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Liberty Utilities VP of Rates & Regulatory Strategy in Oakville, Ontario

VP of Rates & Regulatory Strategy

Summary

Title:VP of Rates & Regulatory Strategy

ID:122349

Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Legal & Regulatory Affairs

Location:Oakville, ON

Country:Canada

Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Description

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Purpose

Location: This position may be located in United States locations or Canada.

The VP of Rates & Regulatory Strategy is accountable for regulatory strategy leadership and oversight through the development and execution of regulatory programs, education, and strategic intelligence, and related external relationship building, across all of Liberty Utilities business activities.

The Vice President, Rates & Regulatory Strategy is responsible for managing and directing Liberty’s regulatory activities for the enterprise from an economic, rates, and policy perspective. The Vice President, Rates & Regulatory strategy is accountable for the development of regulatory strategies including rates and regulatory affairs, central service support, and the development of policies that support and enhance Liberty’s strategic objectives. These objectives include Operational Excellence, Growth, and the pursuit of Sustainability initiatives. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Operations, located in Oakville, Ontario Canada.

Accountabilities

  • Develops, implements and manages the Company regulatory strategy, rate case program, and policy research.

  • Responsible for managing and directing the local Rates teams and their related duties, including rate case preparation, tariff changes, annual regulatory commission reporting and other regulatory policy

  • Develops a strategy, to foster and maintain cooperative relationships with state regulator commissioners, commission staff, consumer advocates, interveners, and other parties interested in economic regulatory matters affecting the Company.

  • Plays an important and influential role within various Association, and the broader utility industry, ensuring that Company objectives are met.

  • Develops, proposes and approves policies, practices, and procedures within scope of responsibility.

  • Oversees information gathering and reporting, policy review and recommendations, and communication with affected parties regarding regulatory compliance and informational matters.

  • Develop a central service department responsible for the company cost allocation logic, evidentiary support for corporate cost initiatives and project management services for the company’s rate cases.

  • Involved with due diligence for key acquisitions

  • Testifies as required on behalf of the Company in proceedings. Communicates complex concepts in a manner that will be understood by a variety of audiences.

  • Uses empathy to understand a controversial subject from many different perspectives.

  • Reports issues and provides other areas of the business an understanding of impacts of various economic regulatory matters.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to fulfill business operational needs and objectives.

  • The VP is expected to collaborate with Executives on a regular basis to ensure corporate objectives are incorporated in to strategies.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, or a degree involving quantitative and policy analysis, or equivalent experience, and 15+ years progressive management experience

  • Advanced professional (CPA, CMA, CFA, PE) certification or graduate degree is required

  • Advanced operational knowledge of water, gas, electric preferred

  • Strong planning and implementation skills including both tactical and strategic planning

  • Self-starter with strong project management skills

  • Multi-jurisdictional experience within the U.S. would be an asset

  • Excellent planning and project management skills

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and team player

  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory law and policy

  • Knowledge and thorough understanding of the utility industry

  • Ability to interpret and apply business and governmental laws and regulations

  • Ability to apply company policies, procedures and business practices

  • Strong understanding of utility accounting, finance concepts, and rate modeling

  • Ability to use appropriate discretion when dealing with confidential or proprietary information

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to providing outstanding customer service, including excellent negotiating skills and ability to constructively deal with conflict

  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those encountered in the course of conducting business

  • Proven leadership, organizational skills, and ability to manage people and programs at multiple levels

  • Good problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent negotiating skills and ability to constructively deal with conflict

  • Prior experience leading the development and submittal of a General Rate Cases

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

What we offer

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

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