Statkraft E - Strategy, HR and Communication

Community Liaison Officer

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4500 employees in 17 countries. Our aim is to become a leading developer of onshore wind and solar projects, taking on a significantly larger number of projects than before.

 

The business area European Wind and Solar (E) is responsible for development and ownership of wind and solar assets in Europe. The business area is also responsible for the project execution of large projects in Statkraft, the group procurement function and development of new business opportunities.

 

We are now expanding in a number of European markets and need a Community Liaison Officer to strengthen our Communications and Stakeholder Management division withing the business area’s Project Development team. The team is responsible for the project execution of large renewables projects in Statkraft of wind and solar development from early phase to investment decision. You will report to the Head of Communications and Stakeholder Management, Ireland.

 

The role is based in our Cork Airport Business Park office but involves frequent meetings within local communities and with stakeholders in Ireland, predominantly in the midlands.

Your role:

As a Community Liaison Officer your main responsibilities will be:

  • Be the single point of contact for local communities where renewable energy projects are proposed which includes communicating and informing communities during early stage development along with gaining feedback on individual and group proposals.
  • Support the Project Development Teams and Stakeholder manager while engaging with local communities and individuals in relation to proposed renewable energy projects in their area.
  • Be an advocate for Statkraft and its projects including building a strong reputation with the local communities.
  • Develop the understanding of each local community and establish how best to engage with each community in a meaningful manner.
  • Develop strong long-term relationships with individuals and groups in the local community.
  • Deliver information on renewable energy projects being considered for local communities; and gather feedback on the proposals for the project development teams.
  • Establish the most effective and efficient means of communication with each community through engagement at a local level.
  • Draft communications material with the project development teams including drafting of leaflets, booklets, websites, social media etc. including communications updates a projects progress.
  • Maintain records of engagement with locals and advise the project teams on community and individual aspirations.
  • An excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to engage with individuals on a one to one or group basis.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar field of working with local communities with an excellent application of Share-point, MS Applications and general IT systems.
  • An understanding of community dynamics and the ability to work with community groups effectively.
  • Keen interest and affinity in working with renewables and the wider area of decarbonisation; including a passion for developing and building the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructure projects in Ireland and its communities.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented– a practical doer who delivers quality results on time.
  • A team player with strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills.
  • Strong organisation skills and time management skills, with an energetic approach and a proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience in working with websites and updating them would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Professional and personal development in a company experiencing strong growth
  • A positive working environment characterized by expertise, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and benefit schemes

Your profile:

  • An excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to engage with individuals on a one to one or group basis.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant work experience in a similar field of working with local communities with an excellent application of Share-point, MS Applications and general IT systems.
  • An understanding of community dynamics and the ability to work with community groups effectively.
  • Keen interest and affinity in working with renewables and the wider area of decarbonisation; including a passion for developing and building the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructure projects in Ireland and its communities.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented– a practical doer who delivers quality results on time.
  • A team player with strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills.
  • Strong organisation skills and time management skills, with an energetic approach and a proven ability to work to deadlines.
  • Experience in working with websites and updating them would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Statkraft offers:

  • Professional and personal development in a company experiencing strong growth
  • A positive working environment characterized by expertise, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and benefit schemes

Point of contact:

 

  • Christina Fox, HR Business Partner, Ireland
  • Email: Christina.Fox@statkraft.com

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Region:

  • Cork

Job type:

Permanent

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Application deadline:

31/05/2021

Location:

Cork

Company homepage:

http://www.statkraft.com/

Office address:

Lilleakerveien 6 0283 Oslo