Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Program Manager (Term- 4 year)

Apr 8, 2021 - Apr 24, 2021

Employment Opportunity

Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Program Manager (Term- 4 year)


Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming. Winner of a GLOBE award in 2018 as well as the national Smart Cities Challenge in 2019, the community's Energize Bridgewater program has been recognized for its approach to innovation in a municipal setting.

Through this program, the Town is moving toward a transition to a clean, energy efficient economy within 30 years, while simultaneously lifting its residents out of energy poverty, a condition that affects nearly 40% of the population. With funding in place for the next five years, Bridgewater is expanding its sustainability team by seeking highly motivated professionals who want to be at the forefront of climate, energy, and social innovation in Canada.


Reporting to the Energize Bridgewater Project Manager, the Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Program Manager will lead the development of engineering solutions for the Energize Bridgewater program, which is a nationally-recognized Smart Cities initiative.  Their primary responsibility is to manage the design, prototyping, and evaluation of a community-wide Energy Management System that will provide advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for the Town’s residential, institutional, and commercial sectors, with the objective on enabling affordable deep energy retrofits.  As part of that program, the Senior Energy Program Manager will oversee the provision of high-quality technical services for program clients, including energy assessments, options analysis, retrofit planning, contractor coordination, measurement and verification, and client education.  This will be delivered by directing energy auditors, advisors, and others in the provision of building science expertise, and high-level guidance and support to clients.  The Senior Energy Program Manager will collaborate in the development and prototyping of an advanced Energy Management Information System (EMIS) to supply energy performance information to program clients.  This performance information will be used for ongoing energy opportunity analysis as well as post-retrofit measurement and verification.  As a secondary objective, the Senior Energy Program Manager will lead the development and deployment of community-scale clean energy systems.  The Senior Energy Program Manager works as part of an interdisciplinary development and service delivery team that includes other technical, financial, and community engagement specialists.



  • Post-secondary degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical), building sciences, or related field (Masters or PhD an asset).



  • Professional Engineer designation required. Must be a member in good standing with Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS) or other provincial regulating body.

  • Energy management certification (e.g., Certified Energy Manager, Certification in Community Energy Management) a strong asset.

  • Building energy science certification or training (e.g., energy auditing, measurement & verification, Passive House design, LEED design) a strong asset.



  • Minimum 5 years engineering experience.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience managing complex energy programs or initiatives with business analysis responsibility.

  • Experience in energy engineering, utility cost analysis, facilities management, life cycle cost analysis with strong project management and estimating background.

  • Experience in any of the following considered an asset:

    • Smart cities initiatives

    • Public sector / public energy utility

    • Community services sector and/or poverty alleviation

    • Familiarity with MindManager software


  • Building energy science, construction and renovation methods, renewable energy technologies, and related knowledge systems.

  • Energy modelling software (e.g., RET Screen, Hot2000, Carrier HAP) and associated methodologies.

  • Building Automation Systems (BAS) a strong asset.

  • Community energy program design and evaluation a strong asset.

  • Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) a strong asset.

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Internet of Things (IoT) a strong asset.


  • Solution-oriented with a high sense of quality, attention to detail, accuracy, efficiency, and success meeting tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to report accurately and regularly, including proactive escalation of issues.

  • Appraise situations quickly and adopt an effective course of action.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Convey technical information effectively to various audiences, including non-technical stakeholders.

  • Organize one’s own and other’s work, prioritize, and delegate effectively.

  • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Visit www.bridgewater.ca to view the full job description for this position.


  • 4-year term position (approximate)

  • Salary: $72,000 - $91,000, commensurate with experience.

  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


Interested individuals should forward a resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Ashley Chase, Human Resources Officer


Competition# TOBSEPM_2021

Deadline to apply: April 23, 2021

While we thank you for your interest, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

  • The Town of Bridgewater is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. We are committed to treating people fairly, with respect and dignity, and to offering equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance — free from discrimination or harassment because of Age, Race, Colour, Religion, Creed, Ethnic, national or aboriginal origin, Sex (including pregnancy and pay equity), Sexual orientation, Physical disability, Mental disability, Family status, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code.

  • The Town of Bridgewater is committed to the principles of the Accessibility Act. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Ashley.chase@mjsb.ca.