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2 Positions: Director, Energy Efficiency Programs & Director, Emerging Markets

Reference ID: EEA110 and EEA111

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Calgary, AB
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Full Time
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Management and Executive


The role of Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) as a new Crown agency is to:

  • Raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental benefits of energy conservation and efficiency;
  • Promote, design and deliver best value, performance-based programs and carry out activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta;
  • Undertake best efforts to achieve energy efficiency targets;
  • Be the voice and face of energy efficiency in Alberta, promoting a culture of conservation;
  • Promote the enhancement of the energy efficiency services industry.

EEA has a budget of $645 million over the next five years, supporting the use of a variety of tools to encourage energy efficiency improvements including education; outreach and training programs; and financial incentives.


A new agency, a new way to think about energy, a new career opportunity for you!

Are you interested in exploring unchartered territory in Alberta’s energy efficiency landscape? Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is seeking two dynamic leaders to design and deliver an array of innovative programs to help develop the energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.

Under general direction from members of EEA’s Executive Team, the Director, Energy Efficiency Programs and the Director, Emerging Markets are responsible for the

development and delivery of the portfolio of programs within their respective sectors to ensure the objectives of Energy Efficiency Alberta are met.

In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and operating in a highly sensitive and political environment, the Director(s) will work to assess, analyze and define the nature of EEA’s involvement and recommend actions that make the best use of resources applied to energy efficiency. The Director will apply their professionalism and expertise to seek solutions on a wide range of issues by addressing concerns and differences diplomatically, while at the same time protecting and advancing EEA’s interests.

Targeting various stakeholders, the role will direct the start-up and ongoing delivery of energy efficiency and conservation service programs to ensure goal achievement, budget management, quality assurance, vendor management, strong staff performance, operational efficiency and customer service levels are all achieved and maintained. The Director will achieve this through the development and implementation of processes and infrastructure that enable consistent program management and service delivery. Utilizing advanced leadership skills, the role will direct the department through budgeting, staff development, managing performance, communicating clear expectations, ensuring accountability, and engaging employees. In addition, the Director will leverage strong communication skills and technical expertise to actively contribute and participate in industry organizations and associations.

To be successful in this position, incumbents will apply strong leadership and strategic thinking, and effectively manage multiple projects by balancing competing demands, perspectives, expectations, requirements and priorities. Considering EEA is in start-up, candidates who are resourceful, agile and who demonstrate a drive for results will find challenge and engagement in this new role.


The Director, Energy Efficiency Programs requires a post-secondary degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Marketing, Energy Policy, or in a related field, and/or applicable technical building certification, as well as a minimum of 8 years related experience, and 3+ years in a leadership role.

The Director, Emerging Markets requires a post-secondary degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Marketing, Energy Policy, or in a related field, and/or applicable financial investment certification or real-estate market license with exposure to structured financing, as well as a minimum of 8 years related experience, and 3+ years in a leadership role.

In addition to extensive experience in program design, development and delivery with a focus on promoting energy efficiency, both positions require excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable software, and experience providing leadership to an organization in start-up is desirable.


Please see the respective job profile for a detailed list of the job responsibilities.

This role will be required to travel.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies within EEA. Candidates specifically interested in professional level positions within EEA’s program design and delivery business unit are welcome to submit resumes for consideration.


Apply directly by email by sending your resume to [email protected]. When applying, please submit your cover letter and resume as one file (saving the file with a clear naming convention, e.g. EEA1XX First Name Last Name CV), quoting the Job Title and Competition # in the subject line of your email, cover letter and resume (e.g. Subject: EEA1XX Job Title) included in your application. As part of your cover letter please include why you are interested in EEA.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

We thank all applicants for their interest.

All applications will be reviewed to assess which applicants’ qualifications most closely match the agency’s requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the competition process. Final candidates may be asked to undergo security screening.

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Posted: September 14, 2017
Closes:September 27, 2017