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Power Systems and Markets Engineer

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 1X6

Req ID:  39319

Status: Regular Full time    

Working Conditions: Hybrid        

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field  

Location: Toronto, ON 

Shifts(s): Days  

Travel: Yes – 10% 

Deadline to Apply: May 18th 2022  

 

 

OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on. 
 
Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.  

 
OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a clean tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world.  

 

New!  In 2024, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is establishing a new corporate headquarters on a campus setting in the Municipality of Clarington located within Durham Region. The new campus will include the existing Darlington Energy Complex located just south of Highway 401 and a new building to be constructed on adjacent land presently owned by OPG. 

 

BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow. 

 

 

JOB OVERVIEW 

 

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, analytical and results driven individual to join our Energy Markets team as Power Systems and Markets Engineer based in downtown Toronto.

 

Reporting to the Asset & Resource Optimization Supervisor, the Power Systems and Markets Engineer will be working in a dynamic team to optimize OPG’s bottom line by identifying revenue opportunities and assisting in capturing these opportunities to add incremental revenue to OPG’s Commercial Portfolio.

 

Responsibilities will include optimizing the commercial value of OPG's portfolio by planning and negotiating changes to OPG’s outage schedules, analyzing and quantifying revenue losses from proposed unit outage plans, analyzing and quantifying impacts of transmission outages on OPG’s portfolio, interface daily with counterparties at the IESO and Hydro One to facilitate OPG’s outage plans and act as an expert resource in Energy Markets on the Power System.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to growing its social license.  

  

 

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES  

  

  • Interface continually with OPG counterparties to secure approval for OPG’s outage plans across the portfolio.
  • Analyze and co-integrate generator and transmission outage plans to capture revenue opportunities and maximize execution of OPG’s outage plans.
  • Provide market based expertise and analysis in support of adhoc requests from regional Operations staff/Senior Management, which may have a commercial impact for OPG.
  • Develop tools, models and applications as required to support maximizing value of OPG’s commercial portfolio.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships within Commercial Operations, regional Operations staff, and other OPG Electricity Sales & Trading stakeholders to achieve optimal safety, financial and operational results.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with OPG counterparties at the IESO and Hydro One.

 

EDUCATION 

  

  • 4-year university degree in Engineering or related field. 
  • Candidate must be a fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario

  

QUALIFICATIONS 

  

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with power system operations and planning;
  • Requires experience with the operation of the integrated Bulk Electricity System (BES) in addition to fundamental impacts on market price and volatility and a good understanding of physical and financial energy markets;
  • Familiarity with transmission and generation assets including switchyards, transformers, circuit breakers and generators;
  • Requires experience in a commercial environment, including: intelligence gathering, negotiation activities and interaction with various stakeholders/regulators;
  • Power Systems and Markets acumen to support effective communication with critical counterparties (Hydro One, IESO, OPG Operations);
  • Familiarity with transmission and generation assets including switchyards, transformers, circuit breakers and generators
  • Proficient computer programming skills and experience with computer applications/software to facilitate business operations. Experience in modelling, forecasting, sensitivity analysis and data analytics would be considered an asset;
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented and analytical individual;
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships and work with internal stakeholders in various functions and at all levels;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, time management, and negotiation skills;
  • Experience and willingness to work with high performing individuals as part of a diverse team where goals and targets are team based targets vs. individual targets.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a flexible hybrid office environment.

 

The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct. 

 

WHY OPG? 

 

As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a fast-paced work environment. 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 the province’s wellbeing.  

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 and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors. 

 

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. 
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. 
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses. 
  • We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Please submit your application online at https://jobs.opg.com/ by 11:59 PM E.S.T., May 18th 2022.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

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. 

If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact AODA@opg.com 

 

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