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Corporate Energy Specialist
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

November 22, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 3249 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Parks, Recreation and Culture
Job Description: Surrey has had an ambitious sustainability agenda for over a decade, including ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transportation, buildings, and solid waste. As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, and being over 500,000 people already, working in the City of Surrey provides one of the best opportunities to address climate change in British Columbia.
In partnership with BC Hydro, the City of Surrey requires a full-time Corporate Energy Specialist to work within the Sustainability Office. The main objective of the position is to lead the transition of City facilities and fleets to low-emission operations, including BC Hydro’s new low-carbon electrification (LCE) focus. The position reports to the Climate & Energy Manager, but regularly works across multiple departments, particularly with Facilities. One of the first priorities will be to work with the Climate & Energy Manager to update the City’s Corporate Emissions Action Plan (CEAP) and GHG reduction targets, including engaging and collaborating with Facilities, Fleets, and Finance.
• Strategically implement the City’s CEAP.
• Identify and recommend opportunities for energy savings and GHG reductions (including but not limited to: coordinating and reviewing energy audits, identifying and leveraging external resources and incentives, initiating and supporting related projects).
• Explore funding mechanisms to advance corporate energy efficiency initiatives and GHG reduction opportunities including partnerships BC Hydro, FortisBC, and other levels of government.
• Maintain benchmarking efforts to track, measure, and compare energy use and GHG emissions across the City’s building stock and with other similar buildings using Energy Star Portfolio Manager and support the City’s participation in a voluntary benchmarking program.
• Track and report on corporate energy use, fuel consumption, and GHG emissions.
• Compile and report on community energy and GHG emissions inventories, as well as other Sustainability Office reporting requirements.
• Develop, implement, and enforce effective conservation practices by working with facility managers to modify processes, building control settings, and schedules (e.g., demand response program) and to make recommendations on equipment selection.
• Develop and manage a new annual process involving renewable natural gas (RNG) allocations and Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits.
• Lead the City’s Energy Smart Team/Green Team in alignment with the Energy Wise Network.
• Establish and maintain effective communication and coordination across departments within the City as well as with the public and external organizations as required.
• Liaise with BC Hydro to ensure applicable agreements and program requirements are met.
• Perform other related duties, including supporting community GHG reduction efforts.

Skill Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate should have 5+ years of work experience and at least one of the following:
• Masters designation in building science, business or finance, sustainability or appropriate energy or engineering field.
• Registered Professional Engineer.
• Registered Engineering Technologist.
• Certified Energy Manager.
• BCIT Sustainable Energy Management Associate.
• UBC Masters in Clean Energy.
The successful candidate will also have a suitable combination of the following:
• Experience with local government and institutional processes, and preferably knowledge of relevant legislation and bylaws.
• Substantive knowledge in the fields of energy and carbon management and building mechanical and electrical systems.
• Familiarity and knowledge of zero-emission and highly energy efficient technologies.
• Knowledge of and/or experience with building energy benchmarking and performance tracking.
• Ability to develop compelling business cases and write comprehensive reports.
• Experience with basic financial analysis and preparing and managing budgets.
• Ability to facilitate meetings and build consensus among internal stakeholders and teams.
• Excellent problem-solving, analysis, and implementation skills.
• Proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point (and preferably SoFi energy management and corporate sustainability software).
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills for all levels in an organization.
Salary: Competitive with a comprehensive benefit package.
Additional Information: Please apply online @ to Job ID 3249.
Address: 14245 - 56th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3X 3A2, Canada
Opening Date: November 6, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: November 22, 2019 04:30 PM