Job Opportunity at KMEA

Director, Regulatory & Rates

At Kansas Municipal Energy Agency we have one Vision.  KMEA is passionately committed to the success of our members fulfilling their primary mission of providing reliable and cost effective energy to their communities.  We pledge our relentless focus and dedication to providing new and innovative solutions to help our members achieve this mission.

This Vision is shared by each and every one of our employees.  If you too share this Vision, our Agency would like to talk to you in our search for a Director, Regulatory & Rates.  This position is responsible for managing the regulatory affairs and rate support for the Agency and our member cities.

Please email cover letter and resume to mahlberg@kmea.com.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Manage regulatory needs of the Agency before the Kansas Corporation Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other regulatory bodies
  • Coordinate with regulatory staff on regulatory issues
  • Provide written and oral testimony before the regulatory bodies
  • Coordinate with legal counsel and political/rate advisors regarding regulatory strategy
  • Provide strategic guidance with KCC, FERC and SPP filings and activities
  • Assist with Agency needs before the Southwest Power Pool
  • Perform impact analysis of new regulations from a quantitative perspective. Identify benefits and risks associated therewith on the Agency
  • Assist in forecasting rates and revenue requirements for member cities
  • Provide rates modeling support for member cities
  • Perform or coordinate cost of service and rate design studies for member cities
  • Provide guidance on rate strategies, cost allocations, and industry trends, and impact on KMEA and its member cities
  • Coordinate responses to member city inquiries regarding regulatory activities and rate questions
  • Maintain relationships with industry peers to stay abreast of new regulatory and rate issues

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering or technical area or have five or more years the in the field or in a related area.  A suitable combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.

Additional qualifications

  • Candidate must be extremely comfortable interacting with third parties such as lawyers, regulatory staff and corporation commissioners, and peers in industry, as well as the ability to competently present and testify regarding the Company’s positions in regulatory dockets and processes.
  • The candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and have the ability to learn and adapt to other industry-related, proprietary software.
  • Candidate should exhibit extensive knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Energy and Gas industry; knowledge of accounting theory and energy markets. Employee should preferably exhibit knowledge in cost-of-service and rate design.
  • Candidate should possess analytical skills typically accompanied by seven plus years’ experience in a utility rate analyst role, with rate management; Experience with regulatory filings and testimony experience strongly preferred.
  • Must demonstrate ability to prioritize workflow and organize diverse material and ability to handle multiple, competing and changing priorities; ability to perform effectively without supervision and within established time limits and ongoing deadlines;
  • All Agency employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, both with external customers, vendors, visitors, co-workers, and management staff. Their written and verbal communication skills should be concise and effective, they should aspire to excellence in both work and customer service, they should show courtesy to all they encounter while representing the Agency.  They are also expected to maintain an air of professionalism in their interpersonal relationships and personal grooming, exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the Agency, exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others, and openly and actively participate in the direction of our Agency.  KMEA views each of these traits as performance indicators, and employee appraisals reflect each of these attributes as an element of performance upon which employees are rated.

 

Salary Range

  • $83,447-$164,335