Senior Energy Manager (Agriculture, Fisheries, & Aquaculture)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

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


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. Please let us know if you require any accommodation in the application and interview process (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:

 The Senior Energy Manager-Agriculture, Fisheries, and Aquaculture is responsible for developing and managing the performance of the on-site engineering team. They also provide engineering support to other EfficiencyOne departments and subsidiaries as required and are responsible for reporting on and addressing any team performance-related issues.  

The job requires the incumbent to be a strong leader capable of effectively delegating, coaching, and providing clear direction and oversight to a team of 6+ direct reports, ensuring an alignment of department goals with organizational strategic priorities. 

We’re looking for a self-motivated, passionate individual to lead the agriculture and fisheries team members in transforming the way we use energy through the creation of a net zero roadmap, taking ownership of customized incentive programs, and supporting energy manager service delivery. 


  • Team Leadership    

                o  Develop and oversee funding mechanisms for energy management placements. 

                o  Recognize accomplishments, set annual performance goals for all team members, and provide ongoing coaching, challenging                                       assignments, and opportunities for learning and development to help employees achieve personal, team, and corporate goals. 

                 o  Identify risks of not meeting energy and budget targets and develop mitigation strategies where applicable.

  • Contract and Stakeholder Management

                o  Collaborating with Business Development Managers to develop, negotiate, and administer Energy Manager contracts. 

                o  Identify risks of lost partnerships (clients and placement sponsors) and develop mitigation strategies where applicable. 

                o  Routine engagement with partners (clients and placement sponsors) to evaluate customer satisfaction and experience. This may                                 include travel to meet with partner management. 

                o  Regularly report to and engage with the Province for the Provincially funded Energy Manager accounts and initiatives.  

  • Custom Program Development

              o  Technical advice on emerging and existing technologies, program delivery frameworks, algorithms used in claiming savings, new                                 marketing strategies, and process improvements. 

              o  Oversee the plans to achieve program targets (budget, setting targets, forecasting, etc.) in the short term (current year) 

              o  Provide engineering support to EfficiencyOne employees, departments, and subsidiaries (as required).

 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.
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation. 
  • Minimum ten (10) years of related engineering experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of leading a team that manages and administers energy efficiency programs or delivers related engineering services
  • Minimum of two (2) years project management experience
  • Industry/technical knowledge and aptitude related to energy efficiency measures, including deep knowledge of energy activities, including energy auditing,  energy modeling, facility/portfolio energy benchmarking, performing, measurement and verification, business case development, and evaluating energy savings for efficiency measures Deep knowledge of energy management topics including peak demand reduction strategies, change management, strategic energy management, energy management information systems, and other related subjects.
  • Understanding of best practices in demand-side management program design, administration, and evaluation 
  • Direct experience working with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on demand-side management initiatives or working with the Provincial government on energy efficiency programs.  
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams) 
  • Proficient with the use of RETScreen Expert or other energy modeling software 
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required.


 What to expect in your first several weeks on the job:  

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet with the Senior Energy Manager and Services team.
  • Review the current high-level plan for the first 180 days in your role as Senior Energy Manager.
  • Be prepared to read! Energy Manager 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:

  • Start Transition activities towards taking ownership of the fisheries and agriculture team.
  • Become familiar with the people and organizations within the participant organizations. Organizational awareness includes understanding people who influence projects and being 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 the agriculture and fisheries departments.
  • Meet with Efficiency NS Program Managers to better understand 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.
  • Meet our partners with Fisheries and Agriculture 

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

  • Taking full ownership of the Fisheries and Agriculture team.
  • Support for the design, implementation, and administration of funding programs offered through the Department of Fisheries and Agriculture under the Climate Plan.
  • Oversee the development of project scopes of both operations and employed technologies within each of the nine segments of the Nova Scotia seafood sector.
  • Oversee the Cost of Production Management System (COPMS) prototype development.
  • Oversee administration of BMP- Best Management Program
  • Meet clients in the field (fisheries and agriculture) to understand their needs and expectations.
  • Oversee Fund application review and award decision processes or workshops for customized incentive programs.
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