Pembina Institute

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Pembina Institute staff

Leading Canada's transition to a clean energy future

We deliver clean energy solutions — backed by solid research and analysis — into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Join our dynamic team of nationally-recognized professionals working on Canada's most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Just some of the benefits

Beyond the intangible benefits of working in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment with smart, strategic and values-driven people, Pembina Institute staff enjoy the following:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities
  • competitive ENGO salaries  

Current Openings

Human Resources Generalist - part time (Calgary)

The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated and industrious Human Resources Generalist to manage overall provision of HR services and policies for an organization comprised of 45 staff and associate spanning four Canadian jurisdictions.

We offer a positive and supportive work culture and a flexible workplace, and we aim to provide competitive sector compensation and the opportunity for rapid career progression.

For a complete job descriptions, click here.

Technical Attributes and Experience:

  • University degree/diploma in HR Management
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) preferred but not mandatory
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the provision of HR generalist services as listed above
  • Comprehensive understanding of employment law across multiple jurisdictions, attraction and retention, compensation and benefits, organizational planning, and employee relations, etc.
  • Office management, space planning, lease and contract management
  • Strong public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interviewing skills and experience overseeing hiring processes
  • Effective facilitation, group problem solving, and consensus building skills
  • Excellent computer skills including spread sheets, word processing and Power Point, as well as online networking tools and online file sharing

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong personal commitment to sustainability and advancing the mission of the Pembina Institute: to advance clean energy solutions through innovative research, education, consulting, and advocacy.
  • Ability to quickly gain a solid understanding of the current and future HR needs of Pembina’s groups/programs and regions.
  • The ability to work within a regionally dispersed team and an organizational culture that emphasizes collaboration and extensive consultation/coordination
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism and organizational discipline
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Reputation for integrity and high ethical standards

The Job:

This position is based in Calgary and reports to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will:

  • Manage the overall provision of HR services and policies (70%);
  • Develop and secure organizational support for enhanced HR systems, polices and procedures (30%);

Depending on the day, you will be asked to provide advice and assistance to supervisors and staff on HR matters ranging from hiring processes to performance growth plans and identifying training and development opportunities for staff. You will coordinate the new staff orientation process and manage the employee benefit program. You will have the opportunity to develop, launch and coordinate a Pembina Internship Program. You will be responsible for maintaining HR records and advising on compliance with employment standards in the four regions in which Pembina operates. The organization will need you to proactively participate in budget planning, structural reviews, and hiring plans and help with ensuring that the organization is making good use of its physical work spaces and ensuring the spaces are working for the staff. A key function of this role is to continually enhance HR systems and build support for and implement HR change management initiatives.

Compensation

This is a 24 – 28 hour week position, and may require travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends. The salary rate is competitive for a HR Generalist in established non-profit organizations (although lower than rates paid in the government or corporate sectors) and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. We also offer an exceptional benefits package, flex hours, and four weeks of vacation each year (prorated). Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Interested in applying?

Click here to download a complete job description.

Email a cover letter (max. two pages) explaining your interest in working with the Pembina Institute and a resume outlining your skills, education and experience to careers@pembina.org; in the subject line, please identify the position you are applying for and include your last name.  

Please save your file as a PDF using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-resume-HR-2014.pdf (example: smithm-resume-HR-2014.pdf)

Applications linked to online portfolios and/or other resources will also be accepted as long as they are accessible online and accompanied by a written resume and cover letter.

Application deadline: Midnight on Friday, April 25, 2014

Preferred start date: Immediately  

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Intern, Buildings and Urban Solutions (Vancouver)

Position Overview

For a complete job description click here.

The Pembina Institute’s Vancouver office is seeking a highly motivated Graduate Student Intern to provide policy research and analysis for the Buildings and Urban Solutions team. The internship position is full-time for approximately weeks beginning in May 2014.

Following on the Climate Action Charter, many local governments are implementing policies to achieve better than code building energy performance in new buildings and energy efficiency retrofits in their existing housing stock. For over five years, Pembina’s B.C. team has been working with local governments through the Green Building Leaders project, with the goal of assessing and developing effective local government policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from residential buildings.

