• Reporting to: Public Affairs & Communities Coordinator South
  • Department: Corporate Affairs
  • Job Location: Chile
  • Travel Required: Often travel to sites and Santiago

Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is the leading independent developer of utility-scale wind and solar power plants. The company is focused on delivering a high-quality portfolio of more than seven gigawatts of wind and solar assets across high-growth markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

In Chile, Mainstream owns 1.3GW of fully contracted wind and solar projects in operation, in construction or at late-stage development, due to its unprecedented success in government auctions. 

Summary of Role:

The Senior Community Relations Executive is a graduated professional preferably from the social or environmental sciences. He/she will have at least 8 years of laboral experience with more than 3 years of recently experience on communities’ issues to extractive or renewable energy industry in Chile. Knowledge in environmental law and experience with indigenous communities is a must.

The candidate will be based in Los Ángeles, BioBío region. He/she will be a part of the Corporate Affairs Team, reporting directly to the Public Affairs & Communities Coordinator South and will be responsible for 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 construction and operation phases, ensuring all Mainstream values are present.

  • Social Risk and Impact: Identify risks and social impacts, define and implement management measures and ensure the implementation of the complaint’s procedure within the project's area of influence.
  • 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 ensure an adequate level of registration and reportability of the social area.

What will you do? 

Key Responsibilities:


  • 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).


  • 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 degree in environmental or social sciences, 3 years of recent experience working with local communities in representation of companies.
  • Experience working with Mapuche indigenous community.
  • 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 perceive the non-written rules and dynamics of the community organization.
  • Patience to adhere to other people´s and cultures´ timeframes.
  • Capacity to engage in dialogue with individuals and group leaders of a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Good organizational skills.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Able to think strategically and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to perceive cultural norms and unwritten rules.
  • 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 Bio-Bio region and must be able to travel periodically to Santiago.

What we offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in a growing market in a fast-paced industry. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options.

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

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