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Director, People & Culture – Yukon Energy

May 18, 2022
Whitehorse, YT
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Director, People & Culture

Yukon Energy

Whitehorse, YK

Established in 1987, Yukon Energy (“YEC”) is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. Yukon Energy is the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon. They work with their parent company, Yukon Development Corporation, to provide Yukoners with reliable, sustainable and cost-effective power. Yukon Energy is headquartered near the Whitehorse Rapids hydro plant in Whitehorse, with community offices in Mayo and Dawson City.

With more than 21,000 electricity consumers in the territory, Yukon Energy directly serves over 2,200 of these customers. Most of the electricity Yukon Energy produces is renewable, coming primarily from hydro resources generated at their Whitehorse, Aishihik and Mayo hydroelectric facilities. Their mission is to enable Yukon's prosperity with sustainable, cost-effective and reliable electricity.

Reporting to the President & CEO and a key member of Senior Management, the Director, People & Culture (P&C) will be accountable for renewing and developing an HR strategy that supports Yukon Energy’s overall vision and growth plan. In this newly created position, the Director, People & Culture provides strategic and operational leadership and direction for the organization’s human resource services, programs, and policies. They will lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the services, programs and policies for employee recruitment, onboarding and orientation, retention, coaching and performance management. They will also lead the planning and implementation of employee and labour relations, compensation and benefits, employment related legislative and regulatory compliance, and employee engagement and communications.

The ideal candidate is an experienced HR leader from a complex, unionized environment where their mandate encompassed both tactical and strategic components. In this capacity, they would have led teams, assisted in the development of progressive talent management programs and supported business leaders in achieving ambitious corporate objectives. With a sound understanding of unionized labour relations and the collective bargaining process and equipped with excellent consultative and consensus-building skills, the ideal candidate will be able to secure agreement to sometimes difficult concepts, approaches, policies and programs. As an HR leader, the successful candidate will be able to embed innovative strategies for employee engagement, rewards and recognition and culture development across the organization.

This a unique opportunity for a progressive HR leader to take on a senior leadership role, all accompanied by a lifestyle played out in the Yukon, the hidden gem of Canada. Living and working in the Yukon offers spectacular scenery, a vibrant arts scene and access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

To explore this opportunity further, please click Apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Please note that we will only be in contact with those individuals moving forward with our client.

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