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Position: Energy Advisor / Residential Energy Conservation Consultant
Organization: Homesol Building Solutions Inc.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Help builders, designers, renovators and homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy. Make a real difference through healthier, more comfortable, affordable and sustainable homes.

Homesol Building Solutions has an opening for a qualified Energy Advisor (EA) to help deliver both new and existing home energy efficiency consulting services, including EnerGuide Rating System (v.15), ENERGY STAR, R-2000, LEED, Passive House and Net Zero / Carbon Neutral Homes.

Candidates not currently possessing an active v.15 EnerGuide Rating System Energy Advisor designation must pass the qualifying NRCan exams prior to being hired (exam training and scheduling details below).

Competencies to be successful in this job include knowledge of:

  • Site Safety
  • Client Communications, Report Writing and Computer Skills (HOT2000, Outlook, Word, Excel, SketchUp)
  • Geometry and Numeracy
  • Building Envelope Assemblies (Air, Weather and Vapour Barriers, Insulation, Windows, Framing, etc.)
  • Basics of Canadian House Construction and Deep Energy Retrofit Methods, incl. current building codes
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Building Science and the “House as a System” Approach
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Current EnerGuide Rating System and ENERGY STAR requirements
  • HOT2000 Modeling in v.11 including developing cost effective deep-energy Upgrades

Preferred candidates would have a minimum of 2 years of related post-secondary education (e.g.: Advanced Housing, Energy Management Technology, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Architectural Technologist, etc.) or equivalent experience. Prior HOT2K energy modeling, blower door testing experience and familiarity with energy conservation and green building principles an asset.

Applicants should be physically fit, able to climb ladders and carry equipment. Must be personable and outgoing, have good English oral and written communication skills and interact professionally with builders, designers, trades and homeowners. Own cell phone, reliable vehicle, good driving record, proof of car insurance and criminal record check are required, willing to work from home and travel regularly to jobsites within 100 kms. Trustworthy, organized and able to work independently without supervision. Candidates should possess high standards, have good time management, follow procedures well and deliver accurate results.

No piecework, no program funding boom & bust cycles. As a Certified B Corp we’re committed to higher ethical, environmental and social standards than our competitors. We provide steady work and exceed the Employment Standards Act, including flexible hours, income security, vacation / holiday pay, employer contributions, group benefits and bonuses, plus all equipment, training, and mileage paid. Starting pay $40,000 / year salary plus benefits for a 35 hour work week.

If you prefer to work as a self-employed Energy Advisor, you are ineligible for this position, but we may consider a business-to-business subcontractor / Service Organization agreement under certain conditions, including minimum of five years of experience, proof of qualifications and professional liability insurance.

Initial job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct residential energy evaluations
  • Prepare and provide reports and labels to clients
  • Organize, update and submit electronic file documentation

Additional training, continual professional development and long-term career advancement will be provided to successful candidates.

We can change the world, one house at a time. Join our team, heal the climate, reduce energy poverty (including in First Nations communities), and help deliver advanced new and existing homes built with respect for seven generations. Thank you in advance for your interest in working for Homesol, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Apply in writing:

Please send your CV with relevant training and experience along, with a Cover Letter outlining why you want to work for Homesol, to:

Ross Elliott

  • e-mail: relliott mask*
  • or mail to: Homesol Building Solutions Inc., 53 Herriott Street, Suite 202-B, Perth, ON K7H 1T5

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Homesol is an NRCan Licenced Service Organization and an equal opportunity employer.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 31 2018    ID: 49979