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November 22, 2012 - With a population of over 185,000 residents located within York Region in southern Ontario, the Town of Richmond Hill is currently hiring a:

Sustainable Energy Coordinator


November 22, 2012
By Alyssa Dalton

Reporting to the Manager Air Quality, Climate Change and Waste Policy, the Sustainable Energy Coordinator will lead and assist in the development, coordination and implementation of community greenhouse gas emission reduction programs and other climate change mitigation and air quality priority initiatives.

Responsibilities:
• To lead an inter-departmental working group to develop and implement a Sustainable Energy Conservation Plan for the Town;
• To coordinate annual energy conservation projects and reporting duties to ensure compliance with the Green Energy Act;
• To coordinate Town and community greenhouse gas emission inventories;  
• To develop and implement a Local Action Plan for greenhouse gas reduction in the community; and
• To develop a ‘centre of excellence’ for energy efficiency that will conduct research and provide advice on matters of community Planning and Development and to represent the Town in public forums on energy management issues.

The successful candidate will support these key functions by advocating on behalf of the Town for responsible and sustainable energy conservation programs with neighbouring municipalities, the Region, the province and like-minded stakeholders and environmental associations. The successful candidate will also be required to assist in coordinating and attending Environment Services Division events, some of which may be held in the evening or on weekends. In addition, he/she will be required to supervise consultants or contractors, including preparing contract documents and participate in the tendering and selection process.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience, complemented by a minimum of 5-7 years related experience and a minimum of 3-5 years specific energy management experience. You will understand the principles of climate change mitigation, adaptation and have experience in completing greenhouse gas inventories. This position requires familiarity with concepts of energy efficiency, generation and distribution including renewable energy sources, district energy programs and conservation strategies. Knowledge of relevant Federal, Provincial and Regional environmental laws, regulations, standards and guidelines, as well as functional knowledge of municipal energy conservation initiatives and trends is required.

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In addition, this position requires a team player with well developed interpersonal skills, organizational and project management skills, as well as the capability to deal effectively with the public and meet deadlines. He/she is equally adept at working independently with minimal supervision and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. The candidate has effective written and verbal communication skills and uses discretion to build good client relations. Competence with Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential, as is a working knowledge of project management applications and familiarity with energy conservation software. LEED certification would be an asset. In addition, the candidate must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated). The individual is required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire.

INTERESTED? Candidates can CLICK HERE to apply online for the position by December 5, 2012.

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