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Vice President Regulatory Compliance
Title:Vice President Regulatory Compliance
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Location:Downey, CA
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:90241
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. 

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


Reporting to the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, responsible for regulatory compliance leadership and oversight, education & awareness for existing and emerging regulatory rules and requirements for regulated and non-regulated/market-driven business activities across federal, states, provinces, and internationally as required.   Key leadership interface with regulatory bodies and auditors and enforcement entities as required.  Policy leadership and shaping at the federal and national level.  FERC, RTO/ISOs, NERC, CFTC, state and provincial regulatory commission bodies are key regulatory bodies.

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

Job Functions:

•The VP of Regulatory Compliance is responsible for regulatory compliance leadership and oversight of existing and emerging rules and regulations, for all enterprise business areas.
•Ensure organization is kept abreast of changing landscape and new/changes in rules and regulations. Provide for monitoring, interpretation and communication to the business lines.
•Lead on strategy for policy-shaping with relevant regulatory bodies and peer / industry groups working across the organization
•Provide 2nd line of defense compliance risk and performance assessments for regulatory compliance risk areas, fitting into enterprise-wide compliance framework and enterprise risk management program
•Provide key leadership interface with regulatory bodies, auditors, enforcement entities
•Lead on the development of related policy and compliance program content (eg FERC compliance program, Market trading policy, Affiliate behavior guidelines)
•Oversight for additional corporate policies development and compliance as needed
•Develop subject matter content for required related training for employees
•Provide effective guidance on issues and questions. 
•Liase with leadership across the organization, external counsel, and external organizations.
•Management of direct reports, team and talent development
•Travel expected as required

Minimum Qualifications:

•15+ years relevant industry management experience
•Experience in oversight of trading compliance program for power sector with FERC and CFTC regulations
•Knowledge and experience in non-regulated and regulated Gas and Electricity market trading and operations compliance
•Relevant leadership experience and management of teams
•FERC audit expertise
•State regulatory experience
•Understanding of NERC reliability requirements
•Corporate compliance areas knowledge and experience
•Strong leader, communicator, and compliance/ethics ethos & champion
•Executive presence and ability to influence externally
•Ability to work effectively across business lines and levels
•Collaboratively lead and coach transformative behavior and performance
•Undergraduate degree in appropriate field, post-graduate degree preferred

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 honour 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 consultant.
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