Manager, Local and Community Affairs


Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, we solve the energy challenges facing our customers and communities. We provide power generation and storage solutions at scale around the world to create a cleaner energy future. We develop. We build. We own. We operate. We are Invenergy.

Position Details

Manager, Local and Community Affairs
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL


Lead local outreach and act as relationship lead with county/municipal officials, local taxing bodies, chambers and Economic Development Organizations where Invenergy has an advanced development presence.

Represent the Project and/or Invenergy in meetings with county/municipal officials, local taxing bodies, landowners, and other local and state stakeholders and in public meetings hosted by the project.

Understand and explain benefits of projects to host community members.

Work with Invenergy’s Development team to negotiate and obtain certain county and municipal approvals required for project development.

Lead development and implementation of a structured community relations program to support Invenergy’s planned developments and operating projects

  • The goal of the community relations program will be to build awareness of and position Invenergy as a good corporate citizen both in local project communities and with statewide NGOs in the energy industry, economic development, non-profit and other realms.
  • Work with the Invenergy Communications and Impact teams to ensure the project’s community relations plan aligns with company priorities and partnerships.

Manage tasks according to budgets and schedules, including coordinating internal and external technical support and assist in project budgeting and scheduling based on local public engagement needs.

Monitor local project opposition and develop relationships and educate key individuals to neutralize or mitigate the spread of opposition.

Coordinate with local counties and government groups.

Close coordination with Invenergy’s Government Affairs team as necessary with outreach to local, State, and Federal officials.

Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience with local political and stakeholder engagement (preferably in rural areas). 
  • A BS or BA from an accredited college program. 
  • 5+ years’ work experience in local economic or real estate project development, and/or in the renewable and clean energy industry. 
  • Strong organizational, networking, leadership and time management skills. 
  • Ability to write effective, concise reports. 
  • Familiarity with energy project development, real estate development, transmission and power project engineering are advantageous. 
  • Ability to spend approximately 50% of time traveling.


  • Eligible for medical, dental, vision, 401(k), bonus, paid time off, etc.

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