Program Manager

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

We transform the way people use energy.  

About the Organization

We’re a leading energy efficiency enterprise. We believe in the good things efficiency brings to our lives, and we come to work every day to make the world a better place – starting in our own province. We have successfully helped hundreds of thousands of families, businesses, non-profits, and institutions transform how they use energy – and we will continue to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon future. We are deeply committed to climate change and are a multi-year winner of Canada's Greenest Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.   

 Our work has achieved more than $1 billion in energy savings and contributed over 24% 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:

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
  • 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  

If you want to be part of an organization with 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!  

 Want to know what it’s really like to work with us? Reach out to any one of our team members on LinkedIn to hear their firsthand experience at EfficiencyOne.


The Program Manager for our Home Energy Assessment program will primarily support managing the Home Energy Assessment (HEA) services offered under Efficiency Nova Scotia. This includes achieving annual energy-savings and demand-savings targets within a given budget, as filed with the Utility and Review Board and outlined in the agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia (PNS) and Natural Resources Canada. The Program Manager must have initiative, a competitive drive, and creativity and be adaptable and results-oriented. 

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

What Will Help You Succeed?

  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in Business Management, Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with energy-efficient technologies would be considered an asset
  • Experience managing and developing direct report(s)
  • Experience in project management would be considered an asset, along with knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge of building science principles, energy efficiency retrofit practices, and reporting.
  • Strong analytical and superior time management skills
  • Advanced proficiency in report and technical writing with strong attention to detail and editing
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams, as well as HOT2000 modeling software.
  • Multi-tasking and setting priorities as required to consistently meet tight deadlines.

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

 In the first week, expect to:

  • In the first week, expect to:
  • Meet the HEA team
  • Read and understand the Program Manual
  • Get familiar with the general processes and how the program operates
  • Have introductions to other functional areas of the business and how they interact with HEA
  • Meet with individual HEA team members and get familiar with their roles and how it interacts with yours.

 In the first month, expect to:

  • Meet various HEA program partners and Delivery Agents
  • Meet NRCan’s Greener Homes team
  • Become familiar with the program’s targets, goals, and overall objectives
  • Become familiar with the program process flow
  • Learn how to navigate and use the program project tracking/management tools
  • Begin reporting metrics and preparing program reports and updates with support
  • Meet other team members within EfficiencyOne who will work closely with you and understand how you will collaborate.

 In the first three months, expect to:

  • Become familiar with in-depth program specifics
  • Have written and managed various reporting and invoice approvals
  • Be able to manage and navigate program tracking information and management tools and prepare program metric updates and reports without assistance.
  • Manage relationships, fulfill information requests and troubleshoot concerns of program partners, stakeholders, and relevant internal staff

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, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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