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Omaha Public Power District Energy Regulatory Policy Manager in Omaha, Nebraska

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The Energy Regulatory Policy Manager will maximize the value of OPPD distribution, transmission and generation assets through strategy development, influence and analysis of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE), and various other regulatory entities’ proceedings and orders. This position will engage in the evolution of energy regulatory frameworks and structures governing OPPD’s assets and business interest, and coordinate OPPD strategies and analysis of the changing industry dynamics. This individual is responsible for communicating electric utility rule changes and ensuring proper execution across OPPD. The Manager will influence the development of Federal and State energy regulatory rules, procedures and guidelines and respond to internal user inquiries and operating concerns. This position will provide suggestions and feedback on distribution, transmission and generation portfolio strategies to positively impact OPPD and its customer owners. The Manager will engage with and represent OPPD’s interests with energy regulatory authorities.

1. Collaborate with internal divisions and departments on changing energy regulatory environment:
  • Monitor and engage in proceedings, orders and policies of Federal and State energy regulatory bodies to identify the rules and regulations that will affect OPPD.

  • Evaluate Federal and State energy regulatory policies for technical, financial and legal ramifications.

  • Coordinate internal resources and outside legal counsel needed to evaluate and respond to energy regulatory proceedings, orders, and policies.

  • Evaluate OPPD’s processes and procedures and lead OPPD efforts to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulatory policy changes.

  • Assess and apprise OPPD Leadership and functional teams of any potential regulatory risks associated with emerging energy regulatory requirements and policies.

    1. Represent OPPD and OPPD’s business interests with Federal and State energy regulatory authorities:
  • Develop and foster positive relationships with regulatory entities to help influence positive outcomes for OPPD.

  • Develop and foster positive relationships with industry colleagues in order to lead and participate in collaborations on energy regulatory proceedings and partnerships.

    1. Lead, develop and support strategic direction on OPPD generation, transmission, distribution, ratemaking, and marketing activities influenced by energy regulatory changes:
  • Develop strategies to maximize the value of activities related to changing energy regulatory environment.

  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek improvement in order to drive greater efficiencies

  • Advise OPPD on corporate strategy and strategic initiatives to enhance company value.

    Qualifications

    Required:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, business, or legal related area.

  • Seven (7) years of experience in engineering, energy marketing, transmission planning, transmission services, or regulatory.

  • Proven ability to develop relationships, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interact and work directly with technical specialists, attorneys, and regulatory authorities.

    Desired:

  • Master’s degree, Juris Master, or Juris Doctorate.

  • Demonstrated leadership of cross functional teams.

  • Ability to absorb and summarize complex issues for non-technical audiences.

    Closing Statement

    S8:

    Base: $115,527

    Midpoint: $144,409

    Org Marketing Statement

    EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

    How To Apply

    Apply online at www.oppd.com on or before October 22, 2021.

    Recruiter: Jennifer SkupaPLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

    OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.

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