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Xcel Energy Regulatory Policy Specialist Job in Minnesota

Job Grade: S

Hierarchy: No - We can only hire at the posted level

Union Position: Non-Bargaining

Position Summary

Work directly with senior management to develop regulatory case filings and strategies that support the company’s strategic goals and objectives. Consult with subject matter experts throughout the company to develop filings and strategies consistent with company goals. Communicate and work effectively with regulatory case management teams to ensure filings consistent with strategies. Prepare supporting testimony in regulatory proceedings, administrative rulemaking and legislative hearings as necessary. Coordinate regulatory compliance activities in assigned jurisdictions.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, compilation and editing of regulatory case filings. Provide clear written explanations of complex issues. Applying regulatory experience, understand and identify key facts in order to develop effective messages. Responsible for ensuring documents created are concise and well-organized. Also responsible for ensuring these documents conform to the style, tone and formatting conventions as part of standardized, consistent approach to regulatory filings. Demonstrates technical expertise by maintaining a thorough understanding of the regulatory structure of Xcel Energy companies and the regulatory environment in which we operate. Responsible for advocating the company’s positions with regulators and stakeholders in a variety of forums (e.g. regulatory proceedings, administrative rulemakings, legislative hearings, etc.).

  • Develop, compile and edit large, complex filings. Support multiple projects while delivering high quality work product. Ensure proper controls of documents are maintained; soliciting and screening feedback from stakeholders to incorporate as appropriate. Communicate (written and oral) regularly with senior management and internal customers to ensure awareness of current regulatory case filings and issues that impact the company. Work directly with senior management throughout the company to develop and promote regulatory and legislative policy positions. Work effectively with regulatory case management teams to ensure filings are consistent and production of work is efficient. Work and write in a time constrained environment.

  • Assist with the drafting of discovery responses. Applying regulatory experience, evaluate responses for effectiveness in responding to the question presented. Ensure appropriate context consistent with the company’s request.

  • Responsible for the development of key messages for presentations to external regulatory agencies and legislative committees. Responsible for the development of presentations for internal audiences. Work in partnership across the business area and teams to achieve results.

  • Assist witnesses in development of pre-filed testimony.

M inimum Requirements

  • BA/BS.

  • Five to seven years or equivalent experience in regulatory field.

  • Specific experience in dealing with regulatory filings required.

  • Occasional overnight travel and extensive overtime required.

  • Must be proficient in use MS Office Suite.

Competency Band:

  • Accountability

  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Job and Business Expertise

  • Operational Excellence

  • Relationship Focused

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

Organization: Customer & Utility Innovation

Department: 70560:NSPM Regulatory

Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $103,000 to $146,333 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Recruiter: Lea M Felty

Hiring Manager: Rebecca D Eilers

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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