Senior Policy Advisor

The Renewables Policy Unit within the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ Renewables Integration and Distributed Energy Resources Branch is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable policy professional with excellent analytical and communication skills to join our exciting and challenging work environment.

As a senior member of our team, you will provide analysis and advice to senior management on policies and issues in Ontario's evolving energy sector. Working with a small team of dedicated professionals, you will conduct research and analysis to support a range of policy challenges related to the integration of renewable and distributed energy resources into Ontario's electricity system and to identify and understand opportunities to support innovation in the sector.

You will also consult with and build effective relationships with our key partners, including federal, provincial and municipal bodies, agencies and industry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• lead research activities and the development of policy and regulatory proposals by analyzing and reviewing data, discussion papers, legislation and regulations related to renewable and distributed energy resources, and identifying considerations and options for the Ontario context
• develop and maintain relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• provide information and advice to staff, senior management and industry stakeholders
• prepare and present a range of materials (e.g. briefing material, position papers) to senior decision makers

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy Development, Analytical and Research Skills:

• You have the ability to research and analyze current and emerging policy issues requiring legislative/regulatory reform and/or policy or program responses.
• You can review external research studies and reports to identify policy implications and relevance to government priorities.
• You can develop and/or utilize quantitative models and tools to assess policy options, identify economic and electricity system impacts, provide cost-benefit analyses and understand technology business models.
• You can identify key issues, provide analysis, and develops policy options and recommendations to support decision making.
• You can prepare legislative and regulatory amendments in collaboration with legal teams and partners.
• You can gather intelligence about emerging market trends, government policy initiatives, and provide relevant analysis.

Specialized Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of renewable energy and distributed energy resources in Ontario, integrated energy solutions (including thermal renewable technologies), and other subject matters in the areas of Energy and Electricity policy.
• You have knowledge of the broad economic, environmental, legal, and political issues underlying policy development in the energy sector and legislative frameworks (e.g. Electricity Act, 1998).
• You have knowledge of the energy industry, including regional and global trends, energy markets, technology types, integrated energy solutions, costs and financial considerations.

Consultation and Relationship Management Skills:

• You can develop and build working relationships with energy sector stakeholders, other ministries, governments and jurisdictions.
• You can organize and conduct/facilitate consultations, to gain intelligence, discuss current policy issues, and discuss/probe for partnership and innovation opportunities.
• You can conduct stakeholder consultation processes to seek input on policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Communication Skills:

• You can prepare a range of written materials requested by internal and external stakeholders, including policy-related documentation (briefing notes, Cabinet submissions, meeting notes, executive correspondence and other written products).
• You can provide verbal briefings to manager, director and senior decision makers.
• You can prepare or support communication strategies and outreach initiatives.

Project Management and Organizational Skills:

• You can coordinate and undertake policy initiatives and projects; develops work plans, resolve project issues, etc.
• You can undertake research projects, research goals, scoping of project deliverables and timelines.
• You can identify and recommend data requirements and other project resources.
• You can participate on multi-disciplinary, intra/inter-ministerial project teams.

Salary Range: $71,955 - $106,033 per year

Additional information:

·         1 Permanent, 77 Grenville St, Toronto, Toronto Region

·         1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 77 Grenville St, Toronto, Toronto Region



·       Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, November 21, 2019, by visiting and entering Job ID 141065 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


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