Energy Manager – Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM)


Nova Scotia, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 22

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 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 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 their employees
  • An engaging, fun, and inclusive work environment
  • 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 

If you want to be part of an organization with 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 EfficiencyOne.


EfficiencyOne is looking for an Energy Manager who will identify energy efficiency measures and opportunities at Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) and prepare the business case for approval. Reporting to the Senior Energy Manager at EfficiencyOne. You will provide technical support related to energy management at Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) as well as work with CBRM’s facilities staff, engineering, production departments, and management to promote energy efficiency throughout the organization and direct energy management activities. This role will be a Cape Breton-based position that requires splitting of time on-site and remotely as needed

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  •  Influences what the client should do based on investigating issues with the client, then presents a path forward & influences what the client’s priorities should be.
  • Allocate resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
  • Involved in Energy Management / Project Management activities on both a technical and organizational aspect for the assigned client.
  • Complete technical audits, recommend energy efficiency technologies, and prepare feasibility studies and business cases for approval.
  • Recommend energy projects and measures.
  • Develop an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems within the organization.
  • Coordinate and administer project documentation, incentive applications, project development agreements, reports, and incentive applications.
  • Develop an understanding of the organization’s budgetary framework, procurement policies, and contracts.
  • Determine external project resources and preferred suppliers to assist direct activities related to project proposals and implementation, i.e., suppliers, consultants, technical specifications, and cost.
  • Facilitate, support, and develop a strategic energy management plan with senior managers' input.
  • Quarterly final reports and presentations to CBRM and EfficiencyOne outlining project status, energy management opportunities, and achievements to date.
  • Arrange staff awareness programs.

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.
  • Five 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 a manufacturing environment, including knowledge of energy efficiency and measures specific to production.
  • 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 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 EfficiencyOne Program Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program processes
  • 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 benefit 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.

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

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