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Lighting Specialist

Job Snapshot: 
Do you want to see a change in how people use energy? Want to be the "light" at the of the tunnel? Then this career is the perfect one for you. You can actively reduce energy use and pollution by designing and maintaining lighting projects in a variety of buildings and outdoors areas. The province of Ontario will ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs by 2012, a move that will save 6 million Mwh of energy every year! As we phase out energy inefficient light bulbs, new lighting solutions will have to be designed and implemented- are you up for the challenge?
Roles & Responsibilities: 
You will be responsible for identifying areas where energy is being misused or wasted, recognizing energy-saving options and implementing technology that increases energy efficiency. You will assess the lighting needs of different spaces, identify the most efficient lighting solutions and encourage energy-efficient behaviour.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: LEED and green building principles, energy efficiency.

Skills: mathematics, attention to detail, communication, attention to detail, electrical design principles, computers.

Education and Recommended Courses: 
University degree in electrical engineering preferred. Electrician apprenticeships may offer essential hands-on skills. Courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry are all useful.
Potential Earnings: 
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You may be working independently or as part of a small team.

Atmosphere: Work may be indoors or outdoors depending on the project.