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Power System Planning Analyst

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: CA

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator



Requisition ID:



 Adelaide or Clarkson (Hybrid Work Model Program)

Temporary Assignment:


Business Unit:

Planning, Conservation & Resource Adequacy  



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 Power System Planning Division is responsible for forecasting long term electricity demand, assessing the reliability of the electricity system, identify system needs and explores the province’s ability to meet them. Power system plans integrate conservation, demand, supply and transmission considerations. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, Transmission Planning, the Power System Planning Analyst is accountable for carrying out transmission planning activities to develop plans and conduct studies to ensure the reliable performance of the electricity transmission system in Ontario. These plans and studies will form the basis for capital investments decisions, regulatory approvals and the development of commercial agreements to provide new transmission facilities and supply resources in Ontario.


What you’ll do


  • Supporting the Transmission Planning Interfaces & Interties team and under the direction of senior staff, contribute to the development of plans and planning products related to the electricity transmission system. These plans and planning products include: bulk transmission plans, regional plans (e.g., IRRPs), and/or special purpose plans related to ensuring reliable performance of the electricity transmission system.
  • Maintain and develop commercial and in-house developed models and tools commonly used to conduct transmission system assessments and analysis, including load flow simulation tools, economic evaluation tools, risk evaluation tools, electricity resource modeling tools, etc., including an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these tools.
  • Participate with internal and/or external parties in studies and analyses in support of the objectives of the Transmission Planning Interfaces & Interties team, including research and best practices on planning methods, tools and practice
  • Understand and apply NERC, NPCC, and IESO standards and criteria in development and conducting of analysis
  • Support the development of planning products including the Reliability Outlook, compliance submissions to NERC and NPCC, Annual Planning Outlook and other special projects
  • Evaluate and gain knowledge of the state-of-the-art on transmission technologies, best-practices related to transmission planning and integrated resource planning, and assist in bringing relevant external trends and practices to IESO’s planning.
  • Assist with researching, gathering and analysis of data and developing and evaluating alternatives, developing materials for stakeholder presentations and supporting stakeholder engagements
  • Participate with development and preparation of submissions, reports, briefing for stakeholder review, Board of Directors’ information, regulatory proceedings and other purposes
  • Maintain and keep abreast of market sector trends and practices, electricity industry developments, energy, environment and economic policies and legislation that have potential to influence electricity transmission needs, solutions, or opportunities within the scope of transmission plans.
  • Participate in external industry forums, (e.g. joint studies, planning, and regulatory proceedings).

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: August 12, 2022 


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.


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