Career Opportunities

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Alberta. ERA was created in 2009 to help deliver on the province’s environmental and economic goals. ERA invests the proceeds from carbon pricing paid by large industrial emitters to reduce GHGs and strengthen the competitiveness of new and incumbent industries in Alberta. Our investments help innovators develop and demonstrate GHG-reducing technologies. These technologies will lower costs, improve competitiveness, and accelerate Alberta’s transformation to a low carbon economy.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Executive Support

About ERA: A Part of Alberta’s Climate and Innovation History

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) was established to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure Alberta’s success in a lower-carbon economy. ERA delivers its mandate by investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters in Alberta into innovative technologies that reduce GHG emissions and increase economic competitiveness.

ERA is a key partner of the Government of Alberta in addressing climate innovation priorities and actively engages with industry and other organizations to identify opportunities to accelerate technology scale-up and demonstration where there is an identified market need.

More information about ERA’s mandate, vision, and strategic priorities can be found at https://eralberta.ca/about-era/.

About This Opportunity

ERA is seeking an Executive Support. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with members of the senior management team, this position is responsible for providing comprehensive support to members of ERA’s Executive Team, as well as managing the organization’s office operations.

Key responsibilities include:
Support to ERA Executives
  • Providing oversight, prioritization and management of Executives’ schedules and travel arrangements
  • Working closely with Executives to keep them informed of and prepared for upcoming travel, presentations, commitments and other responsibilities, with follow up as required
  • Coordinating development, formatting and editing of speaking notes, briefing materials and other documents
  • Providing other administrative and day-to-day support as required
  • Working with senior management and Communications team to coordinate outreach activities for Executives
Operations Management
  • Setting schedules, preparing meeting packages, and taking minutes at Executive Team Meetings
  • Assisting all staff with travel arrangements
  • Preparing correspondence for the organization (including letters of support, responses to inquiries, and funding challenge proponents) as required
Communications and Outreach
  • Helping staff and Communications team prepare for participation at events such as conferences, funding announcements, stakeholder/government engagement workshops, webinars, and lessons learned events
Corporate Administration
  • Managing office equipment and physical space, including arranging maintenance and overseeing service contracts and systems
  • Assisting the Chief Operating Officer in onboarding and organizational training for new staff members
  • Tracking expenditures and preparing corporate AMEX monthly reconciliation for the Finance team
  • Arranging hosting/catering and venue bookings for internal and external meetings
  • Picking up and distributing ERA mail
  • Purchasing office supplies and maintaining proper stock levels
  • Monitoring ERA Info email and main phone line and responding to public and proponent requests for information via telephone and email
  • Working with Contract Administrator and rest of team to ensure adequate office coverage during business hours
Qualifications and Skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and priority assessment skills
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills
  • Collaborative spirit and good interpersonal skills
  • High degree of attention to detail and demonstrated professionalism in executive settings
  • Ability to handle a variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion
  • Postsecondary education in a related field
  • 5+ years of related experience working in roles supporting executive-level professionals
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Compensation and Location

ERA offers competitive compensation in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. The base salary for this position is between $55,000 and $69,500 depending on experience, plus benefits. This position is located in Edmonton.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Emissions Reduction Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Emissions Reduction Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Amyotte at aamyotte@eralberta.ca no later than close of business on May 27, 2022.

Planning and Partnerships Lead

 About ERA: A Part of Alberta’s Climate and Innovation History

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) was established to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure Alberta’s success in a lower-carbon economy. ERA delivers its mandate by investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters in Alberta into innovative technologies that reduce GHG emissions and increase economic competitiveness.

ERA is a key partner of the Government of Alberta in addressing climate innovation priorities and actively engages with industry and other organizations to identify opportunities to accelerate technology scale-up and demonstration where there is an identified market need.

More information about ERA’s mandate, vision, and strategic priorities can be found at https://eralberta.ca/about-era/.

About this Opportunity

ERA is seeking a Planning and Partnerships Lead. This position will work closely with ERA’s strategy and engagement team and will lead ERA’s strategic partnerships and business planning/reporting processes.

To be effective in this role, the incumbent must have a knowledge and understanding of the Alberta innovation system, the province’s environmental, economic and innovation policy priorities, and an awareness of ERA’s key partners and stakeholders. The successful individual should have strong networking abilities, business communication skills, and the capacity to manage multiple complex priorities and relationships.

