Manager, Clean Energy Policy

Pembina Institute

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time


May 11

The Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is a charitable organization and non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ highly collaborative approaches to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.

Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change and equity. We offer a flexible, fast-paced work environment that rewards personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working to deliver clean energy solutions into the hands of decision-makers and stakeholders locally, provincially, nationally and globally. Click here to learn more.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Electricity Program Director, the Clean Energy Manager will use their strong leadership and management skills, sharp political acuity, and clean energy and electricity policy knowledge to increase the Pembina Institute’s advocacy for clean energy solutions in Ontario. The Clean Energy Manager will work closely with other program directors to focus on issues such as renewable energy, natural gas production, electricity planning, zero- and low-emission transportation, and climate accountability.

The position may support government relations for other policy work including buildings and clean procurement. The role will contribute to strategic direction, manage media relations, lead qualitative and quantitative research, and work with government, industry, and the non-government sector to advance solutions. We are looking for a passionate individual with a solid work ethic and the tenacity needed to solve Canada’s most prominent energy and climate challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Clean Energy Manager will:

  • Lead advocacy and research on clean energy policy for natural gas production, electricity and clean energy planning
  • Integrate the perspectives from across program areas such as transportation, electricity renewable energy in government engagement.
  • Serve as the point of contact with stakeholders including government, regulators, industry, and environmental groups on climate and energy policy.
  • Represent the Pembina Institute’s views at meetings, regulatory hearings, presentations, and in the media.
  • Cultivate and maintain constructive relationships with government, industry leaders, technology providers, thought leaders, other ENGOS and Indigenous community members.
  • Manage and lead thorough technical, quantitative and qualitative analyses of energy systems, technologies, policies and regulatory solutions.
  • Manage and lead qualitative research through literature reviews, expert interviews and case studies.
  • Collaboratively create and manage high-quality project deliverables, including communication materials, reports, presentations, briefing notes and funding proposals
  • May supervise analyst(s)

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in political science, engineering, sciences, economics, law, public policy or related field
  • A minimum of eight years of work experience on clean energy and electricity issues in industry, academia, government, or the non-profit sector
  • Strong project management skills and ability to execute multiple projects with multiple relationships and priorities.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of renewable energy and electricity sector policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing quantitative and qualitative technical research in energy and electricity policy.
  • Demonstrated capacity to integrate demand-side and supply-side solutions and ways of thinking in energy planning.
  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities with Ontario and federal policy as it relates to energy, climate, and economic development.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely convey complex technical matters in plain language in reports, blogs, and other communications outputs.
  • Experienced presenter with ability to develop presentations and present to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and find solutions with a wide array of stakeholders who hold different interests.
  • Ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative manner with related internal teams.
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs in a Teams environment

Other Valuable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and social change through educational, professional and volunteer experience.
  • Experience with energy and/or environmental policy advocacy and regulatory reform for environmental protection in the energy sector
  • Direct experience in developing or implementing provincial and/or federal environmental policy and regulation.
  • Graduate degree in political science, science, engineering, public policy, environmental sustainability or clean energy.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel and experience developing Excel-based models.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. The hiring range for this position is $72,000-$80,000 annually with a salary maximum of $87,000, increasing with acquired skills and experience in the role.

The Pembina Institute provides flex hours and a hybrid work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits plan, four weeks of vacation and an RRSP matching plan from day one.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities and women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity seeking groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application form, covering letter or resume. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Pembina Institute

Leading Canada's transition to clean energy