Through our Green Building Leaders’ work, we have determined provincial level policy changes that would enable more local government leadership and have advocated for these changes with our local government partners, particularly changes to the regulatory regime through high performance opt-in regulations, commitments to market transformation through labeling and benchmarking, and a clear path to on-going energy efficiency improvements in the B.C. Building Code.

Compensation and Benefits

The monthly salary of $2,730 (35hrs/wk) is competitive for a Graduate Student Intern in the non-profit sector.  Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

The Intern will be supervised by a Buildings and Urban Solutions team member, with mentorship by a Senior Policy Advisor or Program Director.

Roles and Responsibilities

Pembina’s Buildings and Urban Solutions program uses a multi-pronged approach that combines visionary leadership, market transformation, ongoing local capacity building and new policy development. We work through partnerships with leading local governments and engagement with the provincial government and the industries that design, build, and manage real estate.

As part of the Buildings and Urban Solutions team, the Intern would be involved in one or both of the following projects:

  • Thought Leaders Forum: Pathways to ‘net zero’ building regulations: The B.C. government stated an intention to lead on net-zero buildings through the Pacific Coast Action Plan of 2013. To act on this intention we not only need leading green building designers to continue to innovate, but also for building codes and regulations to be set on a clear ‘net zero’ pathway, bringing along the rest of the building industry in predictable increments. To advance the net-zero conversation, this project will convene leading developers, builders, building professionals, green building associations, local governments, and the provincial government in facilitated forum in early 2015 to sketch a roadmap for ‘net zero’ building regulations in B.C.
  • Energy labelling and benchmarking in Metro Vancouver: Home energy labelling, when available at point of sale, can make energy performance ‘visible’ to consumers through validated and easy-to-understand labels. This allows consumers to make informed choices, ensures energy efficiency is considered in real estate decisions, and can improve the business case for energy efficiency investments. Building on three years of research and stakeholder engagement to accelerate the uptake of home energy labelling in B.C., we are partnering with Metro Vancouver to promote a voluntary labelling program across the region. The project will include the design and development of an “Energy Score” website, similar to Walk Score, for benchmarking and public disclosure of EnerGuide ratings. We are also looking to advance labelling with leading local governments.

Depending on interests and skills, the Intern’s roles and responsibilities could include:

  • Research and write a series of briefing notes as part of a ‘nearly net zero pathway’ briefing package. This could include a summary of current processes for building code improvement and compliance, a critical appraisal of the rates of improvements in building energy efficiency in the last decades, a summary of key barriers to energy efficiency improvements in codes and compliance, and, defining a “stretch code” with mechanisms for improvements such as opt-in regulations.
  • An additional research piece might involve modeling work to assess potential GHG and energy use reductions in the B.C. building stock over the next 30 years resulting from the implementation of such a policy.
  • Contribute to the content design of an Energy Score website, to be used as a one-stop online resource center to make energy efficiency data from residential buildings accessible to consumers.
  • Research to determine how the new EnerGuide rating system and benchmarking data from Energy Start Portfolio Manager could be integrated into a ‘one stop’ information website for energy performance of low and high rise residential buildings.
  • Develop case studies of labeling and benchmarking disclosure programs in other jurisdictions, including visual labeling and benchmarking marketing materials.
  • Research and develop materials to showcase the leading energy efficient developments in Metro Vancouver
  • More generally, as part of the Buildings and Urban Solutions team, the Intern can also expect to:
  • Participate and/or co-facilitate meetings and workshops as needed
  • Collaborate in hands-on strategic, planning and program design meetings with both internal staff and external project partners
  • Support other work as required over the length of the contract

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • Full-time graduate student
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community energy and building energy policies
  • Strong research, writing and problem-solving skills
  • Self-directed
  • Experience with the design and development industry or real estate industry
  • These additional skills would be assets:
  • Technical skills in policy development, community energy / building energy / GHG modeling
  • Familiarity with Building Codes, high performance standards and the relevant B.C. regulatory regime
  • Familiarity with stock turnover models, quantitative modeling in excel and/or building energy modeling
  • Knowledge of energy labeling (e.g. EnerGuide rating system), benchmarking, building commissioning
  • Design skills in graphic/web user interface, web architecture, data visualization

