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Program Coordinator – Energy Efficiency | Calgary, AB

Organization: Summerhill

Summerhill has been an early pioneer in providing turnkey design and delivery of utility retail-based customer engagement programs. We currently deliver the majority of outsourced utility retail and community engagement programs in Canada. Our goal is to bring enthusiasm, insight, and innovation to help our clients engage their customers in order to build stronger relationships and encourage better energy choices.

Summerhill is a certified B-Corp, was named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces three times, and continues to win awards for its culture, people, and numerous energy efficiency programs. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario with offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Regina, Saskatchewan; Jacksonville, Florida; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Calgary, Alberta as of 2017. We have 30 full-time employees and over 400 contractors working as auditors, energy managers, and in-field representatives.
Our clientele includes more than 30 utilities, 70 retailers and 18 manufacturers, as well as industry associations, educational institutions, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Position : Energy Efficiency Programs
Job Type: 6 month contract with opportunity of extension
Location: Calgary, AB

Job Summary
Summerhill is building the capacity of our program management team in Calgary, Alberta and invite organized and dynamic candidates with experience in program coordination and a willingness to take on challenging programs and new opportunities to apply.
The Portfolio of Programs we are delivering involve residential customers receiving rebates on eligible energy efficient products. Residential customers will be engaged through various forms of marketing as well as in-store events delivered through program ambassadors, who will educate consumers on the importance of energy efficiency. An ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment and make positive contributions to the greater team.
The ideal candidate will have superior time management and organizational skills, work well in a fast pace enthronement, and have a passion for energy efficiency.
This role reports to the Program and Portfolio Managers.

Program Support Support the activities of the Program Manager. Works according to an established project plan. Supports day to day project deliverables as determined by project plan. Assist with development of marketing and outreach plans. Assist in delivering training to field based staff and assist in managing the field team. Establishes and oversees various vendor and supplier relationships. Effectively applies Summerhill methodology and enforces project quality standards. Works to ensure minimal organizational exposure and risk on project(s). Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately. Ensures project learnings and outcomes are captured and reported for future reference. Effectively conveys corporate message in both written and verbal business development discussions. Facilitates interpersonal communication effectively. Keeps project manager well informed of status of all deliverables. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. Tracks lessons learned over the course of a project and shares those lessons with team members and as part of project close-out process. Provides support to the Program Manager in product approval process and data processing and verification Administrative tasks, including but not limited to; tracking, organizing and shipping inventory of event and marketing material

Post-secondary education in a relevant field including energy/resource management, business, marketing, administration etc. or a relevant combination of skills and experience will be considered an asset

Experience and strong interest in energy efficiency or environmental programs

Demonstrates knowledge of energy conservation and familiarity with relevant provincial residential and commercial incentive programs.

Superior attention to detail and the ability to multitask by supporting multiple projects

Exceptional interpersonal skills in order to effectively work cross functionally; source information, obtain approvals, build relationships, and provide sufficient influence to achieve success.

Ability to work independently, remotely and as part of a dynamic team.

Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Connect and Google Applications with an aptitude to learn internal software and other relevant applications Summerhill is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are an experienced program coordinator, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than June 30th, 2017
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Energy Specialist | Vancouver, BC

Organization: Fraser Health

Facilities Management (FM) provides services for Fraser Health (FH), Providence Health Care (PHC), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), collectively, “the Organizations”. It is a vibrant and dynamic portfolio and one of the largest full-service FM organizations in the country. Its goal is to provide a wide range of effective and sustainable services to support the delivery of health care. We employ individuals in locations across Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.

Bring your strengths in problem solving, initiative, and technical expertise to a role where you can really make a difference!

As an Energy Specialist , you are a key member of the Energy & Environmental Sustainability portfolio within Facilities Management, and are responsible for technical input and support regarding the management and analysis of energy data and information for the Organizations.

