YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020! Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. We’re a BC Top Employer for 13 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team.
As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify with a designated group(s) to support our team in filling gaps in areas where we can be more diverse. We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the reasons that make us a Top Employer at: https://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-vancouver-airport.
We have a full-time, term opportunity (2 years, with potential to extend) for a Senior Environmental Specialist, Energy Management. Reporting to the Director, Environment, the successful candidate is a skilled and motivated individual to serve as YVR’s Industrial Energy Manager* as defined and financially supported by BC Hydro, although the position inside of YVR is equivalent to a Senior Environmental Specialist. This individual will work collaboratively with YVR’s Engineering, Maintenance and Environment teams on the energy management program to improve energy efficiency of airport operations and fulfill the strategic objectives outlined in the Environmental Management Plan. The successful candidate will develop strategic energy management initiatives and deliver energy management projects. While the majority of the effort will be focused on management of electricity, the candidate must be familiar with all forms of energy that impact YVR.
The ideal candidate needs to be technically proficient and work well with all levels within the organization. This individual is expected to be as comfortable at an electrical panel as they are facilitating interdepartmental brainstorming and presentations to executives. This broad scope of practice will advance YVR’s energy management and environmental goals.
Key responsibilities include:
- Creation of a strategic energy conservation plan that draws on knowledge from all departments, including development of an energy policy that integrates into existing policy structures, outlines strategic direction for multi-year periods and works with management to craft plans and gain approvalLeadership (formal or informal) of an energy team of key individuals across departments to support YVR’s strategic energy management plan including leading regular team meetings, roles and responsibilities of team members as well as key metrics and deliverables. The role will also serve as the point of contact for contractors providing energy management or project supportTo define, prioritize and manage project opportunities for energy management; this will include completing system audits to identify quick wins and optimization of existing systems, facilitating studies and activities to generate project opportunities, prioritizing and tracking project opportunities
- To develop business cases for specific projects/budgets for current and future years including identifying resources required to see projects to completion, as well as overseeing and advising on project implementation across business groups
- As a local source of technical and market intelligence the incumbent understands all areas of energy use, including electricity, diesel, natural gas, water, and renewable energy sources, understands potential opportunities through familiarization of efforts at other airports and coordination with other energy management professionals, creates an inventory of potential areas of exploration for future opportunities and understands technologies related to Airport energy efficiency, carbon reduction, electrification and capacity management
- To establish a multi-year baseline of energy uses for YVR, monitoring monthly and annual energy use and reporting on seasonal variations and annual trends, developing metrics for tracking progress against YVR’s targets and goals; this requires building and maintaining an energy model that tracks energy usage, reporting that encompasses policies, communication strategies, engagement plans, energy models, project lists, budgeting, business insights and how these integrate into YVR’s overall strategy
- Regular presentations to senior management on progress will be required
- The position demands proficiency in leading stakeholder engagement activities across the organization and development of energy-related communications plans for employees, tenants, contractors and customers; in overseeing communication activities on energy matters across the organization you will create outreach opportunities to engage with staff and tenants, promote and share goals and successes of the strategic energy management program across the organization and through a variety of media
Key qualifications include:
- Minimum of 7 years work experience in industrial process and in the operation, maintenance and management of electrical and mechanical systems, supplemented by a university degree in Engineering, Environmental studies or a related field
- Registered Professional Engineer or Registered Engineering Technologist
- Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation through the Association of Energy Engineers
- Ability to understand technical energy systems and communicate information to non-technical audiences
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation and writing skills for public and professional distribution, consultation, and engagement
- Ability to engage and lead teams to action, building upon YVR’s core values of safety, teamwork, innovation and accountability
This position is open to both Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.
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