Chief Strategy and Technical Officer

EfficiencyOne is an independent, non-profit organization that transforms how we use and save energy and other resources. Since 2010, EfficiencyOne has evolved from a start-up operation to a North American industry leader and Canada’s only energy efficiency utility, working with over 150 contractors and partners and providing service to more than 400,000 customers across Nova Scotia. With an annual budget exceeding $50 million, EfficiencyOne is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The organization’s focus on continuous improvement and innovation ensures that its programs and services are on the industry’s leading edge, while remaining highly responsive to the needs of customers. This focus is complemented by strong expertise in research, regulatory processes, and the design and delivery of efficiency and conservation services. In Nova Scotia, EfficiencyOne operates Canada’s first electricity efficiency utility as the franchise holder of Efficiency Nova Scotia, and also delivers non-electric efficiency and conservation services through a contract with the Province of Nova Scotia.

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Strategy and Technical Officer is responsible for developing and leveraging EfficiencyOne’s technical expertise to continuously identify, develop, evaluate and plan for the delivery of cost-effective products and services to its customers. This is an important strategic position given EfficiencyOne’s place as a leader in the North American Energy Efficiency industry and the quickly changing technologies and customer needs that define the industry. With responsibility for Research and Innovation, Planning, Engineering/Technical, and Information and Analytics, the Chief Strategy and Technical Officer will provide organization-wide direction and technical expertise to keep EfficiencyOne on the leading edge of technology and service development and delivery.

As the ideal candidate, you have deep energy-efficiency expertise, as well as an engineering degree and Professional Engineer designation. Your proven track record of successfully facilitating organization-wide collaboration and effectively managing and coaching your team has led you to achieve outstanding results in the development and delivery of energy efficiency technology and services. You have a significant understanding of electrical utility operations and planning in relation to the energy and demand effects on the electrical system of Demand Side Management (DSM), avoided utility costs, and DSM considerations and analysis within long-term Integrated Resource Planning. You bring a depth of experience leading research and innovation and product and service development in a fast-paced growth industry and can skilfully use extensive data and data-analytics to inform key business decisions. Up- to-date on customer-driven industry standards and trends, you are skilled at developing and implementing long-term operational plans in the context of quickly changing technology and customer requirements.

EfficiencyOne has an employment equity program, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and racial and ethnic minorities.

EfficiencyOne will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Kaitlyn LeMoine at 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application online at: