Energy Manager (Engineer) (Canadian Forces Base Greenwood)

EfficiencyOne Dartmouth, NS

EfficiencyOne isn’t just an organization; it’s a movement. Our organization’s purpose is to change lives by unleashing the power of efficiency. We come to work every day because we want a better world and we believe we can contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable future through efficiency

About the Organization

Nova Scotia is a leader in the transition to a clean energy future. Ranked one of Canada’s top performers for energy efficiency programs, a multi-year winner of Canada's greenest employers, and named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2020, EfficiencyOne is helping build a better world through efficiency. Through the administration of Efficiency Nova Scotia programs and services, EfficiencyOne is supporting hundreds of thousands of Nova Scotians with industry-leading, cost-effective efficiency solutions to transform the way they use and save energy.

 We are incredibly proud of our achievements and know one of the driving forces behind our success is our people, our values, and the behaviors we commit to every day as part of our culture. Our culture is about acting quickly and positively, taking care to understand others’ needs, and providing timely responses. It’s about doing the right thing and working with the greater organization in mind.  It’s striving for simplicity while keeping our customers top of mind in everything we do and in every decision we make. It’s about setting challenging goals and working with each other to deliver our best work. We are respectful in everything we do and support and value others by fostering an environment where every voice is appreciated. It’s about building collaborative relationships based on trust and open communication. 

We’re looking for an On-site Energy Manager (OEM) who will be responsible for developing and implementing an energy management plan for the Canadian Forces Base (CFB Greenwood). Reporting to the EfficiencyOne Manager, Field Engineering, the OEM will provide technical support related to energy management at this client’s location as well as work with their facilities staff, engineering, production departments, and management to promote energy efficiency throughout the organization and direct energy management activities.


·Energy management planning, as well as, assisting with the implementation of energy efficiency projects and influencing policy.

·Utilizing building automation systems and energy management information system data to track energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities through Retscreen Expert.

·Assist in building RetScreen models for existing buildings in collaboration with NRCAN office for Greening Government.

·Complete technical audits, evaluate energy efficiency technologies, perform feasibility studies, and prepare project business cases through RetScreen Expert.

·Recommend projects, measures, and opportunities to maximize incentive programs to clients and minimize building energy intensity.

·Develop an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems within client facilities and existing sequence of operation to suggest control improvements and strategies.

· Coordinate and administer EfficiencyOne project documentation, incentive applications, and project development agreements, provide concurrent tracking of these activities.

·Develop an understanding of the organization's budgetary framework and procurement policies related to energy management.

·Act as an efficiency specialist for all related capital projects, highlighting to the engineering team available incentives for projects, including liaison to energy service consultants.

·Development and review of energy efficiency project procurement; and

·Reporting and presentations as required by CFB Greenwood and EfficiencyOne, outlining project status, energy management opportunities and achievements to date.

Education Qualifications:

  • A community college or university diploma/certificate with a Bachelor of Engineering or Certified Engineer Technologist

Experience Qualifications:

· At least three years experience in an energy-related role with experience developing and implementing energy management programs and/or energy savings projects.

·Demonstrated ability to interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for building facilities.

·Proficient with all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)

·Strong interpersonal and time management skills

·Excellent written and oral communication skills

·Flexible and have above average attention to detail combined with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

·A valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

What we Offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Excellent employment practices, including:
    • Engaging, fun, and respectful work climate
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Wellness Initiatives
    • Corporate gym memberships
    • Commitment to employee development and “promote from within.”

  • Opportunity to make a significant personal impact to help EfficiencyOne build a better world and contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable future through efficiency.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet with the Senior OEMs and Services team
  • Develop a high-level plan for the first 90 days in your role as an OEM: and
  • Be prepared to read! OEM service manual, business program manuals, protocols on measurement and verification, energy auditing guidelines, example reports from Senior OEMs, 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 sector. Organizational awareness includes understanding people that influence projects, are 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 Efficiency NS Program Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program processes.
  • Meet with Senior OEMs to bounce ideas around strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and impact on the account organization; and
  • Meet with 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 Efficiency NS 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 which is a living document. This plan is a roadmap for your work as an OEM and the organizations on their path towards corporate / government environmental and economic targets.

EfficiencyOne is committed to foster 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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities.




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