CanGEA’s goal is to advocate for our members so that they are able to grow the Canadian geothermal industry. In CanGEA, the Policy Manager is responsible for translating policy priorities/gaps/opportunities identified by the Policy Manager, the CanGEA Board and CanGEA’s greater membership into clear, concise and actionable government engagement. The Policy Manager is the bridge between CanGEA members and policy makers. This means that the successful applicant will also be able to effectively communicate government developments, programs, stakeholder engagements etc. to the CanGEA membership as they are released.
The Policy Manager duties include but are not limited to:
The successful applicant will also be responsible for supporting other CanGEA activities which include but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate has a professional attitude and experience in both technical and policy fields through a mixture of education and industry experience. The position is open to a diverse candidate pool and experience in geology is not required, previous Policy Mangers have had such backgrounds as Political Science, Law, and Biogeography.
The candidate must be comfortable working in low structure environment which includes being able to self-identify work priorities and operate independently. The position is based out of Calgary and some travel will be required.
Please send a cover letter and your LinkedIn profile, or your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hours may be part-time or full time, up to 37.5 hours a week in our peak times.
To be ELIGIBLE for this opportunity, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
The position is for a 4-month internship from December 1st - March 31st. Eligible Youth Participants (Interns) who may be considered for the internship must meet the following Youth Employment Strategy rules:
If you have any questions on membership levels, please ask us. Please send your LinkedIn profile to email@example.com to apply for this role.
CanGEA members, if you are interested in hosting an intern as well, please get in touch with us immediately as the new hire needs to start on December 1, 2016.
Geothermal from Canada’s Existing Oil and Gas infrastructure: CanGEA Submission to the Federal Ministry of Infrastructure Stakeholder Consultation on Phase 2 Infrastructure Spending.
The Rocky Mountain Goat magazine reports that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the proposed geothermal industrial park in Valemount has been signed between CanGEA member Borealis Geopower and the Valemount Community Forest. This is a great step for the geothermal industry in Canada, as it brings us closer to getting geothermal MW's online. You can read the full article here.
CanGEA is proud to support Iron + Earth and their Workers’ Climate Plan. CanGEA believes the skills earned by Canadians in the oil and gas industries not only should be valued, because they represent our world leading expertise, but also because Canada needs those skills and workers to develop geothermal; which will become a made in Canada climate change solution.
The future for Canadian geothermal is myriad including (but not limited to) brand new utility scale power plants, district heating to keep our communities warm, distributed micro-power from hydrocarbon wells to give energy access to remote communities, increased food security through year-round greenhouse agriculture, and any other productive process that can use low cost heat and power. Each, and everyone of these developments will require the workers who know how to develop sub-surface resources, build energy distribution facilities, and support infrastructure enhancement.
Furthermore, as world wide investment in clean energy is only growing, geothermal is poised to be a significant export industry, once it is developed domestically. The potential market for skilled workers is much larger than Canada and the ability to export expertise is the greatest value added resource Canada can offer globally. For all these reasons CanGEA encourages you to sign the Workers’ Climate Plan so that geothermal can become the important part of the renewable energy future it should be and Canada’s oil and gas workers can keep doing what they do best.
Alex Kent, MSc
Policy Manager, CanGEA