The Pembina Institute is seeking an ambitious and goal-driven individual to join its B.C. Reframed Initiative team as a Technical Director, Reframed Initiative. We are assembling a market development team to accelerate the commercialization of ‘deep resiliency’ retrofits: integrated approaches to building retrofits that eliminate carbon pollution, increase extreme weather and earthquake resilience, improve indoor air quality, and preserve affordability. Inspired by the Dutch Energiesprong program (energiesprong.eu), this initiative brings together service providers, building owners, regulators, and financiers to pilot innovative approaches to retrofits and establish conditions for replication at scale. The initial focus will be on low-rise wood frame buildings, common in B.C.’s social housing and market rental housing stock.
Decarbonizing our building sector and preparing our infrastructure for a more unpredictable climate requires a paradigm shift in how we procure, finance, design, execute, and insure retrofit services. Both the provincial and federal governments are reinvesting billions of dollars to repair and upgrade our social housing infrastructure in the next ten years. This investment presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernize the retrofit ecosystem so that new solutions can be deployed at scale.
We are looking for a results-oriented entrepreneurial individual able to work collaboratively to identify and demonstrate new innovative approaches to retrofit services, and to
The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.
The Pembina Institute is one of the partners of the Reframed Initiative (reframedinitiative.org), and will be hosting the initiative’s market development team. Market development team members will work closely with BC Housing, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, the City of Vancouver, and the Province of British Columbia, and with our multi-stakeholder advisory group.
Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.
Our core values
Climate change threatens everyone. We must come together to evolve how energy is created and consumed through solutions based on equity, curiosity, evidence-based thinking and practicality.
The Technical Director, RI, is responsible for developing a sustainable business case for the deep energy retrofit of low-rise multi-unit residential buildings. Integrating the perspective of solution providers, building owners, lenders, utilities, and governments, the incumbent will work with these audiences to demonstrate new technologies and create systemic conditions allowing these solutions to be self-sustaining and deliverable at scale.
This position is located in our Vancouver office and reports to the Director of Buildings and Urban Solutions. It is full time (40 hours a week) and may require some travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings.
Candidates must clearly reflect, with examples, the following skills and experience in their application. Candidates may also wish to provide examples of additional qualifications and describe how they would apply these in a role at the Pembina Institute.
The salary rate is competitive for a senior position in the environmental non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
This is a two-year contract position with the prospect to become permanent upon available funding. Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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