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Manager, Economic Regulation and Standards

Founded over 135 years ago,
Electricity Canada is the voice for safe, secure and sustainable electricity with a vision to be the best trade association. Their members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services. Working together and collaboratively through Electricity Canada to create one of the cleanest electricity systems in the world. 

Electricity Canada is built around five values: Members, Team, Excellence, Leadership, and Innovation.

Electricity Canada is looking for someone who understands the process of preparing regulatory submissions for Federal government departments, ideally in energy, to join the team as the Manager, Economic Regulation and Standards. 

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working on regulatory issues (e.g., economic regulatory policy priorities/decisions of provincial energy boards) and electricity-specific standards (e.g., standards priorities of the Canadian Standards Association / Standards Council of Canada). Reporting to the Vice President of Regulatory and Indigenous Affairs, the successful candidate will work dynamically to support the activities of the assigned member committees.

Company Benefits and Perks:

  • Full-time, permanent, hybrid role. Ideal candidate resides in and around Ottawa and will be required to travel to the downtown Ottawa office two days a week.
  • Competitive Compensation starting at $75,000 to $80,000 depending on experience plus a generous bonus system!  
  • Based on performance, there is an opportunity for career progression into a more senior role over the next few years.
  • Training and professional development coverage.
  • Health and dental benefits, strong RRSP matching program, STD/LTD coverage, parental leave top up.
  • Generous vacation. Additional statutory days.

Key Responsibilities:

Overall Responsibilities

  • Manage internal committees as assigned, including the Economic Regulatory Innovation Committee (ERIC) and the Standards Management Committee (SMC). This may include working with the leadership of those committees, facilitating face-to-face meetings and video calls, and undertaking post-meeting actions to implement key decisions. 
  • Keep document management and member communication platforms up to date.
  • Develop and provide regular issue updates for monthly newsletters.
  • Take initiative to collaborate with other staff, including regulatory team members. 
  • Work with the Vice President to build relationships with key stakeholders, including members, governments, other industries, and regulators, including officials at Natural Resources Canada, Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA) and the leadership of the Canadian Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT).

Regulatory Issues Management

  • Monitor and update the supervisor regularly on key economic / energy regulatory initiatives introduced by provincial energy boards (e.g., Innovation Sandboxes) and key developments related to member rate applications, their core priorities, challenges, and key outcomes.  
  • Monitor and provide updates on provincial government-led electricity announcements and other initiatives.
  • Help organize the Annual Regulatory Workshop and the associated thought leadership paper(s) in conjunction with the CAMPUT Annual Conference.
  • Annually review provincial government directives to energy regulators (e.g., Ontario Energy Board, British Columbia Utilities Commission, etc.) 
  • Periodically review member annual reports and provide updates on key economic and regulatory priorities, capital expenditure plans, and challenges. 
  • Undertake research related to national, sub-national and international practices related to economic regulation and share information with supervisor and members, as appropriate.
  • Help organize the Annual Regulatory Workshop and the associated thought leadership paper(s) in conjunction with the CAMPUT Annual Conference. 
  • Lead the drafting of regulatory submissions and thought leadership pertinent to the electricity distribution sector.
  • Project manage external consultant-led projects.

Standards Issues Management

  • Conduct desktop research and stay up to date on emerging standardization issues. 
  • Work closely with the supervisor to implement the MoU / Workplan with the Standards Council.
  • Participate and represent the interests of Electricity Canada in relevant technical working groups of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
  • Supporting the Vice President, participate in SCC and CSA committees, including CANC/IEC Council.
  • Manage the development of thought leadership publications related to standards.
  • Work closely with other staff on emerging standardization priorities (e.g., clean energy integration, electrification, storage, etc.)


  • University degree and/or equivalent experience related to sustainable energy and regulation.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant work experience working in government, industry, or a trade association.
  • Strong written and oral communicator. 
  • Organized, independent and detail oriented. 
  • No restrictions on lobbying under the Lobbying Act
  • Must be able to work out of the Electricity Canada office for at least two days a week.
  • Fluent in English. French language competency is considered a strong asset.

Electricity Canada is an equal-opportunity employer. They are committed to maintaining inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted about this or any other job opportunity or testing, please promptly advise a representative of the required accommodation measures to enable you to be assessed fairly and equitably. All information received relating to accommodation measures will remain confidential. Please note that we will not automatically consult accommodation requests from prior selection processes.

In order to apply, please send your resume to before March 1st, 2024.