Be part of a collaborative, dynamic team as you:

Conduct energy audits and consumption assessments
Manage assigned projects including the measuring and reporting of key performance indicators and benchmarks
Prepare business reports, memos, proposals, business cases and presentations to the Energy Manager or Director to identify best practices, generate consistent and comparable data across the Organizations and identify economies of scale to ensure optimal efficiency of the department and use of resources;
Identify key energy issues and assumptions to facilitate the process and procedures to enable the accurate and timely completion of the annual planning process, approvals and implementation of changes to the operating and project plan
Conduct financial, statistical, technical and workload analysis and research to track and monitor energy related projects, identifies variances and liaises with relevant stakeholders regarding changes to accommodate shifts in funding levels and/or identify remedial action

As the successful candidate, you have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Building, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Business, Facilities Management, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management or equivalent level of education, plus a certificate in sustainable energy management, supplemented with one to three years’ recent related experience in an energy support role.

This relief full-time opportunity is responsible for Vancouver Costal Health portfolio until approximately January 2018 and is located at 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Posting Date

Closing Date
1-Jan-9999 Open until filled

Employment Type
Relief Full Time



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Energy Advisor | Burlington, ON

Organization: Amerispec

$75,000 – $100,000 a year

Looking for a new, exciting, meaningful career in the Energy industry? Look no further! Amerispec of Burlington is currently looking to immediately add one or more Home Energy Advisors to our current team. Immediate starting position if previously certified. If our candidate requires training and certification, starting date will be determined. Our trained, Certified Home Energy Advisors are certified through Natural Resources Canada. www.nrcan.gc

Previous experience in the home building or construction industry is a great fit. Home Inspection or energy efficiency training o related experience is a plus! What is an energy advisor? An energy advisor is an individual who conducts EnerGuide home evaluations on behalf of service organizations licenced by Natural Resources Canada. Energy advisors provide third party expert advice to homeowners looking to improve energy efficiency of their homes, and can also work with builders who wish to use the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) in the planning and design stages of heir new constructions. Energy advisors help ensure homes labelled under NRCan’s energy efficiency housing initiatives meet the requirements of the respective standards. Conducting these Home Energy Assessments not only qualifies these homeowners for potential rebates, but it also provides them a wealth of knowledge about their home and how they can be more energy efficient. This in turn can translate into saving money on your utility bills as well as reducing their carbon footprint on our one and only planet. To become an AmeriSpec Certified Energy Advisor, you’ll need pre-requisite skills, an equipment package, training and certification to provide these services. Pre-requisite skills: Home building and/or construction background. A minimum of 2 years experience in the building/renovation industry, Home Inspector training or experience in construction. Energy efficiency related field industry would be helpful also. You must also be computer literate, physically fit, have post secondary education and have good communication skills in English. Equipment requirements: Full time use of a reliable, newer vehicle. Blower Door equipment (we can provide this for you ) Laptop computer with 1GHz or higher with colour printer, digital camera Scanner High speed internet connection. Step ladder and a selection of hand tools Advisor Training includes: Building science classroom courses using the “house as a system” approach Field Training on residentialhomes,Computer software training and assistance (HOT2000)Preparation for NRCan Exam Advisor Certification: Only after successfully completing the NRCan Certification exam will you be officially certified. The online exam is two hours long, administered by NRCan. AmeriSpec Inspections of Burlington will assist with all course and exam fees upon successful completion of each. We offer the best in industry compensation packages for the right team member! If you are interested in pursuing a career in this eco-friendly and highly interesting industry,

Job Type: Full-time


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Energy Consultant | Toronto, ON

Organization: City of Toronto


Job Classification Title ENERGY CONSULTANT
Job ID # 2275917 X
Division Environment & Energy
Section Energy Efficiency Office
Work Location METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST
Job Stream Environmental
Job Type Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration 18 Months
Salary/Rate $41.83 – $45.85 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday – Friday, 35 Hours Per Week
Affiliation L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 13-Jun-2017
Closing Date 27-Jun-2017

Major Responsibilities:
As part of TransformTO: Climate Action for Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto, new positions were created to support the enhancement of the Better Buildings Partnership and the implementation of the goals and actions emerging from the TransformTO initiative.

