Innovation & Business Development Analyst

Enova Power Corp. - Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Posted On: March 14, 2023
Last Day to Apply: April 14, 2023

JOB POSTING – Innovation & Business Transformation

An opening exists at the Country Squire location in the Innovation & Business Transformation Department for the position of:


Innovation & Business Development Analyst

Reporting to the Manager of Innovation & Communications, this position will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and relevant stakeholders to support the research, development and implementation of emerging technologies and innovation which are transforming the energy sector relative to grid modernization and customer expectations.

In support of building a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, the incumbent will act as an advocate for innovation, assist with research and support in various areas including studies and pilots of new processes and technologies that align with Enova’s strategic objectives and engage its stakeholders and partners.  They will assist with identify external funding for innovation and continuous improvement projects and support customer experience projects and initiatives as well as assist with identifying new applications and technologies in support of continuous improvement. 


  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Advanced Project and Program Management skills
  • Advanced time management and planning skills with the ability to multitask and adapt to changing industry standards
  • Advanced analytical skills, problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Intermediate financial management, facilitation and presentation, and product development skills
  • Strong ideation and team building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Engineering or Energy Systems
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of research and development techniques
  • Intermediate knowledge of the energy and utility industry including existing technology trends, emerging distributed energy technology and innovations impacting the energy industry
  • Intermediate knowledge of OEB Codes and Regulations and Occupational Health and Safety Act


  • 4-6 years’ experience in Research & Development in the energy sector
  • 3 years’ experience in project management, facilitation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in team building and ideation
  • Valid Class “G” driver’s licence


  • Supports the delivery of demonstration projects, grid innovation and business transformation initiatives that align with Enova’s strategic objectives
  • Collaborate and support cross functional project teams that are involved in research, development and implementation of innovation related projects
  • Solicit and document lessons learned for each innovation project that can be applied to future projects and initiatives
  • Develop and support collaborative working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, business partners, vendors and industry experts and assists in the mobilization of internal resources to ensure organization readiness for change and new business models
  • Monitor and research technologies, business models, market transformation initiatives and advancements, government, regulatory and industry legislation and/or standards and their impact and application on the energy industry in the context of electrification, sustainability and climate change
  • Support the development of digitalization and digital transformation strategies
  • Assist with identifying and researching external funding for innovation initiatives
  • Provide support for project/program financials including budgeting, forecasting and tracking
  • Support Corporate Occupational Health & Safety initiatives by incorporating safe work practices into daily work routine and reporting any unsafe conditions or work practices to the supervisor

Qualified applicants are invited to apply, in confidence, by submitting a cover letter and resume through our Careers Portal located at My Job Search ( (

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Enova Power Corp. is an equal opportunity employer. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process for the position to which you have applied and require a disability-related accommodation, please notify the People and Culture department.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly racialized people, 2SLGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities. We are also an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant workplace. Our recruitment and hiring processes will be modified to accommodate disabilities, if requested.

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