Community Engagement Manager - Renewables

Community Engagement Manager - Renewables

ACRWORLD | sydney, NSW, AU

Posted 8 days ago

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Location: Sydney North Shore & Northern Beaches Work Type: Full Time Salary: to
  • Renewables Developer with a strong pipeline of projects
  • Based in Sydney - Perm Role
  • Experience on Wind Projects is required.
About the Company
I'm representing an established renewables developer with a massive pipeline of PV/BESS/Wind projects.
About the Role
Our client are seeking a Community & Engagament Manager to produce high quality, detailed project communication & engagement material. The role will work with various internal and external stakeholders during the full life cycle of major renewable energy projects. 

Role & Responsibilities 
  • Managing and developing detailed and high-quality project communication and engagement plans and materials.
  • Providing support to lead and co-develop project specific community investment plans (coordination of internal and external parties)
  • Interfacing with internal business units to ensure alignment across external messaging to stakeholders, landowners, and the community in general
  • Provide authoritative and strategic advice on project issues to Business Area Leaders and Managing Director
  • Developing and managing relationships with key Federal, State and Local government agencies and departments.
  • Where required, develop relationships with key project stakeholders and community members including, but not limited to host landowners and neighbours
  • Proactively managing opportunities, issues, and risks across a range of projects in order to build understanding and support for projects whilst maintaining relationships with government agencies, stakeholder groups, local councils and the community
  • Lead and participate in the stakeholder analysis (ie Social Impact Assessment) for sites in development, prospecting, due diligence and delivery phases.
  • Oversee and manage the development of relevant community facing material such as newsletters, information bulletins, advertisements, and website
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in community relations and community consultation work. 
  • Experience in Wind Farm projects is essential.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a discipline such as arts, communication, public relations, or relevant experience.
  • Proven team leadership skills and experience
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with a professional approach to community relations.
  • Knowledge of principles for effective public participation, stakeholder relations and community engagement.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in preparing stakeholder analyses, consultation plans, communications materials and managing community relationships and expectations.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in developing and delivering community relations programs and community benefits sharing programs
  • Understanding of regulatory planning and environmental processes in relation to infrastructure projects.
  • Experience negotiating with landowners and developing landowner agreements.