Ara Ake is Aotearoa New Zealand's future energy centre. We are a purpose-driven organisation established to support the demonstration and commercialisation of new energy innovation to support the nation's transition to a low emissions future. We are a small and highly motivated team building a supportive, fun and productive working culture.

We are now looking for an Energy Innovation Development Manager to join our team. The role is based in Auckland working with Climate Connect Aotearoa (Tātaki Auckland Unlimited).

In this permanent role full-time role, you will bring your experience and understanding of innovation and energy to lead projects and initiatives focused on decarbonisation. You will be exposed to a range of varied and high-value energy projects and have the opportunity to contribute to supporting Aotearoa's transition to a low emissions energy future.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, leading and contributing to initiatives that support energy innovation
  • Seeking energy innovation solutions for piloting in New Zealand
  • Bringing energy stakeholders together and facilitating discussions on low-carbon energy challenges and solutions
  • Establishing effective relationships with industry, government and community stakeholders.

The successful candidate will bring:

  • Ability to build trust, strong partnerships and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven experience in energy and/or innovation
  • Ability to build rapport and translate complex information and data to a range of audiences
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Strong analytical abilities and a critical thinker
  • A flexible and professional approach to changing demands
  • An effective communication style
  • Good attention to detail, follow through and task completion
  • Self-starting attitude, good time management and ability to multi-task.

If you love to grow relationships and want to play a vital role in bringing key energy sector stakeholders together then this is an exciting opportunity and business to get involved with, we are passionate about supporting New Zealand's energy with future innovative solutions. Ara Ake welcomes you to apply via the link below.

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Energy Innovation Development Position Description

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