Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs

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  • Joplin, MO
  • 27 Apr, 2020

Job Description

Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs Summary Title:Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs ID:121959 Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities Department:Regulatory Location:Joplin, MO Country:United States Zip/Postal Code:64801 Description Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance. Purpose An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. This position is responsible for supporting the Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs. As well as supporting the entire team of regulatory affairs and rates related functions for Liberty Utilities in Missouri. Implement direct regulatory and governmental outreach, prepare and implement rates filings and regulatory filings required at the state level. Has primary responsibility for maintaining the relationship with local regulatory commissions/authorities and other key stakeholders while ensuring that the policies and procedures of the organization comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Provide regulatory leadership and advice to ensure regulatory compliance and to improve earnings at the local level. Accountabilities Directs and prepares the company's regulatory applications and filings process to acquire all vital permits, licenses, certificates, authorizations, and rate approvals. Establishes and manages relationships with regulatory authorities. Liaises with regulatory authorities and commission staff and participates in Industry forums to influence regulatory policies. Ensure alignment of regulatory strategies to all key local functional areas to ensure regulatory compliance and to maximize shareholder value. Lead the rate making activities Develop tactics to maximize rate recovery of prudently incurred capital and operating expenses Participate in industry associations and develop leadership positions for Liberty Utilities Act as primary witness on rate and regulatory-related filings at the local regulatory commissions. Provides advice to company's management on emerging regulations and developments in industry Review and interpret new and pending local laws and regulations, which potentially affect the organization's business practices, and coordinates the development or revision of policies, procedures, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance Supervise up-to-date information regarding federal, state and applicable laws and regulations as they relate to filing requirements for regulated utilities. Updates key management on regulatory changes, developments and implications of new requirements on functional areas Implement and lead all aspects of framework to ensure the utilities is meeting its compliance filings requirements in an accurate and timely manner Direct, mentor and manage direct reports within the department to ensure all objectives are met. Education & Experience University - Bachelor Degree or equivalent 5 or more years of Regulatory experience or experience preparing, processing and managing several large and/or complex cases Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions. The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity. Benefits Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy Share purchase/match plan 401K Plan Free refreshments Top Talent Program Volunteer paid days off Employee Assistance Program Achievement fund Free parking, including free electrical charging We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity. We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.