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Energy Analyst

Job Description
October 2020

 

Position Summary:

The Energy Analyst develops and maintains positive relationships with First Nations, communities, Yukon government, industry, stakeholders and NGOs. The incumbent effectively networks and demonstrates a strong environmental ethic, technical background in energy policy and a commitment to community sustainability. The Energy Analyst works closely with the YCS Energy Committee to show how a northern jurisdiction with an isolated electricity grid can achieve carbon neutrality and self-sufficiency by creating economic development opportunities through knowledge generation and sharing, energy conservation and efficiency, and low impact renewable energy projects. Preparing and managing budgets, writing funding applications and submitting related reports are key aspects of the position.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Post-secondary education and/or experience with energy issues;
Ability to review and comment on technical documents like environmental assessments of proposed projects, legislation, regulations and policies;
Ability to set and meet goals;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Excellent research and data analysis skills;
Ability to prepare work plans and related budgets;
Ability to manage budgets;
Familiarity and experience in preparing funding proposals, grant writing and reporting;
Ability to communicate complex information in plain language in public, meetings, the media, presentations and one on one;
Ability to organize events, including advertising, media, setting up venues, organizing presenters, and ensuring on-time delivery;
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with First Nations, communities, governments, industry, stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s);
Ability to maintain productive relationships with people of differing views;
Willingness to travel within and outside the Yukon;
Canadian citizen or permanent resident, legally entitled to work in Canada
Valid driver’s license required.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Energy Analyst will:

Convene regular meetings of the YCS Energy Committee;
Prepare briefing notes and position papers for the Executive Director;
Research, identify and make applications to funding sources (grants, awards, and programs) to support the energy program at YCS;
Respond to YESAB applications on electricity projects and as necessary projects with a significant energy component;
Represent YCS as an Intervener in YUB processes/hearings;
Promote energy efficiency and conservation, and the development of renewable energy sources to reduce the Yukon’s dependence on fossil fuels;
Monitor and comment on energy and electricity projects, plans and policies from various sources;
Compose articles, letters to the editor, and other communications to educate the Yukon public about renewable energy and energy conservation;
Develop public education initiatives about energy alternatives, energy conservation and energy efficiency;
Plan, fundraise and coordinate speakers or events to educate the public about renewable energy and efficiency and conservation;
Liaise with Yukon utilities and other energy groups, including out-of-territory organizations as necessary;
Work with YCS Outreach and Communications Manager, the other YCS analysts, and the ETS Project Manager to ensure consistency in communications and messaging;
Conduct media interviews about energy and climate change related issues;
Represent YCS at energy related meetings, conferences, committees and workshops;
Assist the ETS Project Manager on a variety of tasks (data collection and analysis, outreach, survey development, customer relationship management, etc.), averaging 7.5 hours/week;
Perform other related duties.

Hours and Salary: 37.5 hours/week until at least March 31, 2022. Hours may be reduced to 30 hours/week thereafter depending on the availability of funding. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

 

Please forward a cover letter and CV to info@yukonconservation.org by November 2nd, 2020, 5:00 pm.

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