Energy Specialist

BC Housing - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Under the direction of the Manager, Energy and Sustainability, the Energy Specialist establishes and/or identifies and enhances energy efficiency opportunities at BC Housing, both throughout the properties it administers and manages, as well as at its corporate offices. The position provides technical and reporting support for energy retrofit projects, new construction projects, education projects, and in-house sustainability programs. The Energy Specialist collects utility data for energy use performance tracking and greenhouse gas emission reporting. The position also develops energy efficiency and sustainability design standards, and operator engagement programs. The Energy Specialist explores, develops and promotes business cases around sustainability and energy conservation related projects.


The successful candidate will have the following:
Must possess at least one of the following:
BCIT SEMAC (Sustainable Energy Management Associate Certificate)
UBC Masters in Clean Energy or Engineering Leadership: Completion of the Energy Efficiency Module
Douglas College Building Energy and Resources Management or PEAK program certificate
Proof of passing the Certified Energy Manager exam under the Canadian Institute for Energy Training
Masters’ degree in sustainability and planning

Training an asset in the following:
FortisBC Gas courses
BC Hydro courses
BOMA eEnergyTraining for Building Operators
Ecotrust Canada's Climate Smart training workshop
LEED, Passive House, or Net Zero Energy training

Experience in the following:
At least 5 years work experience in a field related to energy efficiency or sustainability
Experience in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability projects
Experience with Case study report writing
Experience in developing business cases and detailed report writing
Experience with financial analyses, budget preparation and budget management
Experience in maintenance and management of electrical and lighting systems, mechanical systems including HVAC systems and cooling plants

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.

Considerable knowledge of energy efficient technologies through implementation of a project
Considerable knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, and green building systems
Considerable knowledge of energy and economic analysis tools (Greenhouse gas emissions, Life-cycle cost analysis, ROI, NPV, payback)
Considerable knowledge of the BC Building Code
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Proficiency in Technical and Case Study report writing and in using MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
Ability to read and critique construction drawings and building envelope assessment reports
Ability to estimate construction costs for new construction, renovation and building envelope repair projects
Ability to work under deadlines, with a high level of attention to details
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner and display a high degree of judgement, discretion and decision-making ability
Ability to create and present educational materials

How to Apply:
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.