Energy Manager (Agriculture)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

We transform the way people use energy.  


We embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. We welcome your application no matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or whom you love. We all come from different backgrounds and walks of life, bringing 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.

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 

EfficiencyOne is looking for an Energy Manager (Department of Agriculture) who will be responsible for providing energy management services for contracted services or business and other technical support as directed by EfficiencyOne and the Contract Lead. The Energy Manager will be responsible for identifying energy efficiency measures and opportunities for organizations engaged in agricultural activity, focusing on the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Infrastructure (NSPEI). The Energy Manager will work with a team of Energy Managers to identify electrical and non-electric energy savings at farms, non-profits, and other agriculture-related businesses and help to prepare business cases 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 NSPEI facilities.

  • Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing energy management programs for NSPEI, including monitoring energy usage, investigating energy use increases, and developing policies, plans, and capital projects to reduce overall energy consumption.
  • Involvement in energy management activities on both a technical and organizational aspect for agricultural clients.
  • Involvement in project management activities; (budget reviews, work orders, communications, meetings, etc.)
  • Responsible for utilizing building automation systems and energy management information systems to track energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities in NSPEI.
  • Responsible for inspiring and guiding clients to improve performance and accomplish business objectives.
  • Responsible for completing technical audits, recommending energy efficiency technologies, and preparing and assisting in feasibility studies and business cases for approval.
  • Responsible for recommending projects, measures, and incentive programs for agricultural clients and stewarding them through clean technology programs.
  • Developing an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems within client facilities.
  • Coordinating and administering EfficiencyOne project documentation, incentive applications, project development agreements, reports, and incentive applications.
  • Responsible for developing and reviewing tender documents and Requests for proposals.
  • Responsible for providing monthly status reports; and quarterly final reports and presentations to the Department of Agriculture and EfficiencyOne outlining project status, energy management opportunities, and achievements to date in terms of energy, GHG, and bill savings.
  • Participation in marketing and promotion of energy efficiency achievements of clients.

 What Will Help You Succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Electrical or Mechanical), Engineering Technologist Diploma, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Designation as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is considered an asset.
  • Minimum three 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 an agricultural environment, including knowledge of energy efficiency measures specific to farms.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for facilities.
  • Excellent analytical skills, 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.

Find out more about your first several weeks on the job:  

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet with the Senior Energy Manager and Services team.
  • Develop a high-level energy project execution plan for the first 180 days in your role as an 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:

  • 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.
  • Review ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems and apply it to your present and future planning.
  • Meet with EfficiencyOne Program Managers to better understand project incentives and program processes.
  • Become familiar with internal EfficiencyOne project-tracking software
  • Meet with the Senior Energy Manager to bounce ideas around on strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and impact on the account organization; and
  • Meet with the 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 EfficiencyOne and for creating visibility within your accounts.
  • On-site energy audits – identify technologies and efficiency solutions.
  • 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, a living document. This plan is a roadmap for your work as an Energy Manager and the organizations on their path toward corporate / government environmental and economic targets.


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