Project Manager, Energy Policy & Regulatory Affairs - State Regulatory Affairs

Job Info

Feb 28, 2020


Posting Expiration Date: Jul 31, 2020

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Organization: Energy Policy & Reg Affairs

Department: State Regulatory Affairs

Section: ENGYPOLRA State Reg Affairs

Location: NY-New York-4 Irving Pl Headquarters

Job Description

Mission Statement

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) employees are required to follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures. We all share a responsibility to advance the company’s mission by excelling at our three corporate priorities – safety of our people and the public, operational excellence in all that we do, and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

Core Responsibilities

  • At Con Edison we have and we all need to take special interest in our customers, both within the company and externally. As an employee, you need to commit to these ideals of developing a proactive, customer-centric culture to foster trust and confidence among customers and improve value for all our stakeholders.
  • Responsible for monitoring regulatory issues and proceedings at New York Public Service Commission and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and being aware of other state regulatory policies (e.g. environmental policy) and federal energy policy as well as overall industry issues. Attends meetings, including on occasion state energy regulatory open sessions, and other public and non-public meetings with state regulators to communicate company positions and to enhance company-wide situational awareness of regulatory discussions.
  • Work in partnership with internal organizations, such as electric operations, gas operations, steam operations, central operations, legal, government affairs, finance and accounting, customer operations, customer energy services or other organizations to ensure development of appropriate regulatory and energy policy positions and outreach and advocacy strategies to achieve policy objectives that meet the needs of customers.
  • Assist the Managers, Director and Vice President of EPRA in monitoring, coordinating and guiding the regulatory relationship, with a focus on achieving regulatory outcomes that have been agreed to by business units throughout the Company.
  • In partnership with business leads and regulatory law, draft and edit filings and other documents associated with regulatory proceedings in New York and New Jersey energy regulatory matters.
  • Communicate regulatory issues with company employees to gain their input in the policy development and implementation process and participations in its communications. Develop Company policy positions, using white papers and other tools to improve regulatory outcomes on a variety of regulatory issues. Develop presentation materials for use in communications efforts.
  • Represent the company at all appropriate regulatory and industry-wide meetings, including leading groups as appropriate.
  • Identify and implement strategies to improve external advocacy for policy issues. Advocacy may include regular and meaningful discussions to explain how Con Edison policy positions are useful for customers and other constituents as the industry evolves to meet its future needs.
  • Build strong alliances with regulatory experts representing other industry stakeholders and seek alliances.
  • Identify appropriate communications and issues development with customer groups and other state agencies, including NYSERDA.
  • Work with other state agencies as appropriate.
  • Identify and, where appropriate, create material to advocate positions including participation in conferences and other external forums.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, or other discipline relevant to energy regulatory functions preferred. with a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience in the utility or energy industry or another highly regulated industry. Or
  • Master's Degree Masters of Business Administration or Masters of Public Policy preferred with a minimum of 6 years relevant work experience in the utility or energy industry or another highly regulated industry.

Required Work Experience

  • Direct experience working on regulatory or governmental matters with state energy regulators or legislators; a diversity of operational or staff position experience working for a regulated utility or in another regulated industry. Required
  • Played a leadership role in developing, communicating and implementing major policy initiatives in the utility or energy industry. Required
  • Knowledge of Northeast competitive energy markets and the regulated utility business model is required. Required
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communications skills are also required. Required
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills needed. Required
  • Fluency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are required. Required
  • Technical or operational experience in the electricity, gas or other energy utility industry is desirable and relevant energy policy experience is preferred. Preferred
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel is strongly preferred. Pref

Licenses & Certifications

  • Driver's License Required

Physical Demands

  • Must sit or stand to answer a phone for entire shift
  • Must sit or stand to use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for entire shift
  • Must stoop, bend, reach and kneel throughout the workday
  • Must stand to use operate office equipment for entire shift

Other Physical Demands

  • Must be able to respond to Company emergencies by performing a System Emergency Assignment to restore service to our customers.
  • Must be able and willing to travel within Company service territory, as needed.
  • Must be willing and able to travel between New York City and Albany on a regular basis, via automobile or train. Other travel may also be required.
  • May be required to carry handouts, laptop computer, etc. to meetings.

Technical Difficulty Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), and Consolidated Edison Transmission (CET) are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other actual or perceived status protected by law.