Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.
At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it.
The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to Liberty Utilities clients and customers accessing the company by telephone, electronic systems or coming in to Liberty Utilities locations. The Customer Representative provides the first point of customer contact for all inbound and outbound customer support and must represent the company and our customer service philosophy with the utmost integrity. The Customer Representative will ensure that all clients are greeted in a warm and professional manner and that their needs are met.
Answer and route incoming calls, providing general information, facilitate payments, process applications for service and service disconnections, facilitate customer moves, additions and changes, and answer billing inquiries
Communicate to field and office personnel regarding routine and emergency situations
Provide ongoing communication to customers regarding the status of service requests
Generate service orders for reconnection of service/check high usage.
Close out maintenance service orders and post readings on routine service orders.
Use best judgment in dealing with any customer’s problem and take appropriate action to resolve the problem.
Escalate issues as required to provide customer satisfaction and prompt issue resolution.
Document customer feedback manually or online and refer to appropriate manager for follow-up
Maintain a positive attitude when interacting with all customers, co-workers and company visitors.
Use tact and courtesy when dealing with difficult customers and referring customers to management if a problem cannot be resolved.
Provide accurate information regarding our services and service guidelines.
Perform duties in compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and procedures.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent GED
Minimum of one year customer service experience. Utility experience a plus.
Pass company Call Center Simulation
Professional and courteous telephone manner and high level understanding of privacy and confidentiality related to position
Good understanding of Customer Information Systems. Experience with Cogsdale or Banner is an asset.
Experience dealing with difficult customers and successfully resolving customer issues and concerns with a positive attitude
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to be concise, clear and consistent
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
Possess above average math skills
Proficient keyboarding skills
Detail oriented and able to function in a fast paced and changing environment #LI-DS1
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.
For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.
Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.
With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global, Act Local” business model.
What we offer
Company funded Pension program
401k with Company match
Full insurance benefits (helath/dental/vision/life)
Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
Share purchase/match plan
Defined Contribution savings plan
Top Talent Program
Volunteer paid days off
Employee Assistance Program
Free parking, including free electrical charging
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.