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Director Regulatory Strategy-US Retail Regulator Strategy

Description U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy - About the Position: Successful candidates will lead the Regulatory Strategy team forone of National Grid’s three jurisdictions: NY, MA or RI, within NationalGrid’s U.S. Business, Customer and Regulatory Strategy group. In the context ofthe changing energy landscape, this role will lead and manage the criticalinterface between the Company and it’s core regulatory stakeholders on all aspectsof “utility of the future”. Engagement with regulators, policy makers and abroad array of industry stakeholders will center on issues such as newregulatory frameworks and utility business models, the costs and benefits ofnew policies, and achieving support and ultimately funding for majorinitiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings forcustomers (e.g., grid modernization/”smart grid”, renewable energy anddistributed energy resource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). Workingdirectly with a team of regulatory analysts and alongside a wider strategy andpolicy team, this position combines: strategy development and execution,stakeholder engagement and negotiation, definition and oversight of analyticaland quantitative analysis; regulatory, market, and policy research; extensivewritten communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatory filings);cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagement with peerutilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will have acorrespondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to articulateand gain support for the Company’s vision and strategy, develop innovativeregulatory proposals and negotiate successful outcomes for customers and thecompany, lead and manage a small team of regulatory analysts, and develop newareas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiple competing demands.Candidates hired at the more senior level will be required to have somesupervisory and/or project management experience and the ability to takeownership of major initiatives. Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Develop new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, such as outcome/results/performance-based regulation, and renewable energy policy and regulation. Provide regulatory leadership in all “utility of the future”-related efforts, such as New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV), Massachusetts Grid Modernization (Grid Mod), and Rhode Island Power Sector Transformation (RI PST). Define and oversee quantitative analyses to address emerging questions that may include diverse topic areas such as time-varying rate design and customer response, value of distributed energy resources, cost estimates for new and existing policies, and financial impacts of performance-based incentives for utilities. Work cooperatively with peer utility representatives in coordinating “utility of the future” activities and programs. Engage with key stakeholders on “utility of the future”-related matters, including regulators, technology providers, and environmental and other public interest advocates. Provide high-quality written communication for senior leadership (e.g., presentations, memos) and for external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory testimony and other filings). Keep abreast of the latest relevant industry developments and represent National Grid in relevant industry and public forums. Develop or contribute to design and editing of regulations and tariffs that would govern new utility programs and activities. Qualifications Qualifications and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, engineering, statistics, mathematics, public policy, environmental science, business, or other relevant field; or equivalent work experience. A relevant advanced degree/certificate is a plus. Experience with energy utility regulation very strongly preferred (either direct utility employment experience or via consulting, regulatory entity, or focused coursework). Business experience with solar PV or other distributed energy resources, competitive energy supply and/or Renewable Portfolio Standard products or compliance, or energy procurement and management is a plus. Knowledge and experience of public utility regulation and energy policies and legislation. Familiarity with the following key subjects is a plus: state and federal energy and environmental policies, cost-of-service rate regulation, rate design, and alternative/performance-based regulation. Understanding of current trends within the utility industry, particularly with regard to grid modernization/”smart grid,” time-varying rates, demand response, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and outcome/results-based ratemaking. Quantitative analysis acumen (i.e., advanced MS Excel capabilities and/or statistical programming, e.g., SAS/Stata/R). Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills; must be able to provide timely and accurate interpretation of analyses. Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile, and analyze complex information and data. Proven ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, internal stakeholders, and external audiences. Success working independently, handling multiple tasks, and determining priorities in a team environment. Proficient in other relevant software, i.e., Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) Prior experience managing substantial projects or programs is desired for more senior levels National Grid is an equal opportunity employerthat values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience andexpertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employeeengagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourageminorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to jointhe National Grid team. Job : Regulatory & Pricing Primary Location : NY-Brooklyn Organisation : Reg Accounting Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Nov 29, 2018, 7:22:44 PM Unposting Date : OngoingAdvertisement