Community Energy Champion

Deadline Date: Until filled

We are seeking a Community Energy Champion to coordinate the development and implementation of a long-term community energy plan. The goal is to improve energy efficiencies in Michipicoten First Nation homes and buildings through reduction of electricity consumption, and incorporation of green energy solutions. This position offers a great opportunity for recent graduates to gain hands-on experience through a variety of green energy projects.

Posting Date:
March 12, 2020
107 Hiawatha Rd., Michipicoten, ON
Start Date:
March 30, 2020
8:00am - 4:30pm
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Natural Resources, Agriculture
    Duties:Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, you will: Visit local businesses, landlords, homeowners and tenants as appropriate. Conduct baseline studies of 29 houses and 8 buildings in the community, documenting past and current energy usage. Identify cost-effective solutions to reduce energy costs and incorporate green energy options. Research funding programs to assist with costs of energy analysis, feasibility studies, and retrofits/repairs. Organize community engagement events to apprise citizens on options and to solicit input for the community energy plan. Attend regional meetings and events. Promote energy conservation awareness via events such as presentations, workshops and conservation projects, preparing and distributing publicity materials, promoting energy conservation schemes (such as energy efficiency housing grants). Promote awareness of energy efficiency and green energy initiatives. Coordinate the retrofit and weatherization activities needed to increase the energy efficiency of the buildings. Utilize baseline studies to measure energy reduction and costs, once repairs and retrofits are completed. Take a lead role with community green energy projects, including the implementation of a Solar Energy Generation System to be placed on the Fire Hall Building. Develop proposals, plans and reports, producing specifications, estimates, drawings, feasibility studies, tender documents and work schedules. Liaise with contractors, council services and voluntary/community groupsQualifications:Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree with focus on GIS and Green energy markets.  Strong knowledge of energy efficiency initiatives and green energy options. Health and safety training. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Professional presence and strong communication skills. Ability to succeed in a fast-paced office environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Valid Driver's license. Ability to build effective relationships with MFN citizens and external stakeholders. High degree of confidentiality. Valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle. Experience working with First Nations preferred
    Closing Date/Apply by:Until filled
      How To Apply:Interested persons may submit their cover letter & resume as one document by email to Lisa Belanger
    This posting will be active until position is filled. Please include the job title in the email subject line.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Lisa Belanger
Position Title:
Interim Manager, HR & Administrative Operations
Company Name:
Michipicoten First Nation
107 Hiawatha Rd.
Postal Code:
P0S 1K0
Web Address: