Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Manager (Term- 3 years)

Nov 5, 2021 - Dec 6, 2021



Employment Opportunity

Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Manager (Term- 3 years)



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.

The Town of Bridgewater is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. At the Town of Bridgewater, 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


Reporting to the Energize Bridgewater Project Director, the Energize Bridgewater Senior Energy Manager will lead the development of engineering solutions for the Energize Bridgewater with a 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 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 managing the contract with the service delivery partner and their energy auditors, advisors, and others in the provision of building science expertise, and including high-level guidance and support to clients.  The Senior Energy 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.  The Senior Energy Manager works as part of an interdisciplinary development and service delivery team that includes other technical, financial, and community engagement specialists.


Let's call it what it is– you’re a unicorn. You have that rare and unique gift that allows you to turn ideas into reality and you have the track record to prove it. You can conceptualize an idea then figure out exactly how to make it work in a very practical, solutions-focused way. You do this with an arsenal of technical skills, sharpened and honed to a razor’s edge by your experience.  What’s more (and what really makes you sparkle) is your ability to do all this with a conglomerate of team members and other stakeholders all of whom rely on you for your technical savvy. You understand and value that not even a unicorn can be an island and your ability collaborate is second to none. Ultimately though, your heart and passion are what drives you. The ability to lift others up using all of your amazing skills and expertise is what gets you out of bed everyday and you’ve been looking for the right project that allows you to give back and make a real difference in peoples lives. If you’re seeing yourself in this description, oh my, have we got the project for you!


Education and Certification:

  • Post-secondary degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical), building sciences, or related field (Masters or PhD an asset).
  • Professional Engineer designation a strong asset. 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) a strong asset.
  • Certification or training in project management (e.g., PPM) or construction management / administration (e.g., CCM / CAPM) an asset.
  • Certification or training in energy education or literacy an asset.

‚ÄčExperience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Must be eligible to work in Canada.

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


  • 3-year term position (approximate)
  • Salary: $65,000 - 84,000, 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# TOBSEM_2021

Deadline to apply: November 24, 2021

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