The Energy Consultant will provide technical expertise and support the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking initiative for large private buildings to advance Toronto’s energy conservation and demand management programs and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.

Develops strategies for energy conservation and demand management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in City buildings and infrastructure
Conducts analysis of energy conservation and demand management policies, strategies and programs including emissions and environmental impact assessment. Compiles data, interprets research and statistical information and conducts numerical analysis in order to prepare reports and make recommendations
Reviews and evaluates data on existing and past conservation and demand management programs and technologies. Makes recommendations on new standards and practices
Conducts environmental impact analysis of recommended standards and programs. Analyzes environmental impacts of energy consumption
Drafts terms of reference and acts as project leader for technical studies. Analyzes results and prepares reports recommending appropriate action and alternatives
Drafts requests for proposals from consultants for technical studies and projects
Drafts pre-qualification terms of external consultants. Drafts requests for proposals for technical assistance, evaluates proposals and makes recommendations in their selection. Liaises with various Divisions in drafting and developing the terms of contract agreements
Liaises with other Divisions, agencies, corporations and public/private sector organizations to provide advice on technical, program development and implementation issues and provides advice to other stakeholders on energy matters and updates on technical developments and current energy trends
Conducts surveys of energy agencies by sectional areas on energy conservation and generation and contributes to the development of the data and information management system for the section
Develops materials for energy efficiency promotional events
Replies to public inquiries on energy conservation and demand management
Participates in seminars and public presentations to assist in promotion activities. Conducts field visits to carry out program activities
Reviews energy codes and standards and maintains section’s reference documents on legislative requirements, energy related technologies and energy conservation and demand management programs
Reviews and provides analysis of reports and submissions to the City by various utilities
Participates in inter-agency and multi-disciplinary technical committees

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, Applied Sciences, Engineering Technology, or a related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Certification as an energy manager, building operator, building science specialist, building commissioning, energy auditor, master inspector, measurement and verification specialist, or similar credential
Experience with program development and policy design related to energy efficiency and conservation demand management.
Experience in preparing comprehensive business reports and making recommendations to senior management.
Experience engaging with various stakeholders to consult on proposals.

You must also have:

Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of staff within the City and other organizations.
Detailed knowledge of energy conservation practices and technologies in commercial, industrial & residential buildings.
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and establish good working relationships with staff at all levels in the organization as well as external clients.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and deal with conflicting work demands in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Ability to undertake numerical and data analyses.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. MS Excel, Word).
Demonstrated ability to use energy management, benchmarking and analysis software such as Portfolio Manager
Strong presentation and report writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to administer energy conservation and demand management programs.
Ability to work under minimum supervision.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code,

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID #2275917 and the job classification title.

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Technical + Policy Analyst | Calgary or Edmonton,

Organization: Pembina Institute

Technical + Policy Analyst – Clean economy, distributed electricity generation

The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its Alberta team as a Technical and Policy Analyst with a focus on distributed electricity generation to undertake research and develop and advocate for solutions to accelerate Alberta’s transition to a clean energy economy. We are seeking a highly driven and resourceful person with a minimum of three years of relevant technical experience in energy/environment, strong analytical skills, a solid work ethic and a drive to succeed. The incumbent would support the Institute’s research and policy advocacy related to distributed generation and renewable energy. The candidate should have proven project management experience and the ability to thrive with limited supervision.

While this job posting is aimed at individuals who have between three and eight years of relevant experience, we are also interested in hearing from applicants who fall outside this range. We are open to challenging our preconceptions of this role to accommodate the right person.

After the historic climate policy change announcement by the Alberta government in 2015, the hard work of implementation has begun. We need people who can work with government, industry, aboriginal communities, and the non-government sector to successfully implement climate policy, advocate for progress on non-climate issues, and demonstrate to Albertans that a transition to a clean energy economy is inevitable and will create new and sustainable economic opportunities.

This full-time (40 hours per week) position is located in either our Calgary or Edmonton office and may require travel and overtime.

Find the full job description and information on how to apply here.

Application deadline: Midnight on July 1, 2017.

