Environmental Technician

Submissions must be received before 6:00 pm on Tuesday,  April 26, 2022.

The Environmental Technician will support eMERGE staff during in-home programs and events aimed at encouraging people to improve energy and water efficiency. They will also assist in the coordination and promotion of events. The candidate will have a passion for improving the environment and fighting climate change.

General Responsibilities 

  1. Assist residents in understanding efficiency and conservation measures in the fight against climate change.
  2. Promote environmental sustainability and clean technology.
  3. Capture and analyse data to recommend program improvements.
  4. Keep current on improvements and new technologies associated with household efficiencies and conservation.
  5. Understand the rapidly changing technology landscape of energy efficiency, renewables and storage.
  6. Compile program reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Assist with general inquiries by email, phone and in person (if appropriate given COVID protocols).
  8. Work with other staff both collaboratively and independently.
  9. Set up a succession plan for others to continue to work once the work term is done.


  1. Assist in coordinating and outreach for environmental and community related virtual and possible in person events that raise awareness and increase commitments to fighting climate change.
  2. Maintain a consistent corporate image while dealing with the public.
  3. Work with a variety of organizational stakeholders to support internal and external events.

In Home Programs:  This will include assisting Home Tune-Up Advisors in the following duties:

  1. Promote environmental sustainability and clean technology.
  2. Capture and analyse data to recommend program improvements.
  3. Keep up to date on improvements and new technologies associated with household efficiencies and conservation.
  4. Compile program reports to internal and external stakeholders


Successful candidates will possess some or all of the following: 

  • A passion for environmental sustainability; a knowledge of climate change and the energy sector
  • Experience with social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp, Instagram, etc.;
  • Relevant educational, work and/or volunteer background;
  • Strongly self-motivated and ambitious;
  • Team oriented player;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Academic background in these types of post secondary programs would be a strong asset.

  • Environmental Studies – strong understanding of energy and climate change.
  • Engineering – strong understanding of energy systems and technology.
  • Communications, Public Relations, Journalism – understanding up to date communications messaging to affectively promote a service.
  • Business and Marketing – understanding sales and marketing strategies and techniques to effectively sell our service.

Additional requirements:

  • The successful candidate is expected to
    • Provide their own computer, telephone and WIFI.
    • Primarily work remotely. However, the following ‘in-person’ work will be necessary while maintaining COVID protocols in:
      • In person public events
      • In home residential programs
    • In person meetings
    • Be fully vaccinated


This position is pending funding approval from the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  To be eligible the applicant must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations and have a valid Social Insurance Number.

This is a full-time summer position for 35 hours per week over 16 weeks commencing on or about May 4, 2022. Occasional evenings and weekend availability is essential.  Pay rate is $15.00/hour plus 4% vacation pay.

Recruitment and Diversity

eMERGE Guelph Sustainability embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons.

In keeping with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

How to Apply

Please submit the following via email to: info@emergeguelph.ca:

  • One pdf document only including all three items listed below.
  • This file must be received before 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • The Subject line must read Environmental Technician.
  1. Cover letter – Only applicants that confirm in their cover letter that they meet all of the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Program (above) will be considered.
  2. Resume(maximum 2 pages)
  3. Writing assignment (300 words maximum) – Answer the following question to the best of your ability: “Why should someone commit to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050?”

Submissions must be received before 6:00 pm on Tuesday,  April 26, 2022. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No inquiries please.

About eMERGE

eMERGE fights climate change to build a healthier society. It does this by helping people reduce energy and water use.

Promoting smart behavior, policy and improved efficiency helps Guelph build a road map to achieve 100% renewable energy long before 2050. This has the added benefit of a healthier community and a more resilient local economy.