The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is currently hiring for the position of Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs. Reporting to the President of the CHA, the Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs is a full-time, permanent position requiring 7-15 years of relevant work experience in government, industry or the environmental non-governmental sector.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, this position requires a significant amount of environmental research, policy development/analysis, committee management, stakeholder interaction/collaboration, and advocacy with the federal government.
Issues Management and Analysis
- Work closely with CHA working groups and members to manage the following issues: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA); Fisheries Act (FA); Species at Risk Act (SARA); Navigation Protection Act (NPA); Federal climate action policies (e.g., national price on carbon, Clean Fuel Standard, etc.)
- Maintain up to date knowledge of existing and proposed legislation, regulations, policies and proposals and potential implications for the hydropower sector.
- Develop publications, position statements, submissions to government.
- Contribute to development of speeches and preparing presentations.
- Work closely with all members to develop consensus that help promote the hydropower industry.
- Act as CHA’s main point of contact for Government Relations activities, including coordinating external meetings with government officials/stakeholders and participate in these meetings.
- Keep current on provincial, regional and international policies and initiatives pertaining to the hydropower sector.
- Review and analyze relevant publications and submissions, providing analysis for CHA staff and members.
- Respond to information requests from members and external stakeholders.
- Act as CHA representative on federal government’s committees.
- Organize and lead committee conference calls, webinars, and face-to-face meetings, keeping track of agreed upon action items.
- Provide input at quarterly Board of Directors meetings; participate and present at those meetings.
- Ensure content and editorial accuracy of documents before final publication/submission/or sharing with members and other external stakeholders.
- Assist with other related-task group activity when requested by the President.
- A Bachelor or Master’s level degree in Public Policy, Law, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies.
- 7 to 15 years of work experience of direct relevance in government, industry or non-for-profit sector.
- Demonstrated experience in policy development and analysis.
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of Canadian federal environmental policy, including climate action policies.
- Superior analytical and organizational skills.
- Excellent time management.
- Consensus builder.
- Self-starter, able to work independently and with a team.
- Strategic thinker.
- Attention to detail.
- Willingness to travel, on occasion.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English – capabilities in French considered an asset.
- Must be able to register and act as a lobbyist.
Expected start date is as soon as possible.
The CHA provides an excellent salary package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please send your resume and a one-page cover letter with two references to [email protected]