ECON 30R - Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency

BC Public Service

British Columbia, Canada Remote

Full time


May 25

Posting Title: ECON 30R - Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency

Position Classification: Economist R30

Union: GEU

Work Options: Remote


  • Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7 CA
  • Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G5 CA
  • Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
  • Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
  • Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
  • Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
  • Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
  • Nelson, BC V1L 6K1 CA
  • Powell River, BC V8A 5G7 CA
  • Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
  • Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0 CA
  • Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
  • Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
  • Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range: $88,152.35 - $100,665.30 annually

Close Date:6/8/2023

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Are you passionate about helping BC meets its climate targets through rigorous analysis and informed policy and programs? Bring your policy and legislation expertise to this exciting leadership role

Located in Victoria B.C, The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is responsible for British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, mining and petroleum resource sectors, and supporting work to meet BC’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

The Senior Policy Advisor, Energy Efficiency is the Ministry’s lead on developing policies and initiatives to support energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction commitments for the buildings sector. This includes providing analysis and advice on energy efficiency and emission reduction utility policy, energy system transitions, codes and standards, labelling, and programs. This role is helping to implement commitments made in the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030.

The Policy Advisor:

  • provides advice and develops policy proposals related to the role of utility programs and rates, energy system transitions, codes and standards, and tax policy to support energy efficiency and GHG reduction targets;
  • undertakes analysis and stakeholder consultations, completes economic and policy analysis, participate in legal drafting and prepares briefing materials for legislation and regulations, including amendments to the Energy Efficiency Act, the Clean Energy Act, the Demand Side Measures Regulation, the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation, and planned legislation and regulations such as the emissions cap on gas utilities. 
  • develops policy proposals and implements regulations pertaining to energy utility programs for energy efficiency and GHG reduction;
  • initiates and oversees a wide range of projects to advance energy efficiency and emission reduction in buildings in the Province;
  • is the senior specialist regarding the province’s energy conservation and emission reduction potential in the built environment; and
  • is the Ministry representative on a variety of regional and national energy efficiency and emission reduction working groups. 

The Policy Advisor works closely with other ministries and a broad range of stakeholders to accomplish objectives, including energy utilities, industry associations, nonprofits, local governments, the Climate Action Secretariat, the Office of Housing and Construction Standards, and Natural Resources Canada.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a university of recognised standing in economics, commerce, finance, resource management or related field.
  • Significant experience including:
  • the practical application of economic theory to energy management, energy efficiency, or emission reduction problems and issues; and
  • leading diverse multi-stakeholder groups.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree in economics, commerce, finance, resource management, environmental studies, or related field, from a university of recognized standing.
  • Experience in the development of policy, legislation, discussion papers, etc., in particular as this relates to energy efficiency, buildings, energy, utility, or climate policy.
  • Experience conducting and leading major economic studies, modelling, or cost-benefit analyses and research projects of considerable complexity.
  • Experience designing or implementing programs that support research and development, commercialization, or demonstration, or incentive programs.
  • Experience in project management and/or contract management.
  • Experience with government organizational structure, process and procedures.
  • Experience with energy-economy models such as gTech or CIMS.


  • Occasional travel to Victoria BC may be required.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Remote work is allowed, this position can work up to full time from their home in British Columbia subject to an approved Telework Agreement. The locations listed above are to assist applicants in searching for this opportunity and are not a complete list of locations.

You will find the complete list of locations for this position, attached below. 

Working for the BC Public Service:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

 A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job category: Policy, Research and Economics

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