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Now Hiring – Industrial Symbiosis Practitioners (Engineers) in Edmonton DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2017
With support from the City of Edmonton and the federal government, we are piloting the UK-developed, internationally implemented National Industrial Symbiosis Progamme (NISP) model, with an aim to engage more than 150 businesses during the pilot. We are hiring TWO Industrial Symbiosis Practitioners to deliver the pilot in the Edmonton area. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a nationally-important innovation to advance sustainability.
Combining technical backgrounds (e.g., engineering, science, operations) with industry experience, practitioners will be responsible for engaging and managing relationships with businesses of all sectors and sizes, helping to identify and implement business-to-business symbiosis opportunities. Practitioners are confident, results-oriented team players who excel at networking and problem solving.
Extensive training will be provided. These are full-time, 16-18 month contract position based in Edmonton, AB, starting November 1. Job sharing will be considered on a case by case basis.
POSITION 1: Lead Industrial Symbiosis Practitioner
The AB Lead Practitioner will play a lead role in publicising the pilot; facilitating business workshops; and providing technical support to businesses implementing symbiosis. The Lead Practitioner will also be responsible for regular performance reporting, liaison with funders, and, ultimately, in evaluating the lessons learned from the pilot to support the development of a long-term program model in Canada. The AB Lead Practitioner will work closely with the BC Pilot Team, especially the BC Lead Practitioner and the overall Program Manager, as well as an Edmonton-based Regional Advisory Committee. The AB Lead Practitioner will also be responsible for supervising the AB Practitioner.
The AB Lead Practitioner will report to the Program Manager (located in Vancouver).
POSITION 2: AB Industrial Symbiosis Practitioner
The AB Practitioner will support the AB Lead Practitioner in publicising the pilot; facilitating business workshops; and providing technical support to businesses implementing symbiosis, including one-on-one follow-up with businesses. The AB Practitioner will also manage much of the program data and analysis using the Synergie™ platform.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV in a single PDF labelled with your surname to Tracy Casavant, Program Lead, NISP-Canada Pilot at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
About the NISP model:
NISP is an internationally renowned model for building business opportunities around industrial symbiosis (e.g., waste–to-resources linkages), with proven and significant economic and environmental benefits. Initiatives based on NISP are running in 22 countries. NISP’s success is linked to four key elements: facilitated workshops to identify opportunities (versus waste audits or waste exchange databases); locally-based, NISP practitioners dedicated to working with businesses to implement opportunities; free up-front participation for businesses; verified and quantified economic and environmental performance for every opportunity implemented.
The success of the NISP model is that it achieves industrial symbiosis without the requirement for expensive and time consuming waste audits. Furthermore, only industrial symbiosis opportunities with a business case that is readily apparent to the participating parties are implemented. The NISP engagement model begins with ‘working with the willing’ and gradually brings in supply chains, sectors that are ‘missing’, obvious candidates (not only companies) that could benefit.