to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes assigning tasks within a team of Technicians (of up to a three-month deliverable) and holding them accountable for delivery.
  • Support the Supervisor to ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training.
  • Identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results.
  • Establish a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Deliver after-hours support (on call) as needed to support the site in close working relationship with the Wind Control Centre and the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate trade certification in a related discipline with years of related progressive experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others
  • Thorough understanding of the operational aspects of the plant – technical, compliance, and financial
  • Plant risk and related mitigation strategies
  • Understanding of site contractual obligations, procurement processes, and vendor qualifications
  • Has strong understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated capability to:
    • Develop, implement and manage the daily to three-month business plan
    • Monitor, analyze and forecast operations performance.
    • Identify and mitigate risks / realize opportunities.
    • In consultation with the Supervisor, support stakeholder relationships and/or needs internally and externally.
    • Operate successfully in a multi-tasking environment with changing priorities.
    • Identify and implement business and / or productivity improvement initiatives.
    • Capture and apply lessons learned.
    • Coach and mentor team members
    • Build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
    • Set priorities for and coach team members to meet agreed deliverables.
    • Stay calm under pressure – obtains timely input before making decisions.
    • Make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
    • Collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
    • Communicate and conveys ideas and information, both verbally and in writing, in a way that brings about understanding, commitment and results.
  • Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnership between individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings.

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.

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Corporate Overview:

EDF Renewables is a green energy pioneer and market leader with over 1,600 MW of solar and wind energy projects in various stages of development, active construction and operation. From our offices in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, we develop, design, build and operate renewable energy projects that harness the earth’s renewable resources, contributing to the consolidation of a green economy and the creation of industries of the future.

Scope of Position:

This position, under general direction of the Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance Sr. Manager, is responsible for the daily activities associated with the development, direction, and implementation of EDF Renewables Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance programs. This position serves to provide the company leadership and employees with sound guidance to ensure a safe and healthful work environment that complies with all Federal, Provincial and/or local, safety and environmental regulations.  Holds all employees accountable for the HSE policies, procedures and practices as described in the Corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Manual, including supports and promotes Company values.

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance
Division/Department: Support Services / Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance (HSE)
Location: Montreal Office
Classification: Exempt          

Working Conditions:

50% of the time is spent in the office environment managing engineering processes, utilizing computers (frequent use of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Project), telephones, and general office equipment.  50% of the time is spent in the field meeting with managers, research, project support and HSE training.  Percentage of working times is approximate.

Responsibilities:

  • This position plays a lead role in driving the overall culture throughout the organization.
  • Interprets Federal, Provincial and local regulations, best practices and information gathered from consensus standards and hazard analysis in order to develop and maintain sound Health, Safety & Environmental Policies, Procedures and Instructional Material.
  • Will develop HSE documents and information for distribution to the field and corporate organization detailing requirements and implementation criteria in order to achieve and maintain compliance.
  • Will function as a subject matter expert in health and safety matters, providing high level professional advice and guidance to the field organization as well as the corporate offices.
  • Assists in the development and delivery of required Health, Safety & Environmental training.
  • Assists in the development and review of location audits along with identifying systemic trends that impact the organization and strategizing on proper corrective actions.
  • Provides technical guidance on procedures and processes to assure employee safety and compliance with applicable regulations and/or consensus standards.
  • Will travel to site locations to garner understanding of how documents and requirements the HSE team develops will impact the field organization.
  • Represents HSE in a positive way, encourages safe behavior and incident reductions.
  • All other job related duties as assigned by the HSE Manager (or designee).

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree (or equivalent experience and/or certification) in regulatory compliance hazard identification, safety auditing, corrective action development, safety document development / and safety training development / presentation desirable. Direct work experience may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Five (5) years of practical safety administration experience preferred.
  • Proficient reading, comprehension / writing skills. Technical writing ability necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all operational levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers, exercising appropriate tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work at heights, including climbing and descending towers of various heights. This includes passing initial Functional Capacity Examination, climb test and related training.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, including cold, rain, wind, etc.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Federal & Provincial Labor and Environmental Regulations / Standards.
  • Must be able to work with diverse groups of people in challenging environments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean record.
  • Must have a valid passport for international travel.
  • Working knowledge with various Microsoft software programs including but not limited to Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint (Office Suite).
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Must have the ability to present a wide range of safety topics to large groups.
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout North America, or internationally as required or directed.
  • Continued education as required to fulfill required duties.
  • Bilingual (French/English).

