LATAM Chile
  • Reporting to: Public Affairs & Community Manager
  • Department: Corporate Affairs
  • Job Location: Antofagasta Region, Chile
  • Travel Required: Often to sites in Chile

Company Overview: 

A world free of fossil fuels. If you share our vision, then join us on our mission. 

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in averting the climate crisis, in an organisation that is at the forefront of the global transition to renewable energy. 

Mainstream Renewable Power is a recognised global leader in renewable energy; and the pride we all get from developing, constructing and operating our projects is one reason why we are officially recognised as a Great Place to Work. 

Now we are looking for people who can power our progress to a new level. If you want to make a real difference in the world, working with our extraordinary team across six continents, check out our newly created role. 

Summary of Role:

The Senior Community Relations Executive is a professional preferably from the environmental and social sciences. He/she will have at least 8 years of laboral experience with recently experience on communities’ issues to extractive or energy industry in Chile. Knowledge in environmental law and experience with indigenous communities is a must.

The candidate will be based in Antofagasta o Calama in Antofagasta region. He/she will be a part of the Corporate Affairs Team, reporting directly to the Public Affairs and Community Manager and will be responsible for create and maintain a proactive and permanent relationship with stakeholders in the project’s area of influence and identify potential conflicts early.

He/she will collaborate with the corporate affairs and project´s team to socio-politically enable the project in the territory during the development, construction and operation phase, ensuring all Mainstream values are present.

  • Social Risk and Impact: Identify risks and social impacts, define and implement management measures.
  • Community Relations: Develop relationships of trust with social organizations, indigenous communities, local authority and stakeholders relevant to the project, ensuring the adequacy of participation methodologies to each socio-economic and political context.
  • Community Investment: Identify and implement community investment initiatives that can contribute to the reputation of the company in the territory.
  • Management Control: Ensure compliance with Mainstream standards and an adequate level of registration and reportability of social performance of each projects.

What will you do? 

Key Responsibilities:

OFFICE FUNCTIONS

  • Identify key stakeholders and keep the stakeholder map updated for any stage of projects.
  • Identify actors and socio-political scene of the territory.
  • Identify and manage socio-political and reputational risks of the territory.
  • Identify and generate local support networks (local institutional relationship).
  • Advise the communications, environmental and projects team on socio-political issues to consider in each phase of the projects.
  • Define methodologies according to the local context that allow the incorporation of the vulnerable population and encourage the consultation and participation of all key stakeholders.
  • Define annually a Community Engagement Plan of the projects.
  • Achieve compliance with social commitments (voluntary and associated with RCAs).
  • Prepare annually budget associated with the projects and manage payments associated with community investment funds and local initiatives.
  • Prepare reports on time and keep monthly updated records associated with social performance (traceability).

ON SITE FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain permanent relationship with key stakeholders in the territory of the projects (more than 3 days per week).
  • Implement Community Engagement Plan of the projects.
  • Implement work groups with the community to keep them informed and involved in the projects.
  • Generate and implement collaboration agreements with the community.
  • Execute initiatives and community investment funds that contribute to the local development of the area of influence of the projects.
  • Fulfil social commitments on time.
  • Implement a Complaint’s Procedure in territory of the projects.
  • Collaborate with communications, environmental and projects team in the preparation of communications, human environment baselines for processes of environmental evaluation, citizen participation and indigenous consultation.
  • Collaborate with the environmental and projects team in their socio-political enable in the territory (definition of negotiation strategies with owners and obtaining permits).
  • Represent the company in instances of local institutional relations.
  • Put on value the company's contribution to local development with the key stakeholders in the territory.

What we require?

The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills:

Educational, Knowledge and Experience Background:

  • Professional in social or environmental sciences, with 8 years of labour experience, and experience of at least the last 4 year in community relations and citizen participation on processes of environmental evaluation.
  • Experience working with indigenous peoples.
  • Knowledge of participatory methodologies and community engagement.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and mining or energy projects.
  • Knowledge of English preferred.
  • Have knowledge of regional and municipal authorities and their roles.

Soft skills and Organisational Fit:

  • Ability to engage with individuals of different cultures and socioeconomic background.
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with people inside and outside the company.
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritize tasks and work autonomously.
  • Capacity to engage in dialogue with individuals and group leaders of a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Have good organizational skills. Tidy person.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Able to think strategically and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to plan activities keeping a long-term vision and considering corporative policy´s.
  • Able to achievement orientation effective manner.
  • Able to analyse problems and propose a viable solution.
  • Able to anticipate social risks that may affect a project.
  • Count with initiative to propose work methodologies.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Have a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Able to maintain respect and confidence with others.
  • Be a good team worker and work well with others.
  • Able to communicate clearly to varied groups of people.

Travel Availability:

  • Must be based in Antofagasta / Calama in Antofagasta region and must be able to travel periodically to the project´s territories, at least more than 3 days per week.

"This job offer encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace."

 

Why you really should click that button 👇 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options. 

 

Career development 

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)  
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities 
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)  

Shared financial success  

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually 
  • Annual bonus  
  • Share options 
  • Annual Aguinaldo 

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement 
  • Annual leave, plus a community or charity workday each year 
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave  
  • Allowance for WFH set up 

True diversity & inclusion 

  • Equal opportunity targets  
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes  
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation 

Care for health & wellbeing  

  • Complementary health insurance  
  • Life, disability and catastrophic cover  
  • Free Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Wellness Programme

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.

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