Analyst - Regulatory Strategy & Integrated Analytics

10/4/17
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Other

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  Full Time   Employee


Waltham
Massachusetts
United States

Description
U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy - Principal/ Senior Analyst / Analyst Positions
About the Positions:
Successful candidates will support the ?Utility of the Future?team within National Grid?s U.S. Retail Regulatory Strategy group, including developingnew regulatory frameworks and utility business models, modeling costs andbenefits of new policies, and serving as the regulatory leads on majorinitiatives to design and implement new technologies and service offerings forcustomers (e.g., grid modernization/?smart grid?, renewable energy and distributed energyresource programs and integration, or dynamic pricing offers). Thisposition combines: analytical and quantitative analysis; regulatory, market,and policy research; extensive written communication (e.g., memos, studies, regulatoryfilings); cross-functional collaboration within National Grid; and engagementwith peer utilities and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will havea correspondingly balanced skill set and experience and the ability to rapidlydevelop new areas of expertise, think creatively, and balance multiplecompeting demands. Candidates hired at the more senior level will be requiredto have some supervisory and/or project management experience and the abilityto take ownership of major initiatives.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
Contribute to the development of new regulatory frameworks and utility business models, such as outcome/results/performance-based regulation, and renewable energy policy and regulation.
Conduct benefit-cost analyses in coordination with cross-functional teams for new projects or initiatives (e.g., grid modernization/?smart grid,? or solar and other distributed energy resources integration).
Provide regulatory support and leadership in all ?utility of the future?-related efforts, such as New York?s Reforming the Energy Vision (NY REV), Massachusetts Grid Modernization (Grid Mod), and System Integration Rhode Island (SIRI).
Conduct ad hoc quantitative analyses to address emerging questions that may include diverse topic areas such as time-varying rate design and customer response, value of distributed energy resources, cost estimates for new and existing policies, and financial impacts of performance-based incentives for utilities.
Work cooperatively with peer utility representatives in coordinating ?utility of the future? activities and programs.
Engage with key stakeholders on ?utility of the future?-related matters, including regulators, technology providers, and environmental and other public interest advocates.
Provide high-quality written communication for senior leadership (e.g., presentations, memos) and for external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory testimony and other filings).
Keep abreast of the latest relevant industry developments and represent National Grid in relevant industry and public forums.
Develop or contribute to design and editing of regulations and tariffs that would govern new utility programs and activities.

Qualifications
Qualifications and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, engineering, statistics, mathematics, public policy, environmental science, business, or other relevant field; or equivalent work experience. A relevant advanced degree/certificate is a plus.
Experience with energy utility regulation very strongly preferred (either direct utility employment experience or via consulting, regulatory entity, or focused coursework).
Business experience with solar PV or other distributed energy resources, competitive energy supply and/or Renewable Portfolio Standard products or compliance, or energy procurement and management is a plus.
Knowledge and experience of public utility regulation and energy policies and legislation. Familiarity with the following key subjects is a plus: state and federal energy and environmental policies, cost-of-service rate regulation, rate design, and alternative/performance-based regulation.
Understanding of current trends within the utility industry, particularly with regard to grid modernization/?smart grid,? time-varying rates, demand response, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and outcome/results-based ratemaking.
Quantitative analysis acumen (i.e., advanced MS Excel capabilities and/or statistical programming, e.g., SAS/Stata/R).
Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills; must be able to provide timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.
Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp complex issues and effectively integrate, compile, and analyze complex information and data.
Proven ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, internal stakeholders, and external audiences.
Success working independently, handling multiple tasks, and determining priorities in a team environment.
Proficient in other relevant software, i.e., Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Prior experience managing substantial projects or programs is desired for more senior levels
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values abroad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We fostera culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superiorperformance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be anaffirmative action employer, committed to providing equal opportunity toemployees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status,gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical andmental disability, marital status, veteran status, predisposing geneticcharacteristics, or any other factor protected from discrimination undermunicipal, state, or federal law. We encourage all interested, qualifiedpersons to join the National Grid team.
Job
:Regulatory & Pricing
Primary Location
:MA-Waltham
Organisation
:Reg Accounting
Schedule
:Full-time
Job Posting
:May 31, 2017, 4:38:14 PM
Unposting Date
:Ongoing

 

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