EDF Renewables provides a comprehensive benefit package to all regular full-time employees. Some of the highlights of our plan include: medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; Long and Short-Term disability; vacation and sick pay; paid holidays; and pension contributions. EDF Renewables’ employment plan offers a well-rounded and wide reaching group of benefits, designed to limit employee’s out-of-pocket costs, provided detailed benefits and enhance the personal side of life for our employees.

If you are interested by this position please send your resume to employment-canada@edf-re.com with the name of the position that you are applying for.

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CanWEA Spring Forum
April 5 & 6, 2016
Hilton Lac-Leamy
Gatineau, QC (minutes away from downtown Ottawa)

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Offer Number: Blx1824
Offer Date: April 23, 2018
Type of Post: Permanent
Workplace: Ontario, Chatham/Windsor
Starting Date: As soon as possible

YOUR CHALLENGE

Reporting to the site supervisor, the candidate will be responsible for the monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of the wind turbines:

  • Perform regular and unscheduled preventive maintenance of wind turbines;
  • In the event of a breakdown, promptly respond and quickly provide a solution (If required to climb wind turbines, he/she must not respond alone for safety reasons);
  • Monitor performance of wind turbines;
  • Perform diagnosis and repairs on wind turbines;
  • Be proactive in regards to wind turbine maintenance to prevent equipment failure or degradation;
  • Perform related duties as required;
  • Perform BOP maintenance and overseeing the wind farm maintenance.
YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Technical degree or diploma in wind turbine maintenance or industrial maintenance or electrical engineering;
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Good knowledge of the electrical energy environment and hydraulic engineering;
  • Good physical condition, without fear of heights and/or confined space, and precision skills;
  • Demonstrate a good sense of innovation and ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent capacity for thorough analysis;
  • Good organizational skills and autonomy;
  • Good collaboration and communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite software.

The candidate must be available and willing to travel occasionally, and participate in regular on-call rotation for evenings, weekends and holidays.

OUR OFFER
  • A growing company in the renewable energy sector;
  • A retirement plan with employer contributions;
  • A flexible benefit insurance plan (life, medical, dental).

Please send your resume before May 14, 2018 to the following address: careers@boralex.com. And if you would like to know more, visit us online on the Web, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Become a member of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) team that is working to make Canada a global leader in the responsible and sustainable development of wind energy. CanWEA has an immediate opportunity for an experienced (and ideally) bi-lingual Communications Advisor that reports to the Director of Communications and Media.

Working collaboratively with the broader CanWEA team and an extended team of professional service providers, the primary focus of the Communications Advisor position is to be an integral part of a small but impactful team of professional communicators focused on growing CanWEA’s profile, credibility and engagement with electricity grid-influencers across Canada and advancing the social acceptability of the renewable energy development needed to support the transition to a low carbon economy. This is a hands-on corporate communications role that requires enthusiasm for and skills in a broad range of communications activities: from drawing up communications plans to bringing products through the entire production process; from planning outreach campaigns to measuring performance; from maintaining a presence on our existing social media channels to staying current on new developments; from developing key media messages to identifying journalists for the media lists; from oversight of the website to oversight of translation services.

If you are a self-starter, a problem solver, a life-long learner, an optimist and you expect your work to make a difference within the organization and the broader community, this may be the role for you.

Please provide by email your resume, cover letter and work samples (or links to work samples) that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required for this role. Please include why this role is of interest to you and what makes you ideally suited.

To learn more about CanWEA and our mandate, please review our website at www.canwea.ca.

