Vice President, Human Resources

Toronto (City), Ontario
To be discussed
November 28, 2018
January 27, 2019
Independent Electricity System Operator
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system, ensuring there is enough power to meet the province's energy needs in real time while also planning and securing energy for the future.  It does this by: balancing the supply of and demand for electricity in Ontario and directing its flow across the province's transmission lines; planning for the province's medium and long-term energy needs and securing clean sources of supply to meet those needs; overseeing the electricity wholesale market where the market price of electricity is set; and, fostering the development of a conservation culture in the province through programs such as Save on Energy.  The IESO has a unique vantage point on the power system, ensuring reliability for the next five minutes all the way to the next 20 years. 

Reporting to the CEO and serving as a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President, Human Resources is responsible for supporting the IESO’s strategic and operational plans through effective leadership and management of the Human Resources function.  The Vice President will bring a strategic approach to talent planning and management in all its aspects, including performance management, learning and development.  He or she will also be key in establishing a unified culture throughout the IESO, and in inculcating the actions, disciplines and communications that will elevate employee engagement.  Compensation and benefits, as well as employee and labour relations including collective agreement management and bargaining, will form part of the portfolio.

As a well-qualified candidate, you have led the HR function as a Vice President or Senior Director in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.  Your inclusive and impactful communications style coupled with your enterprise wide view will be essential in facilitating organizational transformation, and developing a culture of collaboration and high performance across the IESO.  You combine the ability to proactively lead change while exemplifying client service.  Your experience working in a unionized environment, possibly within a government-owned or regulated entity, along with your knowledge of compensation and benefits, will be highly valuable in ensuring healthy labour relations.  

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to Renée Young at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.