Senior Advisor (Environment & Clean Energy)

PAA Advisory | Conseils’ environment and clean energy team is hiring at the Senior Advisor level to support its government relations work.


Candidates wishing to be considered should have the following:

  • 5 years of relevant experience in government, industry association, think-tank, or consulting setting relevant to environmental policy; or an equivalent combination of experience and relevant advanced studies at the graduate level;
  • a high degree of familiarity with the public policy and government decision-making processes, institutions, and governance frameworks, as well as the stakeholder ecosystem relevant to clean & renewable energy and environment sectors;
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience providing written and/or verbal briefings to organizational leaders;
  • completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as political science, public policy, environmental science, etc.; graduate studies not required but would be an asset;
  • experience/ capacity in translating technical information into a format useful for public policy decision-making.

As a member of our team, you will be based in Ottawa and responsible for providing day-to-day support and advice to other Advisors, Client Directors and Managing Directors supporting the firm’s clients in several ways, including:

  • drafting presentation materials, advocacy documents and communications materials for internal and external audiences;
  • drafting reports, public policy studies and political analysis (in conjunction with your colleagues) that can serve as a foundation for advising clients;
  • providing ongoing, real-time advice and insight to leaders of client organizations and having day-to-day responsibility for managing the government and regulatory affairs needs of clients;
  • engage in advocacy activities – including but not limited to lobbying – focused on Designated Public Office Holders, other public officials, and relevant stakeholders;
  • building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders, think tanks and trade associations in relevant sectors covering clean & renewable energy and environment sectors;
  • monitoring, gathering information and analyzing public policy relevant to a client’s issues;
  • monitoring the activities and proceedings of the House of Commons and Senate, including Question Period and Committees;
  • undertaking research and providing analysis on stakeholder groups, media coverage, government decision-makers, regulatory and legislative processes;

This is a full-time position at our downtown Ottawa office.

Submit your CV and cover letter to

Thank you for your interest in PAA Advisory | Conseils. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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