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to opportunity@chhr.ca. We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 11, 2018

Job Profile

CanWEA’s Communications Advisor is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing communications and media relations plans to support outreach efforts through CanWEA’s programs, advocacy, events and partnerships
  • Planning, implementing and measuring traditional and social media content and engagement activities that align with CanWEA’s digital and content strategies
  • Maintaining and enhancing CanWEA’s websites and social media platforms
  • Project managing and facilitating the design and production of CanWEA’s branded external communications and policy advocacy products and materials (e.g. document design, social postcards, infographics, brand guide, image bank, digital and printed libraries, etc.), supporting other functional teams at CanWEA where required
  • Maintaining and coordinating relationships with key CanWEA members, service providers, media, partners and allies with the goal of building and enhancing CanWEA’s brand, value and image

This role works independently but is interdependent on the other departments and functions within CanWEA and works closely with a team of external service providers.

Key Accountabilities

Communications:

  • Develop, implement or facilitate communications plans, production schedules, agency briefs and editorial plans for outreach efforts, products, events and partnerships
  • Provide advice and lead, or facilitate with the CanWEA team and service providers, the writing, editing, production and dissemination of CanWEA’s print and digital advocacy content (e.g. blogs, ads, magazine editorials, advocacy kits, fact sheets, newsletters, market briefs, web content, social postcards, infographics, etc.)
  • Working with the CanWEA team, manage CanWEA’s annual editorial and blog calendar and ensure content carrying CanWEA’s key messages is developed, published, promoted and measured
  • Writing and editing of content and key messaging
  • Work collaboratively with CanWEA’s event marketing team to inform the communications and media planning for CanWEA events and event marketing
  • Working collaboratively with the service provider, facilitate the maintenance and enhancement of the CanWEA website and website functionality, SEO, user interface, navigation and analytics (English and French)
  • Manage all requests for translation, serve as the liaison between the CanWEA team and the translators
  • Maintain and update CanWEA’s brand guide and branded corporate templates
  • Maintain up-to-date access to sharable collateral in the sharing gallery and the member website

Traditional and Social Media:

  • For media inquiries, serve as a point of introduction, work collaboratively with CanWEA spokespeople to manage responses in a prompt and professional manner, and manage collaborative on-going relationships with traditional media
  • Develop and implement traditional and social media plans and activities that support CanWEA’s projects, programs, events and partnerships and align with CanWEA’s engagement and community management strategies
  • Assume primary responsibility for CanWEA’s presence on social media platforms and serve as an internal champion / trainer in digital media
  • Implement and refine CanWEA’s digital strategy to maintain and expand CanWEA’s impressions, reach and engagement among target audiences
  • Maintain and update national and regional media contact lists and CanWEA’s media release protocols
  • Lead CanWEA’s traditional and social media monitoring program (e.g. daily media monitoring, social media monitoring, google analytics, inhouse dashboards, etc.) and provide regular reporting and analytics that can inform decision-making
  • Collaborate with service providers to troubleshoot, update and evolve CanWEA’s online platforms

Friends of Wind/Alliance Building

  • Develop communications and media plans and content and provide support for the Friends of Wind program and initiatives
  • Coordinate resources and communications with Friends of Wind and strategic partners and allies
  • Maintain the Friends of Wind profiles on the CanWEA website and identify opportunities to increase engagement with Friends of Wind and strategic partners and allies

Support of CanWEA’s Strategic Priorities:

  • Collaborate with internal teams and provide professional communications advice to ensure that communications activities are in-line with CanWEA’s strategic priorities (Policy, Business Development, Events, HR):
    • Participate in group meetings when necessary
    • Build awareness of project and work plan needs from a communications perspective
    • Provide communications advice, support or access to service providers as appropriate
    • Liaise with CanWEA’s Event Manager and Policy Directors to support program content development and facilitate media coverage for CanWEA events and the annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibition
  • Develop templates and processes to capture corporate knowledge, document external communications protocols, and streamline the delivery of services
  • Stay current with emerging technologies, trends, and best-practices in the areas of communications (traditional and digital), public affairs, media relations, and measurement/analytics

Guiding Principles

Participate in Our Ways of Working:

