Regulatory Projects Manager 8/31/2016

PacifiCorp Portland, OR

Company
PacifiCorp
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29378860
AJE Ref #
576044570
Location
Portland, OR
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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160954

The regulatory projects manager is responsible for managing the company's day-to-day regulatory projects, regulatory cases and issues that impact multiple jurisdictions.

This position is accountable as the primary regulatory interface for one or more of the following internal departments: customer service, demand-side management, power delivery/reliability, information technology, blue sky, and other corporate functions. Externally, this position serves as the primary regulatory interface for various expert witnesses.

_RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:_

* Regulatory interface and project manager for regulatory filings, presentations and testimony for all customer service functions, reliability and safety activities, corporate functions, and treasury functions at the state regulatory commissions.
* Manage the day-to-day work related to a major project across all six states and lead the technical team in providing analysis and support to external parties, including regulatory commissions.
* Coordinate and support the manager, state regulatory affairs on all filings, presentations, and testimony.
* Review of all related discovery to ensure consistent responses of high quality provided in a timely manner.
* Develop and maintain strong relationships with state commission staffs and interveners in company regulatory matters to communicate the company's position and to produce favorable regulatory outcomes.
* Develop presentations and periodic reports for above stakeholders and external groups such as rating agencies.
* Manage and track legislative bills that have the potential of impacting the company and recommend positions to be taken.
* Maintain relationships with business function personnel to ensure a thorough knowledge of functions and applicable events in each state.
* Serve as a company witness in regulatory proceedings and Prepare and respond to data requests, as needed.
* As applicable, may select, coach, and develop employees. Review and evaluate employee performance and prepare annual reviews.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, mathematics, business, economics, engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
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A minimum of seven years related regulatory experience.
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Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver commitments; Ability to manage and motivate employees.
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Knowledge of applicable company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations
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Ability to review technical data, financial modeling and understand regulatory data systems and interfaces with other company data systems.
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Strong communication and interpersonal skills including ability to consult with internal and external clients
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Strong general and project management skills including ability to establish objectives, execute policy, monitor resources and manage the development or implementation of a system, program or process.
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General understanding of the fundamentals of revenue requirement, rate of return, interstate allocations, net power costs, class cost of service and rate design.
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General understanding of utility rate making principles, utility economics, as well as utility commission rules and regulations, and applicable state and local laws.
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Attendance at regulatory proceedings and travel to the function locations is required.

_.__All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening._