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Alberta Innovates is seeking a Senior Business Partner, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation to be responsible for the ongoing relationship between ERA and funding recipients for a set of projects funded by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), and support the delivery of ERA’s intake and evaluation processes. This role will be directly involved with the demonstration and deployment of innovative technology that will assist the province of Alberta to achieve its climate change goals and maintain competitiveness in a lower-carbon economy.

 

Are you our Senior Business Partner, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about GHG emissions reduction and have an interest in directly contributing to technological advancement for the continued competitiveness of Alberta
  • Enjoy building productive relationships and working directly with a broad cross-section of Alberta’s industrial facilities and technology developers
  • Are highly organized, possessing strong project management, time management, and priority management skills

 

We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.

 

Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for a portfolio of ERA-funded projects
  • Works with funding recipients to develop project work plans, milestone schedules, and key performance metrics for projects that advance technology toward commercialization
  • Monitors achievements, performance, and outcomes throughout the course of projects
  • Reviews progress reports, financial reports, outcomes reports, and commercialization plans provided by funding recipients to ensure satisfactory alignment with ERA’s goals and mandate
  • Maintains and ongoing relationship with funding recipients after projects have completed
  • Supports the delivery of ERA-led and ERA-coordinated funding programs
  • Participates in proposal evaluation activities including proposal reviews, proposal analysis, review compilation and scoring, and development of recommendation documents
  • Supports ERA’s interaction with external stakeholders including technology scouting, outreach, engagement, coaching, feedback and derief processes
  • Provides strategic and technical input to develop a technology roadmap and high-impact portfolio of projects, ensuring that the program is well-aligned with the strategic plans of the Government of Alberta (GoA)
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including government department working groups, industrial associations, and other stakeholders to develop and implement effective low carbon technology initiatives

 

Qualifications;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Business
    • A postgraduate degree is preferred (e.g. MSc, MBA, etc.)
    • Project management certification is an asset
  • 8 years of experience in technology research, innovation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology, theories, project management principles, regulatory issues and economics of Alberta’s energy system and the clean technology industry
  • Understanding of the Government of Alberta’s and Canada’s energy and environment related strategies, strategic business plans, policy frameworks and relevant legislation
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with attention to detail that reflects ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, competing agendas and heavy client demands
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, senior leaders and external partners
  • Ability to facilitate and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proven knowledge of scientific, engineering, business, and project management principles
  • Ability to be tactful, diplomatic and persuasive
  • Flexible and adaptable to the dynamic and changing environment
  • Strategic thinker and results oriented; ability to identify innovative solutions to complex issues
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Research, writing and editing skills
  • Ability to travel as required

 

Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance.  

 

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

ALBERTA INNOVATES IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM ALL QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. WE WISH TO THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST. HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.