  • Responsive: Respond to client needs and priorities; provide value through recognizing current and future needs and then delivering solutions to optimize opportunities and minimize risk; thereby, generate significant client satisfaction, positive long-term relationships and organization success.
  • Ethics and Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, reliability and high professional standards and be seen as responsible, trustworthy and exhibit integrity and commitment to the organization vision, mission and values, HR principles and Code of Conduct.  Address those who exhibit behaviour not in the best interests of the organization. Demonstrate high principles and encourage same standards in others.
  • Passionate: Demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and commitment to CanWEA and belief in the industry.  Is achievement motivated and sets challenging goals to achieve/deliver superior results. Concern for action, surpass standards of excellence and strives to continually deliver value to the business.  Create direction and purpose for others while infectious in instilling energy, inspiration, enthusiasm and commitment in others and persevere and remain positive even when setbacks occur.
  • Dynamic: Proactive and willing to take initiative and risks; make quick and tough decisions; commit to a course of action and be held accountable for its outcome.  Ability to generate creative and innovative ideas and solutions; see trends before others, integrate concepts in ways not thought of by others and capitalize on organizational strengths not considered by others.  Adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities/ circumstances and maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes to work environment or conditions affecting the organization (economic, political, cultural, technology, energy and environmental factors etc.).
  • Collaborative: Demonstrate desire and ability to work cooperatively with others as a team; collaborate and respect others views, interact with diplomacy and sensitivity with the goal of building rapport. Enable and support a sense of team spirit, encouraging an environment of open communication and sharing of information.  Focus and concern on team objectives and performance with the same intensity as one’s own.
  • Inclusive: Make decisions considering all views, opinions, priorities and mandates of members and external stakeholders while upholding the CanWEA vision, mission and values.

Please note other duties may be assigned as needed to meet the evolving needs of the Association and its mandate.

Role Requirements

Location:

  • Ottawa Office

Education:

  • University degree in a relevant area of study

Language:

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required
  • The ability to work effectively French (written and spoken), particularly in social media, is an important consideration in this competition

Travel Needs:

  • This role requires travel on an infrequent basis (0-5% of time); travel consists of national travel within Canada

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • 3 -5+ years (minimum) experience in corporate communications
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the energy sector and/or energy and environment policy and/or sustainability policy or advocacy
    • General knowledge of the wind industry is an asset
  • Experience in the following areas of corporate communications – key message development, audience identification, editorial planning, copy writing, editing and proof-reading
    • Knowledge of brand or reputation management and content strategy are assets
  • Experience with social media planning, posting and measurement – capable in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Sprout
  • Experience with traditional media planning and media relations
    • Experience building media lists and releasing and pitching news releases is an asset
  • Experience with production for printing versus on-line and the graphic design process
  • IT skills – expert with PC/Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro
    • Familiarity with Word Press, Basecamp, InDesign, Photoshop, Google Analytics, Cision, video editing
  • Ability to project manage and prioritize multiple competing deadlines
  • Enjoys a challenge and has the confidence to make decisions

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A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

TransAlta is currently recruiting for a Wind Technician, Wind Operations for their Le Nordais Wind Asset. The purpose of this position is to ensure safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Le Nordais wind asset; through application of operating/maintenance standards, procedures and processes that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This position exists to develop and implement operations and maintenance strategies up to a three-month time span. In addition, this role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing and managing the daily to three- month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model.

Accountabilities:

  • Ensure optimal performance through daily work scheduling, planning, and implementation of maintenance, service, and repair of wind turbine equipment through a team of wind technicians and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Support the daily to three-month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan through driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure operational compliance to EHS, NERC,OHS,etc., plant availability, and cost standards through daily review of work orders for accuracy, completeness, and inventory updates; daily facility metric reporting and accurate record keeping; and monitoring of TZAR report entering and record keeping
  • Drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost through providing technical support and assistance to wind technicians; ensuring all routine and preventative maintenance is performed accurately, on time, and of a high quality and documented.
  • Support the Supervisor in selecting, developing, and managing a high-performance team of employees and contractors to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes assigning tasks within a team of Technicians (of up to a three-month deliverable) and holding them accountable for delivery.
  • Support the Supervisor to ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training.
  • Identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results.
  • Establish a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Deliver after-hours support (on call) as needed to support the site in close working relationship with the Wind Control Centre and the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate trade certification in a related discipline with years of related progressive experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others
  • Thorough understanding of the operational aspects of the plant – technical, compliance, and financial
  • Plant risk and related mitigation strategies
  • Understanding of site contractual obligations, procurement processes, and vendor qualifications
  • Has strong understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated capability to:
    • Develop, implement and manage the daily to three-month business plan
    • Monitor, analyze and forecast operations performance.
    • Identify and mitigate risks / realize opportunities.
    • In consultation with the Supervisor, support stakeholder relationships and/or needs internally and externally.
    • Operate successfully in a multi-tasking environment with changing priorities.
    • Identify and implement business and / or productivity improvement initiatives.
    • Capture and apply lessons learned.
    • Coach and mentor team members
    • Build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
    • Set priorities for and coach team members to meet agreed deliverables.
    • Stay calm under pressure – obtains timely input before making decisions.
    • Make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
    • Collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
    • Communicate and conveys ideas and information, both verbally and in writing, in a way that brings about understanding, commitment and results.
  • Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnership between individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings.

