Energy Specialist

PHSA - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Energy Specialist provides technical leadership and support regarding the management and analysis of energy data and information for the Provincial Health Services Authority including energy audits and consumption assessments; manages assigned projects including the measuring and reporting of key performance indicators and benchmarks; prepares business reports, memos, proposals, business cases and presentations to the Energy Manager or Director to identify best practices, generate consistent and comparable data across the PHSA and identify economies of scale to ensure optimal efficiency of the department and use of resources; identifies key energy issues and assumptions to facilitate the process and procedures to enable the accurate and timely completion of the annual planning process, approvals and implementation of changes to the operating and project plan; conducts financial, statistical, technical and workload analysis and research to track and monitor energy related projects, identifies variances and liaises with relevant stakeholders regarding changes to accommodate shifts in funding levels and/or identify remedial action.

You will

Gather and complete data entry and review of utility data (electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, as well as water and sewer) as a foundational task of the Energy Management Program, Supports quarterly and annual energy and carbon reporting processes and deliverables.
Gather, monitor and report on items such as energy audits and consumption assessments and provides financial, statistical, technical and workload analysis to drive energy management initiatives and sustainability projects.
Work with the Energy Coordinator to assess energy and consumption baselines and reports on the effectiveness of various energy initiatives; identifies opportunities for energy conservation projects and makes recommendations to the Energy Manager.
Manage assigned projects including measuring and reporting key performance indicators and benchmarks; forwards information to internal and external stakeholders for discussion.
Participate in the development of internal and external energy and sustainability strategies to support facility and organizational initiatives; develop business cases, reports and proposals for energy conservation and conduct related data analysis to identify best practices and to generate comparable data across the PHSA.
Provide technical support, planning and expertise to energy initiatives and participates on energy management and sustainability teams, committees and working groups; support training and on-going coaching for employee awareness programs in collaboration with the Manager, Environmental Sustainability and the Coordinator of Staff engagement.
Provide expertise regarding third party sponsored programs for energy conservation and efficiency initiatives and supports the PHSA’s participation in these programs.
Consult with stakeholders across the PHSA to research, prepare and support development of energy awareness programs and initiatives; identify key energy issues to facilitate the accurate and timely completion of the PHSA’s annual planning for energy conservation initiatives and projects including recommendations for changes.
Solicit and monitor internal and external feedback related to energy reduction efforts and recommends solutions; collaborate with the Energy and Sustainability team to encourage linkages with other Facilities teams; gather data and monitor performance of energy initiatives.
Assist in the implementation of projects to ensure project adherence and action timelines; assist the Energy Manager in any other energy efficiency and conservation related initiatives and projects.

You bring

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Building, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Business, Facilities Management, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management or equivalent level of education, plus a certificate in sustainable energy management, supplemented with one (1) to three (3) years’ recent related experience in an energy support role.

Proven initiative, judgment, decision making and problem solving capabilities. Proven ability to develop and maintain rapport with staff and other stakeholders. Ability to provide technical expertise, process management to support projects. Ability to identify issues and analyzes alternatives to provide decision support. Ability to provide needs analysis and support to internal users and consultants. Ability to provide insight and analysis, influence decision-making and to support interdisciplinary teams. Ability to work effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner. Ability to work independently and manage components of large engagements. Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Status: Temporary Full-time (July 2020 to March 2021) this position has the possibility of extension beyond March 31st, 2021.

Closing date: Review of candidates and interviews will begin shortly after July 13th, 2020 with the posting to remain open until filled.

Reference number: 95705

What we do Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.