Key Accountabilities:
Planning and Reporting
  • Lead the coordination of ERA’s Annual Report and annual three-year Business Plan, working with ERA’s communications team and colleagues across the organization to ensure both documents are cohesive and aligned with ERA’s mandate, ERA’s Technology Roadmap, Government of Alberta priorities, and the innovation and technology demands/opportunities in the market.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement systems for ERA’s business planning and reporting processes.
  • Support the development and implementation of ERA’s overall strategic approach to performance tracking, measurement, and reporting.
  • Contribute to the delivery of ERA’s reporting commitments and information requests to the Government of Alberta and other partners.
Partnerships and Engagement
  • Foster collaboration and engagement with key ERA partners and stakeholders, including the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada, academia, industry, environmental non-governmental organizations, innovation system agents and players, and other governments.
  • Working in an integrated fashion with ERA’s technical team, lead engagement with potential trusted funding partners for ERA, with the goal of convening additional resources and leveraging additional funding to accelerate GHG-reducing technologies toward commercialization. Manage ongoing relationships with ERA’s trusted partner network at a strategic level.
  • Engage with government and other stakeholders to promote and support ERA’s role in delivering on the Government of Alberta’s environmental, economic and innovation policy priorities.
  • Liaise with representatives from key Government of Alberta departments to strengthen relations and ensure timely responses to government requests.
  • Support ERA’s planning and participation in government and stakeholder engagement workshops, lessons learned events, and major conference activities.
  • Manage ERA’s relationship with a network of business support service providers to foster a complete solutions approach among funding recipients.
Communications and Outreach
  • Contribute to the development and execution of ERA’s communications strategy.
  • Help identify opportunities to translate ERA’s performance metrics and outcomes into communications materials, including ERA’s quarterly stewardship reports and others.
  • Work with ERA’s communications team to draft communications materials such as speaking notes, presentations, and timelines for key deliverables.
Strategic Initiatives and Advice
  • Support the development of ERA’s strategic direction and regular updates to the Technology Roadmap document.
  • Maintain awareness of ERA’s landscape and identify strategic opportunities through review of relevant and timely reports and articles, awareness of political sensitivities, and discussions with stakeholders and partners.
  • Participate in research, gather information, and develop briefings/advice regarding relevant strategic policy, issues, impacts and opportunities for ERA.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic initiatives such as ERA’s innovator support activities.
Qualifications and Skills

A degree in business, environmental science, political science, or another related subject, plus a minimum of 5 years of related experience working in the areas of community engagement, communications, strategic and business planning preferably related to innovation, sustainability or related fields.

Competencies
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external partners
  • Strategic, organizational, project management and operational planning skills
  • Exceptional business writing and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to translate technical ideas into easy-to-understand communication materials
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and a high degree of social intelligence
  • Familiarity with provincial, national, and global climate change policies and programs
  • Familiarity with GHG innovation opportunities and key players in Alberta’s GHG reduction efforts
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Stakeholder engagement, as well as industry and government relations experience
  • Strategic communications planning and issues management experience
  • Systems thinking and management skills to analyze complex issues and identify options or courses of action to address these issues
Compensation and Location

ERA offers competitive compensation in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. The base salary for this position is between $79,500 and $95,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. This position can be located at ERA’s Edmonton or Calgary office.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Emissions Reduction Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Emissions Reduction Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Amyotte at aamyotte@eralberta.ca no later than close of business on May 27, 2022.

Portfolio Management Lead

About ERA: A Part of Alberta’s Climate and Innovation History

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) was established to accelerate the development of innovative technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure Alberta’s success in a lower-carbon economy. ERA delivers its mandate by investing revenues from the carbon price paid by large emitters in Alberta into innovative technologies that reduce GHG emissions and increase economic competitiveness.

ERA is a key partner of the Government of Alberta in addressing climate innovation priorities, and actively engages with industry and other organizations to identify opportunities to accelerate technology scale-up and demonstration where there is an identified market need.

More information about ERA’s mandate, vision, and strategic priorities can be found at https://eralberta.ca/about-era/.

About This Opportunity

This position plays a leading role in the management of all ERA-funded projects. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer the Portfolio Management Lead will:

  • Work with project advisors to oversee all ERA funded projects from the following perspectives:
    • Ensure all agreed-upon deliverables are submitted to ERA on time and records are managed effectively.
    • Track the delivery of all final reports, technology transfer plan, commercialization plan, and final financial report
    • Liaise with the ERA GHG team to ensure that all GHG work is being completed as per the ERA GHG review and verification policy, and that the associated data and records are updated and stored appropriately.
    • Coordinate project closeout documentation and signoff through the executive team.
  • Work closely with the ERA Contract Manager to support due diligence for the purpose of executing Contribution Agreements.
  • Review financial risk assessment reports supporting project adjudication.
  • Maintain and continuously improve policies, processes, guidance documents and templates related to project management.
  • Lead the training of Project Advisors on ERA processes and templates, including on-boarding of new Project Advisors
  • Work with service providers to oversee and continuously improve the portfolio management information management system.
  • Work with the ERA GHG team to maintain the project status tracking sheet and ensure effective management of portfolio data and statistics
  • Work with manager of strategic initiatives and programs to provide key project information for the ERA executive team and board.
  • Prepare briefings for the ERA Executive Team as needed to address critical project issues and process improvement areas.
Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate has a passion for reducing greenhouse gas emissions through innovation, combined with at least five years of applicable experience and the following:

Competencies
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Systems thinking
  • Financial acumen
  • Governance
Skills
  • Proven process management and improvement skills
  • Contract management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft word
  • Proficiency with excel for data analysis and reporting
  • Experience using MS Access or similar database applications
  • High-level knowledge of Greenhouse Gas quantification
  • Data visualization experience using Tableau or similar software desired
  • Risk Management and Internal control frameworks
 Compensation and Location

ERA offers a competitive salary and benefits package in addition to opportunities for personal and professional achievement. The base salary for this position is between $79,500 and $95,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. This position can be located at ERA’s Edmonton or Calgary office.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Emissions Reduction Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Emissions Reduction Alberta throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process for applicants with disabilities.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Amyotte at aamyotte@eralberta.ca no later than close of business on May 27, 2022.