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Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be (Homesol Building Solutions), reporting to (Chad Blakney, the field manager, and Brian Stencil the office manager). In this position, you will be mainly responsible for (The job as an Energy Advisor (EA) will require successful applicants to be passionate about helping builders, designers, renovators and homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy. The candidate should be ready to assist a company dedicated to making a real difference through healthier, more comfortable, affordable and sustainable. On site energy assessment gathering information to office work entering, analysing and distributing information and reports to clients will be a typical day. The successful candidate needs to have (or willing to learn the following:
•Client Communications, Report Writing and Computer Skills (HOT2000, Outlook, Word, Excel, SketchUp)
•Site Safety
•Geometry and Numeracy
•Building Envelope Assemblies (Air Barriers, Insulation, Windows, etc.)
•Basics of Canadian House Construction and Deep Energy Retrofit Methods, incl. current building codes
•Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
•Building Science and the “House as a System” Approach
•Blower Door Testing
•The EnerGuide Rating System v.15
•HOT2000 Modeling in v.11 including cost effective deep-energy Upgrades

Community Partner
Homesol’s mission is to help reduce energy consumption in the residential housing sector throughout Canada and to assist, enable and inspire others to build and renovate with efficiency in mind. This will result in more energy efficient, healthy, comfortable, sustainable and cost-effective homes for all Canadians. This is done through collaborative design and integrative use of best available building knowledge, technologies and energy performance standards. Homesol’s ultimate goal is reducing the effects of climate change and ensuring a better quality of life for future generations. As a partner with EfficiencyPEI, Homesol is committed to helping our clients make good choices when it comes to conserving energy, reducing environmental impacts, while increasing comfort, and saving money. We have office located Dartmouth, Charlottetown, Moncton and Perth.

Duties and Responsibilities
Initial job responsibilities include:
• Conduct residential energy evaluations and assisting a certified energy advisor
• Prepare and provide reports and labels to review by the energy advisor and then send to clients
• Organize, update and submit electronic file documentation
• Assist office staff as required ( contacting clients, customer escalation resolution, printing/mailing reports as need and other general office duties)
• Prepare for an energy advisor and foundation exams through NRCan.

Requirements/Qualifications

 Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
 Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
 Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2020;
 Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
 Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
 Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
 Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;

Working Conditions
Must be personable and outgoing, have good English oral and written communication skills and interact well with builders, designers, trades and homeowners. willing to travel regularly to jobsites. Trustworthy, organized and able to work independently without constant supervision. Candidates should possess high standards, have good time management and deliver accurate results.

Physical Requirements
Applicants should be physically fit, able to climb ladders and carry equipment.

All applications will be assessed equally; in support of our Indigenous Leadership stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous.

To apply for this job email your details to cleanleadership@clean.ns.ca

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