Strata Coach, BC Retrofit Accelerator

Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre
Vancouver, BC
$67,657–$90,120 a year - Temporary, Full-time, Fixed term contract

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  • $67,657–$90,120 a year

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  • Full-time
  • Temporary

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  • Monday to Friday


Vancouver, BC

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  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off

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We’re passionate about making progress on climate action and committed to making a positive difference in communities. ZEIC is seeking an Strata Coach, BC Retrofit Accelerator for a retrofit program that’s currently under development. If you are passionate about building decarbonization and have a basic understanding of buildings, please apply with a cover letter and resume by midnight, Sunday May 26, 2024.

About the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre

Seeded by a $21.7 million federal endowment, the Zero Emission Innovation Centre (ZEIC) is a purpose-built charitable organization dedicated to market transformation and enabling zero carbon communities and economies across the region and province. ZEIC is part of the Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) Network established by the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

ZEIC’s vision is that, together, we enable a new era of climate action and innovation for an inclusive, prosperous, and healthy zero carbon future in our region by 2050. We advance urban climate solutions in the building, transportation, and renewable energy sectors through (1) partnerships and collaborations, (2) impact investment, (3) granting, and (4) education, training, and capacity-building.

Working with governments, Indigenous partners, industry, and others, we support ambitious climate policy, address barriers, and catalyze, accelerate, and scale innovation to strengthen equitable and resilient communities for current and future generations. To deliver impact, we:

  • Connect and activate partners, investors and action-takers;
  • Demonstrate and showcase viable solutions; and
  • Invest in capacity building and readiness to scale climate actions.

ZEIC’s strategic directions align with provincial, regional, and local climate action plans. Our programs help communities make progress towards their 2030 emissions reduction targets. Equity, long-term affordability, community health and well-being, environmental protection, and economic development are integral to how we develop and deliver our climate action programs.

About ZEIC’s Buildings Programs

ZEIC’s family of programs in the building stream include the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx), Building 2 Electrification Coalition (B2E), Carbon Leadership Forum BC (CLFBC), Near Zero and our newest program the BC Retrofit Accelerator (BCRA). The purpose of the BCRA is to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions for existing buildings, particularly in underserved sectors. It is an umbrella for a suite of initiatives that fall into three broad categories: market transformation (advisory groups, capacity building, tools and standards development), support programs (e.g. Strata Energy Advisor program), and research.

Position Overview

Duties and responsibilities

As part of the BC Retrofit Accelerator Team, the Strata Coach will report to the Program Manager and work closely with the Technical Manager. The Strata Coach will be the first point of contact for strata councils and condo owners interested in low-carbon retrofit options. The Strata Coach will help to uncover low-carbon retrofit opportunities in their building(s) and provide them with information that will allow them to make an informed decision about decarbonizing one or more major building systems. The successful applicant will have a base of technical knowledge and an aptitude for working with the public. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist strata councils in applying to the retrofit program and compiling the required information to participate in the program,
  • Complete a walk-through audit of a multi-unit residential building and document major mechanical and electrical systems along with basic enclosure details,
  • Populate forms that document building systems,
  • Educate strata councils on the retrofit program and decarbonization planning,
  • Inform strata councils on available rebate and financing programs,
  • Support communications and knowledge transfer related to the program and retrofits in general,
  • Assist with regular reporting,
  • Assist with promotion and communications as it relates to the program,
  • Assist with improving the intake process and supportive offerings of the retrofit program, including tools and resources to support building owners through the retrofit process that align with emerging industry best practices,
  • Assist with improving the systems and procedures for the efficient collection, management and analysis of program and retrofit project data,
  • Other duties, as required.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A relevant degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • AScT, Engineer-in-Training, or Professional Engineer designation or eligible to apply
  • Experience collecting building-related information through site visits and interviews,
  • A relevant combination of the above-noted education and experience,

We recognize that prospective candidates may have experience in some areas more than others. We encourage diverse candidates with diverse experiences who are prepared to build on their strengths and areas of expertise and willing to learn and grow their capacity through the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Very strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (both oral and verbal),
  • Very strong organizational skills to effectively deal with multiple tasks and competing priorities,
  • An affinity for supporting individuals and organizations through complicated processes,
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and building enclosure,
  • Knowledge of electrical capacity planning,
  • Ability to clearly explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to climate action,
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while functioning effectively in a team environment.

The following experience, knowledge, skills and abilities are not required, but would be an asset for the position:

  • Experience with or knowledge of low-carbon retrofit opportunities, particularly in a multi-unit residential building application,
  • Experience with energy modelling and energy benchmarking,
  • Knowledge of strata corporations and how they operate,
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and/or demand management strategies,
  • Knowledge of measurement and verification protocols.

The candidate must have current eligibility to work in Canada and a valid driver’s license to travel to residential buildings across the Lower Mainland. Occasional travel beyond the Lower Mainland may be required.

The candidate will be expected to work in-person a minimum of two days a week in our Vancouver office. Flexible and part-time arrangements will be considered.

ZEIC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and with non-traditional qualifications. We care about and have policies to support equity, diversity and inclusion and a respectful workplace.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 36 months

Pay: $67,657.00-$90,120.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Wellness program


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-05-26
Expected start date: 2024-07-02