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Director of Strategic Partnerships | Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver,

Organization: Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is seeking a Director of Strategic Partnerships to join our senior management team and fill two key roles:

Lead a team of regional fund developers and their operational and administrative support team.
Lead fundraiser for the Ontario region and for the Institute’s annual unGALA event on an interim basis, with a view to hiring an additional person into this role no later than early 2018.

The Pembina Institute’s recent accomplishments in translating advocacy and compelling ideas into progressive climate and energy policy have put the organization on a growth trajectory. Funders are investing in larger, longer-term partnerships with us. This is an ideal time to seek a natural leader with the vision, experience, creativity and discipline to take us to the next level.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the other senior managers and regional Strategic Partnership leads, this experienced and well-connected individual will drive partnership strategy, ensure consistency of approach, maintain accountability, and offer innovative flair to the Institute’s fund development efforts across the country and internationally, as well as across donor types, meticulously stewarding and growing our funder portfolio. Demonstrating a willingness to support the Pembina Institute’s mission, the successful candidate will be high performing, goal oriented, and excited by big fundraising opportunities and targets. Understanding the relationship between strategy and revenue development, this individual will insightfully leverage the interplay among strategy, communication and donor engagement.

The full-time position will require some travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Find the full job description and information on how to apply here.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Mechanical Engineering Technologist | Burnaby, BC

Organization: Prism Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Building Energy Systems) Prism Engineering Ltd. is a BC consulting firm that has specialized in energy management since 1990. We are committed to delivering innovative and quality engineering services to meet our clients’ needs. We employ a team-based approach for every project and we achieve superior performance through our talented group of professionals. Prism strives to provide our employees with the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to work with our Energy Team. The ideal candidate will have a technical background with knowledge of HVAC systems and building control systems. You should be familiar with building energy and utilities analysis (MT&R). The ideal candidate will have an interest and experience in energy efficiency and sustainability.

Carry out energy data analysis including energy histories review and regression analysis, baseline and CUSUM analysis, system specific energy modeling and building energy modeling
Gather operational and functional performance data to assess equipment operation and identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement
Assist others and conduct energy audits, analysis and evaluations of energy savings in the area of existing commercial, institutional and industrial building mechanical and electrical systems
Assist in the review of DDC controls sequences, review and evaluate program code from various DDC system manufacturers and identify opportunities for control optimization
Assist in the design of HVAC and controls upgrades for energy retrofits
Conduct preliminary and detailed cost estimates for energy upgrades
Provide support for the preparation of tender packages for procurement of equipment, installation and commissioning of upgrades and site reviews of installations
Research industry technologies and applications
Research, develop, assemble training and educational materials for energy management
Support project management of company projects, including project planning, proposals, scheduling, project supervision, technical content and review, client liaison, invoicing and profitability
Assist in marketing of services and issuing proposals
Take part in the improvement of Prism products and services

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum two years technologist diploma preferably with BCIT SEMAC,Certified Energy Manager designation or similar
Experience in the Energy Management Engineering field, analyzing and conducting energy management related studies and projects is an asset
Experience in determining energy savings opportunities, energy savings calculations, computer simulations, building automation, and energy monitoring and tracking is an asset
Ability to communicate and interact well with clients, building users, project managers, contractors, and product suppliers in a professional manner
Familiarity with BC and Vancouver Building Codes, Canadian Electrical Code, ASHRAE, and other applicable codes and standards
Computer literacy including proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proficient verbal and written communication skills
Business and report writing skills
Knowledge of marketing and sales management philosophy

This is a contract position. We offer competitive compensation with a great work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified persons.


To be considered for this position, applicants must send their resume with a covering letter combined as a single PDF file with the filename “

FirstName-LastName- Mechanical-Engineering-Technologist.PDF” to . Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in our organization, but regret that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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Energy Efficiency Engineer | Toronto, ON

Organization: QPS Evaluation Services Inc.

