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Job ID 39 - Energy Projects Advisor

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The company is located on the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation Territory in West Vancouver, BC.  It has  25 years of expertise in advancing housing rights for Indigenous Peoples and says it exists to make a difference in Urban, Rural and Northern housing. The company oversees the administration of operating agreements between housing providers and Indigenous housing organizations, keeping everyone's best interest in mind and developing and maintaining relationships of trust. Every employee on the team is integral to ensuring the company’s success and the success of the Housing Providers that the company  serves.

ABOUT THE JOB 

The company is hiring a full time Energy Projects Advisor located in West Vancouver. As a valued member of the Asset Strategies team, the Energy Projects Advisor contributes to the organization's success by providing expertise in energy efficiency and conservation to ensure sustainability, optimal building performance and growth of the Indigenous Housing sector. The  Energy Projects Advisor will report to the Manager of Engagement & Technical Support, within the Asset Strategies Branch.

RESPONSIBILITIES

ANALYSIS 

  • Analyzes business requirements and conceptualizes frameworks, models and processes required to support Housing Provider’s strategies and enhance decision-making regarding energy management. 
  • Provides functional guidance, training and documentation for internal and external stakeholders on best practices, incentive opportunities, and strategic initiatives that enhance the energy performance of properties. 
  • Establishes and tracks energy performance metrics based on utilities' energy data and benchmarking portfolio performance. 

OPPORTUNITY ENHANCEMENT 

  • Advocates on behalf of the organization and housing stakeholders as a collaborative representative on industry committees or working groups focused on building energy consumption and performance; including being informed and up to date in available funding grants and incentives. 
  • Leads the identification and development of proactive and innovative energy efficiency options, strategies and funding opportunities that optimize the portfolio's performance in alignment with the Housing Providers’ strategic goals and aligns with AHMA vision.  
  • Provides feedback to stakeholder groups that advance the interests of AHMA Housing Providers. 

IMPLEMENTATION 

  • Develops and manages an Energy Action Plan for our Indigenous Housing stakeholders to ensure that BC Housing-compliant energy design is integrated into new development projects, and to ensure housing portfolios are leaders in energy performance, and the transition towards net-zero carbon building emissions. 
  • Leads member enrollment and engagement in energy studies, and incentive programs for energy efficiency upgrades. 
  • Provides advice on maintenance plans, capital plans and proposed capital renewal projects to ensure linkages and alignment with energy incentives and opportunities. 
  • Collaborates with AHMA’s Capital Projects team on energy projects relating to the design, implementation, and continuous optimization of assets; works in conjunction with external advisors, housing providers, and internal stakeholders. 
  • Supports commissioning reviews of completed renovation and new construction projects to confirm design intent objectives for energy performance is being achieved; provide recommendations on improvements as necessary for continuous optimization.

In addition to the key responsibilities described, all members of the Asset Management team are knowledgeable of all team members’ responsibilities, provide cross-over support of their duties whenever needed, and support the completion of organizational goals not defined here within. 

APPLICANT QUALITIES  

  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in the energy and housing sector.
  • 2-3 years of proven experience in managing or overseeing a variety of projects and stakeholders.  
  • Ideally possess a post-secondary diploma or degree in energy, engineering, sustainability, or other relevant discipline. Preference is given to Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation or similar.
  • Experience or knowledge in commissioning ASHRAE Level 1 & 2 Energy Assessments, experience in applying for energy incentive programs, and familiarity with high-performance building design preferred.  
  • Some technical background in the design/operation of mechanical systems, electrical and lighting technologies, and building automation systems.  
  • Well-developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision-making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills.  
  • Focused, versatile, dependable, multi-task oriented, flexible, positive, and able to adapt effectively to challenging and emergency situations.
  • Experience or knowledge in commissioning ASHRAE Level 1 & 2 Energy Assessments, experience in applying for energy incentive programs, and familiarity with high-performance building design preferred. 
  • Proven experience working with Indigenous peoples is a definite asset.
  • Some technical background in the design/operation of mechanical systems, electrical and lighting technologies, and building automation systems. 

The employer may consider an equivalent combination of education, certification, and lived experience.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 

LOCATION

This position is located in West Vancouver, BC

THIS IS A TRAINING POSITION 

HOW TO APPLY

This position is posted by Iron and Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a net-zero sector. NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities. 

Week 1: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector. 

Weeks 2-7: Hands-on on the Job Training. We will assist in placing you in a paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.

Interested candidates should fill out the Participation Application Form as well as send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected].
Please mention Job ID 39 when applying. 

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.