Energy Manager Fisheries (Innovation Fund)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

Applicant Must Be Located in Nova Scotia

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We embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or whom you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise).

About EfficiencyOne

Our core values are Integrity, Innovation, and Partnership.

EfficiencyOne is a leading efficiency enterprise. We work with a number of outstanding partners to supply cost-effective energy efficiency and carbon mitigation services in Nova Scotia and beyond. 

We transform the way people use energy. Together, we help people achieve their energy goals, save money, conserve resources, improve well-being, and combat climate change.

Investing in energy efficiency comes with many benefits—lower heating bills, more comfortable spaces, new jobs in your community, and a smaller overall carbon footprint.

To date, our work has achieved over $4 billion in energy savings and contributed to 22% of Nova Scotia’s GHG emission reductions. If there’s a better way to improve energy efficiency, we’ll find it. Find out more about how we are making an impact here:

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 and a competitive salary
  • Wellness initiatives and fitness challenges are 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  

Do you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero by 2050, and help to build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!   

The opportunity:

We’re looking for a self-motivated passionate individual who will lead the creation and implementation of an Innovation Fund to transform the way we use energy in the fisheries sector: This will be accomplished through collaboration with a steering committed and efficient one key resource. This work is directly supporting  ns-climate-change-plan.pdf (


Since 2020, NSDFA has worked closely with EfficiencyOne to employ an onsite energy manager (OEM) to make energy efficiency gains within the seafood processing industry and through the Provincially owned fish hatcheries.  It has been through that work, that both organizations have identified other opportunities or industries within the seafood sector, where energy efficiencies remain achievable.  It is through this partnership, that NSDFA was able to design a long-term climate change and energy efficiency strategy for the next 5-10 years and achieve the following results (to date):

  • Improving seafood operator energy efficiency by adopting new technologies and practices - 8,150,932 kWh in electrical energy saved.
  • Advancing the sector towards meeting Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act (EGCCRA) with over 5,210 metric tonnes of C02-equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduced.
  • Improving the economic advantage of seafood sector operators with over $734,000 in electrical energy cost savings and leveraging over $812,000 in project incentives from Efficiency Nova Scotia to operators.)


  1. Program Design, Execution, and Management: (Innovation Fund)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to support the design of incentive funding programs aligned with organizational and climate plan objectives. Review program guidelines, application processes, and evaluation criteria.
  • Oversee the administration of funding program, including application review, award processes, and project monitoring.
  • Prepare regular reports on program performance, including metrics such as energy savings, project outcomes, and financial expenditures.

          2.       Engineering Data Analysis

  • Support implementation of program controls including standardized energy savings and GHG calculation methodologies.
  • Review feasibility studies and conduct technical audits of energy efficiency projects.
  • Verify energy-saving utilizing IPVMP- International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol.

         3.       Project Management

  • Responsible for coordinating and administering EfficiencyOne project documentation, incentive applications, and claim agreements.
  • Act as project manager for all innovation fun projects, including liaison to energy service consultants, contractors, and manufacturers Review feasibility studies and conduct technical audits of energy efficiency projects.
  • Preparing a range of staff communication resources that will be used to introduce or explain the purpose or intent of a project activity

  • Other responsibilities

       o This role will, from time to time, directly support the fishery energy manager's activities in the field and include contributing to the net                         zero road map to impact the fisheries sector.

  • Travelling to Client Sites

       o  This role requires occasional in-person client site visits throughout Nova Scotia to collect data and review project progress. This may                           change at the discretion of the energy manager and/or clients depending on collaboration requirements needed to meet objectives.

What Will Help You Succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and eligible to practice as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum five years of related experience developing business cases, creating project scopes of work, and leading client discovery sessions. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and time management skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Minimum five years of related experience in an energy-related role with experience developing and implementing energy management programs and/or energy savings projects.
  • Practical knowledge applicable to a fisheries environment including knowledge of energy efficiency measures specific to production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for facilities.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Designation as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) is considered an asset. 

What to expect in the role:

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet with the Senior Energy Manager 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, business program manuals, protocols on measurement and verification, energy auditing guidelines, example reports from Senior Energy Managers, 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 who influence projects and are familiar with the facilities and the processes i.e., procurement, budget planning, etc.
  • Get up to speed on the project deliverables and start to accumulate resources and contacts with the support of other Energy Managers and fisheries departments.
  • Meet with Efficiency NS Program Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program processes.
  • Meet with Senior Energy Managers to bounce ideas around on strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and impact on the account organization.
  • Participate in On-site energy audits – identify technologies and efficiency solutions to understand our current work in the sector

In the first three months, expect to start work on:

  • Provide administrative and coordination support for the design, implementation, and administration of a funding program offered, through the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, under the Climate Plan.

                    o Support and participate in workshops, hosted by NSDFA that will focus on finer details of the processes and award criteria associated                         with the Innovation Fund.

                    o Support NSDFA by creating flow diagrams documenting the approved processes for application submission, review, award, and                                   close- out processes.

                    o Support NSDFA to coordinate with Provincial Government partners (Environment and Climate Change, Communications Nova                                      Scotia,  CNS, etc.), to initiate and action the necessary steps to turn around applicant-facing web and promotional materials.

                    o Support NSDFA by chairing Fund application review and award decision processes or workshops.  The Minister of NSDFA will have                               ultimate decision on those awarded funding through the incentive funding programs, but the Supplier will administer the list pf                                   finalists per round of funding facilitate the case for each applicant, and administer the decision-making and award process.

                   o Draft reporting templates to provide regular statistics regarding the number of applications received, through which sectors or sector                        segments, as well as the number of projects awarded, and the status of those projects.  

  • Continue to participate in On-site energy audits with other fisheries energy managers – to identify technologies and efficiency solutions to understand our current work in the sector.

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