INNOVATION SOLUTIONS LEAD

Manitoba Hydro

Posted Sep 23, 2022 at 02:15 pm Closes Oct 7, 2022 at 02:15 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg, MB
Job Category:
Other
Job Type:
Full-Time
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca

INNOVATION SOLUTIONS LEAD

Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Hydro is consistently recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers!

Great Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Defined-benefit pension plan.
  • Nine-day work cycle which normally results in every other Monday off, providing for a balanced approach to work, family life and community.
  • Flex-time and partially remote work schedule, depending on nature of work, operational requirements and work location.

Manitoba Hydro is a leader among energy companies in North America, recognized for providing highly reliable service and exceptional customer satisfaction. Join our team of Manitoba's best as we continue to build a company that supports innovation, commitment and customer service.

As a key member of the Digital Innovation Hub, you will be responsible for solving key business problems and needs by defining innovation solutions, overseeing innovation deployments, and ensuring alignment with enterprise guidelines. You will drive innovation initiative ideation and design to understand Problem Suitability (hypothesis, feasibility, research, etc.) as well as Business Exploration though Agile innovation (prototyping, piloting, minimum viable product capabilities) prior to acceptance, scaling and deploying at a broader scale.

Working closely with other members of the Digital Innovation Hub, you will leverage best practice knowledge to ensure ideas can be taken through the necessary steps to become scalable and supportable managed solutions. You will be relied upon to bring a deep understanding of business, technology, and end-user empathy to support your team of resources in solving both challenging business opportunities and uncertainties through innovative solutioning. Your initial innovation area of focus will be on Process Automation through RPA (Robotic Process Automation).


Responsibilities:

  • Develops the expertise, mentality, and capacities required to achieve innovation objectives.
  • Leads the identification, development, and management of a portfolio of high-profile innovation initiatives across Digital & Technology and Manitoba Hydro.
  • Oversee the execution of assigned innovation objectives, including delegation of key results and management of the associated technical and business accountabilities.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders across Manitoba Hydro to understand the existing technical & business capabilities landscape and identifies opportunities for emerging options to drive value.
  • Provides ongoing technical advice and recommendations on innovation issues of strategic importance (end-user capabilities, technical, operational, financial, etc.) to leaders and executives.
  • Applies advanced tools, technical knowledge and experience to conduct complex analysis on various innovation investment scenarios.
  • Performs advanced research and analysis to create, develop, prioritize, and evolve innovation objectives including developing and recommending technical plans, technical capabilities, strategic objectives, business models, and leadership support.
  • Understands expectations of stakeholders regarding new and innovative capabilities that have the potential to transform the business, translating technology capabilities into business enablement.
  • Supervise a multi-disciplined team to lead and participate in cross-functional teams dealing with potentially complex and/or highly sensitive issues.
  • Drive the innovative vision for capabilities in the Robotics Process Automation domain including:
    - Lead collaboration efforts with process owners to identify process automation opportunities and determine feasibility of automation.
    - Responsible for RPA lifecycle management including requirements gathering, design, development, testing, deployment, and support of automation solutions.
    - Collaborate with and take an active role in the Power Apps Community of Practice to support RPA adoption by providing education, best practices, standards, and resources to deliver a successful RPA Center of Excellence.
  • Represent Manitoba Hydro externally in the field of expertise by participating in knowledge sharing organizations such as Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), National Research Council (NRC), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), etc.
  • Be an active voice in defining and implementing innovation best practices, standards and procedures including quality, value realization and delivery methodologies.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate in Engineering from a university of recognized standing and membership of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM).
    OR
  • Degree /diploma in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Business, or Technology.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience directly applicable to the position.
  • Proven hands-on agile and change management experience.
  • Ability to supervise a small team effectively, including task delegation, mentorship, and line-of-sight alignment between assigned work and corporate objectives.
  • Holistic understanding of Innovation Management principles and practices.
  • Experience in conducting successful technical consulting engagements that demonstrate stakeholder interactions that yield working prototype solutions, proof-of-concepts, and/or demos.
  • Demonstrated ability to research technical issues and generate innovative business solutions that deliver value-based outcomes.
  • Working knowledge of modern software development practices and methodologies such as Agile, DevOps, and Human-centered thinking is required.
  • Experience with RPA (Robotics Process Automation) tools and platforms like UIPath, Blueprism and Power Automate, are considered an asset.
  • Experience in data and process automation domains.
  • Hands-on experience in cloud-based technologies is required.
  • Understanding of the importance of diversity, and experience utilizing its advantages to achieve robust and optimal solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results.
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same.
  • Forward-thinking, agile driven mindset with people and citizen development at the forefront.
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with an automation-first mindset and a can-do attitude.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.

Salary Range

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The range for the classification is $47.09-$64.51 Hourly, $90,229.10-$123,616.48 Annually.

Apply Now!

Visit www.hydro.mb.ca/careers to learn more about this position and to apply online. The deadline for applications is OCTOBER 3, 2022.

We thank you for your interest and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

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