QPS Evaluation Services Inc . is an Accredited Third-Party Testing, Certification and Field Evaluation Body headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, where our main state of the art testing laboratory is located. We also have engineering service offices in various locations in Canada, the USA and Europe.

We employ the finest engineering and support staff with the highest level of expertise and the best customer service attitude.

We are currently looking for an experienced Energy Efficiency Engineer. The successful candidate will assist us in expanding and maintaining our current scope of Accreditation with NRCan and the EPA and will also oversee testing projects, conduct testing and provide support to other staff and customers world-wide. The Engineer will evaluate the test results for compliance, prepare reports and communicate the results to the customer based on a good understanding of the EE Standards and requirements.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent health benefits program.

Qualifications :

University Degree in Engineering or an Engineering Technology Diploma, from a Canadian accredited program or equivalent education and minimum 3 Years work experience in Energy Efficiency.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Energy Efficiency: 3 years

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HR Generalist | Barrie, Orangeville, Mississauga or Guelph, ON

Organization: R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited


Phone #:  555

Position: HR Generalist

Company: R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited

Location: Barrie, Orangeville, Mississauga or Guelph

Deadline: 07/04/2017

Description: R.J. Burnside & Associates (Burnside) is currently seeking a Project Manager – to join our Team. This position can be based out of one of our offices in Barrie, Orangeville, Mississauga or Guelph.

Role Specifics
In this position you will report to the VP Environment and Leader of our Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Team. You will managing and lead the successful implementation of renewable energy and energy conservation projects; be responsible for the day-to-day client liaison and project team collaboration on assigned projects to manage expectations, assist with project delivery and marketing, and ensure that the client’s goals are achieved within agreed upon timelines and costs.

The position will involve (but is not limited to) carrying out the following tasks, and includes:
•        Managing the successful integration of internal and external multi-disciplinary teams.
•        Developing and analyzing options/alternatives to achieve client goals, ensuring high quality service delivery to clients within agreed upon scope, schedule, and cost; establishing expectations and providing direction, technical input, and clarity to project team; scheduling work for efficient project execution based on constraints and critical path issues; conducting research and collaborating with subject matter experts as required to inform recommendations to client.
•        Clearly communicating verbal and written recommendations to client based on sound technical and strategic advice; coordination with project team members to maintain project schedule; on-going and proactive communication with client to advise on project status and potential deviations required to achieve client goals (e.g., changes in scope, schedule, and/or costs).
•        Taking responsibility for project outcomes and implementing corrective measures in consultation with the client as required to facilitate a successful outcome.
•        Ensuring our work has achieved the client’s goals and contractual requirements; reviewing and editing deliverables for technical, functional, and aesthetic quality assurance.
•        As assigned, identify new potential business opportunities/initiatives; lead and be involved with the preparation of proposals; establishing and maintaining relationships with the local community and approval agencies; attending and representing the firm at industry conferences; etc.
•        Nurturing and further developing existing client base through establishing and maintaining client relationships.
•        Creating and maintaining relationships with people or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project and managing their interaction with the project as needed.
•        Effectively identifying and obtaining all municipal, provincial and/or federal approvals and permits.
•        Management of the financial aspects of the project; processing of invoices; collecting receivables; timesheet completion; record keeping; etc.
•        As assigned, negotiating and executing contracts with clients, sub-consultants and other entities related to the project.
•        Developing and maintaining a positive team atmosphere among your project team members; understanding team member concerns and working with them to solve problems; inspiring team members by demonstrating and encouraging passionate performance; empowering staff through effective delegation, mentorship and training.
•        Must be prepared to travel within Canada.

Professional Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
The following qualifications, experience and skills are required:
•        Completion of a relevant program at an accredited post-secondary institution (e.g., mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, renewable energy, energy efficiency, etc.).
•        Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario and/or with CEM certification are preferred.