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

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A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

TransAlta is currently recruiting for a Wind Technician, Wind Operations for their Le Nordais Wind Asset. The purpose of this position is to ensure safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the Le Nordais wind asset; through application of operating/maintenance standards, procedures and processes that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. This position exists to develop and implement operations and maintenance strategies up to a three-month time span. In addition, this role is accountable to provide leadership through developing, implementing and managing the daily to three- month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan. This role is accountable to ensure the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s operating model.

Accountabilities:

  • Ensure optimal performance through daily work scheduling, planning, and implementation of maintenance, service, and repair of wind turbine equipment through a team of wind technicians and contractors capable of producing the agreed deliverables.
  • Support the daily to three-month business plan in alignment with the Supervisor’s business plan through driving operational performance, achievement of business results and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure operational compliance to EHS, NERC,OHS,etc., plant availability, and cost standards through daily review of work orders for accuracy, completeness, and inventory updates; daily facility metric reporting and accurate record keeping; and monitoring of TZAR report entering and record keeping
  • Drive for results in the areas of safety, compliance, plant availability, and cost through providing technical support and assistance to wind technicians; ensuring all routine and preventative maintenance is performed accurately, on time, and of a high quality and documented.
  • Support the Supervisor in selecting, developing, and managing a high-performance team of employees and contractors to achieve expected outcomes of the plants. This includes assigning tasks within a team of Technicians (of up to a three-month deliverable) and holding them accountable for delivery.
  • Support the Supervisor to ensure staff are adequately trained, qualified and competent in their roles and compliant with mandatory training.
  • Identifying and mitigating risk that could negatively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results, and identifying and realizing opportunities that could positively impact the agreed to outcomes or business results.
  • Establish a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner.
  • Deliver after-hours support (on call) as needed to support the site in close working relationship with the Wind Control Centre and the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate trade certification in a related discipline with years of related progressive experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others
  • Thorough understanding of the operational aspects of the plant – technical, compliance, and financial
  • Plant risk and related mitigation strategies
  • Understanding of site contractual obligations, procurement processes, and vendor qualifications
  • Has strong understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated capability to:
    • Develop, implement and manage the daily to three-month business plan
    • Monitor, analyze and forecast operations performance.
    • Identify and mitigate risks / realize opportunities.
    • In consultation with the Supervisor, support stakeholder relationships and/or needs internally and externally.
    • Operate successfully in a multi-tasking environment with changing priorities.
    • Identify and implement business and / or productivity improvement initiatives.
    • Capture and apply lessons learned.
    • Coach and mentor team members
    • Build, engage, lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
    • Set priorities for and coach team members to meet agreed deliverables.
    • Stay calm under pressure – obtains timely input before making decisions.
    • Make hard decisions while maintaining the respect of others.
    • Collaborate with peers and engage cross-functional support to establish business plans, achieve business results and drive business improvement.
    • Communicate and conveys ideas and information, both verbally and in writing, in a way that brings about understanding, commitment and results.
  • Promotes co-operation, collaboration and partnership between individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrates ownership and commitment to delivering business outcomes and benefits. Holds self-responsible for problems and delivery of results.
  • Demonstrates a positive and proactive attitude towards change.
  • Committed to strive for continuous improvement and demonstrated ability to apply learnings.

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. This position will require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance.

Come on board! Click here to apply for this position.

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