A career at Defence Construction Canada will give you the chance to learn, excel and engage in exciting and meaningful work in the fields of engineering, environmental science and infrastructure services. Our organization is big enough to take on multi-million dollar projects but small enough to deliver personal service. DCC provides a comprehensive salary and benefits package. Learn more.


Energy Manager (Technical Specialist, Real Property Management)

Position Details:

Requisition Number: 3012   Location: ON, Trenton
Who Can Apply?: Internal (DCC Employees) and External (General Public)   Language Requirement: English
Salary Range: $65,328 - $84,928   Drivers Licence: Yes
Employment status: Continuing   Openings: 1
Term Length:   Closing Date: 31/08/18


Are you an intermediate project manager experienced in the construction/facilities management industry? Do you have a keen interest in the growing field of Energy Management?  We are looking for a Certified Energy Manager (or eligible candidate) with strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills to join our DCC team in Trenton, Ontario.

The Energy Manager position will develop and manage energy related projects for a large and diverse infrastructure portfolio at one of the largest Canadian Forces Airforce Bases in Canada.   The Energy Manager is part of the Real Property Management Services Team that manages  engineering, building commissioning and facilities maintenance services in support of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence’s infrastructure and environment programs.  As the “Energy Manager” some of your  responsibilities will be to:

• Complete complex real property work (facility energy analysis/assessments, drafting energy management strategic and short term implementation plans).
• Initiate and manage energy related projects.
• Review energy information from building data and utility bills to develop energy conservation and GHG reduction measures.
• Promote, and lead energy management awareness initiatives and training for the Site; interacting with infrastructure maintenance personnel and operational facility users.
• Use of energy management and building system software.
• Manage energy incentives (applications for electricity, natural gas, steam incentives).
• Assist with the implementation of an Energy Performance Contract.
• Liaise with other DCC energy management specialists.
• See company website for a full list of requirements.


The Energy Manager (Technical Specialist, Real Property Management), provides real property management services to support the delivery of Client-Partner real property projects and programs. The incumbent acts as a technical specialist, implementing facility management and maintenance, energy management, capital renewal planning, maintenance planning and/or real property development planning programs.


  • Complete complex real property project work (e.g. facility reviews, technical reviews, strategic plans, development plans)
  • Assist with generating facility management statements of operational requirements, preparing business cases and conducting investigations, as required
  • Develop, implement and manage real property management programs (preventive and demand maintenance administration) and/or energy programs to ensure buildings and systems remain operational and energy efficient (e.g. identify maintenance and repair requirements, determine damage responsibility, prepare estimates and technical reports)
  • Audit facilities to determine compliance, condition, maintenance requirements, energy efficiency and Client-Partner satisfaction
  • Participate in procurement planning
  • Provide project management support to real property information management systems
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or stakeholders
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations


  • Assist in drafting real property policy
  • Prepare monthly reports (e.g. internal and for the Client-Partners)
  • Support and/or lead business development activities
  • Manage risk
  • Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

  • Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in real property, land use, facility management and maintenance methods
  • Client-Partner, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat policies and procedures
  • Project and risk management principles

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

  • Minimum: college diploma in land use planning, engineering, architecture, facility/property management or related field with four years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent.
  • Preferred: university degree in one of the above fields and/or additional training in project management.
  • Certified or eligible for certification as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers.


  • Use applicable computer software and operating systems
  • Apply project and risk management techniques

Development and Leadership

  • Provide functional advice and guidance to employees and the Client-Partners

Working conditions

  • Typical office environment with occasional travel
  • Some work may be located on construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment

Our Mission: Your Opportunity

All DCC employees can make a difference by supporting Canada's troops and contributing to the defence of the country.

Security Level Eligibility

Security Clearance
DCC is responsible for the Personnel Security Clearance process. Typically to be eligible for a "Reliability" clearance, you must have resided in Canada for the last five (5) years and to be eligible for a "Secret" clearance, you must have resided in Canada for the last ten (10) years. The process usually involves reference inquiries, verification of qualifications, criminal records checks, and credit checks (as required) and may require fingerprints. For more information about obtaining a security clearance, please click here.
Security Level: Reliability

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