Energy Manager (Engineer)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

We come to work every day to make the world a better place.


About the Organization

We’re helping 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:

We are 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 consumption. 
  • 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 approval. 
  • 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 applications. 
  • 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 Performance Contracts. 
  • 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.

Skills & Attributes:

  • 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 here: 

  • 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 net-zero carbon  

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: and
  • 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 processes
  • 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 economic targets.

EfficiencyOne 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.


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