Government of Alberta Senior Policy Analyst Full Time in Calgary, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Calgary AB CA

Senior Policy Analyst
Calgary, AB

A university degree in Law, Economics, Business, Accounting or Engineering combined with four years of utility/ regulatory experience related to wholesale…

The Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) represents the interests of electricity and natural gas (residential, farm and small business) consumers in Alberta. The UCA works to ensure Alberta utility consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta’s restructured electricity and natural gas markets.

Discover your potential in the Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA) unit! Strive for excellence and join our team that is responsible for advocating for utility consumers as well as keeping the marketplace safe, and consumers and small businesses informed.

Reporting to the Manager, Market Policy and Analysis, Senior Policy Analyst independently plans and undertakes complex economic, technical and policy research and analysis on a broad range of energy policy issues that are likely to impact utility regulation and regulatory decisions and assists in preparing the UCA’s evidence on regulatory policy matters, along with supporting UCA technical witnesses in regulatory hearings before the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in other similar forums such as inquiries initiated by the Department of Energy (DOE). This position will represent the UCA on external stakeholder consultations related to complex regulatory policy matters, including DOE consultations on regulation reviews and transmission policy, AUC consultations on AUC rules and AESO consultations on AESO rules and other AESO matters. These activities often require working and coordinating with external consultants and external legal counsel and project coordination. The Senior Policy Analyst will also collaborate with other consumer interveners on the development of regulatory policies that represent the interests of small consumers.

The successful candidate must have significant related experience in energy utility market policy, market analysis, regulatory intervention, and experience in administrative tribunals and hearings will be an asset. You must possess a strong knowledge and understanding of the legislations, regulations, programs, policies, practices and precedents governing utility operations in Alberta. Your demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders and clients are critical in advancing the UCA’s mandate.


A university degree in Law, Economics, Business, Accounting or Engineering combined with four years of utility/ regulatory experience related to wholesale market or rates and experience in energy policy issues such as renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency or the GOA’s climate policy is required. A graduate degree or experience as a witness in regulatory proceedings is considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.

For individuals who have obtained related educational credentials from outside Canada, it is strongly recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from a Canadian educational credential assessment service. If you have already completed such an assessment, please include the certificate of assessment as part of your application. If you have not done so, please use the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) to have your credentials evaluated. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html Please note that, in some cases, an offer of employment cannot be made until this assessment is complete.


$ 2,775.64 – $ 3,638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 – $94,964 annually)


**As we are currently recruiting for three positons on this team, this competition may be used to fill other vacancies (please refer to two other UCA job postings).**

This position is located in Calgary, AB.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online at https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Ensure you quote the Job ID number and save using the following naming convention (Last name, First initial_Job ID Number). Applicants who apply online will receive an automated confirmation their resume has been received.

If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please contact Ashley Mondor at (780) 415-6163

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-10-29
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