This position will work with the Director and a professional engineer to deliver programs specifically designed to improve the energy efficiency of campus buildings through modelling energy performance, calculating projected reductions, monitoring actual reductions and conducting systems optimization. Further the intern will work with engineering and technical staff to;
- Identify and investigate of energy and water savings opportunities related to mechanical systems
- Refine energy and water savings tracking systems and calculate Green House Gas emissions reductions
- Assist with the quantification of energy retrofit costs and potential savings
- Identify and investigate opportunities to optimize the performance of existing measures
- Document and measure performance and prepare energy performance reports
- Provide research and data support for the renewal of a University Green House Gas reductions strategy
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical from a recognized Canadian university with experience in sustainability, energy performance, and system optimization in a campus environment with a central plant and a district energy distribution and heating and cooling systems.
- conducting research and data analysis,
- assisting with lifecycle cost assessment
- conducting experiments methodically, analyze data and interpret results
- Identify, formulate and produce effective solutions to emerging problems
- drafting technical report and memos to communicate findings
Effective written and oral communication and team collaborative skills.
This position will work with the Director and a professional engineer to deliver programs specifically designed to improve the energy efficiency of campus buildings which will reduce the environmental footprint of the campus and specifically reduce the consumption of non-rewable natural resources and decrease green house gas production from campus buildings.
The University of Manitoba is committed to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its facilities while maintaining or improving occupant comfort. Campus buildings make up the largest percentage of green house gas emissions from all campus sources. Since 1990, the University has reduced its natural gas consumption by 45%, electricity consumption by 25%, and water consumption by 70% through improvements to its mechanical and electrical systems.
This internship will help train the next generation of energy engineers while improving the energy performance and sustainability of university facilities.