Project Manager - State Regulatory Affairs

Job Info


Posting Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2023

Schedule Type: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: $140000

Maximum Salary: $180000

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

  • Lead the development of energy policy positions and associated regulatory strategies to support the Company's Clean Energy Commitment, advance the Company's strategic objectives, and benefit the company's customers, with a focus on state regulatory issues primarily at the New York Public Service Commission and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Advocate for these policy positions with state regulators and stakeholders in ways that express integrity and authoritative knowledge.
  • Manage stakeholder outreach during rate filings, including outreach to regulators, and manage stakeholder outreach in the development of important non-rate-case regulatory proceedings, with a goal of achieving enterprise-wide awareness and management of regulatory interactions. Lead the Company in engaging with stakeholders that can help the Company and the State meet its clean energy goals, and effectively meet the needs and expectations of customers. Proactively address customer and stakeholder issues in advance of rate case filings, as a member of the Rate Case Stakeholder Ombudsman office. Identify appropriate communications and issues development with customer groups and other state agencies, including NYSERDA.
  • Oversee and directly prepare analyses, position papers, comments, and presentations that will support development and implementation of policies that promote Company objectives, while taking into account energy and environmental concerns and customer interests/impacts. Communicate regulatory issues with company employees to gain their input in the policy development and implementation process. 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. Identify and, where appropriate, create material to advocate positions including participation in conferences and other external forums.
  • 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 the Company's positions benefit 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, including other utilities in New York State and elsewhere in the USA. Participate in trade group discussions and efforts to speak with a more prominent voice; these organizations include Edison Electric Institute and American Gas Association.
  • Work with other state agencies as appropriate on policy and regulatory matters, including NYSERDA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments as required.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree Degrees in Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, or other discipline relevant to energy regulatory functions preferred. and At least 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 and At least 6 years. Relevant work experience in the utility or energy industry or another highly regulated industry

Relevant 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. Required
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communications skills. Required
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills. Required
  • Fluency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Required
  • Technical or operational experience in the electricity, gas or other energy utility industry is desirable and relevant energy policy experience. Preferred
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel. Preferred

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.