Energy 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 the way they use energy – and we will continue to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon future. Not only are we deeply committed to climate change, but we are also 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 its employees.
  • An engaging, fun, and inclusive work environment
  • Awesome benefits package that starts on day one
  • 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  

If you want to be part of an organization with an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero by 2050 and help 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.


EfficiencyOne is looking for an Energy Manager (Halifax Regional Centre for Education) who will be responsible for providing energy management services for contracted services or business and other technical support as directed by EfficiencyOne and Contract Lead. The EM will identify energy efficiency measures and opportunities at the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) and help prepare the business case 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 HRCE schools and facilities.

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • Contributing to energy planning, and assisting with the implementation of energy projects & influencing policy.
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing an energy management program to include monitoring energy usage, investigating energy use increases, and developing policies, plans, and capital projects to reduce overall energy consumption.
  • Involved in Energy Management activities on both a technical and organizational aspect for the assigned client.
  •  Involved in Project management activities; (budget reviews, work orders, communications, meetings, etc.)
  • Utilizing building automation systems and energy management information systems to track energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities.
  • Inspiring and providing guidance to the clients to assist them in performance improvement and accomplishment of business objectives.
  • Completing technical audits, recommending energy efficiency technologies, and preparing and assisting in feasibility studies and business cases for approval.
  • Recommending projects, measures, and incentive programs for HRCE.
  • 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.
  • Developing an understanding of the organization’s budgetary framework and procurement policies and contracts.
  • Acting as project manager for all energy-related capital projects, including liaison to Energy Services Consultants in association with any Energy Performance Contracts.
  • Processing work orders through a computerized notification system using the SAP PM Program.
  • Development and review of tender documents and Requests for proposals.
  • Providing monthly status reports; and quarterly final reports and presentations to HRCE management and EfficiencyOne outlining project status, energy management opportunities, and achievements to date.

 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 institutional environment, including knowledge of energy efficiency measures specific to HVAC.
  • Demonstrate the 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 Senior Energy Manager and Services team.
  • Develop a high-level energy projects 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 that 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 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.

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

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