For more information about this job and to apply, visit the Career page of our website and click on “Find your Career”.
•        Minimum 6 years of work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in a related field.
•        Extensive experience with renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, water, etc.) and/or energy conservation/efficiency (e.g., energy audit, energy retrofit, LEED®, etc.) projects
•        Experience in successfully planning and executing complex, multi-disciplinary projects.
•        Thorough understanding of legislation affecting renewable energy and energy efficiency project implementation, including experience working with regulatory authorities to obtain approvals/permits.
•        Thorough understanding of funding and incentive programs affecting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
•        Strong background in conducting financial project analyses and making recommendations regarding project viability.
•        Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and technical and financial energy modelling software (e.g., RETScreen, HOMER, CAN-QUEST, EE4, Trace, HAP, etc.).
•        High attention to detail and accuracy.
•        Determination to set and manage priorities to meet all deadlines.
•        Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
The following are considered assets:
•        Experience in developing community energy plans
•        Experience in implementing micro grids
•        LEED® and/or WELL® certification would be considered an asset.
•        Candidates also licensed in to work in one or more Western Canadian Provinces would be helpful.
Company Profile
Founded in 1970, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited is a progressive Canadian owned multi discipline engineering and environmental consultancy firm with over 345 staff and a proven track record of providing the highest service to clients in the Public, Private, International and Aboriginal sectors.

We have 11 offices across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta and work on projects throughout Canada and the Caribbean.

Burnside’s traditional focus has been infrastructure engineering, including water supply, sewage treatment, surface water and resources and storm-water management, roads and bridges and agricultural drainage. Services have been expanded to include specialty areas in hydrogeology, environmental assessment and planning, monitoring and compliance, site assessments, remediation and cleanup, solid waste management, structures and building services, and transportation.

We take pride in our people and our company has a strong reputation as being a great place to work.  We are always interested in speaking with talented people who wish to share their careers with us at any of our offices.  We offer excellent compensation and benefits, including RSP and Profit Sharing Plans, Fitness Benefits, Flexible Hours, Career Development Opportunities, Mentoring, Continuing Education, Social Activities and a working environment second to none.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and we welcome or consider resumes from all qualified candidates.
Burnside will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, assessment and selection process, as required.  If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation during these processes, please contact our Human Resources department.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Program Director – Climate Policy (BC) | Vancouver, BC

Organization: Pembina Institute

Position Overview
The Pembina Institute is seeking a Program Director to join our B.C. team and lead our work on creating a climate legacy that British Columbians can all be proud of. We are seeking someone with strong relationships in Victoria and a record of influencing policy change with all levels of government. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing the current strategic direction for our climate legacy program with a focus on carbon pricing, and for setting our approach to achieve policy change that results in a thriving clean economy and reduced carbon pollution in B.C.

We are looking for a strategic thinker who understands the power of engaging and mobilizing, and who brings fresh ideas about how to create change.

We are looking for someone who wants to drive to solutions and values rigour and solid research. We are looking for a relationship builder and someone who is equally comfortable talking to a clean tech entrepreneur in Vancouver, meeting with a cabinet minister in Victoria, or speaking to a room of 100 people in Prince George.

Why the Pembina Institute?
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.

Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for a program director in the environmental in the non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:
extended health and dental
four weeks of holidays per year
flexible work hours
strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial environment
RRSP plan
training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic planning and implementation

Lead development and refinement of the strategic objectives for the program, working with the B.C. Director and other staff
Oversee the execution of work designed to achieve specific goals
In conjunction with the B.C. Communications Lead, design a communications strategy to support the strategic objectives for the program
Collaborate with staff in B.C. and across the organization to design and execute an engagement strategy for the program
Collaborate with other staff to ensure coordination across the organization when necessary

Project management

Lead and execute on workplanning for project teams
Ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget
Provide oversight and guidance on technical analysis

Team coordination

Unite and motivate teams to execute strategic plans and projects
Supervise and/or provide mentorship and guidance to one or more staff members
Budget management and fundraising
Responsible for managing the budget for the program, and ensuring projects and initiatives are completed within budgeted amounts
Work with the B.C. Director and the Associate Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships to meet the program’s fundraising target (e.g. by identifying new and stewarding current partnerships, submitting grant applications, securing event sponsorships)

External spokesperson and relationship building

Be lead spokesperson for media related to the program with support from team members as necessary
Lead government relations for the program, with support from team members
Be lead relationship builder/holder with external influencers for the program area, and delegate as necessary to team members

This position is located in our Vancouver office and reports to the B.C. Director. It is full time and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings. The successful applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have a valid work permit.

Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:


At least 3 years’ experience in a leadership position and demonstrated success in building teams
Ability to develop a vision and strategic goals in a collective setting and develop plans and projects to meet these goals
Demonstrated mentorship and supervisory skills
Strong understanding of change strategies and ability to align projects and tactics with strategic objectives

Analytical skills

Strong research skills and ability to find and access key sources of information and data quickly and accurately
Ability to design and execute/oversee analytical approaches to policy assessment
Ability to oversee modelling projects and interpret the results
Strong background in resource economics

Policy development and engagement

At least 3 years’ experience developing relationships within the provincial government, federal government and local governments
A clear understanding of policy development processes
Knowledge and understanding of current policies that impact B.C.’s carbon pollution
Understanding of how to mobilize and engage networks and how to leverage these relationships toward policy solutions

Knowledge of climate policy

Knowledge of the field of climate policy and carbon pricing
Knowledge of and relationships with key players (other ENGOs, industry, etc.) in the field

Interpersonal skills

Demonstrated emotional intelligence
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to work collectively with a team
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives
A high degree of diplomacy and tact
Self-motivated and results-oriented
Strong interest in team building and internal dynamics

Written communication

Clear written communication style across a variety of media
Experience communicating complex ideas in an accessible format
Experience writing op-eds, blogs and other formats for publication

Administration and project management

Strong project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage concurrent projects while meeting deadlines
Strong planning and organization skills with exceptional attention to detail
Aptitude for following and developing systems to track finances and manage projects effectively
Demonstrated success in securing revenue in the $100,000 range
Experience developing, monitoring and managing budgets
Proven ability to secure significant grants and contracts ($100K or more)
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of SalesForce or similar CRM systems an asset

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

Subject line includes Program Director BC and your last name
Cover letter (one page only) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position
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Energy / Sustainability Manager | Montreal, QC

Organization: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions


Subject Matter Expert

Support the Project Delivery and Commissioning teams in reviewing technical studies, investment strategies, etc.
Prepare requisite reports related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.
Responsible for overall management, tracking and reporting of utility cost guarantees (utility guaranteed maximum GMAX). Presents and reviews utility management reports to clients
Calculates and adjusts energy savings based on external factors.

Program Management

Supports client groups and internal teams on required energy efficiencies. Develops, recommends and executes program plans for assigned account(s)
Develops an understanding of clients’ energy needs through reviews and research in order to define project scope. Identifies and executes utility incentive rebate program opportunities for the assigned account(s)
Seeks input from client for possible reasons for building energy inefficiencies identified
Creates and implements corrective action plans in collaboration with the client and facility management operations team to address building energy efficiencies
Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of related experience

Knowledge & Skills

University degree or community college diploma in a relevant field such as mechanical engineering, building science or building engineering, environmental management, preferred
More than 5 years of account management and program execution work experience
Knowledge of energy simulation software (EE4, EQuest, SIMEB, etc.)
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
Proficiency in MS Access (preferred)
Problem-solving abilities and solution-oriented
Strong knowledge of energy/utility services unit of measurement and conversion calculation
Exceptional client service orientation and sense of urgency
Strong financial acumen
Bilingual (English/French)

Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

Member of “l’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.”

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Project Engineer | Toronto, ON

Organization: Nexant

Nexant Canada is seeking a Project Engineer, to be based in our Toronto office.

