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Senior Energy Manager

EfficiencyOne

Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Full time

Non-Profit

Oct 4

We come to work every day to make the world a better place.

 

About the Organization

We’re helping people build a better world through efficiency—starting in our own province. Our role is to inform and motivate Nova Scotians to use less energy, use it smarter, and enjoy the good things efficiency brings. Not only are we deeply committed to climate change, but we are also a multi-year winner of Canada's Greenest Employers and named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2021. 

 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: 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
  • An 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 help 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 EOne.

Position:

The Senior Energy Manager is responsible for developing and managing the performance of an engineering team located at larger customer sites contracted to deliver energy management services. Reporting to the EfficiencyOne Manager, Energy Management Services, the Senior Energy Manager will lead a team providing both management direction for Energy Managers (EM) as well as providing strategic support to customers to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  •  Recognizing accomplishments, setting annual performance goals for all team members, and providing ongoing coaching, challenging assignments, and opportunities for learning and development to help employees achieve personal, team, and corporate goals.
  • Overseeing the plans to achieve targets (budget, setting targets, forecasting, etc.) in the short term (current year).
  • Identifying risks of not meeting energy and budget targets and developing mitigation strategies where applicable.
  • Collaborating with Business Development Managers to develop, negotiate, and administer Energy Manager contracts.
  • Actively engaging the team to improve the skills of others, sustaining team morale, and ensuring all team members are included in relevant activities, discussions, and decisions.
  • Providing engineering support to EOne employees, departments, and subsidiaries (as required), including but not limited to: 
  • Technical advice on emerging and existing technologies, program delivery frameworks, algorithms used in claiming savings, new marketing strategies, and process improvements
  • Supporting Service Delivery and Regulatory teams during impact evaluations and verifications, which could include technology research, technical analysis, discussions with the evaluator and verifier staff, and reviewing and commenting on technical aspects of evaluator and verifier reports
  • Regularly reporting to and engaging with the Province for the Provincially funded Energy Manager accounts and initiatives. 
  • Executing other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager, Energy Management Services.

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
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant engineering experience & a minimum of five (5) years leading a team that delivers engineering services
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation
  • Industry/technical knowledge and aptitude related to energy efficiency measures, including: 
  • Deep knowledge of energy efficiency best practices and technologies such as energy auditing, facility energy use modeling and benchmarking, electrical peak demand reduction, fuel conversion, electrical/non-electrical energy efficiency/conservation, strategic energy management, energy management information systems, and related subjects
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and have experience leading, inspiring, and motivating a team to achieve results
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, take initiative and handle multiple tasks, and work to a high standard in an environment with tight timelines/deadlines
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required
  • Understanding of best practices in demand-side management program design, administration, and evaluation

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 a Senior Energy Manager
  • Be prepared to read! EfficiencyOne Energy Manager service manual, business program manuals, protocols on measurement and verification, energy auditing guidelines, example reports from 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.
  • Meet with the Energy Managers that will report to you and learn about your portfolio of customers.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Become familiar with the people and organizations within the sector. 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 Efficiency NS Program Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program processes
  • Meet with other 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 a 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 customer portfolio.
  • On-site energy audits with Energy Managers to become familiar with your direct report’s customer facilities. 
  • Develop goals and objectives for the year that align with team, departmental and organizational goals. 

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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities.


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