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Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs
Title:Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

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

This position is responsible to support the Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs for all regulatory affairs and rates related functions for Liberty Utilities in Missouri.  Implement direct regulatory and governmental outreach, prepare and implement rates filings and regulatory filings required at the state level.  Has primary responsibility for managing the relationship with local regulatory commissions/authorities and other key stakeholders while ensuring that the policies and procedures of the organization comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  Provide regulatory leadership and advice to direct reports to ensure regulatory compliance and to maximize earnings at the local level.

Job Functions:

  • Directs and prepares the company's regulatory applications and filings process to obtain all necessary permits, licenses, certificates, authorizations, and rate approvals.
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with regulatory authorities.
  • Liaises with regulatory authorities and commission staff and participates in Industry forums to influence regulatory policies.
  • Ensure alignment of regulatory strategies to all key local functional areas to ensure regulatory compliance and to maximize shareholder value.
  • Lead the rate making activities
  • Develop tactics to maximize rate recovery of prudently incurred capital and operating expenses
  • Develop tactics to maximize rate recovery of prudently incurred capital and operating expenses
  • Participate in industry associations and develop leadership positions for Liberty Utilities
  • Participate in industry associations and develop leadership positions for Liberty Utilities
  • Act as primary witness on rate and regulatory-related filings at the local regulatory commissions.
  • Provides advice to company's management on emerging regulations and developments in industry
  • Review and interpret new pending local laws and regulations, which potentially affect the organization's business practices, and coordinates the development or revision of policies, procedures, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance
  • Monitor up-to-date information regarding federal, state and applicable laws and regulations as they relate to filing requirements for regulated utilities.  Updates key management on regulatory changes, developments and implications of new requirements on functional areas
  • Implement and oversee a framework to ensure the utilities is meeting its compliance filings requirements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Direct, mentor and manage direct reports within the department to ensure all objectives are met.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University - Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • 3 - 5 years of Regulatory experience

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. 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 HR Representative.

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