We come to work every day to make the world a better place.
About the Organization
people build a better world through efficiency—starting in our own province.
Our role is to inform and motivate Nova Scotians to use less energy, use it
smarter, and enjoy the good things efficiency brings. Not only are we deeply
committed to climate change, but we are also a multi-year winner of Canada's
Greenest Employers and named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2021.
Our work has achieved more than $1.4 billion in
energy savings and contributed over 20% of Nova Scotia’s GHG emission
reductions since 2011. We’re passionate about ensuring that all Nova Scotians have
equal access to our programs and understand that energy efficiency can help
serve our communities and promote a socially equitable energy future. Find out
more about how we are making an impact here: https://www.efficiencyone.ca/impact/
incredibly proud of our achievements and know one of the driving forces behind
our success is our people, our values, and the behaviors we commit to every day
as part of our culture. Our culture is about acting quickly and positively,
taking care to understand others’ needs, and providing timely responses. It’s
about doing the right thing and working with the greater organization in
mind. It’s striving for simplicity while keeping our customers top
of mind in everything we do and in every decision we make. It’s about setting
challenging goals and working with each other to deliver our best work.
We are respectful in everything we do and support and value others by
fostering an environment where every voice is appreciated. It’s about building
collaborative relationships based on trust and open communication.
Do you want
to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the
transition to net-zero by 2050, and helps to build a thriving, resilient future
for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!
EfficiencyOne is looking for an Energy Manager (Engineer) who will be responsible for providing
energy management services for one or more client accounts which will include technical
facilitation as directed by EfficiencyOne and the Client Contact Lead. The Energy
Manager will be responsible for identifying energy efficiency opportunities at
the client site(s) and help to prepare the business case for approval. The
Energy Manager will provide technical support related to energy management as
well as work with third-party engineering firms, and contractors to direct
energy management activities within client buildings and facilities.
A snapshot of what
you will be involved with:
- Contribute to energy project and policy planning
, and assist
with the implementation of energy projects.
- Develop, coordinate, and implement an energy management program to
include monitoring energy usage, investigating energy use increases, and
developing policies, plans, and capital projects to reduce overall energy
- Involved in Energy Management activities on both a technical and
organizational level for the assigned client as well as in Project management
activities; (budget reviews, work orders, communications, meetings, etc.).
- Utilizing building automation system and energy management information
system to track energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities
- Complete technical audits, recommend energy efficiency technologies,
and prepare, and assist in feasibility studies and business cases for
- Develop an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems
within client facilities.
- Coordinate and administer EfficiencyOne project documentation,
incentive applications, project development agreements, reports, and incentive
- Develop an understanding of the organization’s budgetary framework and
procurement policies and contracts.
- Act as project manager for energy-related capital projects, including
liaison to Energy Services Consultants in association with any Energy
- Provide monthly status reports; and quarterly final reports and presentations to client
management and EfficiencyOne outlining project status, energy management
opportunities, and achievements to date.
- Perform any other duties as
required from time to time.
- Minimum of five years of
related experience in an energy-related role with experience developing and
implementing energy management programs and/or energy savings projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to
interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for facilities.
- Excellent analytical skills and
written and oral communications skills; thrive in a fast-paced and results-oriented
environment where problem-solving skills help meet tight deadlines.
- Experience with and proficiency with all MS Office
applications (including Teams)
- A valid driver’s license and
access to a vehicle are required.
Experience & Education:
Why you’ll love working
- A culture that understands there is life outside of work and cares
about their employees
- An engaging, fun, and inclusive work environment
- An awesome benefits package that starts on day one
- Wellness initiatives and fitness challenges
hosted throughout the year
- Corporate gym memberships
- Career growth and professional development opportunities
- Being part of a team and contributing to Nova Scotia’s goal of 2050
Find out more about
your first several weeks on the job:
In the first week, expect to:
- Meet with Senior EM and Services team
- Develop a high-level plan for the first 180 days in your role as an EM:
- Be prepared to read! EM service manual, program manuals, protocols on
measurement and verification, energy auditing guidelines, example reports from
Senior EMs, and examples of other organizations’ energy management plans.
Ensuring you are familiar with both technical resources and reference material
is critical to executing your short-term plan on-site.
In the first
month, expect to:
- Become familiar with the people
and organizations within the participant organizations. Organizational
awareness includes understanding people that influence projects and being familiar
with the facilities and the processes i.e., procurement, budget planning, etc.
- Review ISO 50001 – Energy
Management Systems and apply it to your present and future planning
- Meet with Efficiency NS Program
Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program
- Meet with Senior EMs to bounce
ideas around on strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and
impact on the account organization; and
- Meet with a consultant network to
explore their services that could be beneficial for your account.
In the first three
months, expect to:
- Establish monitoring, tracking, and reporting for your account. Critical
for Efficiency NS and for creating visibility within your accounts
- Facility energy audits – identify efficient technologies or operational solutions
to reduce system energy-use
- Create business cases for projects working with contractors,
consultants, and account staff
- Build a master list of energy efficiency measures; and
- Develop a framework for your account’s Energy Management Plan which is a
living document. This plan is a roadmap for your work as an EM and the
organizations on their path towards corporate / government environmental and
is committed to fostering a culture that is supportive and values others, one
that is grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome applications
from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons
with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual
orientations, and gender identities.