The Municipal Energy Specialist will focus on energy management planning, tracking energy use, and leading energy-saving projects to lead Sturgeon County towards a more energy-conscient culture. The Energy Specialist 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.
In addition, the Energy Specialist will be responsible for the development of an energy management plan which will identify energy saving and greenhouse gas reduction opportunities within the organization. This position will also be responsible for developing and leading all projects in relation to the approved energy management plan. Such plans, projects and initiatives will work in conjunction with other legislated priorities currently underway.
This Temporary position is a full-time minimum one (1) year term contract with the opportunity to complete a second term if the first year’s requirements are completed. This position is required to meet the obligations of the grant agreement.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Manage the MEM Program responsibilities and complete all One- and Two-Year Deliverables. All deliverables including the EMP, Work Plans, presentation slides or other materials must be sent to the designated MCCAC Coordinator for progress tracking purposes upon completion.
- Energy benchmarking to track energy usage, compare energy consumption to similar buildings, and determine energy inadequacies in municipal facilities.
- Energy auditing of municipal facilities (or facilitation of an energy audit) which includes identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing energy-saving measures.
- Creating municipal greenhouse gas inventories.
- Guiding the development and ongoing assessment of an energy management plan and monitoring its continual improvement.
- Managing MEM program responsibilities and municipal energy usage.
- Delivering energy management services to multiple facilities.
- Project management and tracking of municipal facilities.
- Develop plans and strategies for coaching executives and teams on how to reduce their municipality’s energy consumption.
- Quarterly and year-end progress reports highlighting the progress of energy management planning, energy-savings projects, and other deliverables.
- Working with municipal decision-makers to set specific, appropriate, measurable, and timely emission reduction targets and goals to achieve such targets.
- Writing reports catering to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Identifying and prioritizing municipal energy-reduction or energy-generation funding opportunities (such as MCCAC programs).
- Grant and funding application writing.
- Delivering presentations to stakeholders identifying status updates, deliverable progress, lessons learned, and recommendations for future projects.
- Reviewing technical specifications, energy engineering calculations and cost estimates for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
- Financial analysis of energy projects and identifying cost-saving opportunities.
- Operational analysis of energy conservation measures, identifying inadequacies and recommendations for equipment upgrades.
- Facilitating group workshops where applicable.
- Perform other related duties as required by supervisor.
- Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
- 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, OR 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.
- 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 the following systems is desired: HVAC, lighting, chillers and refrigeration, motors, variable frequency drives, compressed air, building envelope, renewable energy, and process equipment.
- Experience with energy benchmarking and energy benchmarking software considered an asset (e.g., RET Screen, 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) or other similar certification, and willingness to pursue additional certifications and training.
- Excellent written communication skills for presentations, technical reports, e-mail, and other written documents.
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to analyze situations, identify potential problems, and recommend solutions.
- Ability to prepare and utilize spreadsheets, databases, and reports to monitor and communicate progress and specific metrics.
- Outstanding oral communication skills will be necessary for telephone, one-on-one communication, and presentations to groups.
- Project management expertise to successfully deliver projects on time and budget.
- Exceptional interpersonal, relationship management, customer service skills.
- Ability to work with a team, foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and give and take direction to/from co-workers.
- Fluency in standard office software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Suite.
Please submit your application by email quoting the competition number 24-2021 in the subject line to: email@example.com
Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Sturgeon County is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $83,864-$110,358 per annum
Position Type: Temporary, up to 2 years
Posted Date: Mar 10, 2021
Closing Date: Mar 19, 2021
Job ID: 24-2021