Technical and Policy Analyst – Clean Energy (Calgary or Edmonton)

Job title: Technical and Policy Analyst – Clean Energy (Calgary or Edmonton)


Job description: The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its Alberta team as a Technical and Policy Analyst to undertake research and develop and advocate for solutions to accelerate Alberta’s transition to a clean energy economy. We are seeking a highly driven and resourceful person with minimum of three years of relevant technical experience, strong analytical skills, relevant energy and environment experience, a solid work ethic and a persistent drive to succeed. The incumbent would support the Institute’s research and policy advocacy related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology. The candidate should have proven project management experience and the ability to thrive with limited supervision. This full time (40 hours a week) position may require travel and overtime.

While this job posting is aimed at individuals who have between three and eight years of relevant experience we are also interested in hearing from applicants who fall outside this range. We are open to challenging our preconceptions of this role to accommodate the right person.

After the historic climate policy change announcement by the Alberta government this fall, we need people who can work with government, industry, aboriginal communities, and the non-government sector to successfully implement climate policy, advocate for progress on non-climate issues, and demonstrate to Albertans that a transition to a clean energy economy is inevitable and will create new and sustainable economic opportunities.

Why the Pembina Institute?
The Pembina Institute is an organization unlike any other working to protect Canada’s environment today. We combine the research and technical capacity of a think tank with the values and advocacy of an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) and the entrepreneurial and business sense of a consulting firm.

Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Alberta’s decision makers and key influencers.

The need for Pembina’s work and the organization’s ability to influence environmental policy at both the Alberta and federal level has never been higher. The Institute has become the go-to environmental non-government organization on the climate and non-climate issues facing the province’s energy sectors.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for a Technical and Policy Analyst in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

· extended health and dental

· four weeks of holidays per year

· flexible work hours

· strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial business environment

· RRSP plan

· training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities
· Lead research projects from inception to delivery
· Conduct thorough technical, quantitative and qualitative analyses of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean technology policy and programs
· Critically review analysis of peers and collaborate with the various internal teams at Pembina
· Conduct high-quality literature research
· Work with external subject matter experts

· Create high-quality project deliverables, including reports, presentations and Excel models
· Develop and maintain constructive relationships with other ENGOS, First Nations, the private sector, and governments

· Represent the Pembina Institute’s views at meetings and presentations, and to the media

· Cultivate relationships with individuals who have the power to influence decision makers

· Persuasively advocate solutions to key environmental issues and be a strong and effective critic when necessary

· Support and/or lead negotiations with other stakeholders and the Government to Alberta

Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application. Candidates may also wish to provide examples of additional qualifications and describe how they would apply these in a role at Pembina.

Essential Qualifications
· Minimum of a master’s degree in engineering, sciences, economics, law or public policy or related field, ideally with an undergraduate degree that is also in a related field

· At least three years of work experience in the private sector, non-governmental, or government experience on energy and environmental matters

· Ability to communicate complex technical matters in plain language

· Knowledge of clean technology, renewable energy sector and/or energy efficiency technologies

· Knowledge of climate change, including direct work experience on climate related matters

· Knowledge of market barriers to deployment of clean energy technologies

· Experience in strategy development

· Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional, and volunteer experiences

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide array of stakeholders

· Excellent communication (oral and written)

· Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimum supervision

· A natural advocate and persuasive critic

Other Qualifications
· Prior experience in policy advocacy

· Direct work experience in clean technology, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors

· Direct experience in developing or implementing Alberta and/or federal environmental policy and regulation

· Direct experience in political decision-making

· Experience in public speaking

· Media experience

· Experience in facilitation and/or in chairing meetings and group processes

· Experience working with First Nations and Metis communities

To Apply
Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

· Subject line includes Clean Energy and your last name

· Your cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how you meet the skills and qualifications outlined for this position

· Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience

· Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-CleanEnergy-year.pdf

o example: smithm-application-CleanEnergy-2015.pdf

Application deadline: Midnight on January 1, 2016.

Preferred start date: January 18, 2016.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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