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Regulatory Consultant Sr (West)

Job Description:

This is an exciting time to join & grow with AEP.  Achieving America’s clean energy goals requires a transformation of the electric sector.  AEP’s investments in clean energy today — including renewables, electric vehicle programs and advanced technologies — aim to give our customers the smarter, cleaner and more vibrant power they want today and into the future.

Regulatory Consultant Senior (West)
Work Designation: Hybrid – Specifics To Be Determined

Job Summary

Regulatory Services is seeking a Regulatory Consultant, Senior for its Western jurisdiction that possesses electric utility experience and general industry knowledge.

The successful candidate

  • Is self-driven, task oriented, deadline focused, very organized, adaptable, and able to manage multiple projects at once.

  • Consults with others to understand, identify, prioritize, develop and communicate actionable recommendations that support strategic initiatives to influence the direction of thinking through the organizational unit.

  • Coordinates work across multiple organizations to address complex problems or perform regulatory analysis 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.

  • Facilitates work activity of others to perform regulatory tasks, such as developing direct and rebuttal testimony, responding to discovery requests, responding to Commission audits, and witness preparation.

  • Provides support for recommended negotiation strategies.

  • Participates and/or leads 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.

  • Educates others on the Regulatory process and on the interrelationships between cost drivers and revenue. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • Possesses knowledge of regulatory matters including, but are not limited to: economic and legal foundations of regulation; the federal and state regulatory commission structures, processes, and roles; utility ratemaking and rate design; industry restructuring and deregulation; federal reliability compliance obligations; federal and state environmental compliance; and current legislative and regulatory policy issues impacting electric utilities.

  • Possesses an extensive knowledge of developments, procedures and current events affecting regulatory activity across numerous jurisdictions.

  • Familiarity with outcomes regarding cost of service and rate design associated with new technologies and recovery strategies, as well as knowledge in the application of theory to perform detailed mathematical analysis and solve problems with very limited guidance from higher level personnel.

  • Working knowledge of state or federal regulations and standards, codes, concepts, docket research and business processes relevant to work assignments.

  • Is a team player who develops and maintains a strong understanding of other departments within the Company. 

  • Strong communicator who anticipates, identifies, clarifies, resolves and initiates solutions to unique and specialized problems that sometimes involve analysis of inadequate or conflicting data; and facilitates the development of opportunities, new ideas and approaches that have system-wide impact.

  • Works independently, with guidance in complex matters, to prepare and present complex regulatory subjects and strategies in a clear, concise and effective manner to management and/or regulatory bodies.

  • Accountable for making complex decisions based on analyses and risk assessments; applies knowledge of the impact of the decisions made on other organizational units of the company; possesses expert knowledge to defend decisions that are made in the interest of the company; and demonstrates the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach logical conclusions.



Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Geoscience, Mathematics or similar quantitative degree And 4 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.

(Or) Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Geoscience, Mathematics or similar quantitative degree And 8 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.  

(Or) High School diploma or GED AND 10 years relative field, operations or analytical experience.

Additional Information

  • Master’s degree, in areas of study identified above or communications, is preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Professional Engineer, or similar certification/licensure is preferred.

  • Proficiency with spreadsheets is required.

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate strategy and provide guidance to management and witnesses on case, are required.

  • 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. 

Salary Range
$88,000.00 - 130,000.00
per Year
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Dallas, TX 75215, US