Analyst, Renewables in Remote Communities Program – Pembina Institute

Roles and Responsibilities
Work collaboratively and effectively with the Pembina RiRC team, provincial, territorial and federal governments, the utility sector, industry, academic and non-profit stakeholders involved in eliminating diesel dependency in remote communities
Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of diesel and renewable energy systems under the Renewables in Remote Communities Program
Advocate for diesel reduction and climate and energy policy solutions to provincial and territorial governments, and to local electric utilities, that promote and prioritize Indigenous-led clean energy projects
Create high-quality project deliverables, including financial analysis and Excel models, reports and presentations

Skills and Qualifications
Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:
A minimum of an undergraduate degree in energy/environmental science, sustainable development, clean energy or engineering
Understanding of and respect for Indigenous culture and history; a broad understanding of Indigenous and Treaty Rights, Canada’s efforts and direction on Truth and Reconciliation and United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People
Demonstrated knowledge of social and political opportunities and challenges for Indigenous People in Canada
Experience with challenges faced by remote communities relating to human capacity, limited economic development opportunities, and the desire to transition to renewable energy sources
Solid understanding of challenges and barriers associated with remote communities and fossil fuel energy dependence
Appreciation for the range of solutions to reduce diesel in remote communities (energy conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy) and the areas diesel reduction could be achieved (housing, renewable electricity generation in microgrids, buildings, transportation)
Knowledge of leading remote communities and Indigenous communities that have made considerable progress to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and the solutions deployed
Experience in the economics of microgrid energy systems; financial and technical analysis of diesel and renewable energy systems; analysis of greenhouse gas emissions of fossil fuels used in remote communities; and understanding of the local environmental, health and social impacts of diesel reliance in remote communities
An understanding of economic comparisons between different energy system choices
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and strong interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and results-oriented, with strong drive and initiative to succeed

Compensation and Benefits
The salary rate is competitive for an analyst in the non-profit environmental sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:
extended health and dental
four weeks of holidays per year
flexible work hours
RRSP plan
training and development opportunities
Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

To Apply
Email your cover letter and resume to . Please ensure the following:
Subject line includes AnalystRiRC contract and your last name
Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position
Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience
Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
example: smithm-application-AnalystRiRC.pdf
Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, January 10, 2021