East Kootenay Community Energy Manager – Community Energy Association – East Kootenay

About You
You are passionate about climate action and communities. You are familiar with local government policy levers and have an interest in how they can be used to reduce energy use and emissions. You want to make a difference and through this position, you can guide communities to the most impactful actions. You like research, writing and customizing policy, coordinating pilot and demonstration projects, and facilitating implementation. You are keen to get out into communities and engage with local government staff, building industry partners, community organizations and the public to support climate and energy initiatives in the building, transportation and waste sectors.

About the Position
This role will support the implementation of climate and energy initiatives across the East Kootenay. Some of the things you can expect to be part of include:
Supporting community policy development and implementation (land use, buildings, transportation / EV-ready, and waste)
Conducting research, developing guides and template policy for local governments including carbon pollution standards, BC Energy Step Code, etc.
Developing and implementing demonstration/pilot projects for emerging technology and policy opportunities
Supporting implementation industry education, training and capital projects
Managing outreach and engagement around electric vehicle technology
The position is a mid-level role in a dynamic, small and growing organization.
Compensation: C2 Senior Band $65,000 – $85,000 (based on 35-hour work week)
Employment type: Permanent salaried staff (flexible 35 hours/week).
5 weeks vacation, plus statutory holidays
Location: East Kootenay
Workplace: Home office with allowance, or possibility of shared workspace if located in Fernie/Elk Valley
Competitive benefits package with Pacific Blue Cross

Key Skills & Experience
Vision, commitment, passion and energy; keen sense of the issues surrounding energy sustainability and climate action and the implications for local governments
High level of personal integrity with a strong sense of accountability for effective utilization of organization resources; maintains a high ethical standard
Fast learner and unafraid to ask questions
Excellent communication and engagement skills
Ability to synthesize issues and convey ideas, clearly, concisely and convincingly
Excellent, demonstrated oral and writing skills
Confident, motivating and inspiring communicator
Great attention to detail
Able to manage multiple and diverse projects and issues concurrently at a detailed level while not losing sight of the strategic direction
Comfortable with managing the design and logistics of training and education opportunities
Analytical, strategic and systems-thinker with ability to create and conceptualize the big picture while managing details and process components

Education and experience
Degree or equivalent experience related to local governments, urban or environmental planning, climate action, energy systems, renewable energy and energy efficiency
Additional professional experience in planning, engineering and sustainability would be considered an asset
Experience with local governments
Experience in outreach and engagement activities, or demonstration of public-facing engagement work
Strong planning, organizational and administrative skills
Knowledge of and/or interest in learning more about approaches to reducing energy and GHG emissions in communities including: community energy and emissions planning, high performance new construction, retrofits, electric vehicles, renewable heat technologies, policy development, and related areas

To Apply
Apply to HR@communityenergy.bc.ca by 9:00 AM Mountain time, Monday August 8nd, 2022, indicating you saw this posting at GoodWork. We thank all applicants for your interest; however, we will only contact those shortlisted for the position. NO telephone inquiries please.