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Project Controller

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: CA

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator


Requisition ID:  18562
Location: Toronto
Temporary Assignment:    Regular
Business Unit:  Markets & Reliability

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 Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) manages Ontario's electricity system. The Operations Advisor performs the duties of a project controller to ensure that changes to Ontario's transmission system can be reliably operated.


What You’ll Do

  • Facilitate the integration of market participants’ new and modified facilities into operations.
  • Work with external stakeholders to help them achieve their objectives, while holding them accountable to industry requirements and procedures.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure they have what they need to operate power system and associated market.
  • Act as a project controller to ensure that all tasks required to integrate changes are completed.
  • Execute continuous improvement activities where assigned, which includes coordinating collaboration across diverse teams.
  • Manage master data.


What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Post-graduate diploma or degree at college or university level.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead projects with a wide diversity of objectives and participants, including specialized professionals and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with databases and the ability to write queries is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the IESO and the Ontario power system is an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively within a group and must be able to effectively coordinate with IESO staff and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Project management and project scheduling experience with an emphasis on being a self-directed, highly motivated individual.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills are a must.
  • Must be analytical, systems-oriented, and driven to improve processes and take initiative to highlight opportunities.
  • Must be detail oriented and must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • These qualities are expected to be acquired over a period of at least 6-8 years.

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: April 14 , 2023

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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.

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