The Town of Athabasca is a vibrant rural community in which to live, work and relax. Located in the picturesque Athabasca River valley, just 150 km north of Edmonton on Highway 2, Athabasca has a population of 2965 people and is growing. The Town is home to Athabasca University as well as three public schools providing education from kindergarten to Grade 12. The Town is also home to the Athabasca Healthcare Centre, which provides a full range of both acute care and continuing care. The Town offers an affordable lifestyle and first-class recreational opportunities including the Athabasca Regional Multiplex Fitness & Aquatic Centre, a championship golf course, ski trails, camping, fishing, and hunting.
The Municipal Energy Manager (MEM) is a regional position based in the Town of Athabasca. This position is responsible for energy management planning, tracking energy use, and leading energy-saving projects towards a more energy-efficient work culture. The MEM will also identify and prioritize energy-saving opportunities, distribute and share knowledge with senior municipal leaders, and complete regular reporting on their progress and achievements among other activities.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Municipal Energy Manager position is a temporary, full-time minimum one (1) year term contract with the opportunity to complete a second term if the first year’s requirements are completed. The position is partially funded through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) Municipal Energy Manager (MEM) Program.
A full position description is available on the Town of Athabasca website at www.athabasca.ca
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Town of Athabasca
4705 – 49 Avenue
Athabasca AB T9S 1B7
Attention: Human Resources
Successful candidates will be required to submit a criminal record check and a driver’s abstract.
The position will be filled once a suitable applicant is found. Please note that only those people to be interviewed will be contacted, however we thank all applicants for their interest.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the MEM program responsibilities and complete all ‘Year One Deliverables’ as outlined in Schedule ‘A” within the first year of employment.
Prepare a high-level business case to compliment all Schedule ‘A’ deliverables outlining the financial impact on the organization. This report will outline the estimated return on investment and payback period calculations for future considerations.
Benchmark, track, and determine energy usage and energy consumption of all public buildings in the Town, County and Village of Boyle.
Identify, analyze, and prioritize energy-savings opportunities through the development of energy consumption reduction plans and strategies.
Analyze energy conservation measures, identify inadequacies, and recommend equipment upgrades and renewable energy solutions.
Create municipal greenhouse gas emission inventories and collaborate with each respective municipal authority to identify specific, appropriate, measurable, and timely emission reduction targets and goals.
Guide the development of an Energy Management Plan and monitor its continual improvement and implementation.
Deliver energy management services in general to multiple municipal facilities.
Assist with the management of MCCAC MEM program requirements.
Develop quarterly and year-end progress reports highlighting individual municipal energy management plan targets, performance indicators, energy-savings projects, and other deliverables.
Identify and prioritize energy-reduction or energy-generation funding opportunities.
Deliver presentations to provide status updates, deliverable progress, lessons learned, and recommendations for future projects.
Facilitate group workshops when applicable.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental science, engineering, or a technical diploma in a closely related field with a focus on climate change and/or energy management/working with concepts of energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental management systems, greenhouse gas inventory, climate change initiatives or similar/any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.
2-5 years of experience in mechanical, electrical, chemical, commercial, industrial, energy efficiency, project management (with an energy focus), facility engineering or a related field.
Experience with the following systems: HVAC, lighting, chillers and refrigeration, motors, variable frequency drives, compressed air, building envelope, renewable energy, and process equipment.
Professional experience with energy systems, and processes and/or energy engineering principles, methods, and techniques considered an asset.
Professional experience in climate change mitigation, greenhouse gas emission inventories, target-setting, energy management planning, energy engineering calculations and energy auditing considered an asset.
Experience with energy benchmarking and energy benchmarking software considered an asset (e.g., RETScreen, EnergyStar Portfolio Manager).
The following credentials are considered an asset(s): Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Energy Manager In Training (EMIT), Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS), Certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), or other similar certification.