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Commercial Contracts Advisor


Bowmanville, ON, CA, L1E 0E7

Req ID:  14263

Status: Contract (12-months)

Education Level: 4-year University Degree, Engineering, Law, Science or Business.

Location: Bowmanville, ON

Shift: Days

Travel: Yes- 10%

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2020


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.




Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) is looking for experienced professionals to join our team in the role of Commercial Contracts Advisor based out of our Pickering and Darlington locations.  Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Contract Management the Commercial Contracts Advisor will utilize their experience to assist with the commercial aspects of major contracts within Refurbishment and/or Enterprise Projects, Projects & Modifications, and Nuclear Engineering organizations. 


This role is accountable for developing and obtaining approval for contract strategies for work associated with Nuclear Projects, supporting the procurement process and managing the administration of executed contracts, including change management, contract compliance and oversight, dispute resolution and contract audit processes.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.




  • Manage supplier/vendor relationship for major contracts.
  • Understand client expectations and vendor performance to ensure suppliers meet/exceed customer expectations and contract fulfillment; collaborate with vendors to achieve success.
  • Develop and implement contract management strategies within department.  Work to execute the strategy and integrate with department and client group to ensure process and compliance expectations are met.
  • Facilitate the resolution of issues, including resolving disputes, while managing vendor relationships and a multi-contract program holistically (interfacing with Law and Supply Chain).
  • Act as an advisor across multiple contracts and/or work programs to ensure consistent application and interpretation of agreements.
  • Ensure business processes between OPG and the service providers are effective and efficient.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of high quality services through the creation, monitoring and enforcement of contracts and contractual performance objectives. Manage and report on performance of services received from vendors.  
  • Oversee the vendor relationships in the context of compliance requirements.
  • Manage risk with the vendor, conduct on-going due diligence to comply with governance and contract objectives.
  • Capture and implement commercial lessons learned to apply to new strategic projects / contracts.
  • Promote use of leading practices in development of contract strategies and contract administration



  • 4-year University Degree, Engineering, Law, Science or Business.



  • Experience working with commercial contracts preferably supporting construction, EPC or energy organizations;
  • Experience in contract negotiation, vendor management and dispute management;
  • Demonstrated analytical and creative thinking skills to examine, build and negotiate contracting strategies;
  • Strong problem solving skills to address and overcome current and future challenges;
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills to execute time sensitive deliverables;
  • A results-oriented focus is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage multiple deliverables simultaneously;
  • People and team oriented with a strong ability to establish an excellent level of confidence, credibility and cooperation with OPG’s internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written, is essential;
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively;
  • A drive to achieve best value for money, meeting business objectives in a high profile, strategic, rapidly evolving and competitive environment while improving the customer experience and upholding OPG’s behaviours and values.



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.

At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  

Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province

If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.

Our promise to you

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.   
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., July 5, 2020.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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