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Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs (Central Region)

Joplin, MO, US, 64818

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

This position reports to the Director, Rates and Regulatory Affairs and manages all regulatory affairs and rates related functions for Liberty. The manager will implement regulatory and governmental outreach, prepare and implement rates filings and regulatory filings required at the state level. Has primary responsibility for managing the relationship with local regulatory commissions/authorities and other key stakeholders while ensuring that the policies and procedures of the organization follow all applicable laws and regulations. Provide regulatory leadership and advice to direct reports to ensure regulatory compliance and to enhance earnings at the local level.

Accountabilities

  • Directs and prepares the company’s regulatory applications and filings process to obtain all necessary permits, licenses, certificates, authorizations, and rate approvals.
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with regulatory authorities.
  • Liaises with regulatory authorities and commission staff and participates in industry forums to influence regulatory policies.
  • Responsible for ensuring the alignment of regulatory strategies to all key local functional areas to maximizing 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 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
  • Monitor up-to-date information regarding federal, state 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 oversee a framework to ensure the utility is meeting its compliance and filings requirements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Direct, mentor, and manage direct reports within the department to ensure all objectives are met.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 10 years in operational role with regulatory, accounting, or engineering focus
  • Complete knowledge of local state commission regulations and filing requirements, plus a demonstrated working relationship with local commission and staff preferred #LI-DS1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

 

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (helath/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

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.

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