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Project Coordinator – Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Specialist

We are seeking a renewable energy and energy efficiency expert to join our Project Development Team in the role of Project Coordinator. This individual will be responsible for identifying potential renewable energy generation projects and energy efficiency initiatives in small rural and remote communities in BC that currently rely on diesel generation.
The position offers a unique opportunity to work with our team and clients to make a tangible impact by contributing to innovative Indigenous-led sustainable development projects that reduce GHG emissions.
We offer flexible remote work arrangements but also require employees to be at our Nanaimo office 2-3 days per month for department-wide collaboration, skill development and team building. Travel to communities across BC, including remote communities will be required.

• Identify community and commercial-scale renewable energy project opportunities
• Gather information and data from communities and stakeholders
• Analyze community load data, forecast future loads, and identify demand side management opportunities
• Write renewable energy feasibility studies and technical reports
• Coordinate tasks to ensure quality, consistency, and the completion of deliverables
• Maintain clear records of the tasks, activities, and details of your work
• Communicate technical findings and recommendations to First Nation clients and other stakeholders both in writing and verbally
• Synthesize renewable energy and energy efficiency assessments into actionable Community Energy Plans (CEPs) that reflect community priorities
• Coordinate contractors, complete monthly progress reporting, maintain communication records and submit reports to funders
• Provide critical thinking to guide the de-risking of complex renewable energy projects
• Review and edit the work of others, providing critical insights to align recommendations with community priorities and concerns
• Assist in the advancement of project proposals, including grant writing and reporting
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor/manager

• Bachelor’s degree or diploma in related field (or equivalent years of experience)
• Demonstrated knowledge of renewable energy resources and technologies
• Demonstrated knowledge of energy efficiency principles
• Demonstrated experience identifying energy efficiency solutions
• Demonstrated experience with load analysis and forecasting
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and assignments
• Must have experience contributing to renewable energy project feasibility studies
• Must have strong understanding of GHG inventories and analyses
• Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• An understanding of Indigenous Peoples and the history of colonization in Canada is considered a strong asset
• Knowledge of hydrogen and emerging energy generation technologies considered an asset
• Registered Energy Advisor (or similar) considered an asset
• Project Management Professional (PMP) designation considered an asset
• Understanding of funding procurement and experience tracking budgets considered an asset
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite
• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

We thank all those who apply, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.
As per s.42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to Indigenous applicants.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Salary: $60,000-70,000 per year
Benefits: Eligible for extended health benefits after completion of 3-month probationary period
Deadline to apply: August 12th, 2022