Position: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator
Organization: Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) was founded in 1905 and today represents urban municipalities including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities and more than 85% of Albertans. It is a dynamic and evolving association, advocating the interests of members to the provincial and federal orders of government and other stakeholders.
AUMA provides leadership in advocating local government interests to the Provincial Government and other organizations, and provides services that address the needs of its membership. To contribute to achieving those objectives, staff demonstrate professional, positive attitudes in their interactions with government officials, members, customers, and Board and Committee members.
The AUMA attracts and retains competent, effective and dedicated employees and assists employees in developing and refining the skills and competence required to achieve the objectives of AUMA. Relations between employees and managers are open and direct, leading to an excellent work environment, clear communications, and a positive attitude.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator (Municipal Climate Change Action Centre)
Reporting to a Program Lead in the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), the Project Coordinator supports a Program Lead to ensure that the evaluation, implementation and verification of MCCAC climate change mitigation and energy efficiency projects are successfully executed.
The MCCAC was established in 2009 and operates as a partnership between the Alberta Climate Change Office, Alberta Municipal Affairs, Energy Efficiency Alberta, Rural Municipalities Alberta (RMA) and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) to help municipalities take action on climate change. As trustee of the grant, AUMA serves as the employer of the MCCAC.
On behalf of funding partners, the MCCAC administers a suite of climate change mitigation programs. MCCAC provides participants with technical assistance and grant funding to help communities across Alberta reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
In March 2018, the MCCAC was provided with $54 million in funding from the Government of Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan which will be used to expand and develop programs that advance the development of community renewable energy generation, enhance energy efficiency within municipal and community buildings, promote the installation of solar PV on schools, and enable the greening of municipal fleet assets.
Note: This is a term position with funding extending to June, 2023
- Developing relationships with program participants, and program partners to identify and address their needs and remove barriers to participation.
- Applying industry and academic knowledge and consulting skills to the implementation of renewable energy, specifically solar PV, and energy efficiency projects and MCCAC programs.
- Assist with execution of funding applications and agreements including expressions of interest, kick-off, modification, monitoring, close-out and reporting processes.
- Assisting with ensuring maintenance of accurate and complete grant and contract records in electronic and paper formats.
- Assisting with fielding inquiries and answering requests for information about program requirements.
- Collecting, recording and maintaining documentation associated with soliciting participants, implementing projects, reporting on project results and close-out procedures.
- Review of project application forms and other information materials to ascertain compliance with program policies and procedures.
- Alert the Program Lead of risks to project timelines.
- Reviewing technical specifications, engineering calculations and cost estimates for solar PV and energy efficiency projects.
- Regular communications and collaboration with MCCAC team members.
- Interface with customers and contractors participating in MCCAC programs.
- Preparing paperwork for program incentive payments per established policies and procedures.
- Assisting in the development and delivery of outreach and education programs.
- Assisting in flagging and implementing program improvements.
- Supporting quality assurance and verification of all program outcomes and reports.
- Maintaining records, analyzing data, and producing status reports.
- Administering funding agreements and the disbursement of funds
- Assisting the Program Lead with other tasks related to program management as necessary.
Education and Skills
- Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Bachelor of Public Administration (with environmental focus), Business Administration, Alternative Energy Technology Diploma or other closely related field
- 2+ years of experience working with concepts energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental management systems, climate change initiatives or similar (any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job will be considered).
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation or working towards the completion of the designation would be an asset.
- Practical experience with renewable energy systems such as solar PV, or energy efficiency technologies would be an asset.
- Familiarity with the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan as well as local, provincial and federal programs related to energy efficiency.
- Knowledge of climate change and sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Technical knowledge of renewable/alternative energy technologies and energy efficiency equipment, as well as relevant economic analysis instruments.
- Ability to relate technical and program information to program participants with varying levels of energy efficiency expertise in a clear and easily understood manner.
- Ability to utilize spreadsheets, databases, and similar methods to maintain and report metrics.
- Demonstrated fluency in using standard office software packages (MS Office: Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google Suite).
- Outstanding analytical, writing and communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills
- Ability to work independently, take direction and complete projects without constant oversight.
- Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
- A valid class 5 driver’s license.
Skills and Attributes:
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and respond to program participant needs and to develop effective partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
- Extraordinary attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Strong project management skills to handle multiple priorities and various program projects.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment, set priorities and make decisions in a fast paced and complex working environment.
- Ability to foster relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, individually and as part of a team.
- Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
- Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource.
- Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and build strong professional relationships over the phone, email and in-person.
- Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions.
- Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume with cover letter to Jeff Simpson, Senior Director, Human Resources at email@example.com .
Selection of people to perform this position is based on matching their knowledge, skills, competencies, and behaviours to the work to be performed so that the best qualified candidates are chosen. AUMA is committed to employment practices that are unbiased with regard to equal opportunity of employment. AUMA makes every effort to be in compliance with the Alberta Human Rights Legislation.
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