Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Senior FERC Rate Analyst (IRC39869) in Westminster, Colorado
Brief Posting Description
To provide leadership and utilize expertise in the development and ongoing analysis of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") jurisdictional rates. The FERC Rate Analyst will have significant responsibilities with respect to the preparation, presentation, and critical review of relevant cost of service studies, revenue requirement inputs, and related rate projects ensuring supportability and consistency and accuracy of results. Responsible for administering FERC rate case positions important to Tri-State, including working with subject matter experts ("SME"), internal and external counsel, consultants, and business unit staff in preparing testimony and position statements, developing rate case positions, applying FERC precedent and regulations, and otherwise assessing wholesale power and transmission tariff rate matters.
Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes:
Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Senior FERC Rate Analyst
Hiring Salary Range: $118,000-$147,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, maintain, and apply knowledge of FERC rules and requirements surrounding FERC-jurisdictional rate development and related areas.
Stay informed of FERC regulations and orders that may impact Tri-State's rates, policies, practices, and procedures, and contribute to internal processes in response to changes in federal regulatory requirements.
Produce effective written communications and share knowledge on various FERC topics including presentations, procedures, policies and reference materials.
Participate in the development of rate case filings, including necessary research, analysis, and drafting of filings, including testimony, cost support, rate design, and other supporting materials and pleadings.
Engage in rate case proceedings, including interaction with regulators, preparation and management of data requests and responses, aid in the drafting of responsive testimony and other pleadings.
Guide Tri-State staff in application of FERC requirements and ongoing maintenance of FERC approved rates whether formulary of fixed rates.
Interact and work collaboratively with leadership, internal and external counsel, SMEs, consultants, and business unit staff throughout the organization to understand and address FERC regulatory issues.
Identify regulatory or external customer/stakeholder issues, particularly with respect to FERC-jurisdictional rates and regulations, and proactively develop positions to meet company objectives.
Represent Tri-State in FERC and other regulatory and business proceedings and meetings related to utility organizations, industry committees, and in other joint projects.
Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures and attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of regulations, laws, standards, and best practices applicable to functional area.
Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.
- Perform other related duties as assigned
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Develop timelines, schedule work, set priorities and goals, anticipate, and adjust for issues.
Evaluate workloads, measure, and evaluate performance working towards established goals.
Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer, standard business applications including Microsoft Office Suite, company databases, and other related applications, and in operating FERC and other regulatory filing and data management systems.
Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
Excellent written and oral communications skills with attention to detail are required.
Ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
Accomplish tasks by working with others and being a good team player.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
- Bachelor's Degree in an Electrical Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics or related field or equivalent work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to effectively convey complex technical or legal concepts in understandable terms both in writing and verbally.
Ability and willingness to complete projects and routine tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team and develop, facilitate, and implement broad based initiatives.
Provide technical assistance to department employees to increase their knowledge and efficiency particularly in the area of information management, processing and reporting, utilizing the latest information processing tools and technology.
Provide information to Tri-State's business units and regulatory management that will assist in the development and implementation of revenue analysis strategies that will meet cost recovery objectives to ensure electric rates are competitive at the lowest cost to our member and within regulatory guidelines.
Analyze other companies' rate filings and results to increase expertise and keep abreast of regulatory matters.
Consolidate, document, develop and audit specific components necessary to prepare jurisdictional cost of service studies, revenue requirement determinations, and other related information and schedules.
Develop and provide rate-related information and technical support necessary to support a wide variety of miscellaneous regulatory filings.
Facilitate interveners and Commission staff data request responses and auditing functions on technical issues during general rate filings and other filed petitions and assist in support required during the hearing process.
Provide technical support to other departments concerning revenue analysis information and issues.
Requires strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to present complex information to a highly diverse group of receivers.
Work directly with Information Services to assist in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the area's various information systems to meet the regulatory information needs of the Company and improve the information process.
Knowledge of applicable FERC regulatory requirements affecting the electric utility industry.
Knowledge of electric cooperative principals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts, team members, and managers.
Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
Needs proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Application and PC skills.
- Eight (8) or more years (or equivalent combination of experience and education).
- Willingness to travel as required (must possess a valid driver's license).
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Working knowledge of electric utility industry preferred.
Familiarity with FERC forms, Formula Rates and deadlines.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment
All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.
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Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.
Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.
Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.
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