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Renewable Energy Engineer / Analyst

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 1X6

Req ID:  39286

 

Status: Full Time

Working Conditions: Hybrid    

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s in Business Administration

Location: Toronto, ON 

Shifts(s): Days  

Travel: Yes, 10%

Deadline to Apply: May 22nd 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 a Renewable Energy Engineer / Analyst based in downtown Toronto.

 

Reporting to the Hydroelectric Optimization Supervisor, the Renewable Energy Engineer / Analyst will be OPG’s go-to expert for all things hydroelectric related in the Ontario energy market. Responsibilities will include optimizing the commercial value of OPG's hydroelectric resources in the market, short and long-term hydroelectric generation forecasting to be used for budgeting, business planning and long-term generation planning, and performing strategic analysis in support of negotiations with other market participants, regulators, and policy makers.

 

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  

  

  • Prepare monthly and Business Plan hydroelectric energy forecasts, in collaboration with regional Operations staff, for incorporation into the Generation and Planning corporate forecasts.
  • Manage OPG’s water-related Variance Accounts as set forth by the OEB. Perform monthly forecast updates, Business Planning activities, strategic analysis, and act as the subject matter expert for discussions and evidence preparation with the OEB.
  • Assist in planning the optimal use of OPG's hydroelectric generation facilities. This includes identifying the optimal times to use the energy-limited hydroelectric energy, developing short and long-term resource optimization plans for use in outage management, SBG management, uncompensated spill mitigation, etc.
  • 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.
  • Perform after-the-fact analysis of OPG's hydroelectric activities in the IESO.
  • 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

 

EDUCATION 

  

  • Candidate’s that are fully licensed engineer in the province of Ontario, or be eligible to be licensed in the Province of Ontario will be an asset
  • 4-year university degree in Engineering, or a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a flexible hybrid office environment.
  • 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 hydroelectric generation, including: understanding of river and reservoir operations, various pricing and financial mechanisms and strategies for resource optimization;
  • Requires experience in a commercial environment, including: intelligence gathering, negotiation activities and interaction with various stakeholders/regulators;
  • 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.

 

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 22nd 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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