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STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | 20-40h

  • SWEB Development LP
  • Halifax Office
  • Marketing, Communication, PR
  • Full/part time
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Come join SWEB Development as our Stakeholder and Communications Manager (20-40h)

Want to build a green future for the generation to come?

Your job: Share our vision of a bright and green future!
  • Do you consider yourself a communications and media geek?
  • Do you randomly start conversations with total strangers at a coffee shop without making them feel uncomfortable?
  • Are you a marketing genius in nature who would love to sell a vision you actually believe in?

Then join and support us in developing and building renewable energy projects.
 
We acknowledge that the most valuable resource for our business is the confidence in our ability to find the equilibrium between the best interests of the communities that are willing to host our projects, the financial viability of our undertakings and the needs of our environment. Your job will be to explain AND listen, so that our team can find the perfect equilibrium in the many aspects of the development of wind, solar, and energy storage projects. You will work with an inspiring team composed of experts in renewable energy policy and incentives, real estate, GIS, legal, design, permitting, site preparation, finance, and construction.
 
The only real requirement to get this job: Passion!

Please don’t bore us with your application! Rather, try the following:
  • Tell us about achievements in your professional and personal life that make you proud;
  • Make our team laugh or cry when reviewing your application; and most importantly
  • Show us your passion for renewable energy!

Once you clear that hurdle, the following would be an asset:

You

  • have a track record in stakeholder management, community engagement, marketing or communications;
  • know or don’t mind learning about the technical, commercial, or legal aspects of the production and storage of renewable energy and feel capable of “translating” from “expert” to “layperson” and vice-versa;
  • are not a tiny bit shy and are absolutely comfortable talking to people during community outreach sessions, public presentations, job fairs, industry events, etc.
  • are galvanized by the idea to keep a broad spectrum of external partners (landowners, local and state government representatives, community members, suppliers, etc.) informed about our development efforts through newsletters, videos, podcasts, press-releases, etc.;
  • don’t mind getting your boots dirty in order to show community members the result of our efforts onsite;
  • have a creative side that allows you to organize or produce marketing and engagement materials that properly reflect the energy we put into, and that is produced by our work;
  • worry your family with the number of books and newspapers you devour per week;
  • are a social media native AND a kitchen-table communicator that is able to explain terms like “megawatt hour”, ”voltage-control” and “inverter-based” with the help of smileys and Tik-Tok dances as much as by drawing on an empty pizza box;
  • by any chance are able to rightfully brag about your ability to speak and/or write any of French, German, Mi’kmaw or any other native language;
  • are a good listener and appreciate other people’s opinions and concerns;
  • seek solutions rather than confrontation;
  • are able to keep your cool in heated situations;
  • see yourself keeping our colleagues in eight countries informed about our work;
  • have a solid sense of humor;
  • respond well to pressure and know to prioritize tasks but are not ashamed by saying that you need a break or that you could use some help;
  • are full of energy but not too full of yourself to understand that it requires a team and its cooperation to build a power plant;
  • appreciate the merit for our society in sharing the value created by our projects with our host communities, our First Nations partners, and underrepresented groups;
  • are experienced with MS Office, maybe even graphic design software and in the best case with web content management systems (typo3, wordpress, etc.);

We offer more than just a desk and a salary!

  • Possibility of a 4-day work week – because we know you have a life outside your job;
  • S.ponsorship W.ith E.mployee’s B.lessing – you name the good cause you want to support and we will sponsor it;
  • Extended paid parental leave – because there is no point in working for future generations without future generations;
  • Up to five weeks of holidays per year for your loyalty based on the duration of your service;
  • No dress code – we will judge your accomplishments, not your outfit;
  • A bonus program tied to the team’s achievements;
  • An employer that loves to improve based on your thoughts and opinions and that actively and regularly seeks your feedback;
  • Continuing education and training opportunities;
  • International work environment with inspiring colleagues in eight countries on two continents;
  • Possibility to work for and in other markets;
  • A parent company head-quartered in a tiny, tight-knit community – and not in some offshore tax haven.

We care that you care!
We don’t care how you look, where you come from, who you love, or how you live your life. The only thing we care about is that you care – about our environment, future generations, and your colleagues!

Interested?

  • You may work from our offices in Halifax (NS) or semi-remotely;
  • The position requires a balance of travelling to project sites and office work, as well as occasional travel to the US and Europe if necessary;
  • You will report to Stefan (our CFO);
  • Start date: TBD. ASAP is preferred;
  • Please upload your cover letter and resume and note your salary expectations and your favorite food in your applications, so we can check right away, whether you actually made the effort to read this job post carefully before applying;
  • Please apply no later than June 23, 2024.

We’d love to hear from you!

Yours Melissa, Stefan and the SWEB-team
  • Melissa Römer
  • HR Business Partner
  • Stefan Karkulik
  • CFO SWEB Development LP