About the Canadian Hydropower Association
Founded in 1998, the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national trade association dedicated to representing the hydropower industry. With nearly 50 members, consisting of hydropower producers, manufacturers, developers, engineering firms, organizations and individuals, the CHA’s members represent more than 95% of the hydropower capacity in Canada.
The CHA is currently looking to hire 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.
Start Date: As soon as possible. Position open until filled.