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Policy & Government Affairs Manager Canada

Posted 46 days ago
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CanadaPermanent
Salary: CompetitiveJob Reference: BH-6868

Policy & Government Affairs Manager Canada
Job description

  • Your mission is to enable entry and growth in Canada, with a pronounced emphasis on policy and building government support, as well as project development activities, at both the federal and provincial levels.
  • You spearhead the advancement of public funding and enabling policies for our business in Canada, ensuring a robust policy support environment.
  • You actively build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders and influencers. You create and leverage coalitions and collaborations to advance real policy outcomes.
  • You engage with political and bureaucratic government officials, Indigenous peoples and communities, environmental organizations, and industry leaders to build support for Direct Air Capture (DAC) and the policies needed to deploy it.
  • You represent the business as a spokesperson and advocate in events, conferences, and in national and local media to increase awareness and understanding of DAC technology among key opinion leaders
  • You monitor and submit written input to relevant political and scientific initiatives, such as stakeholder consultations and scientific white papers.

Requirements

  • You are highly motivated by our mission and by the chance to be part of a rapidly-scaling company.
  • You are an accomplished policy professional with demonstrated political acumen and a proven track record of policy wins. Additionally, you have a solid understanding of climate and energy policy and technology space. 
  • You are an expert at navigating the political landscape in Canada, including the interaction between climate, energy and economic policies and provincial-federal dynamics. Thanks to your expertise you can proactively identify and anticipate political and climate-related trends and challenges.
  • You confidently navigate and engage with the full diversity of civil society, demonstrating interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence. You have knowledge of the diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures, traditions, beliefs and protocols.
  • Your exceptional communication skills make you a natural networker and an effective representative and advocate for the business and allows you to express complex and technical concepts in accessible and persuasive ways. You have a track record of building enduring working relationships with key decision-makers, stakeholders and influencers.
  • You are comfortable managing complex projects within a team and across units and time zones.
  • You possess a Master's degree in Public Relations, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Climate Policy, or a closely related field.

 

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