Acadia University - Sustainability Office - Energy Projects Coordinator

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Job description

The Energy Projects Coordinator reports to the Director of Facilities and a professional engineer. They will work closely with Project Managers, the Systems Engineering Manager and Sustainability Coordinator as well as other members of physical plant services and contractors. The intern will provide support to energy management projects, develop programs designed to improve the energy efficiency of campus buildings, and explore renewable energy projects in order to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions on campus. This is an opportunity to help solve complex problems, gain valuable experience in energy management and building operations and to contribute to Acadia University’s sustainability goals.

Please note: Applicants must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • A post-secondary graduate;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status; and
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance during their internship.

Application deadline: February 9, 2018 4:30pm.

Required qualifications
  • Bachelor of Mechanical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering from a recognized Canadian university with academic or work experience related to energy and/or facilities management. 
  • Experience in energy performance, sustainability, and building system optimization. Experience in a campus environment is an asset.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Knowledge and interest of new and emerging trends in the areas of energy efficiency and GHG emissions reductions.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with renewable energy technology, wind, solar, or geothermal.
  • Knowledge and/or experience conducting GHG emissions inventories.
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience in Microsoft Office, experience with learning new software platforms.

The following qualifications are desirable, but not required: Experience with energy audits, GHG emissions accounting, LEED, CEM or related energy efficiency credentials. 

Please describe how this position aims to protect the environment or create a positive environmental outcome

This position is focused on working with the facilities and sustainability management team to analyse and improve building and system efficiency to reduce energy use on campus. The Energy Projects Coordinator will also help to explore and implement renewable energy projects to reduce GHG emissions and explore new and emerging technologies for campus. 

Please describe how this position is related to the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics fields

This role involves analyzing building mechanical and electrical engineering systems and data management systems to identify improvements and help implement new projects. It also involves analyzing data and other information and preparing technical reports with recommendations for engineering and sustainability staff. The Energy Projects Coordinator will also help quantify and track GHG emissions.   

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