Director of Market Policy and Industry Relations (8+ Years)

at Powerex (view profile)
Location 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted June 16, 2021
Category Administration, HR & Finance
Job Type Full-Time


Director of Market Policy and Industry Relations (8+ Years)

Vancouver, BC


Our client, Powerex is a wholly owned subsidiary of BC Hydro. Since 1988, Powerex has been the exclusive marketer of BC Hydro’s clean surplus power and surplus capabilities and is now a highly trusted and reliable energy trader and one of the longest-operating physical energy marketing and trading companies in the business.


Duties:  Powerex Corp. has a full-time regular opportunity for an innovative leader and relationship-builder to help advance Powerex’s market access and regulatory success.


Reporting to the Vice President, Trade Policy, the Director of Market Policy and Industry Relations (“Director”) will be responsible for the ongoing identification and evaluation of regulatory, policy and market issues relevant to Powerex’s success in the Western energy markets. Specifically, the director will seek to maximize Powerex’s ability to purchase and sell clean electricity products and services in the various markets across the West.


The Director will play a key role in ensuring Powerex is equipped with the necessary legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks to best deliver products and services to the Western energy markets.  Moreover, an understanding not only of how market and policy changes occur, but how best to influence positive outcomes for Powerex will be critical to the long-term success of this role.  The Director must be a self-starter, with exceptional analytical and communication skills.


Qualifications: Our client broadly and inclusively welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, ideally with at least eight years of legal experience in regulatory or administrative law.


The ability to build relationships and effectively interact with senior representatives in corporations, regulatory bodies and/or government are equally important capabilities for the successful candidate in this role.  Knowledge of the electricity trade industry along with U.S. and Canadian regulatory policy would be a key asset.


The Director will be ideally situated in Powerex’s Vancouver head office.  As pandemic-related travel restrictions ease, it is expected this role will require regular travel between the Canadian and US markets.


Search Process:  This is an exclusive search. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 30, 2021, though we may consider candidates on a rolling basis thereafter.


Please apply via our website at or by email to Dave Namkung at or Warren Smith at

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