MRP - Supervisor Market Development

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: CA

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator


Requisition ID:



 Oakville, ON (Hybrid)


 Temporary, up to 24-months

Business Unit:

 MRP Energy & RSS Program

Number Required


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


The Market Renewal Program (MRP) is about improving the way electricity is priced, scheduled and procured in order to meet Ontario’s current and future energy needs reliably, transparently, efficiently and at lowest cost. The program will lead an evolution of the IESO Administered Markets that will be critical to the long-term ability of the organization to deliver on it’s mandate. This evolution will require fundamental changes to the IESO’s tools, processes, Market Rules, and resourcing, as well significant effort to ensure our internal and external stakeholders understand and are prepared for the change.


The Energy Implementation supervisors, for their respective areas of responsibility, will lead the translation of the established MRP design into enduring changes within the IESO’s tools and processes. This includes working closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the implemented changes are feasible, efficient, balanced, operable and reliable.


What you'll do


Job Responsibilities Primarily Include:

  • Provide direct support and advice to management and others within the IESO on all aspects related to implementation of the MRP Design.
  • Supervise a small team which will require the candidate to:
    • Assign and prioritize work, provide advice and direction, ensure accuracy and deadlines are met; and
    • Attend to performance assessments as required.
  • Organize, conduct and participate in public stakeholdering of market development recommendations and reports prior to developing final recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development of Market Rule and Market Manual amendments as required.
  • Guide the implementation of the new or modified tools and processes required to administer the refreshed market.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external training as required.
  • Provide market participants and others both within and outside of the IESO with guidance and advice regarding market development.
  • 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


Other Job Responsibilities may include:

  • Manage and continually improve the business processes of the unit.
  • Act as a project leader on projects related to market development initiatives. This may include the management of external consultants retained for the same.
  • Represent the IESO, as assigned, on committees, task forces and in various forums. Make presentations concerning methods, results or analytical studies pertaining to market development plan to internal and external groups, as needed. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of developments, trends and best practices in electricity and other energy markets, and provide advice and guidance to management on the relevance or application of such to the Ontario electricity market.
  • Evaluate regulatory decisions both abroad and in Ontario to determine possible implications on Ontario electricity market.   Synthesize and incorporate any possible implications in to the market development plans.
  • Review and analyze input from Compliance Section and Market Assessment Units and incorporate findings into market development plans. 
  • Coordinate and align market development plans with the IESO business development plans.
  • Prepare and review contingency plans for problems and situations that might occur, establish a course of action to accomplish long term goals.
  • Analyze and produce recommendations and reports on specific market development initiatives.
  • Ensure that the confidentiality of data from market participants is safeguarded
  • Perform other duties/tasks that may be required/assigned.


What you need to succeed


  • Requires academic training in business, commerce, engineering, and economics at a level to understand and apply the technical/economical legislative parameters governing the energy industry and market place.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, in order to develop strategies, communicate and effectively interface with all contacts involved in accomplishing the work objectives.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the successful completion of a 4 year university degree, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences to influence and motivate others to work as team members.
  • Must have project management skills to effectively complete work objectives/projects on time and within budget
  • Requires extensive knowledge and understanding of the design of the IESO-administered markets, including a broad understanding of the electricity industry in general.
  • Requires an understanding of IESO real-time operations tools and processes and familiarity with the MRP design
  • Requires a background that allows for broad thinking and high analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Experience in building relationships, strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • A period of over 8 years and up to and including 12 years is considered necessary to gain this experience


Core Competencies:

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Problem Solving
  • Action Oriented
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Directing Others
  • Self-Development
  • Standing Alone
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others


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 

Deadline: October 2, 2023 at 11:59PM

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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. 

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

The IESO offers a hybrid work model program to most of our employees, based on business needs. Individuals participating in the program can work an average of three days per week remotely within Ontario. It also offers three flex weeks when individuals can work remotely within Ontario . When working in the office, you will be located at our Oakville, ON location.

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