Junior Project Manager

Jan 18, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023

Junior Project Manager

We transform the way people use energy.  

About the Organization

We’re a leading energy efficiency enterprise. We believe in the good things efficiency brings to our lives, and we come to work every day to make the world a better place – starting in our own province. We have successfully helped hundreds of thousands of families, businesses, non-profits, and institutions transform the way they use energy – and we will continue to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon future. Not only are we deeply committed to climate change, but we are also a multi-year winner of Canada's Greenest Employers and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.   


Our work has achieved more than $1 billion in energy savings and contributed over 24% of Nova Scotia’s GHG emission reductions since 2011. We’re passionate about ensuring that all Nova Scotians have equal access to our programs and understand that energy efficiency can help serve our communities and promote a socially equitable energy future. Find out more about how we are making an impact here: https://www.efficiencyone.ca/impact/

Why you’ll love working here: 

  • A culture that understands there is life outside of work and cares about their employees
  • An engaging, fun, and inclusive work environment
  • A holistic benefits package that starts on day one
  • Wellness initiatives and fitness challenges hosted throughout the year
  • Corporate gym memberships
  • Career growth and professional development opportunities
  • Being part of a team contributing to Nova Scotia’s goal of net-zero carbon by 2050.

If you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero, and help to build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!  


Want to know what it’s really like to work with us? Reach out to any one of our team members on LinkedIn to hear their firsthand experience at EfficiencyOne.


The Junior Project Manager is responsible for the coordination of internal projects on the Research & Development Engineering team. This individual will focus on Demand Response pilots and programs for launch throughout 2023, 2024, and 2025 and will be responsible for planning and overseeing that this project is completed in a timely fashion and within budget (the individual is not expected to be a subject matter expert in Demand Response).

This job requires the incumbent to be an analytical thinker who is technically orientated with effective project management skills for the completion of tasks on time and within budget in a fast-paced environment.


A snapshot of what you will be involved with:

  • Engaging key staff across the organization to design and develop project parameters
  • Planning and managing the activities of cross-functional project teams, including:
  • Training team members on key processes
  • Managing the performance of team members to ensure project completion on time, on budget, and at the highest possible level of quality
  • Create and maintain project plans in MS Project for the Web (P4W):
  • Report on timelines and key deliverables in P4W or Microsoft Power BI
  • Organize meetings within the project group including:
  • Meeting Scheduling
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating meeting agendas
  • Recording deliverables and assigning them to owners
  • Monitor the progress of initiative development and identify any issues that require escalation (e.g., an issue arises that requires the project sponsor, a subject matter expert from another department, or a decision from the governance committee) 
  • Develop and optimize internal operational tools, processes, resources, etc., continually improving in support of organizational goals through effective reporting, information flow and management, business processes, and organizational planning.


What Will Help You Succeed?

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Project Management Professional certification or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • 5 years of relevant project coordination/management experience
  • Proficiency with the MS Office 365 suite and related software
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic, positive can-do attitude, and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the engineering and planning team, as well as working groups including other departments as needed
  • Demonstrates integrity, quality, and attention to detail
  • Comfortable working on demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Power BI is considered an asset

What to expect in your first several weeks on the job:   

In the first week, expect to:

  • Meet the R&D Engineering team
  • Familiarize yourself with Efficiency Nova Scotia programs and services
  • Familiarize yourself with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s 2023/2025 DSM plan and its commitment re: Demand Response

In the first month, expect to:

  • Prepare DR project plans for approval by E1 executives and department heads
  • Support current DR pilots and programs which are in development or being delivered

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Manage project plans including:
    • Running project team meetings
    • Assigning tasks to project team members
    • Tracking and reporting on milestones and deliverables
  • Complete DR program and pilot designs with support from project teams
  • When appropriate, transition projects from design to delivery teams for implementation

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter, clearly articulating how you meet the above-noted qualifications. Applications can be submitted in confidence to Nicole Durdle at the link below:


EfficiencyOne is committed to fostering a culture that is supportive and values others, one that is grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, persons of minority sexual orientations, and gender identities