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Job Number:  38820
Lead - Energy Sector Development, GMF
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
(51 days ago)
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Region: Ottawa area Type: Full time
Location: Ottawa Salary: $85,000 - $109,400

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.



Department:              FCM Programs

Classification:           Level 6

Languages:                Bilingualism (English & French) is an asset



The Government of Canada endowed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) with $500 million to establish the Green Municipal Fund. An additional $125 million top-up to this endowment was also announced in Budget 2016 and will be added to the Fund in 2017-18. As a leading catalyst for innovation at the local level, GMF offers funding (loans and grants) and knowledge to local governments and their partners for sustainable municipal infrastructure projects designed to support communities to improve air, water and soil quality and to protect the climate. GMF has been a test bed for some of the most innovative, cutting edge infrastructure projects in North America, including structured financing involving a combination of traditional and non-traditional lending techniques. Through GMF, municipalities have built better transportation assets; constructed efficient and resilient buildings; diverted waste from landfill; made previously unusable land available for development; and improved soil and water quality.


GMF also strengthens the capacity of Canadian municipalities to plan and invest in innovative, sustainable infrastructure, thereby saving millions of dollars for taxpayers and creating jobs, which contribute to local economies. GMF shares the lessons and expertise gained from funded initiatives through skills-enhancement, training and knowledge-sharing activities including case studies, manuals and reports, webinars, the FCM Sustainable Communities Awards and the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference. These activities help other communities replicate the successes of GMF-funded projects, multiplying the benefits of those projects across the country.


Major Purpose:

As an active member of the FCM Programs team, the ‘Lead - Energy Sector Development’ will support FCM’s overall role as a national leading municipal association and will promote the adoption of sustainable energy technologies and practices in the sector. The Lead will take a leadership role in developing the Energy Sector strategy for the Green Municipal Fund balancing the needs of the FCM’s diverse stakeholders and developing a pathway towards optimal environmental, social and economic benefits for Canadian communities. The Lead will also be responsible for developing the network and funding approaches and supporting knowledge and mobilization tools to support transformation of the sector towards more sustainable practices.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Will serve as GMF's municipal Energy Sector lead.
  • Will be responsible for developing GMF's sector intelligence, roadmaps and performing due diligence on potential solutions for the sector.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge and data on Energy sector trends and opportunities in Canada and globally and keeps broader GMF team informed.
  • Leads design of eligibility specifications for Municipal energy sector projects in municipalities of varying sizes.
  • Collaborates with other departments on developing evaluation criteria for applications addressing specific energy sector and replication objectives.
  • Supports Knowledge Services (KS) in development of mobilization materials such as business cases and procurement tools, and online materials to support municipalities in adoption of emerging solutions.
  • Engages with municipalities to provide direction and advice for their specific circumstance and undertakes site visits for capacity support in development of projects.
  • Supports outreach in assessing new applications, advising for success and pro-actively seeks new funding opportunities that address energy sector priorities. Pro-actively looks for multi-community risk-sharing and partnering opportunities to accelerate results and replication in the sector and identifies opportunities for large commercialization partners/investors to support broad mobilization of solutions.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Engineering degree.  MBA or relevant experience developing the business case and economic models for engineering and energy projects (e.g. mergers and acquisitions, procurement, lending and an investment due diligence) an asset.
  • Strong understanding emerging clean technology trends and environmental solutions
  • Experience providing technical and economic due diligence for procurement, investment or project finance of energy projects
  • Municipal sector experience in advancing adoption of sustainable technologies and practices
  • Experience in economic modeling and cost sensitivity analysis
  • Pitching, presenting, proposing and getting energy projects approved
  • Technology and sector road mapping experience
  • Strong analytical and communications skills.
  • Public and private sector experience
  • Municipal Energy sector expertise and experience including Smart grid and smart buildings, distributed energy generation, energy efficiency in the built environment, refrigeration, pumping, district and waste to energy.

Language Requirements:

  • The ability to communicate in written and verbal format in both official languages is an asset.



The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the By Ward Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.


How to Apply:
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For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at www.fcm.ca.

Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is October 24, 2017.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept in file for six months following the hiring.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 5P3
www:   www.fcm.ca

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