Planner I, Energize Bridgewater (3-year term)

Town of Bridgewater
March 18, 2022


Over the past decade, the Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, has emerged as an international leader in sustainability and energy transition planning and programming. Winner of a GLOBE award in 2018 as well as the national Smart Cities Challenge in 2019, the community’s Energize Bridgewater program has been recognized for its approach to innovation in a municipal setting.

Through this program, the Town is moving toward a transition to a clean, energy efficient economy within 30 years, while simultaneously lifting its residents out of energy poverty, a condition that affects nearly 40% of the population. With funding in place for the next five years, Bridgewater is expanding its sustainability team by seeking highly motivated professionals who want to be at the forefront of climate, energy, and social innovation in Canada.

The Town of Bridgewater is committed to offering equal employment opportunities based on qualifications and performance, and free from discrimination because of age, race or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status, gender identity, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code. At the Town of Bridgewater, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact


Under the supervision of the Energize Bridgewater Senior Policy and Program Planner, this position performs entry-level professional work and provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public related to a broad range of activities required to implement the Town of Bridgewater’s Energize Bridgewater Energy Poverty Reduction program. The incumbent is knowledgeable in a broad range of planning matters such as energy poverty and affordable housing, has some specialized expertise, and assists with a wide variety of professional planning services or projects. This role will also support the Community Development Department with the forthcoming review of the Municipal Planning Strategy and related by-laws. Informed by the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan, the Municipal Climate Change Action Plan, and the Community Energy Investment Plan, this position will work at the forefront of municipal climate and sustainability efforts.

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