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Assistant Analyst - Market Change Initiatives

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Type of Position


General Accountabilities

Contribute to and provide support in the review, analysis, and reporting of Market activities including Market Rule Amendments, market improvement and development initiatives, and the market development plan.


  1. Assist in analyzing market improvement and development initiatives and contribute to producing the associated recommendations and reports.
  2. Assist in the development of reports and submissions related to the Market Surveillance Panels, including the Board of Directors. Contribute to the communication and dissemination actions as required.
  3. Assist in identifying areas for market improvement.
  4. Assist in providing advice to management on the relevance of external developments to the Ontario electricity market and other energy markets in the form of reports, presentations, reviews and study results.
  5. Participate in projects related to market development and market improvement initiatives. This may include working closely with external consultants retained for the same.
  6. Contribute to the analysis and review of market development plans with the OEB and government agencies.
  7. Respond to internal and external inquiries about market improvement and development initiatives and activities.
  8. Propose revisions to standards, procedures or policies and other internal documentation pertinent to Market activities.
  9. Assist in identifying ways to improve the functionality of the department.
  10. Participate in a public stakeholder process of market recommendations and reports prior to developing final recommendations.
  11. Represent the Division or the IESO, as assigned, on committees, task forces and in various forums to gather and/or provide information or explanation of data. Make presentations concerning methods, results or analytical studies pertaining to market development plan to internal and external groups, as needed.
  12. Work collaboratively with other members of the manager’s team to effectively implement the goals of the team within the context of the broader corporate direction.
  13. Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria


Requires academic training in business, commerce, engineering or economics at a level to understand and apply the technical/economical legislative parameters governing the energy industry and the market place. Requires excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, in order to develop reports, communication and to effectively interface with all contacts involved in accomplishing the work objectives. Requires excellent data gathering and analytical skills.

This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a 4- year University degree in an appropriate discipline, or by having the equivalent education.


Requires an understanding of the energy business to become familiar with the inherent factors influencing the industry, a general understanding of the deregulation impacts on the IESO. Requires a background that allows for broad thinking and analytical and reasoning skills. Experience in building relationships and strong interpersonal skills. Must have management analysis skills and the ability to effectively complete work objectives/assignments/projects on time.

A period of over 4 years and up to and including 6 is considered necessary to gain this experience.


Core Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and communications skills (verbal/written).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Deadline oriented individual with proven excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to focus on minute details to ensure product quality.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of data query and manipulation tools.
  • Demonstrates a strong personal commitment to customer needs and corporate objectives.


What the IESO Offers

  • Competitive market wages;
  • Comprehensive benefit programs;
  • Programs and policies to support a balanced lifestyle;
  • A challenging fast paced team environment;
  • Opportunity to work with some of the brightest people in the industry.

If you have the experience and qualifications for this position, please apply on-line.

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with the IESO. While we appreciate your submissions, we regret that we can only contact those candidates selected for interviews. The IESO is an equal opportunity employer.

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