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Position: Senior Sustainability Planner and Energy Coordinator
Organization: Town of Halton Hills
Location: Halton Hills, Halton Region, Ontario

12 Month Contract
POSTING No. 201815

Come join our team! We are looking for a candidate that shares our corporate values of Honesty, Excellence, Team, Fun, Creativity and Respect. These values are second nature for the successful candidate and are demonstrated in their work and interactions with colleagues and the community.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Sustainability and Climate Change this position will manage the energy and climate change mitigation portfolio and the integration of sustainable development principles in land use planning decisions. This position will also be responsible for the development and implementation of a wide range of sustainability plans, policies and strategies, and serve as the Town’s “energy champion/subject matter expert”. As required, this position will provide advice to Council, Town departments, the public and external agencies.


  • Lead the development, implementation and updates to the corporate and community components of the Mayor’s Community Energy Plan
  • Manage the Town’s Energy Management Information System (EMIS), including developing and implementing a corporate energy use reporting program
  • Manage the Town’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements required under the Ontario Green Energy Act
  • Lead the Corporate Energy Management Team and the Town’s participation in the Compact of Mayors program
  • Explore, develop, collaborate on and implement corporate and community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects as well as energy-related Communication, Engagement and Behaviour Change Action Plan for corporate and community stakeholders
  • Contribute to the completion of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program
  • Lead the Town’s Green Development Standards and Green Development Leadership Awards program and ensure compatibility between the Green Development Standards and the policy direction of higher orders of Government
  • Lead and implement various sustainability plans such as the Integrated Community Sustainability Strategy, the Corporate Sustainability Action Plan and the Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Develop key performance indicators, track data, analyze and prepare reports
  • Support the Sustainability Outreach Officer with the development of the biennial State of Sustainability Profile
  • Participate on the Town’s Development Review Committee, Staff Sustainability Team, Town Sustainability Implementation Committee and other Steering and Technical Advisory Committees for various projects as required
  • Act as the chair and administrator for the Corporate Energy Management Team
  • Organize energy management, climate change and sustainability training for Town staff, Council and community stakeholders in collaboration with the Sustainability Outreach Officer
  • Lead and participate in community consultations
  • Collaborate on the development of draft communication, education and engagement materials with the Sustainability Outreach Officer
  • Research and keep current on new sustainability approaches, and energy technologies, industry trends and applicable legislation
  • Research, identify and apply for, and manage external grants and incentives
  • Provide input into planning studies, including Secondary Plans and Official Plan policies
  • Prepare reports and presentations related for internal (i.e. Council and Committees) and external stakeholders
  • Perform other job related duties as required

You possess:

  • Four (4) year university Degree/Post-secondary degree and/or professional designation in Sustainability, Energy Management, Planning and/or related programs
  • Possess a full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP)
  • Ten (10) years of on the job experience in energy management, sustainability, environmental sciences, and/or land-use planning, preferably in a municipal environment
  • In depth knowledge of regional, provincial and federal policies, regulations, laws, standards, guidelines, trends and initiatives and an understanding of municipal governance in Ontario
  • Understanding of the principles of sustainability, climate change, energy management and renewable energy
  • Knowledge of corporate energy management
  • Proven project management, research and analysis skills
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, oral and social media communication skills
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and human relations skills
  • Exceptional leadership, influencing, and negotiation skills
  • Proven conceptual thinking and strategic planning skills
  • Experienced in leading change management initiatives and implementing best practices
  • Demonstrated engagement, consultation, presentation and facilitation skills


The rate for this contract position is $47.94 - $57.07 per hour (based on $87,250 - $103,869 per annum). This position will involve attendance at evening Council and committee meetings, and weekend public events when required.


Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Town by 4:30 p.m., April 3, 2018. Please quote Posting No. 201815 on your cover letter. Please apply using only one method of application below.

Attn: Human Resources
Town of Halton Hills
1 Halton Hills Drive
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

Posting No. 201815

Email: humanresources mask* (preferred)

We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Town of Halton Hills is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Human Resources.

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GoodWork ID: 44598       Date posted to Mar 12 2018