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District of Saanich

Sustainable Energy Specialist

Date posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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Temporary Full Time Position

(Approximately 12 months)

The Sustainability Section in the Planning Department is seeking a Sustainable Energy Specialist who will be responsible for the formulation, implementation and on-going management of key corporate and community-wide energy policies, projects and programs that promote and work towards long-term sustainability and achievement of the District of Saanich greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. This position is funded through the FortisBC Climate Action Partners Program. The successful candidate will provide research, analysis, technical expertise, advice and guidance to Council and senior staff, Municipal departments, community groups and the public on energy efficiency, renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategies including emerging technologies. In addition, the Sustainable Energy Specialist will coordinate contractors/consultants, related budgets and successfully implement energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor degree in sustainability, planning, resource management or a related field; Energy Management Credentials preferred, including one of the following: Certified Energy Manager under the Canadian Institute of Energy Training, BCIT SEMAC (Sustainable Energy Management Associate Certificate) or UBC Masters in Clean Energy - Completion of the Energy Efficiency Module; six years of relevant experience in planning and implementing energy management, renewable energy and/or sustainability projects and initiatives; working knowledge of green building certifications; previous experience in project management, supervision of contractors/consultants, preparing and managing project budgets, public engagement, policy development and securing grant funding and a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

This is a C.U.P.E Local 2011 position with a wage of $40.42 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. This is an open until filled posting. Please apply quoting competition 171.17 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email careers@saanich.ca. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Specialties Desired:
CEM Certified Energy Manager
Energy Sector
Government & Infrastructure

Rebecca Newlove, Manager of Sustainability
District of Saanich
770 Vernon Avenue
Victoria BC V8X2W7
Phone: 2504757118 
Fax: 2504755430

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