Analyst/Specialist Regulatory Economics
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Analyst/Specialist Regulatory Economics

Job Description

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

This role is a key contributor to the Regulatory Economics team, to ensure that it achieves its mandate of improving corporate earnings and reducing business risk through the following activities:

  • Develop economic information reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Calculate cost-of-service estimates for CP traffic, using regulatory methodology prescribed by the Agency.
  • Maintain the models and economic data that form the basis of the costing system.
  • Provide regulatory guidance to stakeholders, such as Legal, Marketing and Sales, and Executives.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Learn how CP’s Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts drive results in the regulatory costing system;
  • Study how changes in the values of those accounts translate into impacts on earnings, via the economic regulations;
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with Accounting and other stakeholders in order to remain aware of accounting policy changes;
  • Monitor the regulatory environment to remain aware of changes in regulations and policy;
  • Provide guidance to the business by modelling the impacts of changes to accounting; policy and regulations, in order to maximize corporate earnings;
  • Work with Legal to understand the important issues in the case;
  • Work with Operations and Marketing to understand the traffic at issue;
  • Plan and prioritize the development of costing evidence, market based evidence, and economic arguments to defend the Company’s position;
  • Develop cost-of-service estimates using Canadian and US regulatory costing methodology;
  • Develop analysis and guidance on the impact of business decisions and regulatory change via the VRCPI;
  • Provide the annual calculations of commercial contract indices, and manage the third-party review process;
  • Develop analysis and guidance on the impact of business decisions and regulatory change via the VRCPI;
  • Support the Regulatory Costing Analyst/Specialist in the development of analysis and guidance to the business on files that will affect VRCPI, cost of capital, the regulatory costing system, and other regulatory mechanisms;
  • Develop argument and evidence to support CP’s position in regulatory submissions, in response to changing regulatory policy or business conditions;
  • Coordinate projects involving development of new IT systems and reports as requirements evolve;
  • Coordinate cross-functional projects with other teams to address new business issues and improve the company’s performance under the regulatory environment.

Analyst Level

  • Develop cost-of-freight evidence with direct support of the immediate supervisor;
  • Develop analysis of risks and opportunities under the economic regulations at request of the supervisor;
  • Quality assurance to be verified by the supervisor;
  • Guidance to the business is provided by the Analyst, under direct supervision;
  • Decisions on how to manage risks within models and processes are taken by the supervisor with significant input from the Analyst;
  • Decisions on how to manage strategic issues are taken by the supervisor with significant input from the Analyst.

Specialist Level

  • Meet regulatory deadlines independently;
  • Develop analysis of risks and opportunities under the economic regulations as they arise;
  • Take responsibility for quality assurance;
  • Guidance to the business is provided by the Specialist;
  • Decisions on how to manage risks within models and processes are taken by the Specialist with significant input from the supervisor;
  • Decisions on how to manage strategic issues are taken by the supervisor with significant input from the Specialist.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • University degree in Finance or Economics is preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and working experience with accounting principles is desirable, although a formal designation is not required;
  • Working experience in a Finance role, or a role dealing with a regulatory program, is an advantage;
  • Experience managing direct reports is considered an asset;
  • You must be eager to work effectively as part of a team.  This means reaching for goals that are set by the team, which may not always align with personal priorities;
  • You will have strong communication skills when dealing with complex matters;
  • You must demonstrate a strong capability for logical reasoning, combining numerical information with other information to arrive at a reasonable decision;
  • You must also demonstrate a capability to build numerical models which are clear, easy to manage, and accurate;
  • You are willing to engage in constructive conflict in an open and honest manner;
  • You are eager to expand the capabilities and scope of the role by investigating opportunities and developing tools.

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:     

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Transportation
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 75101
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Analyst/Specialist Regulatory Economics


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