Position Title:   Energy Advisor Trainee Cohort (10 positions, 6-month term, training is included)

Division:            Energy                                                                                  

Reports to:       Senior Manager, Energy

Organization Overview

Clean is a Nova Scotia-based independent, non-governmental environmental charity that began in 1988. Our passion is providing the knowledge, tools and inspiration needed to encourage the actions that lead to positive environmental change. We support the fair transition to a cleaner economy and greener society. To achieve this, we work collaboratively with our many partners to:

Reduce energy poverty

Promote social equity and support historically marginalized communities

Develop the clean economy workforce

Protect the natural environment

Educate and promote action on climate change

Summary of the Position:

Running from August 2021 to February 2022, Clean’s Energy Advisor Trainee program is seeking 10 Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) candidates to participate in a cohort of learners. Through a uniquely created hands-on training program, trainees will obtain a working knowledge of innovative and sustainable construction and renovation practices.

Graduates from this program will be equipped with all the knowledge, skills, abilities, equipment, and connections required to become registered Energy Advisors through Natural Resources Canada and enter a highly in-demand industry in Nova Scotia.

To be considered for positions within this training cohort, applicants must indicate their eligibility by self-identifying as BIPOC community members.

Trainees will receive:

A salaried position with access to a competitive benefit package.

Safety certifications, first aid training, half mask respirators, etc.

Necessary equipment required to be successful as an energy advisor.

In-class training from Clean’s team of energy advisors as well as industry-leading training professionals.

Hands-on experience conducting energy assessments in the field.

Fully paid access to Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Advisor exams.

Access to a network of potential employers across Nova Scotia.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications: Be an active and engaged participant in all in-class and field-based training activities. Ask questions of your instructor and peers and promote an environment of learning. Communicate with the Lead – Internal Relations to develop and manage an ongoing appointment schedule. Provide clients with recommendations about the type of renovations that will help the environment, save them money, and make them more comfortable in their homes.

Field Work: Work alongside an experienced team of energy advisors where you will review paperwork and participate in client education, collect information about building construction including measurements and photographs. You will also be trained in how to install upgrades such as caulking, weatherstripping, dehumidifiers, and other simple energy efficiency and/or air quality products.

Office Work: You will be trained in how to apply the knowledge gained through training and the information you’ve collected in the field to build energy models in specialized software. These energy models will help you guide clients in making decisions about what renovations to pursue in their homes. You will work with Clean’s technical team and Lead – Internal Relations to track information, create reports, and submit files to Natural Resources Canada.

Health & Safety: You will be provided training in first aid, safe building operation, material safety, and safe operation of equipment required during energy assessments. You will also be instructed in how to use personal protective equipment to reduce risks in the workplace – including training on how to operate safely in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apprentices must review Clean’s Occupational Health & Safety Policy and always comply fully with that policy.

Required Qualifications and Assets:

Applicants must be BIPOC community members that are currently under- or un-employed.

A positive attitude and willingness to work collaboratively with fellow learners and an excellent support team.

Computer proficiency including Windows 10, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills.

An interest in how buildings work.

Experience working in the construction trades or in other client focused positions would be considered an asset.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions:

Energy Advisor Trainees will spend time learning in a classroom setting and performing energy assessments in working in homes across Nova Scotia. During home energy assessments, Energy Advisor Trainees are required to work both in and outside of the home, under inclement weather, in spaces where access or conditions may be challenging such as attics and crawl spaces, at heights up to 10 feet using ladders, and under conditions that require a respirator. Required safety equipment, mileage, and supports are available through Clean.


We expect and encourage applicants from across Nova Scotia. Travel to and from training sessions & appointments will be required and overnight lodging may sometimes be required; these travel expenses will be paid. Supports may be available for individuals participating from remote locations.

Physical Requirements:

Climbing up and down ladders.

Sitting for extended periods.

Transporting and assembling blower door units.

Lifting and carrying up to approximately 50 lbs.

Reaching and working above the head.

Use of basic hand tools.

Equity Hiring:

Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. This current opportunity is only available to individuals self-identifying First Nations, Metis and Inuit, and Visible Minority Groups. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.

Instructions to Apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter to


$1,538 bi-weekly


We encourage applicants from across Nova Scotia. In-person training sessions will be taking place in Dartmouth; however, financial support may be available for those required to travel.


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