Manage and execute the development of new and existing relationships within the provincial government in support of Hydro One’s corporate goals.
Determine, promote and implement key government and external relations strategies, policies and programs in support of Hydro One’s corporate goals and strategy.
Provide detailed strategic government and external relations advice and operational support Establish and maintain contacts at the highest levels of the provincial government and external agencies, both political and permanent public service.
Being aware of and utilizing key information, including confidential and forward looking information on government policy, external agency directions and Hydro One perspectives.
Manage government and external relations activities including:
Interactions with various provincial government ministries (e.g. Energy, Environment, MNR, Infrastructure, Finance)
Specific support for government initiatives
Interfaces with key agencies such as the OPA, the OEB (in conjunction with regulatory affairs), and the IESO
Provide support to various lines of business by providing government and external relations advice and support to ensure programs meet their goals, enable process redesign and the improvement and implementation of business change programs, and that LOB programs are clearly understood by Hydro One’s external stakeholders and shareholder.
Provide reports and data for corporate purposes, as required.
Perform analysis and measure government and external relations performance data to ensure that associated activities are effective and targeted.
Ensure availability of appropriate resources for the completion of government and external relations programs.
Ensure scope and policy changes, new work methods and program/project objectives are effectively introduced to staff.
Manage and supervise staff engaged in the delivery of government and external relations programs and projects.
Plan, schedule, organize and assign work to ensure that quality and accuracy of work are maintained and on schedule.
Provide advice, guidance and direction to staff in the resolution of work related problems, as well provide clear expectations and performance measures.
Provide leadership and be accountable for the successful implementation and delivery of assigned work programs and special projects.
Make effective recommendations on human resource issues, including career counselling, hiring, discharge, interviewing, discipline and resolving work performance problems.
Selection Criteria & Essential Competencies
Ability to develop strong rapport and relationship with all stakeholder groups, allowing for open and constructive communication and achievement of Corporate and Communications objectives.
Ability to think on your feet in difficult and stressful environments.
Demonstrated ability to write clear and compelling communication materials, including, but not limited to:
correspondence, consultation reports, newsletters, briefing notes, media materials, and brochures.
Highly developed organizational, analytical, and conceptual abilities – demonstrated
insight and the ability to establish innovative solutions to complex issues
10 years of Public Relations experience
Demonstrates principled leadership, reliability, judgment, and sound business ethics.
Team leadership – proven ability to take a role as leader of a team or other group
Analytical thinking – ability to understand a situation by segmenting and tracing implications step by step
Client –Service Orientation – desire to help or serve others, to meet their needs
Developing Others – takes action to foster the long-term learning and development of others
Directness – able to insist others comply with one’s wishes where the power of one’s position is used appropriately and effectively, with the long-term good of the organization in mind
Impact and Influence – able to persuade, convince, influence or impress others
Initiative – takes action, proactively doing things and not simply thinking about future actions
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications
Valid Driver’s license required
If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!
Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch. Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know. Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.
Deadline: February 19, 2019
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