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Petrogas - Stakeholder Relations Manager

Petrogas Inc. Remote
stakeholder relations relations manager energy community relations government assets gas indigenous monitoring team natural gas
March 6, 2023
Petrogas Inc.
WA - Ferndale
Job Description Position Summary Reporting to the Director of Stakeholder Relations, this position will serve to build and leverage AltaGas/Petrogas' reputation in Washington State and will work to have a positive impact on the local community. The role will also provide support on communications and with integrating non-technical risks into project development opportunities. The incumbent is required to have well-developed human relations and communication skills necessary to inform, collaborate and influence various audiences such as the public, local officials, and representatives from Indigenous Tribal governments. The responsibilities also include recommending charitable contributions to build AltaGas' presence in the region and monitoring State Government Affairs with the objective of supporting the AltaGas/Petrogas business. This position is based in Washington State, but the ability to travel regularly throughout the region is an essential requirement of this position. Tasks and Responsibilities Building and sustaining positive and productive working relationships with regional stakeholders, including Indigenous Groups, community leaders, environmental organizations, and other community members with an interest in AltaGas’ assets and business. Work to build a visible and meaningful presence for AltaGas within key communities by coordinating company participation in key events and recommending community investment opportunities. Proactively develops and maintains strong working relationships with key government and industry contacts Having a solid understanding of the opportunities, challenges, trends, issues, and risks in the local area through stakeholder engagement and monitoring. Working closely with facility operations and project teams to understand existing and new development opportunities. Gathering intelligence and monitoring trends in energy, energy transition, and environmental issues, in the local and state area and assisting with the development of position statements, briefing notes, and other policy-related content, to facilitate the understanding of key policy developments within AltaGas. Preparing reports for the corporate office as well as briefing notes for senior management to provide direction, guidance, and support on issues that may impact AltaGas’ operations and project developments Contributing to the development of engagement plans, and providing advice to internal business teams regarding the non-technical risk associated with project developments and regulatory matters Supporting the coordination of AltaGas’ rail and community safety initiatives. Coordinate, support and represent AltaGas, when required, in various industries, government committees, and external events Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities Bachelor's Degree in policy, law, public relations, marketing, communications, or journalism or the equivalent preferred 7+ Years’ experience in government, industry, policy, media relations, public relations, or stakeholder relations required Experience with/knowledge of regulatory requirements governing the operation of export terminals in Washington State. Experience and existing relationships with community members and elected officials in Northwest Washington State would be an asset. Excellent communication skills (active listening, public speaking, verbal, written), along with the ability to interface with internal and external parties. Experience in and familiarity with the energy sector Proficient use of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Word) Ability to proactively develop and maintains strong working relationships with Indigenous, community, industry, and key government contacts Ability to grow trust in and expands the long-term relationships established by AltaGas Demonstrate flexibility and an ability to respond easily to shifting priorities Operates with a high level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability Ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial environment, as well as the ability to work as part of a team Manage projects and activities from conception to completion, with limited oversight Able to work to tight timeframes and is highly organized Eligible to lobby at both Federal and State levels in the USA The salary range for this role is $93,000 to $140,000. Why work at AltaGas? AltaGas is a North American energy infrastructure company with a focus on owning and operating assets that provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. AltaGas assets include Washington Gas/WGL, SEMCO, ENSTAR, and Petrogas. Our talented team, nearly 3,000 strong, leverages the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions – from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses to new markets around the world. We deliver clean and affordable natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers’ homes and businesses through regulated natural gas distribution utilities across five jurisdictions in the United States and two regulated natural gas storage utilities in the United States. Learn more about our team, vision, and strategy online here. To learn more about our mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6N-LEcGJR For Canadian hires: AltaGas hires personnel on the basis of job-related qualifications. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to a person's ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For U.S. hires: U.S. affiliates of AltaGas are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. AltaGas is a leading energy infrastructure company with a footprint in some of North America’s most strategic energy markets. Our strategy is simple: to leverage the strength of our assets and expertise along the energy value chain to connect customers with premier energy solutions – from the well sites of upstream producers to the doorsteps of homes and businesses, and to new markets around the world.

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