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Strategic Policy - Student (8 month contract) Hybrid

Location: Davisville
Company: Ontario Energy Board

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Compelled by our desire to become a globally recognized top tier regulatory agency, we are currently seeking an energetic and collaborative individual to join our team as a Strategic Policy Co-op Student. In this role, the Co-op Student will provide support to Senior Advisors and Advisors on strategic initiatives related to innovation, electric vehicles, energy transition and decarbonization. The work of the Co-op Student will include research and analysis, assisting with drafting written materials such as briefing notes and presentations, and supporting stakeholder engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who likes intellectually challenging work that fosters innovation and creativity in a collaborative environment. In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience that will complement your academic studies, while making a valuable contribution to the protection of millions of electricity and natural gas consumer. You will support senior staff in collaborating with stakeholders and leading stakeholder consultations and will provide support to develop policy recommendations to keep pace with a changing energy sector.

We are passionate about the environment and motivated by our want to enable innovation within the energy sector. We are committed to the economic and social development of Ontario and work every single day to deliver public value to Ontarians. We are a diverse, driven, transparent and thoughtful team, and are accountable to each other, the sector, and customers we serve. We are the ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD (OEB).

*** In order to qualify for this opportunity you must be registered in a post secondary program***

  • Monitor the energy sector in Ontario and other jurisdictions to ensure awareness of key policy developments.
  • Research and analyze issues relating to innovation, new technologies, energy transition and decarbonization
  • Assist in the development of policy recommendations by conducting research, preparing, and analyzing data
  • Assist in the development of workplans to support the work of internal multi-stakeholder teams
  • Support stakeholder consultations, meetings, and working groups to gather emerging trend information and identify issues
  • Record and consolidate stakeholder feedback for use in the development of policy options and recommendations
  • Work with Public Affairs to develop and maintain stakeholder engagement platforms and communication materials related to Strategic Policy initiatives

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Public Policy, Commerce, or related discipline
  • Enrolled in a graduate program specializing in Economics, Public Policy, Commerce or related discipline and registered in a co-op program
  • Demonstrated coursework related to the energy sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment where different opinions and perspectives have to be managed, negotiated and resolved diplomatically
  • Ability to create visually appealing presentations to convey technical information
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Curiosity and initiative, with a strong interest in the energy sector
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

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