As part of TransformTO: Climate Action for Healthy, Equitable and Prosperous Toronto, new positions were created to support the enhancement of the Better Buildings Partnership and the implementation of the goals and actions emerging from the TransformTO initiative. The Energy Consultant will provide technical expertise and support the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking initiative for large private buildings to advance Toronto's energy conservation and demand management programs and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
- Develops strategies for energy conservation and demand management and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in City buildings and infrastructure
- Conducts analysis of energy conservation and demand management policies, strategies and programs including emissions and environmental impact assessment. Compiles data, interprets research and statistical information and conducts numerical analysis in order to prepare reports and make recommendations
- Reviews and evaluates data on existing and past conservation and demand management programs and technologies. Makes recommendations on new standards and practices
- Conducts environmental impact analysis of recommended standards and programs. Analyzes environmental impacts of energy consumption
- Drafts terms of reference and acts as project leader for technical studies. Analyzes results and prepares reports recommending appropriate action and alternatives
- Drafts requests for proposals from consultants for technical studies and projects
- Drafts pre-qualification terms of external consultants. Drafts requests for proposals for technical assistance, evaluates proposals and makes recommendations in their selection. Liaises with various Divisions in drafting and developing the terms of contract agreements
- Liaises with other Divisions, agencies, corporations and public/private sector organizations to provide advice on technical, program development and implementation issues and provides advice to other stakeholders on energy matters and updates on technical developments and current energy trends
- Conducts surveys of energy agencies by sectional areas on energy conservation and generation and contributes to the development of the data and information management system for the section
- Develops materials for energy efficiency promotional events
- Replies to public inquiries on energy conservation and demand management
- Participates in seminars and public presentations to assist in promotion activities. Conducts field visits to carry out program activities
- Reviews energy codes and standards and maintains section’s reference documents on legislative requirements, energy related technologies and energy conservation and demand management programs
- Reviews and provides analysis of reports and submissions to the City by various utilities
- Participates in inter-agency and multi-disciplinary technical committees
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, Applied Sciences, Engineering Technology, or a related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Certification as an energy manager, building operator, building science specialist, building commissioning, energy auditor, master inspector, measurement and verification specialist, or similar credential
- Experience with program development and policy design related to energy efficiency and conservation demand management.
- Experience in preparing comprehensive business reports and making recommendations to senior management.
- Experience engaging with various stakeholders to consult on proposals.
You must also have:
- Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of staff within the City and other organizations.
- Detailed knowledge of energy conservation practices and technologies in commercial, industrial & residential buildings.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and establish good working relationships with staff at all levels in the organization as well as external clients.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and deal with conflicting work demands in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
- Ability to undertake numerical and data analyses.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. MS Excel, Word).
- Demonstrated ability to use energy management, benchmarking and analysis software such as Portfolio Manager
- Strong presentation and report writing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to administer energy conservation and demand management programs.
- Ability to work under minimum supervision.
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