The Transition Accelerator is a pan-Canadian organization that works with others to identify and advance pathways to a prosperous, competitive, net-zero emissions Canada in 2050. We are seeking a motivated individual to help the Accelerator play a pivotal role in leading Canada into the future.
We work with government, industry, Indigenous, and civil society leaders to co-create practical visions of what the future could be, then build stepwise pathways to get there. We see a future where Canada is internationally competitive, with great, permanent jobs in all regions. We see a Canada that has a prosperous, net-zero emissions economy, and healthy people and communities.
About the Role
The Transition Accelerator aims to deliver major, scalable system transitions that harness social and economic disruptions to build viable pathways to net-zero. The successful candidate will work within our Electrification team focusing on advancing pathways for enabling the use of electricity for society’s energy needs and building the electricity systems required to supply enough reliable, affordable, and net-zero electricity to fulfill these needs.
We are looking for someone with experience in the electricity sector with a keen understanding of how electricity is produced, transmitted, and consumed in Canada from a technical, regulatory, and policy perspective. Electricity will play a leading role in achieving net-zero emissions—the ideal candidate is someone excited and motivated to help accelerate electricity’s role in this transition.
Please note that The Transition Accelerator values diverse perspectives and will consider relevant life experience alongside professional qualifications when reviewing applications.
Reporting to the Director of Electrification, the Senior Electrification Analyst will:
- Support the development and implementation of the Accelerator’s electrification strategy.
- Support ongoing electrification initiatives including Electrifying Canada, which may include coordinating strategic frameworks alongside the work of governments and industry.
- Lead quantitative and qualitative research and analysis tasks including the development of methodologies and models; data collection, cleaning, and analysis; and interpreting results.
- Review the reports and understand the analytical work that has been completed to date by the Transition Accelerator, and help advance this body of work by contributing to the preparation and publication of future reports.
- Contribute to the publication of results in reports, presentations, and web-based communications, including being the primary drafter of reports and presentations.
- Any additional duties as needed.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Knowledge of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in Canada, including technical understanding of various generation methods and grid infrastructure and/or electricity market regulations, along with energy policies at federal and provincial levels.
- At least five years of proven experience in electricity decarbonization research and analysis with a strong level of comfort in conducting, reviewing, and interpreting quantitative analyses.
- A university degree, preferably in engineering, public policy, political science, climate science, or a related field.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English; bilingualism is an asset.
- Out-of-the box thinker with strong empathy, professionalism, and a drive to make things happen.
- Responsible, takes initiative, and likes to be held accountable for results.
- Ability to work in a quickly changing, sometimes uncertain environment.
- Demonstrated experience in using the Microsoft 365 suite of applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- An interest in advancing Canada’s transition to net zero.
- This is a full-time role, with duties that may adapt as the organization grows.
- This is a remote position for candidates located anywhere in Canada, and a hybrid role for candidates in Montreal or Calgary.
- The selected applicant may be required to participate in in-person meetings across Canada, and should have the ability to travel for up to 10% of the time.
- This position has an attractive compensation package benchmarked to sector standards.
- The Accelerator recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, age, sex, national origin, disability, and other protected status as required by applicable law.