To Apply

To download a complete job description, click here.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@pembina.org. Please ensure the following:

  • Subject line includes InternApplication2014 and your last name
  • Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position.
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf (example: smithm-application-InternApplication2014.pdf)

Application deadline: 5:00pm Thursday, April 10, 2014.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Senior Advisor, Alberta (Calgary)

Position Overview

The Pembina Institute is seeking a highly motivated Senior Advisor with strong technical skills for the Calgary office. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals who apply their technical acumen, industry knowledge, values and creativity to the Canadian corporate sector's most prominent sustainability challenges. The candidate should be able to thrive under limited supervision.

The full-time (40 hours a week) position may require travel and requires occasional work on evenings and weekends.

For a complete job description, click here.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary rate is competitive for a Senior Advisor in the non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Conduct thorough technical, quantitative analysis
  • Critically review the quantitative analysis of peers
  • Support development of reports and presentations for clients
  • Support the business development process through building proposals and creating project plans
  • Collaborate with internal teams
  • Manage projects from initiation to completion.
  • Co-facilitation of internal and client meetings/workshops
  • Project managing a wide range of projects with budgets up to $250K including:
    • Client communication
    • Managing project members
    • Having responsibility for budget and timelines
    • Overseeing, quality controlling, and developing project deliverables

Data Analysis

  • Performing a wide range of analysis on projects including GHG modeling, LCA modeling, GHG inventory composition and validation, technology evaluations, etc.
  • Validate calculations and models of other staff members
  • Literature researchfor a range of projects — from researching factors to include in models to writing research reports
  • Creating project deliverables — reports, power point presentations, excel models

Business Development

  • Attend business development meetings with Lead Advisor and carry out identified tasks
  • Maintain and develop relationships with existing clients as assigned by Lead Advisor
  • Develop relationships with new clients with support from the Lead Advisor
  • Develop oilsands expertise and contribute to Pembina’s Oilsands Program
  • Apply specific topic knowledge to contribute to Oilsands Program strategies, tactics and meetings

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, planning, public policy or related studies in the natural sciences
  • A graduate degree is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative technical research in the area of energy, environment and policy
  • Technical expertise in climate policy, aquatic ecology, toxicology or air emissions from industrial processes
  • Understanding of the environmental impacts of unconventional energy development
  • Strong research, writing and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent data analysis, computer skills (i.e. Excel)
  • Ability to coordinate workshops, events and meetings
  • Familiarity with environmental impact assessment, environmental management/decision making, political decisionmaking, resource economics, and/or principles of environmental protection
  • Ability to respond effectively to phone and email inquiries from the public or professional agencies
  • Experience with a government agency, Aboriginal organization, energy resource development company, environmental consulting firm, or environmental organization would be considered an asset
  • A high degree of diplomacy and tact
  • Strong administrative leadership and project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage concurrent projects under tight deadlines
  • Strong planning and organization skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience developing, monitoring and managing budgets
  • (A good sense of humour is an asset )

To Apply

For a complete job description, click here.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@pembina.org. Please ensure the following:

  • Subject line includes Senior Advisor and your last name.
  • Your cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position. This is a critical evaluation tool and your application will not be reviewed if a cover letter is missing.
  • Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience.
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
    • example: smithm-application-SeniorAdvisor-2014.pdf)

Application deadline: Midnight on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Senior Development Officer (Toronto)

Position Overview

Find the full job description here.

The Pembina Institute is seeking an experienced fund development professional to join our team as Senior Associate, Strategic Partnerships in Toronto, ON. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and is responsible for supporting fundraising efforts towards the Institute’s priorities in Ontario. 

The Senior Development Officer will work closely with the Institute’s Regional Director and Associate Director and their teams to ensure all fundraising and donor activities are coordinated to maximize financial support. The incumbent will develop and implement the Institute’s strategic fund development plan in the region and secure pledges and annual revenue from a combination of foundations, major donors, individual donors, and corporate sponsors.

This full-time position may require some travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Why the Pembina Institute?

