Sustainable Energy Specialist

District of Saanich


Sustainable Energy Specialist

Temporary Full Time Position
(Approximately 12 months)

The Technical Services Section in the Engineering 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; including one of the following:  graduate degree in business, planning, public policy, sustainability, resource management or a related business field or Certified Energy Manager designation under the Canadian Institute of Energy Training or Sustainable Energy Management credentials such as 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. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $44.95 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits. Job description and competition information can be found at Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019 quoting competition 19104 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email  As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Organization: District of Saanich
Location: Saanich, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Sustainability, Energy Management
Posted: April 30, 2019, 12:40 pm
Expires: May 22, 2019, 11:45 pm

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