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Strategic Initiatives - MBA Student

Job Description

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.? We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow. 

Job Overview

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is excited to offer two (2) student opportunities in our Strategic Initiatives team within the Strategy & Commercial Markets organization.   The position will be based in Toronto, ON. This is a four (4) or eight (8) months student placement commencing in September 2019.

All students applying for student positions at OPG must meet the below eligibility:

  • Enrolled in a full-time MBA program at a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cumulative GPA.
  • Returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term OR requiring the work term or co-op placement to graduate.

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will support the development and execution of OPG’s business strategy. You may have the opportunity to assist in a variety of work assignments which may include:

  • Provide assistance to Strategic Initiatives senior staff & management on matters related to OPG’s corporate strategy and strategic planning issues.
  • Support a range of corporate strategic development and planning initiatives, including innovation, growth strategy, and related initiatives.
  • Perform specific assessments and investigations on a range of strategic matters, including mergers & acquisitions and other strategic investments, concepts for new lines of business and others, while working closely with groups from Finance, Treasury, Renewable Generation, Nuclear, and others as required.
  • Facilitate the synthesis and integration of business intelligence, information, and perspectives to support key decision makers within OPG.
  • Assist in the construction of complex financial models related to the economic valuation of energy assets, strategic initiatives and potential acquisition opportunities.
  • Monitor trends and valuations in the market for energy assets.
  • Participate in the identification and origination of potential capital investments, in line with OPG’s growth objectives and potential acquisition opportunities.



Specialist Experience


  • Must be enrolled as a 1st year student in a full-time Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program at a recognized CanadianUniversity.


Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualifications:

  • Understanding of Ontario’s electricity system, its key players, and the broader industry context.
  • Experience with corporate finance in a regulated setting.
  • Experience with project management, and supporting and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Self-motivated and able to show initiative.
  • Strong research, analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills, able to develop presentation materials on short timescales.
  • Fluency in Microsoft tools such as Powerpoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Business, Engineering, or a related field at a post-secondary institution.



Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

Ontario Power Generation
  • Canada
  • Energy/Environment/Utilities
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
17 May 2019
Applications Deadline
24 June 2019

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