Building Energy Engineer

Posting Date: Apr 6, 2024

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Building Energy Engineer 

Job Requisition ID: 42339

Ministry: Infrastructure

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Classification: Opted Out and Excluded Engineering and Related Level 2

About Us

The Government of Alberta (GoA) is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

Alberta Infrastructure designs, builds, manages and maintains government-owned and operated facilities, and collaborates with other ministries to ensure that schools, hospitals and government facilities infrastructure meet the needs of Alberta’s population. The Ministry also provides accommodation services and manages a large portfolio of owned and leased facilities while maintaining fiscal accountability and optimizing value for Albertans.

We believe in building careers and providing opportunities to develop within the organization. We also provide our staff with a work-life balance including reasonable hours of work and support for wellness at work with a series of activities over the lunch break and after office hours. In short, we provide staff with the tools and support they need to excel. Working together, we will promote the Alberta Public Service Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability and Excellence.


For more information about Alberta Infrastructure, please visit


The Government of Alberta, Technical Services and Procurement Branch (TSPB) of Alberta Infrastructure is currently looking for a Building Energy Engineer to join our busy team in Edmonton. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity, look no further and apply!


TSPB provides a wide range of professional and technical support as well as expertise for the technical standards, planning, design, construction, renovation, commissioning, post-occupancy review, operation and maintenance of government owned and funded facilities, as well as partnering with research institutions and industry to develop and introduce new technology. The branch also develops and maintains project standards, tools and best practices for the ministry.


The Procurement section drives to maximize value and minimize risk for Alberta Infrastructure projects by championing leading class procurement practices and delivering strategic advice for the benefit of the Ministry, our stakeholders, and all Albertans.


Reporting to the Senior Sustainability Specialist, this position provides technical expertise to stakeholders to optimize the design for energy performance and reduced carbon emissions. This accounts for the stakeholders’ concerns and restrictions of project budgets. Lessons learned assist with the ongoing development of standards.


The main responsibilities for the Building Energy Engineer are (but not limited to)

  • Conduct design reviews based on the Technical Design Requirements for Alberta Infrastructure facilities 
  • Participate in the project development process to provide guidance on energy target goal setting for projects
  • Advise on the proposed upgrades to the existing facilities in Alberta Infrastructure’s portfolio
  • Act as a resource from the project business case, project design and facility operation
  • Provide input to policy drafts, briefings, position papers, background material and reports identifying important issues



Minimum Requirements

  • A 4-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree PLUS 5 years of specialized experience in building energy modeling including experience with energy modeling software such as DOE2, eQUEST, IES and/or EnergyPlus.
  • Registered as a P. Eng. with APEGA with good standing


Other Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in building envelope commissioning or design
  • Strong technical competence and working knowledge of other engineering and architectural disciplines related to building energy
  • Knowledge of existing and upcoming building energy codes and other relevant policies, acts and legislation
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), GA, AP or LEED AP BD+C



  • Experience conducting ASHRAE level 1 and 2 energy audits
  • Experience writing technical reports
  • Experience interpreting and explaining highly technical data for a variety of clients

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following APS competencies:


Systems Thinking: Successful candidates need to be aware of how the work being done is part of a larger integrated environment and strive to keep the broader picture in mind and assess within the context of long term outcomes.


Creative Problem Solving: Engages the team and resources at hand to address issues. 


Drive for Results: Works to exceed goals and partner with others to achieve objectives.


Develop Networks: Demonstrates experience, builds trust, confidence and credibility with teams and stakeholders in order to manage workloads, clarifies requirements and achieves goals.


$3,044.75 to $4,215.69 bi-weekly ($79,467 - $110,029 yearly).

A salary review is in progress and may result in this salary being increased on September 1, 2023



Hours of Work:  36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Term of Employment:
Full-Time, Permanent


This competition is open until a suitable candidate pool is found, therefore interviews may be delayed. 


Pre-employment checks will be completed to assess the candidate’s suitability for a role. These checks can include (but are not limited to): references, criminal record check, academic verification, driver’s abstract et cetera.


A valid Alberta Class Driver’s License to drive to work sites.


What the GoA has to offer:

How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.


Resources for Applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) at or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator. Please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information at

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the job description, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michele Murphy at


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.