Manager, Technical Energy

This position will support the various internal teams in McCain and external vendors to execute the 1M Tonne Challenge. Specifically, the role will be responsible to own the CO2 measuring and reporting protocol (methodology and process), share best practice learnings on energy-efficiency across the organization and enable the capacity-building and skills development across global operations
Key Accountabilities
The energy-technical manager will support McCain plants globally in the roll out of the 1M Tonne Challenge programme. The program is structured in four workstreams:

  • Workstream 1: Onsite energy efficiency improvement
  • Workstream 2: Onsite and offsite green energy generation and procurement, including:
  • direct and indirect investments in green energy technologies including biomass, biogas, wind and solar; and
  • PPAs for procurement of green energy.
  • Workstream 3: Agriculture and supply chain projects. This role will include providing technical and reporting support to teams responsible for these initiatives.
  • Workstream 4: CO2 Offset investments.
  • The technical manager will support Workstreams 1 through 3, with an estimated 40% of the effort of supporting Workstream 1 energy efficiency projects at the plant level. Approximately 40% will be supporting Workstream 2 to identify onsite renewable energy-generation projects and gathering technical information for offsite renewables. The remaining 20% of effort will support Workstream 3 initiatives pertaining to best practices for growers, packaging and other suppliers into the McCain network, and supporting CO2 reporting.
    Working in close collaboration with the regions and supporting external consultants, this person will execute the following tasks this person will:
  • Report Science based targets and other GHG relevant reporting metrics;
  • Provide factory-level technical support for energy efficiency improvements;
  • Develop toolkits, manuals and share best practices to enable the plants across McCain to improve their energy efficiency;
  • Prioritize and technically assess onsite renewable projects;
  • Work in collaboration with external energy solution providers; and
  • Advocate (both internally and externally) for the commitment to reduce the carbon footprint, particularly related to energy efficiency.
  • Key Qualifications & Experiences:
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with graduate degree, or at least one year with post graduate degree
  • Experience in a technical role or environmental management in an industrial context
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to work within a matrix environment
  • Proven project management skills with strong organization and time management
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    About McCain Foods

    At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come. As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 21,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication help us achieve global sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

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