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  

Do you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero by 2050 and helps 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 HomeWarming will primarily support the advancement of HomeWarming across Nova Scotia. This role will also help develop future programs to similarly reduce energy poverty for homeowners with barriers to participating in our current offerings. This will involve achieving annual energy savings and participant targets within a given budget which are specified in agreements by various funding partners. The Program Manager must have initiative, competitive drive, and creativity and be adaptable and results-oriented. 

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • 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.
  • Achieve program targets within a given budget.
  • Develop and maintain all aspects of the program structure, including, but not limited to, eligibility criteria, participant process, incentive structure, eligible measures, website content, printed materials, application forms, and scope of work of partners.
  • Oversee day-to-day program activities such as: ensuring delivery agents are paid; claiming energy savings; handling escalated client issues; developing and maintaining the program manual, logic model, evaluation plan, and associated documents; supporting the process and reviewing results of the program evaluation; implementing approved changes following evaluation.
  • Support the Marketing and Communications team in developing outreach and marketing strategies and materials, aligning efforts with program goals.
  • Maintain a detailed database of program participant information, including but not limited to: participant contact information, home details, upgrade details, energy savings, and associated costs.
  • Develop delivery agent contracts and negotiate terms.
  • Lead and/or participate in the procurement of QA auditors, including contract development.
  • Perform all other duties as required.

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:

  • Meet the HW 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 HW
  • Meet with individual HW team members and get familiar with their roles and how it interacts with yours.
  • Read pilot proposal documents.
  • Meet pilot Project Managers and get familiar with their roles and how it interacts with yours.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Meet various HW program partners and Delivery Agents
  • Become familiar with the program’s targets, goals, and overall objectives
  • Become familiar with the programs process flow
  • Learn how to navigate and use the program project tracking/management tools
  • Begin reporting metrics, distributing client leads to contractors, and preparing program reports and updates with support.
  • Meet other team members within ENS that you will work closely 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
  • Meet with the HomeWarming Advisory Council and lead reporting and meetings, with support from program partners at Clean Foundation.

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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