Manager, Natural Gas


Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
Toronto, Ontario

Posted On: July 16, 2021
Last Day to Apply: July 22, 2021

Manager, Natural Gas

We are the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) – Ontario's independent energy regulator. We work to ensure a sustainable, reliable energy sector that helps consumers get value from their natural gas and electricity services – for today and tomorrow.

We are currently seeking an energetic and collaborative individual to join our team as a Manager in the Natural Gas Department residing in the Applications Division. In this role, you will be responsible for managing, coaching and developing a team of professionals and policy experts, as well as providing senior-level analysis and recommendations to senior management on applications related to natural gas facilities, rate setting and gas supply matters for regulated businesses in Ontario.

Attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce that reflects the consumers we serve is essential to the success of the OEB. We strive to create an environment that offers intellectually challenging work, inspires innovation and creativity, and rewards collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads, coordinates, and assigns cases to technical staff and coordinates the review of complex generic issues and the overall review for applications relevant to natural gas rate setting and the construction, operation of distribution, transmission and storage of natural gas, as well as policy consultations on gas supply matters
  • Monitors employees’ performance, provides feedback, establishes goals, completes employees’ performance appraisals and manages labour relations issues in collaboration with Human Resources
  • Is responsible for the Department’s staffing needs, including recruitment, and learning and development opportunities
  • Manages and coordinates the review of cost-based natural gas rates and facilities applications, and related projects focusing on providing technical advice in order to assist in the resolution of issues
  • Provides expertise on options and impacts of technical issues associated with cost-based natural gas rates and facilities applications, and related policy projects
  • Provides expertise, guidance and advice to the Executive team, and internal and external stakeholders, on issues related to economic, engineering, accounting and/or financial issues in a regulatory context
  • Reviews interrogatories and briefing notes, coordinates strategies for settlement conferences, cross-examination and/or staff arguments, and any materials that support Legal Counsel in cross-examination in preparation of public hearings
  • Communicates with all levels in the organization on procedural matters and technical issues related to cost-based natural gas rates and facilities applications

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field.
  • Graduate degree in a related field would be preferred.
  • Professional designation (e.g. P.Eng.) would be an asset.
  • 6+ years’ experience managing a team of professionals, with a demonstrated ability to lead, coach, motivate and manage a high-performance team.
  • 8+ years’ experience in a regulatory industry and/or utility, providing expertise in engineering (planning, design, construction, etc.), financial reviews, legal administration (cross-examination, public hearings, etc.) and/or accounting and economics.
  • Experience in, and understanding of, the adjudicative process, along with strategic planning skills to formulate strategies incorporating all relevant perspectives, constraints, risks and costs.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, and the related regulations and rate-setting filing requirements, guidelines (such as E.B.O. 134 and E.B.O. 188) and handbooks such as the Handbook for Utility Rate Applications.
  • Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of the energy industry, including past, present and future trends.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate to all levels within an organization.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

TO APPLY:

If you would like to explore this exciting opportunity, and to apply, by Thursday, July 22, 2021, please visit https://careers-oeb.icims.com.

As Ontario’s independent energy regulator, the OEB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require any assistance, please let us know at hr@oeb.ca.  

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. We regret that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

 

July 16, 2021

 

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