Community Engagement Manager – Renewable Energy Developer

  • Permanent Full-time
  • Anywhere
Date Posted

7/4/2021

Job Reference ID

13507

Location

north sydney

General Job Description

The company

Our client is the Australian subsidiary of a UK parented, privately owned developer, constructor and asset manager of large-scale wind, solar and battery storage infrastructure with global revenues exceeding A$1bn and operations in 9 core territories.

The role

This dynamic role will work within the company’s Development Team, with responsibility for supporting a sizeable team of experienced professionals in the development of new wind and solar energy projects across Australia.

This newly created role, will be responsible for strategizing, initiating and leading on a range of community and stakeholder engagement tools, techniques and activities.

We’re looking for someone who is an exceptional communicator with a strong ability to develop and maintain meaningful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and run effective consultation processes and contribute to a successful team along with achieving set goals in a fast-paced environment. This role can be based either in our client's offices in Sydney, or from regional NSW or Southern QLD.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with Development Project Managers to identify strategies and best practice community consultation approaches to build social licence for both wind and solar projects
  • Building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support effective delivery of renewable energy development projects.
  • Working to identify and deliver sponsorship opportunities and community benefits in the development phase of projects
  • Management of internal procedures to ensure community engagement is a well-managed and essential part of the project development processes
  • Management of development project websites, photo libraries and all forms of communications media and resources with responsibility for keeping information current and relevant
  • Attending community events near project locations (where feasible) to develop community connections and foster a sense of long-term community commitment.
  • Managing logistics for key external stakeholder engagement activities such as community consultation events, surveys, local communications, sponsorships and local media events.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in communications and/or stakeholder engagement in Renewable Energy or large-scale infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and coordinate project events including community engagement, visits and media
  • Strong project management skills with ability to adapt with ease to rapidly changing work priorities and deliver results across several projects
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, networking, and influencing skills that enable building and maintaining productive relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, business, public relations, or relevant field
  • Travel throughout regional NSW, QLD and VIC is expected as the role requires

In return, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most well-regarded Development professionals across the Renewable Energy sector, and truly make a positive impact in facilitating the increase of solar and wind Utility projects across Australia. For more information or a confidential discussion – please call Liz Floyd on 0450 692 866 

Key Facts
  • Newly created role for an experienced Community Engagement Manager with a passion for Renewable Energy
  • Experience in Community Engagement with Renewables or large-scale Infrastructure required
  • Supporting role for utility scale solar and wind farm development
Full Job Description

Exciting opportunity with a long-standing, successful solar & wind developer for an experienced Community Engagement Professional!

Meet the Consultant

The Polyglot Group
Liz Floyd

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager - Energy, Storage & Environment

Australia