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Manager Energy Efficiency


Competition # : 36144 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 8/19/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables is responsible for the development, management, conservation, and protection of energy, forests, minerals, parks, and wildlife resources. The optimum economic, social, and environmental value derived from our Province’s natural resources is the guiding principle behind our work.


The Clean Buildings branch works to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector, helping deliver on the Province’s climate change commitments.  Our programs work with homeowners, renters, communities, businesses and other stakeholders to improve economic and environmental outcomes for Nova Scotians.


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About Our Opportunity


As Manager of the Clean Buildings team, you will have the unique opportunity to help shape, guide and support the development of climate change mitigation policy and programs in the buildings sector. This includes energy efficiency, beneficial electrification, demand response, distributed energy resources, green workforce development and other buildings related initiatives.


Supporting the Province’s efforts to support energy efficiency, reduce GHG emissions, create jobs and transition to a low carbon economy, you will work collaboratively with senior staff on policy analysis and program development and implementation to meet our overarching goals.

Primary Accountabilities


Some of the primary accountabilities in this role include:


  • Reporting to the Director, Clean Buildings, the Manager is accountable for overseeing the development and delivery of a range of policies, programs and initiatives that promote energy efficiency and GHG reductions in the buildings sector.  These include programs and initiatives to address energy poverty, promote equity and reduce oil heating.
  • The Manager provides recommendations on policy/regulatory development and collaborative, focused studies and research projects that will help Nova Scotia maintain its leadership position in energy efficiency and sustainable energy use.
  • The Manager plays a lead role in developing funding submissions, negotiating and managing contracts and supporting the development of the Clean Buildings Team’s energy efficiency and low-carbon initiatives. 
  • This position acts as a key contact between the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and our Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise, program delivery agents, municipalities, First Nations communities, and other key stakeholders to coordinate efforts in planning and developing policy as well as providing linkages to ensure resources are utilized effectively.
  • This position manages the day-to-day workflow of a small group of staff in the Clean Buildings team and is responsible for coordinating workplans and handling HR items.
  • This position also works collaboratively with managers across the department to integrate efforts in planning the development of policy and regulatory approaches and practices.

Qualifications and Experience


You will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field (such as environmental science, architecture, engineering, or business and administration) and several years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience may also be considered.


As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate a strong knowledge of the provincial energy policy context and the Province’s energy efficiency, sustainable energy and climate change mitigation strategies and funding programs.


You will have strong skills in program design and evaluation, stakeholder relations, public engagement, preparing funding applications and managing program delivery.


You will have excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, presentation and consultation skills. You will be able to work independently and engage effectively with senior decision makers.


In addition to the above, experience supervising staff and leading senior level project and program teams is considered an asset.


Leadership competencies required at this level of work are:  Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.



Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.



The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.


Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.
  • Mostly office-based work with occasional requirements to travel and attend meetings, within Nova Scotia and to other provinces.
  • Considerable and sustained pressure from deadlines, conflicting demands and stakeholder opinion, continuous change, and ambiguity.

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.


Pay Grade:  EC 12 

Salary Range:  $3,458.20 - $4,322.75 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to