EfficiencyOne isn’t just an organization; it’s a movement. Our organization’s purpose is to change lives by unleashing the power of efficiency. We come to work every day because we want a better world, and we believe we can contribute to a more prosperous, sustainable future through efficiency.
We are looking for a Program Manager for new initiatives that will focus on First Nations communities, Affordable Multi-family Housing, and Non-Profit Organizations. The Program Manager is responsible for developing and managing these new energy efficiency initiatives. This person will provide their dedication, expertise, and leadership to an innovative and dynamic Services team.
On March 31, 2017, the Province of Nova Scotia announced new funding for an energy efficiency initiative in First Nations communities as well as new funding for upgrading buildings with low-income tenants and upgrading non-profit buildings that assist disadvantaged Nova Scotians.
For the First Nations initiative funding is to be used for completing home energy assessments and energy efficiency upgrades on a small number of homes in First Nations communities across the Province. Education/training for community members is an important part of this new initiative. The Program Manager will consult with the First Nations communities in Nova Scotia to develop the details of this new initiative.
In the Affordable Multi-Family Housing and Non-Profit Organization initiative, funds will be used for completing energy assessments and substantial energy efficient upgrades in participating buildings. The Program Manager will develop the details of this initiative and oversee related activities.
This individual is responsible for meeting targets, reporting results, and managing multiple relationships and agreements. EfficiencyOne has funding for this position until March 31, 2019. There may be a potential for an extension.
Summary of Responsibilities
Consult with First Nations communities across Nova Scotia in order to develop and manage this new initiative.
Arrange the pre and post home energy assessments in the selected First Nations homes.
Work with the First Nations communities to confirm the desired upgrades for the homes. The intent is to achieve substantial energy reductions in the participating homes. Confirming upgrades includes using building science principles to ensure upgrades are appropriate for the home and the occupants.
Work with the First Nations communities to seek and select contractors to perform the upgrades on the selected homes.
Work with the First Nations communities to develop educational / training materials and events. The intent is to conduct substantial energy efficiency retrofits in the homes, and to educate the community about the upgrades. This could include a review of building science principles, specifics about the types of upgrades, the manner in which they are conducted, energy savings and environmental benefits.
Develop the details for the multi-family and non-profit initiative.
Seek eligible non-profit and affordable multi-family housing clients.
Work with Efficiency Nova Scotia staff to provide support to participating low income rental building owners and non-profits, to have energy assessments and upgrades completed.
Lead procurement and/or develop agreements with the communities and any sub-contractors.
Manage delivery partners and contracts.
Process and approve partner invoices.
Monitor, analyze and reconcile all spending.
Regularly forecast and report results and status to various parties.
Conduct research to assist with planning for future activities.
Work with others at EfficiencyOne to coordinate efforts with First Nations communities.
To be qualified for this role you will hold a Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma in Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience in energy efficiency project management and/or working with First Nations communities would be considered an asset. You have knowledge of energy efficiency retrofit practices, building science principles, budgeting, forecasting, planning and reporting. You have strong analytical and superior time management skills, a high level of attention to detail, along with excellent written and oral communication abilities. Your proven ability to generate results, manage multiple projects and/or initiatives, and meet tight deadlines is essential. You have also demonstrated your ability to develop positive and effective working relationships with partners, both internally and externally.
We encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal persons, African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, and persons with disabilities. EfficiencyOne encourages applicants to self-identify
If you would like to be considered please submit your resume and cover letter, clearly articulating how you meet the above-noted qualifications. Applications can be submitted in confidence at the link below:
Efficiency Nova Scotia has an employment equity program, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and racial minorities.