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Senior Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs

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

We are looking to hire a dynamic people leader that is driven by results and autonomy to impact positive change and continuous improvements. This role is responsible for carrying out the strategic imperatives of the Central region regulatory team and developing strong executive level relationships with commissioners, state commission staff, regional leadership and other key stakeholders. The position will have overall responsibility and oversight for the rate cases and implementation of regulatory strategy across water, gas, and electric modalities in 6 states. This role is a critical position and a member of the leadership team of the Central region.

Accountabilities

  • Oversees the company’s regulatory relationships and applications within the region.
  • Provide leadership to the regulatory team within the central region. Work toward high levels of employee engagement.
  • Maintains executive-level relationships with commissions in the region  
  • Establishes and maintains good 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 functional areas to ensure regulatory compliance and to maximize shareholder value    
  • Lead all 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 a 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 the industry
  • Oversees the review and interpretation of new 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     
  • Research and monitor 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.      
  • Develop, implement and oversee a framework to ensure each utility is meeting its compliance requirements in an accurate and timely manner. Lead the policy and strategy of getting new mechanisms and business models implemented at the commission.
  • Monitor industry and bring best practices to our operating entities  

Education and Experience

  • Completion of relevant university/college degree/education; post-graduate studies preferred
  • 15+ years in an operational role with a regulatory, Finance or engineering focus
  • Must have the ability to develop relationships and build credibility quickly
  • Valid Operator’s Driver’s License and proof of current insurance
  • Availability to travel if needed by the company and, accordingly 

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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