Retrofit Project Manager

Affine Climate Solutions

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Remote

Full time

CA$80-100k (annually)

No category

Project Manager


May 10

Our Climate, Your Future

Is purposeful climate work in your future? Do you have construction project management experience? Are you energized by seeing the direct impact of your work? Do you want to work with and learn from experts in Climate and Sustainability? Read on.

Affine Climate Solutions is a climate consultancy that specialises on building decarbonization and the implementation of practical action plans. Affine’s expertise spans zero emissions new construction, retrofits, low embodied carbon, and climate resilience. We work with both borrowers and lenders to create retrofit projects paired with transition finance solutions. By combining turnkey retrofit project services with financing and robust project management, Affine is optimally positioned to help clients plan and implement net zero building emissions.

The Opportunity

Our Board & Executive Director are leading and scaling up our team to support building owners with our expertise in planning and implementing net zero and climate resilient retrofit projects. We are looking for a Retrofit Project Manager with five to seven years of experience in managing complex construction projects in the Private and / or Non-Profit Sector from start to finish – on time and on budget.

If you are good at building strong client relationships and interested in meaningful, purpose-driven work, helping building owners and developers reduce the climate impacts of their portfolio and make their buildings more resilient, we think you’d like it here.


  • Manage net zero retrofits from initiation to implementation including confirming scope, contractor and procurement strategy, and business case. This can involve visiting properties to investigate building systems and overseeing carbon and energy assessments for retrofits.
  • Develop strong client relationships and act as the client’s representative and single point of contact throughout the project to achieve the client’s goals and objectives.
  • Work on a number of retrofit building projects, varying in size and scope.
  • Select and organize project teams and establish levels of authority and lines of communication. Lead the creation of project communication plans with all project stakeholders.
  • Chair project and site meetings, find resolution to issues and coordinate between multiple stakeholders.
  • Support clients with incentive, funding, and financing applications.
  • Maintain contact with existing and prospective clients and respond to business development and sales opportunities with support from the Executive Team.
  • Regularly report on project status by means of schedule updates, meeting minutes, financial records and other reports.
  • Provide oversight and leadership to the change management process and other contract or project related administrative documents.
  • Consult with building owners and managers as well as financial institutions that are pioneering retrofit and development efforts to minimize operational and whole-life cycle carbon and work towards net zero emissions buildings.
  • Provide organizational support and expansion functions including proposal drafting, presentation development, financial modelling, business development, and networking.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Project Manager, representing owners to multiple stakeholders in the delivery of construction or renovation projects of varying size and scope.
  • A bachelors degree or technical diploma in engineering, architecture, planning, project management, or construction management (or an equivalent combination of academic and practical experience).
  • Leadership and organizational skills with the ability to effectively influence others and successfully resolve a variety of client, project and technical issues.
  • Strong knowledge of various types of construction methodologies, project management models, and financial analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Energy efficiency / GHG management; including a technical understanding of decarbonization mechanisms and technologies and renewable energy.
  • Project Manager Professional designation with the Project Management Institute is an asset.
  • Experience with conducting energy audits, GHG and lifecycle assessments, identifying decarbonization strategies and associated cost/benefit analysis is an asset.
  • Personal attributes: Listen and seek first to understand, life-long learner, communicate clearly, get results, inspire, questioning, detail-oriented, organized, and analytical.

What’s in it for you

  • An opportunity to help deliver real world building decarbonization projects and to empower organizations to manage climate risk and make their buildings more resilient.
  • A chance to educate, strategize, and to assist in shaping the strategic growth of a new climate consultancy.
  • Salary range between $80K - $100K commensurate with experience plus bonus commensurate with performance.
  • Generous health and RRSP benefits package and flexible work options.
  • Location: flexible but being in Vancouver is an asset so that you can periodically work in person at our downtown office.

We’re growing our team with individuals from diverse backgrounds because we believe in the benefits of diversity of thought, creativity, innovation, new perspectives and ideas – and we want to offer the same to our clients.

We are committed to building teams based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If we can make things easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to with the job title in the subject line.

While we appreciate all applications, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in Canada legally need apply.

Affine Climate Solutions is grateful to work on the unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəjˀəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil Waututh), Coast Salish, Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE (W̱SÁNEĆ) and Lekwungen/Songhees Nations.

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