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Director, Regulatory Policy & Strategy

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

46520 - Toronto - Regular - Ongoing 

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. New employees will be required to declare their vaccination status to Hydro One. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination status may not enter any 3rd party locations that require full vaccination (e.g. customer properties).

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

*NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes.  Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state!

In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!

Lead the development and execution of advocacy for strategic regulatory policy matters in support of Hydro One's corporate goals.
Providing strategic direction and making strategic recommendations on regulatory policy matters to Hydro One's senior leadership and Board of Directors.
Plan and lead work to develop defensible incentive rate setting frameworks for Hydro Ones Transmission and Distribution Businesses which ensure regulatory compliance and facilitate Hydro Ones business outcomes.

Specific Accountabilities:


  • Plan and lead work to determine, promote and implement regulatory policies and strategies in support of Hydro One's corporate goals and strategy.

  • Plan and lead the ongoing work to develop and report on Hydro Ones regulatory strategy.

  • Lead the ongoing development and execution of internal policy development forums within Hydro One (e.g. Strategic Policy Committee, Standing Policy Working Group).

  • Leverage these forums to coordinate development of policy positions to support corporate strategy.

  • Provide strategic expert advice to senior management and other lines of business relating to regulatory policies and strategies in support of business and operating decisions including:

# Implications and the appropriateness of various management processes and practices.
# Assessing applications of regulatory policies on business operations to ensure conformity and proper applications with regulatory and reporting requirements.
# Ensuring impacts of regulatory issues on currents results, business plans and strategies are proactively identified and reviewed with senior management


- Make effective recommendations, including making relevant presentations, to senior management and the Hydro One Board of Directors on regulatory policies and strategies which are critical to Hydro One's success.
- In the context of Hydro One's applications to the OEB for Transmission and Distribution rates, plan and deliver all work necessary to develop appropriate and defensible incentive rate setting frameworks that are aligned with OEB policy. Act as a witness in applicable regulatory applications and policy proceedings on the topics of incentive rate mechanisms.
- Lead advocacy engagements with the OEB and IESO on policy issues, and influence beneficial changes to the electricity industry while maintaining a healthy relationship with our regulators.
- Build and maintain relationships with senior staff at OEB, IESO and other stakeholders to keep abreast of current and potential developments in the regulatory environment and well-position Hydro One to influence desired regulatory outcomes.
- Represent Hydro One on regulatory policy matters in regulatory proceedings and industry associations.

Managerial Accountabilities:

  • Assess staff capability to do the required work, now and in the future through performance management, mentoring, workforce planning.
  • Provide leadership to subordinates, so that they collaborate competently and with full commitment, with each other in pursuing the goals set.
  • Translate the Hydro One and Regulatory goals and objectives into a direction which guides the operation of the business and communicate that direction to all staff.
  • Provide subordinates with appropriate knowledge, skills, information, work procedures and equipment to facilitate responsible behaviour which will protect their safety and contribute to their health.
  • Demonstrate visible leadership to develop and maintain a safe and healthy workplace
  • To create value for our customers
  • To create a culture and maintain a work environment where employees can be fully engaged


Selection Criteria:

  • In-depth experience in the following areas: Regulatory policy development and advocacy; government (stakeholder) relations; strategy development; business planning; financial and cost accounting.
  • Requires extensive experience with the utility regulatory process in Ontario, including prior experience in a judicial or quasi-judicial environment.

  • Requires experience in business strategy, planning, operations and management, regulation and regulatory constructs, and law.

  • Required experience in leading teams of professional staff, including management and other subject matter professionals.

  • Requires extensive experience effectively interacting with and representing before executives and associated executive leadership teams, Boards of Directors and various committees of Board, external regulatory, legal and governmental bodies.

  • Requires advanced knowledge of the Ontario regulatory framework for electricity utilities.

  • A period of over 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience, preferably in a regulated utility environment.

  • Sound written and oral communications skills. Exceptional presentation abilities, adept at building and sustaining strong working relationships at all levels, cross-functionally and cross-divisionally, and developing and implementing creative, innovative solutions that take into account business and financial considerations

  • Results driven and a demonstrated ability to build rapport and credibility with stakeholders quickly. Able to successfully deliver desired results under tight timelines

  • Strong ability to handle ambiguity and identify critical decision points in order to obtain successful outcomes

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2022.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: March 27, 2023



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