PPL Corporation Sr. Transmission Regulatory & Rates Specialist in Allentown, Pennsylvania



Sr. Transmission Regulatory & Rates Specialist

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Monitors, analyzes and communicates regulatory and legislative developments, including specific business activities, initiatives and public policy trends, to identify potential threats and opportunities to PPL Electric Utilities’ customers and shareowners.

  2. Assists in the development of strategies, both proactive and reactive, to influence the outcome of regulatory, legislative and public policy initiatives and proceedings.

  3. Assists in the formulation of policy and actionable programs in anticipation of regulatory and legislative requirements.

  4. Attends regulatory agency hearings and conferences and PJM stakeholder forums to monitor issues relating to PPL Electric and provides information and testimony as appropriate.

  5. Prepares and assists in the development and preparation of reports, white papers, presentations, and other communications to internal audiences, including senior management, to explain regulatory, legislative, and public policy developments, their implications, and recommend courses of action.

  6. Prepares and assists in the development and preparation of communications to influential external audiences in order to elicit a desired outcome on regulatory and legislative issues.

  7. Participates as a representative of the Company in discussions and meetings with regulators, legislators, RTOs, industry associations, and other stakeholders regarding the business implications of regulatory, legislative, and public policy developments.

  8. Develops testimony and responses to information and data requests in the context of formal proceedings.

  9. Works independently with guidance on only the most complex tasks, must be flexible and able to prioritize issues.

  10. Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

  11. May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

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Position Summary:

We've got an electric future. The energy industry is an exciting place, full of developing technology and new customer service possibilities. PPL Electric Utilities is looking for a Senior Transmission Regulatory and Rates Specialist who can help us provide strong, reliable, affordable electric service to more than a million customers in Pennsylvania, while adapting to new opportunities that are changing our industry. People depend on us and we deliver. We'd love to have you on board as we tackle that challenge, in new ways, everyday.

The Senior Transmission Regulatory and Rates Specialist is responsible for contributing to the development, communication, and monitoring of Company positions on and responses to regulatory, legislative, and public policy issues at the federal level; primarily, in the areas of industry structure, retail and wholesale markets, transmission rates, reliability compliance and related programs. The position requires expertise in Company regulatory policies, procedures and rate tariffs, as well as strong analytical, and written and oral communication skills. This position represents PPL Electric Utilities with regulatory agencies (primarily the FERC) and PJM (an RTO, Regional Transmission Organization) and other PJM Transmission Owners. The ability to maintain positive, productive and collaborative relationships with regulators and other external constituents is imperative.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, Political Science or related field.

  2. Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in any combination of utility rates, regulatory, legal, contract management or utility client/customer relations.

  3. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in supervision or with project management responsibility.

  4. Demonstrated experience researching and developing responses to regulatory initiatives and proceedings.

  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with federal regulatory functions and/or Regional Transmission Organization tariffs.

  6. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex financial, regulatory, and/or business situations and develop creative solutions.

  7. Demonstrated ability to present issues, insights, results, and recommendations to key stakeholders.

  8. Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and interact across all levels of internal management and external stakeholders.

  9. Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills necessary to the constructive exchange of routine and non-routine information, including the use of tact and persuasion as appropriate.

  10. Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office products and in using the internet to perform research.

  11. Demonstrated planning and organizational skills attuned to anticipating the needs of internal and external audiences.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Law Degree or Advanced degree in Business, Economics or related field.

  2. Experience working in the transmission business

  3. Knowledge of FERC regulations and relevant statutory provisions.

  4. Experience working directly with PJM or other Regional Transmission Organization.

  5. Management or other team-leadership experience.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)