Industrial Energy Manager
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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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/

We are incredibly proud of our achievements and know one of the driving forces behind our success is our people, our values, and the behaviors we commit to every day as part of our culture. Our culture is about acting quickly and positively, taking care to understand others' needs, and providing timely responses. It's about doing the right thing and working with the greater organization in mind. It's striving for simplicity while keeping our customers top of mind in everything we do and in every decision we make. It's about setting challenging goals and working with each other to deliver our best work. We are respectful in everything we do and support and value others by fostering an environment where every voice is appreciated. It's about building collaborative relationships based on trust and open communication. 

Do you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net-zero by 2050, and helps to build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!

Position:

The Industrial Energy Manager will be responsible for providing energy management services to Emmerson Packaging and Maibec Inc.'s Nova Scotian operations, and other technical support as directed by EfficiencyOne. Reporting to the EfficiencyOne Manager, Field Engineering, the IEM will provide technical support to Emmerson Packaging and Maibec which will involve visits to plant locations to work with their respective plant energy managers, facilities staff, engineering, production teams, and management to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. 

Responsibilities

A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • Energy management planning, including assisting with the implementation of energy efficiency projects and influencing policy.
  • Utilizing available production information and other energy data to track energy usage and identify energy savings opportunities.
  • Support implementation of production controls and equipment changes that result in energy savings.
  • Complete technical audits, evaluate energy efficiency technologies, perform feasibility studies, and prepare project business cases.
  • Recommend projects, measures, and incentive programs to clients.
  • Develop an understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems within client facilities.
  • Coordinate and administer EfficiencyOne project documentation, incentive applications, and project development agreements.
  • Develop an understanding of the organization's budgetary framework and procurement policies related to energy management.
  • Act as project manager for all energy-related capital projects, including liaison to energy service consultants.
  • Supporting the development of energy efficiency projects and initiatives prioritized by plant management and plant energy managers; and
  • Reporting and presentations as required by Emmerson Packaging, Maibec, and EfficiencyOne, outlining project status, energy management opportunities, and achievements to date.
  • Perform any other duties as required from time to time.

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 an IEM: and
  • Be prepared to read! EfficiencyOne 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 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 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 accounts. Critical for Efficiency NS 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 accounts' Energy Management Plans which are living documents. These plans are roadmaps for your work as an IEM and the organizations on their paths towards corporate / government environmental and economic targets.

Qualifications

Skills & Attributes:

  • Minimum of five (5) 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 measures specific to production
  • Experience in interpreting electrical and mechanical plans and specifications for facilities.
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Proficiency with the MS Office 365 suite and related software. These include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc. 
  • A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle are required

Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and eligible to practice as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Other relevant professional certifications such as Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement and Verification professional would be considered an asset

Work With Us

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

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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About EfficiencyOne

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 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: https://www.efficiencyone.ca/impact/

Do you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net-zero by 2050, and helps to build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!

Employee Testimonial

It has been great to witness EfficiencyOne grow in many different ways since I started as a co-op student in 2017. 

" There are always new and innovative programs, initiatives, and partnerships launching that provide more Nova Scotians with the benefits of energy efficiency and help in the fight against climate change. These new offerings - and the continued success of others - allow for many opportunities for personal and professional development too. The future is bright in this industry and I'm happy to be a part of it!".

Nicole Langille- EIT, Program Manager BER

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