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Job Posting – We’re Hiring!

Position: Certified Energy Advisors

Job Locations (Ontario): Carp/Kanata (Ottawa West), Perth, Belleville/Prince Edward County, Peterborough, Orillia, Deep River, North Bay, Sudbury, Manitoulin, Sault Ste. Marie.

Are you passionate about helping builders, designers, renovators and homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy? Are you ready for a long-term career with a company dedicated to making a real difference through healthier, more comfortable, affordable and sustainable homes?

Homesol Building Solutions has openings for qualified Certified Energy Advisors to help deliver both new and existing home energy efficiency consulting services, including EnerGuide Rating System (v.15), ENERGY STAR, R-2000, LEED, Passive House and Net Zero Homes. Must live near one of the communities noted above.

Applicants must already have a valid NRCan Certified Energy Advisor number qualified to deliver EnerGuide Rating System v.15, and have submitted at least 10 house files to NRCan in the past 2 years (or equivalent experience), OR must be able pass the new NRCan Foundations and Energy Advisor exams within 60 days of being hired (links to all required training materials for self-study and scheduling exams are included below, your exam fees will be refunded if you pass). Previous HOT2K energy modeling, blower door testing experience and familiarity with energy conservation and green building principles is required. Applicants should be physically fit, able to climb ladders and carry equipment, and demonstrate experience, training or knowledge of:

•Site Safety
•Client Communications, Report Writing and Computer Skills (HOT2000, Outlook, Word, Excel, SketchUp)
•Geometry and Numeracy
•Building Envelope Assemblies (Air Barriers, Insulation, Windows, etc.)
•Basics of House Construction and Renovation 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 Upgrade Recommendations
•Homesol’s Code of Ethics, Employee Handbook and Quality Assurance Procedures

Must have good English oral and written communication skills and interact well with builders, designers, trades and homeowners. Own cell phone, reliable vehicle, good driving record, proof of car insurance and criminal record check are required, willing to travel regularly to sites within 120 kms. of home (mileage paid). Trustworthy and able to work independently, yet not an independent subcontractor. Candidates should possess high standards, good time management and deliver accurate results.

No “self-employed” subcontracting, no on-call piecework, we’re simply not that kind of company. Where others may engage in exploitive labour practices, with no benefits, vacation or holiday pay, unemployment insurance coverage, regular working hours or income security, Homesol is committed to not only meeting the minimum Ontario employment standards but going beyond them, providing fair wages, predictable hours, employee group benefits and insurance package, equipment, training, and vehicle allowance; we don’t expect our Energy Advisors to have to pay for their own expenses or carry any of our cost of doing business. That’s a radical departure from the way most similar businesses operate, because we believe in being an ethical employer.

Initial job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct residential energy evaluations
  • Prepare and provide reports and labels to clients
  • Organize, update and submit electronic file documentation

This is an entry-level position involving lots of blower door tests, no prima donnas need apply. Additional training, continual professional development will be provided to successful candidates.

All hires not already NRCan-qualified for EnerGuide Rating System v.15 will be required to pass the two new NRCan exams (Foundations and Energy Advisor) within 60 days of being hired.

Starting pay is $16 / hr., 35 hrs. / week (30-40 flexible hours) for 90-day probationary period, if you’re expecting to get rich quick please don’t bother applying. Base salary after first 3 months depends on demonstrated experience, competencies and qualifications. Substantial room for career advancement.

We can change the world, one house at a time. Join our team, fight climate change, reduce energy poverty (including in First Nations communities), and help deliver advanced new homes built with respect for the next seven generations.


How to apply:

Please send your CV stating your aptitude, related qualifications and relevant work experience, with a Cover Letter outlining why you feel you’re a good fit for being part of Homesol’s team, to:

Ross Elliott, President

e-mail: relliott mask homesol.ca

or mail to: Homesol Building Solutions Inc., 53 Herriott Street, Suite 202-B, Perth, ON K7H 1T5

Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomesolBuildingSolutions

Training materials link:   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ce03ihm4ygsvo7r/AAAxNP0he3VpFMqTKV_DcyO-a?dl=0

Exam scheduling link: https://nrcan.ysasecure.com/

Homesol is an NRCan Licenced Service Organization and an equal opportunity employer.

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