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Union Gas - Government Affairs Advisor

Government Affairs Advisor

A key role in corporate advocacy at the provincial and federal levels – Toronto, ON.

A business professional with deep knowledge of parliamentary protocols, you will support the advocacy and advancement of Union Gas and Spectra Energy interests at the provincial and federal government levels. With your finger on the pulse of the latest news and policy developments impacting the energy sector, whether industry, economic, environmental or social, you will provide Union Gas and Spectra Energy leadership with analysis and tactical advice to aid strategic decision-making. As you coordinate and facilitate meetings to bring corporate leadership and government together, provide research for backgrounders and briefs, and respond to government requests for information, you will play a significant role in ensuring consideration of the company's perspective in provincial and federal policy-making. This advisory position will involve occasional travel within Canada and the United States.

QUALIFICATIONS

As Government Affairs Advisor, you will be in charge of a wide-ranging portfolio, which will enable you to leverage your strengths in the following areas:

·       University degree in Political Science or an MBA, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ direct work experience
·       3 to 5 years’ experience in a role with exposure to government (federal, provincial)
·       Direct working knowledge of parliamentary democracy and the broader national public policy landscape
·       Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment
·       High attention to detail
·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills
·       Proven commitment to continuous improvement
·       Working knowledge of MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint.

Ideally, you would also bring experience at Queen's Park and/or the House of Commons on political or civil service staff; a background in government or political policy; and knowledge of the news media industry and protocols.

At Union Gas, a major Canadian natural gas utility, our energy comes from the contributions and achievements of our diverse workforce, as they serve 1.4 million customers across Ontario. If you would like to share your energy with a leader, consider this opportunity to join our team.

We offer competitive compensation, full benefits, and advancement opportunities to grow your career, skills and expertise. For more information on the role of Government Affairs Advisor and to apply online by March 5, 2015, please visit our website.

Union Gas, a Spectra Energy company, embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion, with equal access to opportunities based on individual merit, by creating an environment that encourages all employees to contribute their unique capabilities and perspectives.

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