• Climate Change Specialist

    Job Location CA-ON-Mississauga
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 11:48 AM)
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    Environmental, Government and Public Sector
    Career Level
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  • Job Description

    Do you want to make a significant contribution to advancing Mississauga’s climate action and environment sustainability agenda? If you are a results-oriented and highly collaborative professional, then this opportunity is for you.



    The Environment Division is looking for an individual to develop and advance initiatives and decision making that deliver deep community and industrial scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or mitigate long-term climate risks to city infrastructure and corporate assets.   This new position will contribute to dedicated team that is preparing the City for rapid implementation of Mississauga’s Climate Action Plan to be complete in early 2019. 




    Contract up to 18 months


    Reporting to the director, Environment, the successful candidate will:

    • Plan, research, develop, coordinate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to implement community greenhouse gas emission reduction projects and programs, climate change adaptation and mitigation programs and air quality initiatives identified in the Living Green Master Plan and the Regional Climate Change Strategy for alignment and inclusion in the City’s Climate Action Plan (in development).
    • Evaluate new technologies and renewable energy project opportunities such as district energy systems, wind power generation, cogeneration, green roofs, etc. in terms of greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction.
    • Evaluate and develop plans for provision of community and corporate infrastructure to support community and industry adoption of zero emission vehicles and fuel supply.
    • Monitor forecasts and interim targets set by the City and other relevant governments and implement recommended municipal mitigation strategies and monitoring tools/systems to achieve community greenhouse gas reduction targets.
    • Match existing projects and future opportunities with external funding sources. Develop strategy for and prepare fund applications – sometimes in collaboration with external parties.
    • Provide technical support to the development of an Integrated Community Energy Strategy to integrate energy issues associated with transportation, supply and energy end-use.
    • Monitor emerging technologies and best practices from around the world and share this knowledge with local stakeholders.
    • Provide technical expertise and project management.
    • Justify new technology projects by preparing detailed business case and environmental impact.
    • Develop and implement public energy education and outreach programs focused on energy conservation, energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality.
    • Provide oral presentations to a diverse audience base including local businesses, community and residents’ groups, educational institutions and other external organization.
    • Coordinate, implement and attend outreach events.
    • Participate in relevant energy associations and working groups.
    • Assist director in preparing budget requests for community energy projects.
    • Research and prepare reports, correspondence, speeches and presentations to for prospective community energy partners, client groups and internal management team.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • Graduation from a recognized university degree in engineering, environmental sciences, planning or related field. P. Eng. would be an asset.
    • Minimum of seven (7) years of related energy management, environmental project management and budgeting experience.
    • Minimum of three (3) years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in marketing, public relations, environmental education or related field.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, generation and distribution including renewable energy sources, district energy and Integrated Community Energy Strategy (ICES).
    • Thorough understanding of energy sources, electricity and natural gas markets and rate structures and conservation strategies.
    • Understanding of how the energy issues impact the corporation and the community.
    • Knowledge of relevant Federal, Provincial and Regional environmental laws, regulations, standards guidelines, including local, regional, national and environmental initiatives/trends/developments.
    • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills required including negotiation skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong presentation skills, report writing skills with the ability to liaise effectively with the public, elected officials and outside agencies.
    • Must have strong organizational, project management, analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Working knowledge of PC based software including word processing, spreadsheets, project management applications and familiarity energy conservation software.
    • Knowledge of energy efficiency related grants and incentives from utilities and various levels of government including application procedures and gran agreements an asset.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


    Note:  After hours and weekend work may be required.


    Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

    Hourly Rate: $42.80 - $57.06

    Closing Date: May 28, 2018

    Number of Openings: 1 Temporary Full-time

    Department/Division: Community Services/Environment

    Work Location: Mississauga, ON



    A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
    We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


     We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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