​A key value of the AUC is to promote and maintain a positive work environment. The AUC’s robust employee value proposition works to promote well-being and workplace equity that includes fair compensation, benefits, pension and the ability to achieve work-life balance. The utility industry is evolving, which requires a strong and often technical and specialized skill set that is necessary to provide expert advice and innovative ideas.

​When you choose to work for the AUC, you are choosing to participate in engaging work within the regulatory environment and work for an organization that is committed to contributing to regulatory initiatives and decisions that serve the interests of Alberta.

We look for people who are intellectually curious and are passionate about learning and growing within the utilities sector. As a learning organization, we will partner with you to support your career and have developed a competency framework to support employee learning and development, career growth and succession management. We believe that by investing in our employees, we will create a high-performing, successful organization.

We take a holistic approach to work and life effectiveness since a great life incorporates a great career. We offer a​ competitive total compensation package including flexible work options.

Current opportunities

Position Location Application deadline
Articling student Calgary, Alberta July 28, 2024


About the AUC

The AUC is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the province of Alberta. The AUC is responsible to ensure that the delivery of Alberta’s utility service takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public interest.

We regulate investor-owned natural gas, electric and water utilities and certain municipally owned electric utilities to ensure that customers receive safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. The AUC ensures that electric facilities are built, operated and decommissioned in an efficient and environmentally responsible way. The AUC also provides regulatory oversight of issues related to the development and operation of the wholesale electricity market in Alberta as well as the retail gas and electricity markets in the province.

The AUC’s regulatory functions are carried out through both written and oral proceedings and representative groups are encouraged to participate in the process. Participation helps to ensure that the AUC is informed of the issues and that decisions are made in the public interest.

Why work for the AUC

The work we do:

The AUC has a rich history of ensuring the delivery of Alberta’s utility services takes place in a manner that is fair, responsible and in the public interest. Our work ensures customers receive safe and reliable utilities at just and reasonable rates.

Whether you are a regulatory analyst, engineer, accountant, scientist, economist, lawyer, Commission member or work in one of our many support areas, your work is critically important to the overall wellbeing of the utility regulation framework in Alberta. Albertans look to the AUC to be their voice and make decisions with their best interests in mind.

We are a collective of strong minds, expertise and passion all focused on a common purpose and objective – to be a trusted leader that delivers innovative and efficient regulatory solutions for Alberta. What you do is incredibly important and you should be very proud of the work that you do each and every day.

Enhanced work-life balance, extensive health and dental care benefits and post-retirement security:

We are constantly looking for ways to ensure our employees have a healthy balance between their time at work and at home. A few of the programs we offer include:

  • Flexible hybrid work model balancing in-office and remote work options.
  • Flex-day programs allowing staff to work a modified schedule and earn up to 12 flex days off each year.
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate a late start or early departure.
  • Vacation programs consistent with the Alberta government that recognizes prior years of related industry experience in granting vacation entitlement.
  • Paid holiday closures of three to four days per year.
  • Employee and family assistance programs where employees can receive free and confidential personal counselling and information about marital, family, legal, addiction, financial and other issues.
  • Full suite of health and dental care options to protect employees and their families. Our program offers considerable flexibility for employees to customize plans best for them.
  • Alberta Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) membership for all permanent employees. This defined benefit pension plan provides guaranteed post-retirement income for the life of the member and their pension partner based on their years of service and average salary.
  • Senior Employees Pension Plan (SEPP) and Supplementary Retirement Plan (SRP) pension benefits for senior employees. These are defined benefit pension plans that enhance the PSPP benefit.
  • Post-retirement health benefits that can be purchased from the Alberta Retired Teachers Association for retirees.

Fair compensation:

We understand the importance of offering a level of compensation that will attract and retain staff expertise. As a result, we target the market median of total cash compensation for a peer group of public and private sector entities. When you factor in the AUC’s benefit offerings, our total compensation package (total cash plus benefits) is competitive. Annually, we engage an independent compensation specialist to assess our market competitiveness.

Commitment to professional development and career progression:

We are a learning-based organization, squarely focused on employee development and promoting from within.

Strong organizational values:

People want to work for an organization that has a strong sense of purpose and lives by an unwavering set of values. At the AUC, our values are a function of everything we do:

  • We are impartial and objective.
  • We are accountable and strive for excellence in everything we do.
  • We treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • We maintain and promote a positive work environment.


The AUC strives to provide employees and their loved ones with a flexible benefit experience, customized for their lifestyle

Health and wellness:

  • medical, dental and vision
  • insurance
  • health spending account
  • personal spending account
  • employee assistance program

Financial wellbeing:

  • fair compensation
  • defined benefit pension plan

Work-life integration:

  • Hybrid work model with flexible hours.
  • Generous vacation offering.
  • Flex-day program.
  • Office closure days.
  • Opportunity to buy or sell vacation days.

Additional amenities:

  • Downtown office locations in Calgary and Edmonton.
  • Well-designed ergonomic offices with access to collaborative workspaces equipped with modern technology.
  • Complimentary on-site beverages.


Positions we recruit for

  • corporate services (finance, human resources, information technology, office administration services)
  • legal counsel
  • communications
  • economists
  • engineers
  • finance and accounting
  • software development


The recruitment journey

  1. Apply for a career opportunity online.
  2. If you’ve been shortlisted for a position, a member of our HR team will contact you to conduct an initial phone-screening interview.
  3. If selected for an interview, you will meet with the hiring team which can include the hiring manager(s) and a member of the HR team.
  4. The hiring team conducts a background check.
  5. The AUC sends an offer of employment.
  6. If the offer is accepted, the internal onboarding process begins.


AUC student program

What we look for

  • Students who are currently enrolled and/or are returning to a post-secondary institution as well as new grads.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Technical skills.
  • Drive for innovation and growth.

What’s in it for you

  • Fair pay.
  • Full-time or part-time options.
  • Hybrid work model with flexible work hours.
  • First-hand experience in an evolving regulatory organization.
  • The chance to make an impact for Albertans.
  • Meaningful work and mentorship opportunities.


Community committee and program involvement

  • The AUC is a proud supporter of the United Way Calgary and Area and United Way Alberta Capital Region.
  • The AUC is a proud partner with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.
  • The AUC is proud to support the “Lean In AUC” committee, an internal space dedicated to connecting staff to discuss issues affecting women, inequity and bias. 
  • The AUC is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.