Energy Manager, Long Term Care
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. We 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: 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
- A holistic 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 contributing to Nova Scotia’s goal of net-zero carbon by 2050.
If you want to be part of an organization with an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero 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.
The Energy Manager (EM) will provide energy management services for contracted services or business and other technical support as directed by EfficiencyOne and Contract Lead. The EM will provide technical support to the sector, which will involve visits to industry locations and working with their respective facilities staff, engineering, production departments, and management to promote energy efficiency.
A snapshot of what you will be involved with:
- Responsible for 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 and report on energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities.
- Supporting the 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.
- Responsible for the development and review of energy efficiency project procurement; and
- Reporting and presentations as required by stakeholders and EfficiencyOne, outlining project status, energy management opportunities, and achievements to date performing any other duties as required from time to time.
What Will Help You Succeed?
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and eligible to practice as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Designation as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) is considered an asset.
- Minimum of three years of related experience in an energy-related role with experience developing and implementing energy management programs and/or energy savings projects.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for facilities.
- Excellent analytical skills and 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.
What to expect in your first several weeks on the job:
In the first week, expect to:
- Meet with the EfficiencyOne Engineering Manager and Services team.
- Develop a high-level plan for the first 90 days in your role as an Energy Manager: 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 organizations within the sector. Organizational awareness includes understanding people influencing 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 Efficiency NS Program Managers to better understand 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 the consultant network to explore their services that could benefit your account.
In the first three months, expect to:
- Establish monitoring, tracking, and reporting for your accounts. 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 accounts’ Energy Management Plans, which are living documents. These plans are roadmaps for your work as an Energy Manager and the organizations’ paths toward corporate / government environmental and economic targets.