Location: Toronto, Ontario
Job Term: Full-time, one-year contract position with the possibility of extension
Compensation: Yearly salary is $52,000
Application deadline: Monday, Dec 18th, 2017
Targeted start date: January 2018

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) invests in urban solutions to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). As part of this work, the TowerWise Program at TAF advances improvements in building energy efficiency and carbon emissions through a series of demonstration projects, technical research of leading-edge energy efficient products, and investigation of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) improvements related to deep energy retrofits. We are looking for a motivated individual with previous experience in the building energy and/or IEQ fields to support the successful execution of this work.

Working at TAF

Talk to our staff and they will tell you that working at TAF comes with amazing advantages. We’re on the leading edge of urban climate change solutions and our work makes a tangible difference. We build meaningful relationships with all kinds of stakeholders – from world-class thought leaders to the people who implement change on the ground. Our strong, dedicated team fosters healthy collaboration and learning. And as part of a small organization, we each see the value and impact of our work.

Position Responsibilities

This is a full-time, one-year contract position with the possibility of extension. The yearly salary is $52,000.

At TAF, you will be under the supervision of the Low Carbon Buildings Manager and the Director of Policy and Programs. You will be responsible for the following key activities:

  • Identifying new research priorities and methodologies.
  • Coordinating procurement of energy and IEQ monitoring equipment and supplies.
  • Leading the installation, calibration, commissioning, and ongoing data collection of monitoring equipment.
  • Managing data processing and analysis using field gathered data.
  • Documenting research outcomes and promoting lessons learned by writing technical reports and case studies, working in collaboration with other team members.
  • Contributing to the development of new projects, including project design, budgeting, stakeholder consultation, and fundraising.
  • Reviewing external technical reports, including M&V plans and specifications, and support procurement of external consulting services.
  • Supporting dissemination of research findings and presenting to diverse stakeholders.

 Do you have this background?

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in engineering or applied science. Post-graduate degree is beneficial.
  • Research experience in the areas of building energy efficiency and/or indoor environmental quality.
  • Strong technical experience with analyzing and interpreting various building parameters from field gathered data.
  • Strong technical written and verbal communication skills with the ability to review and develop technical reports detailing research outcomes.
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license is preferred (note car ownership is not necessary).

We Welcome Your Application

Please submit your cover letter, CV, and a sample of your writing combined into a single PDF file to Jaime Klein at jklein@taf.ca by 5:00 PM on Monday, Dec 18th, 2017. The writing sample can take any form but needs to demonstrate your technical writing ability.

While we thank everyone who applies, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage applicants to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. Committed to employment equity, The Atmospheric Fund encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and other equity-seeking groups.

About TAF

Our Mission

TAF invests in urban solutions to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). We achieve our mission by:

  • Listening to local communities and offering support through our community grants program;
  • Collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders to realize common goals, understanding that clean air and carbon emissions reductions benefits our health, our economy and the sustainability of our region; and
  •  Financing entrepreneurs whose product or service can significantly reduce emissions in the GTHA, and developers and property owners who are making their buildings more energy efficient.

Our Vision

Our ultimate goal – reducing carbon emissions across the GTHA by 80 per cent by 2050 – informs all our actions. This target isn’t simply another milestone. It’s our vision for a climate-smart urban region that functions within its environmental means and is a leader on the global municipal stage.

Achieving the ambitious 2050 target of lowering emissions by 80 per cent will benefit everyone.  We can realize a livable, prosperous urban region that embraces the green economy; a place where people spend less time commuting, less money on energy costs, and breathe cleaner air.

Our Track Record

Since 1991, TAF has worked with hundreds of community collaborators, and invested more than $60 million, helping the City of Toronto save more than $55 million on its energy bills while reducing carbon emissions by 25 per cent below 1990 levels.

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