Senior Energy Manager at EfficiencyOne

Sep 18, 2023 - Oct 18, 2023

About EfficiencyOne 

Our core values are Integrity, Innovation, and Partnership. 

EfficiencyOne is a leading efficiency enterprise. We work with a number of outstanding partners to supply cost-effective energy efficiency and carbon mitigation services in Nova Scotia and beyond.  We transform the way people use energy. Together, we help people achieve their energy goals, save money, conserve resources, improve well-being, and combat climate change. Investing in energy efficiency comes with many benefits—lower heating bills, more comfortable spaces, new jobs in your community, and a smaller overall carbon footprint. To date, our work has achieved over $4 billion in energy savings and contributed to 22% of Nova Scotia’s GHG emission reductions. If there’s a better way to improve energy efficiency, we’ll find it.

Find out more about how we are making an impact here: 

We embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or whom you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise). 


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  
  • An awesome benefits package that starts on day one and a competitive salary 
  • Wellness initiatives and fitness challenges hosted throughout the year. 
  • Corporate gym memberships 
  • Career growth and professional development opportunities  
  • Being part of a team and contributing to Nova Scotia’s goal of 2050 net-zero carbon   

Do you want to be part of an organization that has an ambitious plan to support the transition to net zero by 2050, and help to build a thriving, resilient future for Nova Scotians - then you belong here!   

What You’ll Be Doing 

Reporting to the Manager of Energy Management Services, the Senior Energy Manager is responsible for developing and managing the performance of an engineering team (6-10). The industries that the Senior Energy Manager will be responsible for will be Municipalities (CBRM, HRM, Roving), Public Housing, and First Nations. This role will also provide strategic support to customers to promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. 

  • Responsible for recognizing accomplishments, setting annual performance goals for all team members, and providing ongoing coaching, challenging assignments, and opportunities for learning and development to help employees achieve personal, team, and corporate goals. 
  • Oversee target plans (budget, setting targets, forecasting) and identify potential risks of not meeting energy and budget targets and develop mitigation strategies where applicable. 
  • Responsible for collaborating with Business Development Managers to develop, negotiate, and administer Energy Manager contracts. 
  • Provide strategic support to customer portfolio and perform routine engagement with partners (clients and placement sponsors) to evaluate customer satisfaction. 
  • Develop and oversee funding mechanisms for energy management placements.  
  • Share technical advice on emerging and existing technologies, program delivery frameworks, algorithms used in claiming savings, and process improvements. 
  • Support Service Delivery and Regulatory teams during impact evaluations and verifications, which could include technology research, technical analysis, discussions with the evaluator and verifier staff, and reviewing and commenting on technical aspects of evaluator and verifier reports.  
  • Executing other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Manager, Energy Management Services. 

What Will Help You Succeed? 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering and eligible to practice as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant engineering experience. 
  • Strong leader with demonstrated experience effectively delegating, coaching, and providing clear direction and oversight to a team of direct reports ensuring an alignment of department goals with organizational strategic priorities. 
  • Excellent understanding of best practices in demand-side management program design, administration, and evaluation 
  • Proficient with the use of RETScreen Expert or other energy modeling software 
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, take initiative, handle multiple tasks, and work to a high standard in an environment with tight timelines/deadlines. 
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required. 

Nice to Have: 

  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation. 
  • Knowledge of energy management topics including peak demand reduction strategies, change management, strategic energy management, energy management information systems, and other related subjects. 
  • Industry/technical knowledge related to energy efficiency measures, energy auditing, energy modeling, facility/portfolio energy benchmarking, and evaluating energy savings for efficiency measures. 
  • Direct experience working with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on demand-side management initiatives or working with the Provincial government on energy efficiency programs. 

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

In the first week, expect to:  

  • Meet with the EfficiencyOne Engineering Manager and Services team. 
  • Develop a high-level plan for the first 90 days in your role as a Senior Energy Manager 
  • Be prepared to read! EfficiencyOne Energy Manager service manual, business program manuals, protocols on measurement and verification, energy auditing guidelines, example reports from Energy Managers, and examples of other organizations’ energy management plans. Ensuring you are familiar with both technical resources and reference material is critical to executing your short-term plan on-site. 
  • Meet with the Energy Managers who will report to you and learn about your portfolio of customers. 

In the first month, expect to:  

  • Become familiar with the people and organizations within the sector. Organizational awareness includes understanding people that influence projects, and are familiar with the facilities and the processes i.e., procurement, budget planning, etc. 
  • Review ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems and apply it to your present and future planning. 
  • Meet with Efficiency NS Program Managers to get a better understanding of project incentives and program processes. 
  • Meet with other EfficiencyOne Senior Energy Managers to bounce ideas around on strategies and tactics that will increase your influence and positive impact on the account organization; and 
  • Meet with the consultant network to explore their services that could be beneficial for your account. 

In the first three months, expect to:  

  • Establish monitoring, tracking, and reporting for your customer portfolio.  
  • On-site energy audits with Energy Managers to become familiar with your direct report’s customer facilities.   
  • Develop goals and objectives for the year that align with team, departmental, and organizational goals.  


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.