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StoneWood Group has been retained for the search for Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s, Manager Screening & Evaluation (S&E) for their SD Tech Fund™. In support of this search, this job profile provides an overview of the company and the position’s: purpose, key responsibilities and accountabilities, and preferred experience and education.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.09 billion as part of the Government’s commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate. For more information, please visit www.sdtc.ca.
Reporting to the Director, Screening and Evaluation, the Manager, Screening and Evaluation is responsible for assessing the validity, feasibility and performance criteria for all applications to the Sustainable Development Technology fund. Analytical and highly attuned to market realities, the Manager, Screening and Evaluation will work closely with applicants and key stakeholders to clearly define market opportunities and refine potential technologies to promote success. This position is also involved in helping applicants create successful consortia by linking them to key organizations
45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1850, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1A4
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
- Work with the existing Manager, S&E in providing technical review of potential technologies.
- Review, comment on the impact evaluation plans, schedules, resources and costs for each successful eligible recipient and provide results/outcomes to the management team.
- Evaluate technology performance and options and thereby integrate selection criteria with technology performance assessments.
- Recognize the project’s key success indicators and ensure the project requirements and objectives are correctly gathered, understood and properly translated into the appropriate outcomes.
- Work with applicants, external experts and key stakeholders on primary technical and market issues.
- Participate in due diligence for projects that are selected to present a detailed proposal.
- Confirm and disseminate all applicable professional, technological, regulatory standards and guidelines applicable to the work.
- Prepare evaluation results/outcomes for input to management, review committee, and Board to meet reporting requirements.
- Prepare and present results and plans to key stakeholders.
- Provide technical advice and guidance to the managers of Contracts and Projects to support the ongoing success of the approved projects.
- Liaise with the project’s sponsors, external experts and key stakeholders on key issues.
- Act as a consultant and advisor as required involving technical support from the necessary resources. In particular, assist applicants with Climate Change and Clean Air estimates. This includes review and assistance to applicants with environmental impact estimates i.e. Greenhouse Gas emissions reductions and/or reduction of contaminants in air, soil and water.
There will be a varying number of complex, multi-disciplinary projects in the portfolio. This position liaises and provides support to all functions of the SDTC team including managers of Screening & Evaluation, Applications, Contracts, Projects and senior management on technical issues relating to potential and projects approved for funding.
Travel will be expected to visit the potential and existing applicants and project sites. It will vary and is estimated at approximately 25%.
Skills and Knowledge Required
Education and Experience
- BSc or MSc. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
- 7-15 progressive years in technology screening and evaluation processes, providing guidance and dealing with others
- Experience in one or more of SDTC’s key stakeholder sectors are an asset. In particular, experience in any of the following: electric power production and transmission, vehicle electrification, electric motor/generator development, renewable energy (wind, hydro), energy storage, smart grid applications, power electronics, and green building technologies would be beneficial
- Knowledge of Sustainable Development, and environmental issues
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Detail oriented
- Proven ability to extract and synthesize key messages from large amounts of information into brief executive summaries
- Team motivation
- Self-disciplined and goal oriented
- Proven ability to function under time pressures with multiple priorities
- Bilingualism is preferred
Sustainable Development Technology Canada are a small team of high energy, dedicated, private sector-oriented individuals who are hands-on and inventive. Come and help us make a difference to the Canadian innovation and sustainability agenda. Sustainable Development Technology Canada is an equal opportunity employer, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.