Community Energy Specialist, FT, 2-years
Musqueam is hiring a Community Energy Specialist for a full-time, temporary (2-year) position. Under the direction of the Public Works Manager and the Housing Manager, the Musqueam Community Energy Specialist will create the foundation for a profound reduction in energy consumption community-wide.
This position will focus on implementing relevant components of the Musqueam Comprehensive Community Plan, and the Musqueam Community Energy Plan (CEP) including building energy performance (existing buildings and new construction) and energy conservation and efficiency. Other key tasks include a reduction in the use of energy in the community, and through CEP implementation projects, the promotion of utility programs to support community businesses and residents in reducing energy use and costs.
Candidates will require a post-secondary education in Engineering, Resource Management, Planning, Environmental Science or related field, with a minimum of five years’ experience.
Proven capabilities in project management, sustainability practices, policy development, community engagement and collaborative initiatives are critical to success in this position, and demonstrated excellence in facilitation, communication, analysis, and teamwork. Substantive knowledge in the field of community energy is required, including building energy performance.
- Coordinate development and/or implementation of Community Energy Plan(s);
- Lead policy development and implementation to advance energy efficiency and low carbon initiatives, for example by supporting analysis and adoption of standards to ensure the design and construction of high performance buildings (e.g., though adoption of BC Energy Step Code into Buildings Policy, where applicable);
- Develop and execute plans to build awareness and knowledge of the benefits of conservation and energy management and share information about utility incentive programs that support energy conservation, efficiency and low carbon solutions for residents and businesses (e.g., conservation and energy management incentive programs, natural gas for transportation, renewable natural gas, etc.);
- Assist residents and businesses in the community in understanding and managing energy use and costs (e.g., using online tools available from both utilities);
- Assist residents in improving energy efficiency in their homes through participation in utility conservation programs and incentives;
- Where applicable, ensure all necessary program incentive applications and invoices are submitted to the utilities;
- Identify opportunities and develop business cases around energy efficiency and low carbon energy projects including all necessary analytical work and presenting findings and recommendations to internal management and/or advisory committees;
- Manage, negotiate and coordinate projects, programs and related grants and contracts with government, utility, and other community partners;
- Where applicable, oversee consultant selection processes and manage project contractors;
- Coordinate and collaborate with other Musqueam departments and employees;
- Participate in training relevant to the position provided by BC Hydro and FortisBC;
- Organize quarterly meetings with key Musqueam staff and utility partners and submit written quarterly progress reports;
- Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
- A post-secondary education in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience (e.g., engineering, sustainability, resource management, business management, etc.);
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience;
- A valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle;
- A keen interest in Nation and community building;
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for working with people;
- Experience in Nation and community engagement;
- Strong organizational and project management skills;
- An ability to convey complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner in order to influence positive change;
- An ability to convey complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.
Additional skills and experience that would be considered an asset to the position include:
- Graduate degree or professional designated in a related field (e.g., Registered Professional Planner, Registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Energy Manager, etc.;
- Familiarity or interest in behavioural and social change concepts;
- Demonstrated experience in business case development;
- An understanding of building energy performance, building codes and construction practices.
- $31.74-$33.07/ hourly
Applicants must agree to sign a confidentiality agreement and undergo a criminal records check.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Community Energy Specialist in the subject line.
Postings open until position is filled. Applicants of Musqueam or Indigenous ancestry are encouraged to apply.