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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 18, 2020
Type Temp - Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Toronto, ON
Category Engineer
Client Hydro One
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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Date: Mar 13, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

Please note this a temporary 10 month position.

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

General Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Reliability Standards and Compliance Assurance, carry out assigned programs and projects and otherwise support Hydro One’s Reliability Standards Internal Compliance Program (ICP), consisting of:

  • Externally representing and advocating for Hydro One’s business interests to North American reliability standards authority and/or regulators (FERC, NERC, NPCC, OEB, IESO (including MACD) and NEB) in respect to:
    • Emerging reliability standards and material revisions to applicable standards, up to the date of enforcement in Ontario;
    • All matters of compliance to applicable standards enforced in Ontario, including IRA (Inherent Risk Assessments), ICE (Internal Control Evaluations) and MACD Audits.
  • Internally driving, facilitating, assessing, and reporting upon Hydro One’s:
    • Preparations for achieving, sustaining and demonstrating compliance to applicable standards;
    • Improving compliance posture and risk profile in respect to applicable standards enforced in Ontario.
  • Internally informing, advising and supporting Hydro One’s RSCC (Reliability Standards Compliance Committee) in its governance and oversight roles, and in particular, in support of its timely and informed decision-making in response to emerging and current matters related to North American reliability standards and the IESO market rules related to reliability standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in or otherwise support the development, approval and submission of regulatory filings to various electric system reliability regulatory bodies including IESO, MACD, OEB, NEB, NERC, NPCC, FERC and others in respect to emerging reliability standards, criteria and market rules applicable to Hydro One.
  • Participate in or otherwise support the development, approval and submission of regulatory filings to various electric system reliability regulatory bodies in respect to Hydro One’s compliance to reliability standards, criteria and market rules, including matters of compliance oversight, compliance self-certifications, reporting on potential non-compliance and associated mitigation plans, compliance audits, internal and external investigations, regulator’s requests for information and other compliance issues/challenges.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to Lines of Business relating to regulatory policies and strategies, implications and the appropriateness of various management processes and practices on policy application and interpretation.
  • Assist in the development of strategies, tactics and positions for Hydro One to adopt related to regulatory issues requiring the approval of the regulator.
  • Conduct risk assessments and business analysis to ensure the strategies, tactics and positions are based on well-founded business cases.
  • Work with expert staff to conduct the necessary business analysis and prepare the regulatory submissions required to successfully achieve the business objectives of Hydro One.
  • Develop and work with a network of internal and external business associates including peers within the various regulatory bodies, other utilities, industry associations and all key business units within Hydro One.
  • Support the development of regulatory submissions by identifying the required deliverables and assist with or undertake the planning, scheduling and assigning the required tasks.  Prepare schedules of key tasks and deliverables, monitor progress of deliverables and related quality, update the schedules and provide recommendations for corrective action.  Prepare and present reports outlining the status of the project and need for corrective actions.
  • Assist in the development of a budget for submissions, obtain the necessary approvals through the development of a business case and establish a cost control, approval and monitoring mechanism to ensure effective management of the budget.
  • Assist with the formulation of process improvements to streamline regulatory approvals by ensuring efficient processing of regulatory submission.
  • Support the development of regulatory-based special studies such as studies on various topics associated with reliability regulation.
  • Provide limited supervision to staff by providing advice, guidance and work instruction on work programs and projects.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Competencies

Selection Criteria

  • Requires knowledge of regulation and regulatory constructs, law, audit, financial concepts, economics, project management, engineering, quantitative analysis, statistics to develop business strategies and business cases for presentations.
  • Requires fundamentals knowledge of electrical theory related to electrical power systems and equipment.
  • Requires sound knowledge of the theories and principles relating to business methods, processes, including change management techniques.
  • Knowledge of electrical power systems and equipment as well as the design and performance of the transmission system would be considered an asset.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University training (Grade XII plus 5 years).
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism, initiative, self-motivation and independence in carrying out tasks.
  • Requires EXCELLENT people skills to collaborate with team members and other Lines of Business in achieving, sustaining and demonstrating reliability standard compliance.
  • Requires EXCELLENT communication skills, including a strong command of English, strong business writing skills, clear and convincing verbal communication skills and engaging and compelling presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Hydro One’s external regulatory environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of NERC and NPCC reliability standards and criteria.
  • Knowledge of IESO market rules.
  • Excellent analytical skills to evaluate Hydro One’s reliability compliance posture, perform root cause analysis and recommend effective solutions.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills— demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint as well as knowledge of databases.
  • Requires knowledge of and experience in project management tools and methodologies in order to plan, lead and/or participate in cross-functional project teams.
  • An understanding of Hydro One’s organization structure, business unit accountabilities, issues, processes and procedures and regulatory requirements would be considered an asset.
  • Requires ability to examine processes and suggest improvements to make the processes more efficient
  • This is normally considered to be acquired through at least 8 years of relevant progressive work experience.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.

We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2020.

Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: March 30, 2020

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