Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Posted 11 December 2023
Salary DOE
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Management
Contact NameAlina Pajonczyk

Job description

​The Green Recruitment Company has partnered with a global provider of clean energy solutions, currently in search of a Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager to join their team located in Manly. In this position, you will collaborate closely with the Head of Projects and Development as well as Development Managers. Your primary responsibility will be to synchronize day-to-day coordination of community consultation, stakeholder engagement, and communications with the overarching project development strategy for their renewable energy portfolio in Australia, particularly focusing on solar and storage solutions. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the development engagement strategy and providing support to various facets of the business, including project construction and operational phases, ensuring effective community feedback and the company's integration as a valued community member.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute community and stakeholder engagement strategies to bolster project portfolio development, including establishing communication channels with indigenous communities to foster goodwill in the regions of operation.

  • Develop, execute, and manage work programs to implement engagement initiatives, fostering growth opportunities and building relationships to enhance the brand's reputation.

  • Proactively seek opportunities for community-oriented brand awareness and enhancement across the development portfolio.

  • Implement an internal stakeholder reporting program within the development team to maintain a high level of engagement and awareness of stakeholder activities across the project portfolio.

  • Create and execute a community and communications strategy to support the delivery of organizational and project strategies, conveying key messages to key stakeholders.

  • Identify and implement community funding opportunities in accordance with Development Application (DA) requirements.

  • Develop and implement a digital and social media strategy, ensuring that communication channels remain current and relevant to the audience, in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Manager.

  • Oversee the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral.

  • Act as the company's local representative in rural project areas where we operate.

  • Provide management with advice on new engagement initiatives to ensure that community, stakeholder engagement, and communication plans are integrated into business planning activities.

  • Develop and guide the strategy for all communication media and materials to consistently convey key messages, strategy, and mission to staff and external stakeholders.

  • Foster and maintain positive, collaborative relationships across the organization, working as part of cross-functional teams when necessary.

  • Lead and mentor other team members to produce engaging and high-quality communication materials.

  • Coordinate and participate in community open days for renewable energy projects, ensuring successful engagement with the community.

  • Support the development team in discussions with relevant stakeholders, including landholders, government authorities, local communities, and other parties involved.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, preferably with experience in managing community engagement in the renewable energy sector.

  • Tertiary qualifications in communications/stakeholder engagement (preferred) and/or journalism.

  • Certified professional qualifications/training in stakeholder engagement such as IAP2 (desirable) or equivalent.

  • A collaborative and supportive team player with planning and environmental impact assessment experience in the renewable energy sector.

  • Strong ability to connect with communities and create information materials that are easily digestible and comprehensible.

  • Proficiency in working autonomously as well as in a team.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and prioritization skills, dedicated to project completion.

  • Strong time management abilities.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; media training is a plus but not mandatory.

  • Additional skills in related areas will be viewed favorably.

  • Australian Permanent Residency or Citizenship required.

  • Valid driver's license required.

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