The Pembina Institute is an organization unlike any other working to protect Canada’s environment today. We combine the research and technical capacity of a think tank with the values and advocacy of an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) and the entrepreneurial and business sense of a for-profit consulting firm.

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.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary is competitive for a senior fund development professional in the environmental not-for-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

  • extended health and dental 
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Senior Development Officer will, with minimal direction, be responsible to plan and implement initiatives that draw on knowledge of the Institute’s regional and national priorities within the context of the annual workplan of the Strategic Partnerships unit. Maintaining positive donor relations through cultivating, stewarding, and recognizing donors, the incumbent contributes to ongoing and long-term donor support to the Institute. While the position is located at the Institute’s regional office in Toronto, the role requires some interaction with Institute staff and their teams across Canada.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities, deliverables and accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage relationships with all prospects and donors in the incumbent’s region with a view to building strong affiliations and secure financial support, as well as supporting involvement as volunteers and advisors.
  • Ensure consistency in communication with prospects and donors on the Institute’s messages, both from national and regional contexts. Work closely with the Institute’s regional Communications Leads in the development of materials such as proposals, presentations and stewardship reports, etc.
  • Work closely with the Institute’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and the incumbent’s counterpart in Ontario to ensure that asks to prospects that are national in scope (or have dual interests in either B.C., Alberta and the North, or Ontario) are effectively coordinated, with a view to maximizing potential support.
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of the Institute and its regional and national priorities and its financial needs.
  • Using this knowledge and in consultation with the Director of Strategic Partnerships, coordinate major donor and annual gift fundraising strategies from individuals, foundations and corporations including cultivation, solicitations and stewardship of prospects.
  • Actively seek out new prospects for the Pembina Institute’s B.C. operations and coordinate prospect identification and research activities.
  • Work closely with the Ontario Director and Associate Director to identify and cultivate new relationships and funding development strategies for major donors, corporations, foundations, agencies and other sources
  • Apply knowledge of giving vehicles and non-complex gifts, including planned gifts and gifts of securities.
  • Create fundraising materials suitable for presentation to prospective contributors by soliciting technical content from the Institute’s staff (Directors, Analysts and Advisors) and working with the communications team.
  • Develop proposals for projects tailored to specific interests of corporations, foundations, individuals and associations in conjunction with the Ontario team and Director of Strategic Partnerships.
  • Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate sector (donations officer, community relations officer etc.), working closely with the Ontario. Director and Associate Director, including making calls on companies, arranging meetings at Pembina offices, organizing special events, announcements, facilitating information exchanges etc.
  • Maintain/update records on the SalesForce donor and prospect database by ensuring that meeting notes are recorded and significant moves are tracked in the system.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteer teams as assigned.
  • Coordinate special projects and campaigns as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

Candidates must clearly reflect the following skills and experience in their application:

  • University undergraduate degree or higher, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Fund development training and minimum of 5 years of experience as a fund development professional.
  • Experience working in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, preferably with an environmental NGO.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate the mission, values and objectives of the Institute and the manner in which funds raised are distributed. 
  • Familiarity with current requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for charities and not-for-profit organizations and experience in drafting complex agreements that adhere to CRA guidelines.
  • Experience developing, monitoring and managing budgets; ability to interpret and synthesize financial information; analytical skills.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Must be a strong communicator (oral and written) with the ability to build relationships with donors, partners, board members and senior staff.
  • Comfortable in high-profile networking environments where developing new relationships are expected.
  • Possess strong planning and organization skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must be a problem solver with a friendly, professional and customer-oriented personality.
  • High-level planning, time-management and project management skills.
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people in many different contexts.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of diplomacy and tact, and to adhere to privacy guidelines.

To Apply

Find the full job description here.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@pembina.org. Please ensure the following:

  • Subject line includes Senior Development Officer, ON and your last name
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf (example: smithm-application-SnrDevelopmentOfficerON.pdf)
  • Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position. This is a critical piece of the application process.
  • Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience

Application deadline: Midnight on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

 


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Lead Advisor, Consulting (Calgary)

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Oilsands Director (Calgary/Edmonton)

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Advisor, Energy Efficiency  (Calgary)

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