Industrial Energy Manager (Senior Engineer) (Intertape Polymer Group IPG, Nova Scotia)

EfficiencyOne Truro, 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 EfficiencyOne

Ranked number one in Canada for energy efficiency programs and a multi-year winner of Canada’s greenest employers, we have worked with hundreds of thousands of families, businesses, non-profits, and institutions 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.  

About IPG

IPG is a recognized global leader in packaging and protective solutions – a manufacturer of tapes, films, protective packaging, engineered coated products and, packaging machinery. At IPG you will experience a collaborative work environment where they value creativity, original thinking, and recognition. Their corporate values embody passion, performance, integrity, and teamwork and they recognize that their foundation lies on the individual strengths of people like you. IPG’s goals are to reduce energy intensity by 2.5% per year & CO2 emissions by 3% per year.

EfficiencyOne is looking for an Industrial Energy Manager (IEM) who will be responsible for leading an energy management program at Intertape Polymer’s Nova Scotian operations and other technical support as directed by EfficiencyOne and IPG management. Reporting to the EfficiencyOne Manager, Field Engineering, the IEM will provide technical support to Intertape Polymer which will involve working with their facilities staff, engineering, production teams, and management to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their experience with change management or having otherwise worked to influence others to contribute towards a common goal.  This role will be a Truro-based position that requires regular time on site.



  • Energy management planning, as well as assisting with the implementation of energy efficiency projects, and influencing policy.
  • Utilizing available production information and other energy data to track energy usage and identify energy saving opportunities.
  • Support implementation of production controls and equipment changes that result in energy savings.
  • Complete technical audits, evaluate energy efficiency technologies, perform feasibility studies, and prepare project business cases.
  • Recommend projects, measures, and incentive programs to clients.
  • Develop an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems within client facilities.
  • Coordinate and administer EfficiencyOne project documentation, incentive applications and, project development agreements.
  • Develop an understanding of the organization’s budgetary framework and procurement policies related to energy management.
  • Act as project manager for all energy-related capital projects, including liaison to energy service consultants.
  • Supporting the development of energy efficiency projects and initiatives prioritized by plant management; and
  • Reporting and presentations as required by Intertape Polymer and EfficiencyOne, outlining project status, energy management opportunities and, achievements to date.
  • Other duties as required.

Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technologist Diploma or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Experience Qualifications:

  • At least five years of related experience in a change management and/or management role.

  • Practical knowledge applicable to a manufacturing environment including knowledge of energy efficiency measures specific to production.
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for 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
  • A unique workplace culture that offers:
    • 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 EfficiencyOne Energy Manager and Services team
  • Develop a high-level plan for the first 90 days in your role as an IEM: and
  • Be prepared to read! EfficiencyOne 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 organization. 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 EfficiencyOne Senior Energy Managers to bounce ideas around on strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and positive 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 framework for your account’s Energy Management Plan which is a living document. This plan is a roadmap for your work as an IEM and the organization 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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