VP, Construction

Algonquin Power   •  

Oakville, ON

Industry: Energy & Utilities


15+ years

Posted 180 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The Opportunity:

The VP, construction will lead and be responsible for all aspects of facility construction across the enterprise for both Liberty Power (LP) and Liberty Utilities (LU) as the company continues to expand throughout North America. The focus is on renewable energy, gas and electric transmission projects.

The incumbent will continue to evolve the North American construction strategy to enhance project execution, lead construction staff, consultants and contractors, maintain effective relationships with off-takers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, interconnection utilities, financiers and joint venture partners.

You are great at:

  • Effective leadership of all aspects of the construction function with budget, schedule and scope achievement on projects.

  • Balancing the demands of day-to-day construction activities with the oversight of financial and legal/contractual elements of individual projects.

  • Close collaboration with those in Business Development, Operations, Asset Management, treasury and Liberty Utilities.

  • Ensure that all construction activities of conducted in a safe manner.

What it takes:

  • 15 - 20 years of directly related and progressively responsibleconstructionexperience in at least power generation or heavy infrastructure.

  • An exceptional record of driving large-scale construction/infrastructure/power projects from start-of-construction to COD, on time and on budget, within a fast-paced, demanding business.

  • Strong track record in managing stakeholders including but not limited to; construction lenders, municipal counter parties and permitting agencies.

  • Executive-level construction responsibility.

  • University degree (P.Eng. preferred).

  • Experience from an owner’s perspective with the full cycle of construction projects will be considered an asset.

Critical Competencies:

  • Provide leadership on construction safety by ensuring that all company staff, contractors, sub-contractor and visitors on Liberty site works safely and in compliance with all applicable standards and laws.

  • Have oversight and accountability for all financial, legal and contractual elements of construction projects, including project budgets, interaction with U.S. and Canadian debt/equity providers and joint venture partners, and contractual items, such as guarantees, security, change-orders, liquidated damages, hold-backs, insurance and dispute resolution.

  • Maintain, refine and implement the constructionprocesses, procedures and standards within the Algonquin Project Management Methodology (APMM) in order to increase efficiency and quality, and achieve project construction success.

  • Manage project risk, including the timely identification, assessment and mitigation of all forms of project risk.

  • Take personal responsibility for initiating timely discussions with executive leadership on significant construction project issues, their causes and recommended resolutions.

  • Leverage previous business and constructionexperience to provide strategic input and contribute to the design and construction of potential corporate opportunities.

  • Maintain an industry-wide perspective on major trends, including macro-economic, customer, regulatory, technology and competitive trends.

  • Build and maintain relationships throughout the industry so that they are beneficial to the company.

You are:

  • Driven to succeed

  • Interpersonal savvy

  • Strategically agile

  • An effective communicator

  • Dedicated to change

  • Have vision & purpose

  • Solutions oriented

  • Understand the business

  • Stakeholder focused

  • Ownership oriented

  • Able to travel within North America 10-15%

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.