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Generation Planner

This position is an opportunity to participate in a growth oriented organization and to gain exposure and understanding of the energy industry. This position is ideally suited for a motivated, career oriented administrator seeking a challenging opportunity.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Generation and Ancillary Services Management, the incumbent will be responsible to establish short and mid-term production plans, evaluate the marginal value of water and elaborate strategies to use available water to maximize the value of the hydroelectric generation.


  • Calculate plan generation, inflows and reservoir levels;
  • Evaluate generation scenarios and resulting effects on flows and reservoir levels;
  • Track hydrological conditions to optimize and release blocks of committed generation;
  • Evaluate opportunity to use reservoirs flexibility to increase the value of generation;
  • Forecast expected generation;
  • Calculate the marginal value of water;
  • Evaluate and propose mitigation measure for existing or proposed constraints.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably civil with concentration in hydrology;
  • 3 years of relevant experience preferably in the hydro power industry;
  • Knowledge of commodity markets (particularly electric power) is an asset;
  • English is essential; bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of Reservoir Simulation and Hydrologic Modeling Tools such as: HEC-HMS, RESSIM;
  • Knowledge of physical factors when forecasting hydro generation;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and hydraulic/hydrologic modeling.

General Competencies

  • Attention to Detail: Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner;
  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise;
  • Problem Solving: Identifying problems and the solutions to them;
  • Time Management/Priority Setting; The process of exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity;
  • Critical Judgment: Evaluating ideas and information while referring to objective criteria to reach rational conclusion;
  • Impact and Influence: Influencing and gaining others' support;
  • Interactive Communication: Listening to others and communicating articulately, fostering open communication (persons with hearing impairments may lip read or use sign language);
  • Leading and Managing Change: Supporting, implementing and initiating change, while helping others deal with the transition;
  • Resilience: Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands;
  • Negotiating and Mediating: Seeking to resolve different perspectives or matters of dispute by discovering common ground and finding mutually acceptable solutions;
  • Using Information Technology: Using software and information technology to accomplish one's work.

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Job Title: Generation Planner
Reference Number: 14-BEMI-14
Work Location: Gatineau, Quebec

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