Junior Energy Modeler Term (18 months)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

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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: https://www.efficiencyone.ca/impact/.

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 Junior Energy Modeler role within the Custom New Construction Program is responsible for reviewing and analyzing energy models to help our clients assess the best ways to save energy in their new buildings or major renovations. Other responsibilities include performing site visits and providing support for other members of the Customs team. The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of energy analysis techniques, particularly around software-based energy modeling and building science fundamentals. Based on the current program participants, experience with non-residential applications and/or multi-unit residential is particularly desirable.

  • Responsible for analyzing new construction projects using industry-standard energy modeling software (e.g., CanQuest/eQuest, IES VE, HAP).
  • Responsible for performing energy modeling simulations and model reviews on basic project types.
  • Responsible for working knowledge of the National Energy Cody for Buildings (NECB) Part 8 Standard and how it applies to energy models.
  • Responsible for assisting with project agreement development and administration, ensuring compliance with established regulations.
  • Responsible within areas of specialty (and within a team context), be responsible for ensuring quality and accuracy of technical work.
  • Responsible for completing measurement and verification of energy-saving measures after the project is executed.
  • Responsible for assisting with the follow-through on evaluator and verifier recommendations for the program. 

What Will Help You Succeed?

  •  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, or diploma in engineering technology or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Other relevant professional certifications, such as Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification professional etc., are considered assets.
  • Demonstrated experience using whole building energy modeling software (eQuest, HAP, and/or IES VE).
  • The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of building science principles related to commercial and/or multi-unit residential building construction.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).
  • The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate should have the ability to prioritize deliverables and work independently.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong attention to detail.

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

In the first week, expect to:

  • Work with the Program Manager and Project Technologist to learn standard program procedures.
  • Read program documents, including the Program Guide and eQuest project review guide.
  • Review examples of previous projects
  • Meet colleagues from other teams and departments to learn more about the organizations.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Begin to take on project reviews with support from the New Construction team.
  • Become familiar with and begin tracking New Construction projects in the Customer Information System (CIS)
  • Learn more about team and/or department initiatives.
  • Continue self-directed and peer learning to develop knowledge of energy codes, energy modeling best practices, and energy efficiency measures in new construction projects.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Manage new construction projects, including technical reviews of energy model submissions.
  • Participate in the program evaluation process.
  • Contribute to team/department initiatives.
  • Work with your manager to develop individual learning/development goals. 

If you do not have all the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply anyway!

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