• Mid-level engineering and analysis support: data collection, project research, energy analyses, etc.
• Conduct primary and secondary data collection efforts as well as data analysis.
• Conduct measurement and verification (M&V) activities for installed energy efficiency measures.
• Conduct market characterization studies in energy efficiency.
• Conduct impact evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses for energy efficiency programs.
• Analyze utility and energy efficiency program data utilizing Excel or other analytical software, identifying trends, summarizing program events, and identifying causal impacts on program results.
• Develop survey instruments and research design.
• Work independently and in teams to conduct tasks related to primary and secondary research projects and participate in research efforts.
• Meet with clients to present findings and recommendations at client meetings.
• Technical report writings; contribute to draft reports, including results and actionable recommendations.
• Publish papers and other research material.
• Support senior staff with development of presentations, papers and proposals.

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. engineering, environmental science with a focus on energy efficiency / energy management).
• 3+ years of experience in an energy-related field, preferably in a consulting environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
• An understanding of building systems, energy end uses and equipment, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.
• Energy assessments, analysis of energy data, and/or Measurement and Verification experience is desirable.
• Experience in energy modeling is a plus.
• Experience preparing draft reports detailing analytical findings.
• Excellent writing, communication, and computer skills are mandatory.
• Excellent oral communication skills.

Salary and Benefits (U.S.)

Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate’s qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.

Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Nexant
Nexant is a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides innovative solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government entities worldwide. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Francisco, Nexant and its 650+ employees work from 32 global offices providing deep technical expertise and regional knowledge to improve customer engagement, boost operational efficiency, reduce costs and achieve superior business results.

Nexant supports clients through three distinct business units:

Nexant Energy Software has developed and commercialized a number of industry-leading software platforms and applications, including Nexant iEnergy®, Nexant Grid360™, Nexant iHedge® and Nexant RevenueManager®.

Nexant Utility Services works with clients to drive customer energy savings, ensure cost-effective program design, implementation and management, and promote customer engagement.

Nexant Energy & Chemicals Advisory provides strategic planning, project development, competitor analysis, market and price forecasting, and NexantThinking™, a subscription program and online product portal

Every day, Nexant employees partner with customers to reimagine the world we live in and create a more sustainable energy tomorrow.

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Energy Efficiency Specialist | Toronto, ON

Organization: Humber Polytech

Recognizing that mitigating the effects of climate change is of global importance; Humber has developed an Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP), a long-term, strategic, multi-phase plan with the aim of making us a leader in global energy efficiency. Humber has committed to the ambitious goals of reducing energy use by 50%, reducing water use 50%, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, all by 2034, including the establishment of a campus-wide energy culture. Under the direction of the Manager, Energy Efficiency, the Energy Efficiency Specialist will support Humber’s overall IEMP with a specific focus on improving the efficiency of existing buildings. The existing building stock is made up of 3M ft2 over two main campuses and has significant potential for energy optimization. The Energy Efficiency Specialist will utilize the existing infrastructure (sub-meters and BAS) to uncover anomalies in the data and work with the operations team to implement corrective actions or capital projects. The position will also be responsible for executing measurement & verification activities on individual sub-projects as well as the overall IEMP. Strong interpersonal skills will be critical for creating an energy culture within the operations team. Humber is looking for someone who is passionate about reducing energy in the existing building stock and motivated to help accomplish our vision for being a global leader in energy efficiency. This position is partially funded through the saveONenergy Energy Manager program. There is an opportunity to extend funding into future years if the minimum savings targets are achieved.

The successful candidate will possess a degree in a relevant field and should be registered (or eligible for registration) as a P. Eng., or Engineering Intern (EIT), mechanical preferred. The following designations will be considered assets: Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP). At a minimum, the CEM examination will need to be completed within the first 12 months of employment.

Additional qualifications include a minimum of 3 years of experience engaged in related work; strong understanding of HVAC controls principles and sequence of operations; experience in Building Automation System (BAS) programming and commissioning an asset, although training on Humber’s Siemens BAS system will be provided as necessary; advanced skills in MS Excel (macros and pivot tables); strong analytical and problem solving skills; strong interpersonal skills; work as part of a team and communication with staff; passionate about energy management and sustainability; data analysis skills (preparing data for analysis, summary statistics, visual analysis, regression analysis, etc.); demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of energy management projects; and the ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders with independence and professionalism.

Close Date: open until filled
Duration of Need: 2 Years

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