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Spire Energy Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs in Saint Louis, Missouri

Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs

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Date: Jul 3, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire (Essential Behaviors)

  • We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

  • We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

  • We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

  • We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

Spire is seeking a Director of Rates & Regulatory Affairs to work out of our St. Louis or Kansas City, Missouri locations. This position is accountable for regulatory strategy and oversight through the development and execution of regulatory programs, filings, education, strategic intelligence and related external relationship building.

The Director is responsible for managing and directing Spire Missouri's regulatory activities from an economic and rates perspective. In addition, this role is accountable for the development of regulatory strategies including rates and regulatory affairs, tariffs and the development of policies that support our customers and enhance Spire's strategic objectives. These objective include growing organically, investing in infratruction, innovation and technology, and aquiring and integrating.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements and manages the Company’s regulatory strategy, rate case program, and rate findings.

  • Responsible for managing and directing the Rates team and their related duties, including rate case preparation, purchase gas adjustment, weather normalization riders, infrastructure riders, tariff changes, monthly/quarterly/annual regulatory commission reporting and other regulatory policy.

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

  • Responsible for the company cost allocation logic, evidentiary support for corporate cost initiatives and project management services for the company’s rate cases.

  • 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.

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

  • Manages the composition and presentation of written and verbal expert testimony on ratemaking matters such as rate design expenses, capital investment, revenue normalization and cost allocation before regulatory agencies.

  • Manages technical execution of strategically complex rate cases critical to utility income growth

  • Oversees the preparation of responses to data requests in support of written testimony in ratemaking and other proceedings.

  • Interprets and directs the preparation of information in compliance with Regulatory Orders with operating divisions and accounting personnel.

  • Researches and keeps abreast of current regulations issues and updates in the regulated environment.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality

  • Ability to lead by example in support of the Company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Yes

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in public affairs, accounting, finance, business, economics

  • Master’s degree preferred

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 10 years experience in regulatory, utility, government agency, or other energy or professional field.

  • Two or more years' experience in leading people preferred

Physical demands, environment and schedule

work hours, including any overtime, along with any travel required

Competencies

We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation, and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

Job Location: St Louis Job Segment: Regulatory Affairs, Manager, Law, Compliance, Project Manager, Legal, Management, Technology

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