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Analyst, Solutions

Date: Jul 24, 2022

Location: CA

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator

INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR (IESO)

Requisition ID: 17122
Location: Mississauga 
Temporary Assignment: Temporary
Business Unit: Information & Technology Services


Why join us? 

You’ve got great skills. And you want to use them in an organization where you know what you do every day matters. We get that.
We also know that ensuring Ontarians have access to affordable and reliable power doesn’t happen by accident. So we give you the tools, flexibility and support you need to achieve your goals, and development opportunities to help you grow. You’ll thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment that values your unique skills and experiences – and recognizes that when you do better, we become even better too.  


Who we are 

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the centre of the province’s power system, ensuring Ontarians have access to reliable and cost-effective electricity when and where they need it. We operate the province’s electricity grid 24/7, design, run and oversee the wholesale electricity markets, and plan and prepare to meet Ontario’s electricity needs – now and into the future.


 

The opportunity

 

This position will assist in the life cycle management of information technology solutions at the IESO for operating the IESO Administered Markets and providing reliable operation of the electrical system (IESO controlled grid).

 

What you'll do

 

  • Assist/contribute to the support and development of integrated computer based information solutions for business and operations processes for the reliable operation of the power system and for other administration needs of the IESO Administered Markets. Perform analysis of customer requirements, the recommendation of functional specifications, and the preparation of recommended information solutions (ie, impacting areas of software, hardware, communications and business processes)
  • Contribute to the management and evolution of existing information systems and tools related to the market operation, supply, security and settlement services related to the management of the power system by contributing to enhancements to allow additional functionality, improved reliability/maintainability and problem correction
  • Assist/contribute to the identification of opportunities for information solutions that will allow effective and economic benefits for customers. Address the overall solution in terms of communications, data sources, software tools, integration with existing functions, user interfaces, algorithms, etc.
  • Assist in the monitoring and scrutiny of assigned projects for the development and expansion of information systems and tools
  • Assist in the provision of project management support to projects or teams involved in the expansion and improvement of information systems and tools
  • Contribute to and carry out close customer relationships and be alert to identify potential improvements to existing systems and to propose new information system requirements
  • Contribute as directed to the development of strategic plans and standards
  • Contribute with peers and associates to advance their learning and facilitate their problem solving skills within their respective area of expertise
  • Perform other duties as required

 

What you need to succeed

 

  • Requires a strong academic knowledge of computer science and associated subjects, including a strong theoretical knowledge pertinent to the specialist areas of the technical or business operations of the electricity market and administration processes related to power system delivery. The position necessitates a strong disposition to power system security analysis theory. The specific areas include state estimation, pre and post contingency steady-state security analysis and transient stability analysis. The candidate should possess good communication skills, including report or business presentation skills.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a four-year University education in the appropriate field/discipline or by having the equivalent education
  • The selected individual will be assigned to the EMS/MIS Software support team. This team is responsible for tools used by IESO control room staff to monitor the IESO Control Grid and Operate the IESO administered market. The successful candidate should thrive in an environment which features short-duration recurring critical deadlines that demand high quality deliverables.
  • The selected individual will be required to be on-call to support applications 24x7 on a periodic basis.
  • Excellent analytical and communications skills (verbal/written).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates a strong personal commitment to customer needs and corporate objectives.
  • 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

 

Experience:

  • Experience in one or more of the following would be an asset:
  • One or more of the following solution development disciplines:
  1. Business Analyst;
  2. Solution Analyst;
  3. Technical Analyst;
  4. System Analyst; System Integrator; and
  5. Project Manager.
  • Application support and/or problem resolution in time-critical situations.
  • Tool and data support for solutions associated with grid monitoring and the IESO market: SCADA, MIS, SCADA study & MIS study.
  • Power System Modeling techniques in Energy Management Systems and Electricity Markets.
  • Information Technology Service Framework (e.g. ITIL Change Control)
  • A period of over four years, up to and including six years, is considered necessary to gain this experience.

 

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Approachability
  • Problem Solving
  • Action Oriented
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Informing
  • Self-Development


What’s in it for you

•    A comprehensive total rewards program, including best-in-class benefits and a flexible workplace 
•    A challenging, fast-paced and collaborative team environment, where your perspectives and experiences matter 
•    Leaders who support your growth and success through regular feedback and coaching
•    The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry

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At the IESO, we know that achieving great results depends on embracing diversity by attracting, developing and retaining people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We do this by ensuring our recruitment and advancement policies are fair and equitable, and by creating an accessible and inclusive environment – one that values every team member’s unique skills and experiences and ensures they have the support they need to achieve their potential. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know. 

We thank you for your interest in a career at the IESO, but we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview. As the health and safety of our people is our number-one priority, all new hires must comply with our COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination and Testing Policy, which requires employees to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or participate in regular testing.

Note: The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a background check.

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