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Regulatory Consultant (Job Family)

AEP Service Corporation
Full-time
Remote friendly
Worldwide

Job Summary

Regulatory professional who possesses extensive technical knowledge regarding rate design theory and practice in AEP's state jurisdictions or external state jurisdiction. Must possess electric utility experience, and detailed knowledge of industry activity and outcomes regarding cost of service and rate design associated with new technologies and recovery strategies, as well as detailed knowledge in the application of theory to perform detailed mathematical analysis and solve problems with very limited guidance from higher level personnel. Developed working knowledge of state or federal regulations and standards, codes, concepts, systems, docket research and business processes relevant to work assignments. The ability to communicate and coordinate work across multiple organizations to address complex problems or perform analysis outside the AEP footprint to accomplish goals established by operating companies and corporate business units for innovative rate solutions for rate cases, recovery clauses, audits, compliance filings, policy matters, and/or other proceedings. Provides high value input for corporate, operating company, and business unit regulatory strategy development and coordination, and support for recommended negotiation strategies. Possesses an extensive knowledge of developments, procedures and current events affecting regulatory activity across numerous jurisdictions, and provides input in the development of strategy regarding cost recovery based on the application of that knowledge. With an extensive level of regulatory knowledge, educates others on interrelationships between cost drivers and revenue.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops direct and rebuttal testimony, responds to discovery requests, responds to Commission audits, acts as a witness and supports the preparation of other witnesses
  • Leads organizational unit activities related to specific, unique and/or highly specialized areas of regulatory practice
  • Promotes professionalism and standards, influences the direction of thinking through the organizational unit as a recognized authority
  • Operates with little or no supervision in a complex environment.
  • Expert level knowledge of complex regulatory matters for issues related to revenue requirements, cost-of-service, rate design, tariffs, accounting, and current legislative and regulatory policy issues impacting electric utilities
  • Develops, implements, and leads projects and process work by establishing measurable goals, objectives and requirements.
  • Participate in strategic initiatives related to areas of expertise.
  • Addresses company system-wide issues within specialized field of expertise; and reviews planned work of others.
  • Anticipates, identifies, clarifies, resolves and initiates solutions to internal and/or external unique and specialized problems that sometimes involve analysis of inadequate or conflicting data
  • Leads in preparation and presentation of complex regulatory subjects and strategies in a clear, concise and effective manner to management and/or regulatory bodies
  • Make complex decisions based on calculated risk and be held accountable for these complex decisions
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of the impact of decisions on other organizational units internal and external of the company
  • Possess expert knowledge to defend decisions that are made in the interest of the company
  • Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach a logical conclusion.
  • Participate and/or lead in the use and development of moderately complex analytical tools to support regulatory planning and regulatory filings
  • Proficiently utilize analytical tools and data management skills to provide actionable recommendations for regulatory planning and regulatory filings
  • Consult with others to understand, identify, prioritize and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Develop and present analysis and solutions that support strategic initiatives.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Experience:

Consultant Principal Grade 6:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND 2 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university AND 6 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR
  • High School diploma or GED AND 8 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.

Consultant Principal Grade 7:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND 4 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university AND 8 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR
  • High School diploma or GED AND 10 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.

 

Consultant Principal Grade 8:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND 6 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university AND 10 years relative field, operations or analytical experience OR
  • High School diploma or GED AND 12 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficiency with spreadsheets.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate strategy and provide guidance to management and witnesses on case
  • Must possess analytical problem solving skills.
  • Required to work mandatory ”on-call” requirements over weekends, holidays, vacations, etc.as necessary to meet regulatory requirements, including filing dates required by the Company or as imposed by an applicable regulatory Commission.
  • Occasional travel will be required, such as: to attend or testify at hearings, to support witnesses at hearings, to participate in Commission Staff and/or stakeholder meetings/events, to advocate the Company’s position in various federal, regional, or state venues, to attend training, etc.

 

Preferences:

  • Master’s degree, in areas of study identified above, is beneficial but not required.
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Professional Engineer, or similar certification/license is beneficial but not required.
  • Experience providing expert testimony in public utility regulatory filing is beneficial but not required.
  • As necessary to meet regulatory requirements, including filing dates required by the Company or as imposed by an applicable regulatory Commission. Occasional travel will be required, such as: to attend or testify at hearings, to support witnesses at hearings, to participate in Commission Staff and/or stakeholder meetings/events, to advocate the Company’s position in various federal, regional, or state venues, to attend training, etc.

Depending on the level you are hired, salary range is the following:

Grade 6: $70,961 - $94,614

Grade 7: $83,413 - $131,220

Grade 8: $94,225 - 131,913

Compensation Data

Compensation Grade:

SP20-006

Compensation Range:

$70,961.00-88,700.50 USD

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