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ITC Holdings Regulatory Analyst, Sr in Novi, Michigan

SUMMARY

The Regulatory Analyst provides business analysis support for calculation of the transmission revenue requirement, rate design and rate-setting processes. Monitors and participates in Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) and regulatory proceedings and settlement negotiations; uses ratemaking expertise to advocate and support transmission pricing policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in process development to ensure timely and accurate posting of formula rates, true-ups and related disclosures and/or information requests, including protocol inquiries and challenges; works cooperatively with appropriate subject matter experts and keeps all informed of impending deadlines.

  • Supports the administration of current formula rate tariffs/templates; assists with training to support all functions within the Regulatory department.

  • Supports pricing, ratemaking and tariff development efforts by performing research, creating proposals and advocating before stakeholders and regulatory bodies to achieve company objectives.

  • Becomes a subject matter expert on tariff rate design, revenue requirement component build-up, regulatory accounting, revenue distribution and regional revenue requirement recovery; provides guidance to the Accounting and Finance groups on all transmission rate issues.

  • Monitors federal transmission rate initiatives to stay informed; provides research, analysis and interpretation of regulatory filings concerning rates; reviews industry publications, participates in industry groups and conferences to stay informed.

  • Develops reports to meet management requests for regulatory-related information. Perform economic analysis of regulatory alternatives including effects on rate base, income cash flow, unit costs, financial accounting and formula rates.

  • Develops and applies fixed charge rates for use in formula rates, contracts and cost sharing agreements.

  • Assists, as directed, with preparation of filings, true-up calculations and required tariff submissions to Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) for company subsidiaries and subsequent inquires on such filings. Verifies compliance with associated standards, including established submission timelines. Works with business units to formulate and communicate strategies in response to regulatory filings and orders impacting ITC's rates; researches, analyzes and interprets data and disseminates information on rates and the impact on the company.

  • Supports the company's compliance with all Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules and regulations, including the timely submission of reports and filings.

  • Participates in meetings with regulators and/or other relevant stakeholders as needed and may represent the company in regulatory proceedings and settlement negotiations; supports the development and review of regulatory rate filings, drafting of testimony and briefs and processing of discovery questions; sponsors testimony as required, thereby serving as a company expert witness on rate issues.

  • Serve as case manager to lead administrative and strategic development efforts for regulatory filings with company personnel, consultants, outside counsel and others as needed.

  • Delivers presentations to regulators and their staffs, stakeholders/customers, industry/trade associations, consumer groups and other utility professionals.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, Political Science, Mathematics or other relevant discipline or relevant, equivalent experience and/or education.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible Regulatory Analyst experience in an electric utility.

  • Experience in regulatory rate setting.

  • Financial modeling experience and/or working knowledge of FERC USOA and GAAP accounting preferred.

  • Ability to advocate of the company position in various forums.

  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) and establish rapport with colleagues, regulators, stakeholders/customers and other individuals inside and outside the company.

  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact with internal and external legal counsel to respond to various regulatory issues and timelines that may inconvenience their normal work duties.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; ability to thoroughly research issues and analyze various types of information.

  • Ability to understand and interpret the effects of FERC along with various state utility commission rules and regulations on the company.

  • Solid knowledge of the Federal Power Act.

  • Ability to work in a constantly changing environment and capable of managing multiple projects and tasks and ensuring their timely completion.

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to travel for company business, including overnight stays (occasional, not regular travel).

  • Advanced knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer. ITC does not sponsor employment visas, such as H-1B or TN visas.

From electric vehicles to renewables, the world is looking at electricity in a whole new way, and ITC is focused on building and maintaining a power grid that can handle it all. We are looking for individuals who are ready to work with us to build a greater grid for a greener future. In return, ITC is proud to offer industry-leading compensation, benefits and opportunities to channel your energy into community-changing solutions. As an equal opportunity employer, we feel it’s crucial to honor our differences, be inclusive, engage as a team, and maximize our individual strengths.

Please take a moment to review our Diversity Statement (https://www.itc-holdings.com/docs/default-source/human-resources-support-docs/itc_diversity_statement.pdf?sfvrsn=507bcbf6_2) .

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