Building Energy Specialist

BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Remote

Full time

CA$54-60k (annually)


Sep 9

Building Energy Specialist, BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Vancouver, British Columbia

Full Time: 37.5 hours/week

Posted until filled, apply ASAP


The BC Non-Profit Housing Association provides leadership and support to members in creating and supporting a high standard of affordable housing throughout British Columbia. BCNPHA members are primarily non-profit housing providers. Other members include individuals and organizations that care about affordable housing. The Asset Management Department provides Energy Management and Capital Planning services to non-profit housing providers with the goal to reduce operating costs, prolong existing housing stock, and increase housing stock size to better meet rising housing demands.

The Asset Management Department is searching for someone to join our team of Building Energy Specialists. This role will be a full-time position assisting the Asset Management Department carry out its mandate to provide support to the non-profit housing sector.

BCNPHA is the umbrella association for non-profit housing providers in BC providing services, education, events and advocacy to over 800 non-profit housing societies who provide more than 60,000 units of affordable housing at more than 2,000 sites across the province.

If the job description below interests you, please submit a cover letter, describing how your experience relates to the role below, with resume to Please title your email: Last Name, First Name cover letter and resume.


The position provides project management and technical services related to energy analysis and building retrofits by coaching societies through BC Housing/Utility/Low-Carbon Electrification and other funding programs, and BCNPHA services developed to advance and sustain the non-profit housing sector.

Key responsibilities

Program/Services Support;

· Benchmark non-profit buildings

o Gather and analyze energy data in a proficient manner to provide information and analysis to contracted engineers, non-profit housing societies and other partners

o Provide quality assurance, troubleshooting, and follow up, where needed

o Support data entry into Energy Star Portfolio Manager and BCNPHA database

o Support sector wide building benchmarking initiatives

o Capture data for business case development, retrofit estimates and potential

project feasibility

· Conduct Energy Audits

o Visit sites and/or conduct virtual energy audits, collecting building information, identify energy conversation measures, and write reports

o Coordinate site visits across province – arrange appointments, accommodation, travel, data collection, and expense reporting

· Project Coaching non-profit existing building retrofit projects

o Coordinate existing building retrofit projects for non-profit societies – working with non-profit society property managers and board, consultants, contractors, utility companies, and various funding agencies.

· Provide technical support to non-profit housing providers to identify, plan, and implement capital and energy efficiency building retrofits.

Data Management;

· Assist, identify and follow through with emerging opportunities to add additional relevant data to the BCNPHA database.


Education, Experience and Skills

· Knowledge of energy analysis, energy conservation measures, buildings, building construction, and building energy systems is required

· Working knowledge of building control systems, building envelope design, low-carbon electrification and Federal- or BC-based rebate programs would be an asset

· Post-secondary education in a relevant field; a graduate degree would be an asset (such as a Masters in sustainability and planning, BCIT SEMAC certificate, UBC Masters in Clean Energy, Douglas BERM certificate)

· Previous experience in energy benchmarking would be an asset

· A working knowledge of non-profit organizations and operations would be an asset

· Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize complex or diverse information skillfully

· Strong problem-solving skills, both independently and group problem solving situations

· Adapts for changing conditions; communicates changes and progress and meets challenges with resourcefulness

· Looks for ways to improve process and quality; developing alternative approaches and ideas

· Strong professional verbal and written communication skills - ability to communicate in a timely manner appropriate with staff and partners.

· Proficient computer (MS office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database skills

· Experience and a high level of proficiency in preparing presentations and presenting data visually

· Must be able to travel by car and airplane to non-profit buildings across British Columbia

· Must have valid driver’s license

Compensation & Working Conditions

· Family friendly work hours

· A diverse team in a sociable, professionally rewarding work environment

· Some travel throughout British Columbia required once pandemic restrictions lift

· A comprehensive extended health benefits package for you and your dependents

· Salary: $54,000 to $60,000 commensurate with experience

· Reports to BCNPHA Senior Program Delivery Manager, Asset Management

· Will work very closely with the following:

o Internal; Asset Management Department and all Association departments, and

o External; Utility companies, trusts, Clean BC, BC Housing, AHMA, and non-profit housing provider staff (administrators, property managers).

BCNPHA is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), or sexual orientation. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, BCNPHA has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

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