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Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts

Regulatory Specialist Position

March 3, 2022


Regulatory Specialist

Position Summary:

Informed by Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concept’s (CHEC) mission and vision statements and service values, the Regulatory Specialist is an autonomous position, reporting to the President, that plays a critical role in supporting the CHEC members by leading CHEC’s regulatory portfolio providing assistance, guidance and alternative solutions related to the regulatory, financial and cost of service issues associated with the operation of Local Distribution Companies (LDC’s).

Work is executed remotely, with frequent travel to committee meetings, LDC sites, and other public / private facilities within Ontario.

You are:

  • A self-motivated individual and you hold yourself accountable.
  • A strategic thinker, with the ability to link long range visions and concepts to daily work.
  • Adept at project management, highly analytical and pay attention to detail.
  • Customer service oriented, with a high level of interpersonal understanding and skill, and work well both in non-hierarchical teams and independently.
  • A strong advocate and possess organizational awareness and commitment, which assists you in delivering results.
  • Able to attend public and private facilities in compliance with Ontario’s vaccine mandates.

You have:

  • A degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration and/or extensive knowledge of the regulated utility environment.
  • 8 + years’ experience in a regulatory industry and/or utility providing expertise in regulatory, accounting or finance.
  • Experience with in-depth reviews of application-related rates.
  • Experience with Cost-of-Service (COS) submissions.
  • Extensive knowledge of the regulated utility environment, including the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and related Regulations and rate setting filing requirements, guidelines, and handbooks such as the Handbook for Utility Rate Applications.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (in particular – excel (highly proficient), outlook, word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Effective Communication – read, analyze, interpret industry related information, write correspondence, reports and industry related policy/procedures, present creatively and effectively to individuals and groups, and able to communicate complex matters in lay terms to various stakeholders.
  • Clear criminal record – the position has access to significant sensitive, financial and confidential information.
  • A valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable transportation in order to travel to various member facilities and public meeting locations within Ontario.
  • Flexibility in work hours / extended hours when necessary, including overnight stays.

Please note: Although we are seeking a full-time candidate, there is a possibility for this to be a part time role for the right candidate and may suit a retired or semi-retired individual with expert in-depth knowledge of the utility regulatory environment and requirements of a local distribution company (LDC).

CHEC offers competitive compensation, benefits, and while CHEC employees have autonomous roles and work from remote, home-based offices we boast a collaborative team-based environment and culture.

Join our Team!

Visit Position Description to learn more including key accountabilities of the role.

Apply with resume, cover letter and salary expectations to [email protected] by March 30th, 2022, with ‘Regulatory Specialist’ in the subject line.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process, or those requiring job postings in an alternate format, please advise via the email address indicated.

Please note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CHEC is a collaborative association for 15 Local Distribution Companies (LDC’s in Ontario. By sharing experience, knowledge and resources CHEC helps its members remain as active members of their communities, deliver value to their shareholders, provide safe, efficient, and cost-effective electricity distribution to their customers, and prepare for the energy future. Current members include: Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd., ERTH Power Corp., Fort Frances Power Corp., Grimsby Power, InnPower Corp., Lakefront Utilities Inc., Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd., Niagara–on- the-Lake Hydro, Orangeville Hydro Ltd., Ottawa River Power Corp., Renfrew Hydro Inc., Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc., Tillsonburg Hydro, Wasaga Distribution Inc., and Wellington North Power Inc.

Vision: To stand together as one, ensuring independent communities thrive today and in the future.

Mission: We equip members with insights, expertise, and shared resources to sustain safe, resilient communities in a changing world.