State Regulatory Affairs’ mission is to enhance the relationship between the Company and state regulatory agencies and policymakers including the New York State Department of Public Service, to develop fact-based, analysis-driven energy policy recommendations and to advocate these recommendations to various stakeholders, employees and policymakers. The State Regulatory Affairs Group is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its team. The ideal candidate for this dynamic position understands state public utility regulatory structures and policies, learns quickly about new topics, and possesses a clear understanding of how actions by state regulators impact the Company. The candidate must also be able to exercise independent judgment while working with subject matter experts across the company. The position is project-driven, and the candidate must be able to execute projects requiring interaction with other departments across the Company. Must also be well-organized and detail oriented, flexible, handling multiple assignments simultaneously while meeting required deadlines. The candidate must demonstrate a high energy level, have excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, good research skills and the ability to read and summarize lengthy documents. The ability to construct and articulate well-reasoned arguments buttressed by relevant facts and analysis to support Company goals and policies is the essence of the position. The candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Liberal Arts or Science. Three to five years’ experience in the utility business is required.
A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Public Policy is strongly preferred. A candidate with a diversity of experience, including utility operations and interaction with state utility regulators is strongly preferred. A candidate with knowledge of the electric and/or natural gas energy markets, state and federal energy policies, familiarity with state regulatory frameworks and rate base regulation is desired. A foundational background of electric, gas and steam distribution systems is also desired.