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Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs & Standards of Conduct Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 29, 2022
Reference Code: 49448-en_US
Location(s): CO - Denver

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.

This position heavily involves management of FERC regulatory activities and requirements involving markets and RTOs/ISOs.

Position Summary
Work with senior management to implement market and Standard of Conduct-related regulatory strategies and programs to support Xcel Energy's corporate objectives and revenue recovery while fulfilling all legal and regulatory requirements before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Serve as company's Standards of Compliance Chief Compliance Officer. Manage company participation in activities associated with development of policies in regional transmission organizations. Prioritize and coordinate implementation of Xcel Energy's market objectives in regional transmission organizations. Manage regulatory filings related to market activities, including rate, tariff, merger/acquisition, and certification proceedings, as well as interventions and responsive comments. Manage regulatory activities that are in compliance with regulatory rules and procedures. Support the maintenance of relationships and interactions with FERC audit, enforcement, rates, and general counsel staff. Oversee compliance with FERC regulations, data requests, investigations, and regulatory requirements and sponsor expert testimony supporting company initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Manage market-related regulatory and compliance filings as needed to accomplish corporate objectives and to achieve regulatory compliance. Develops FERC docket case issues, pricing strategies, regulatory filings, and oversees the implementation to comply with regulatory rules and orders related to market and Standard of Conduct issues. Prepare supporting testimony and serve as expert witness in regulatory proceedings when necessary.
  • Coordinate with the Market Operations and Public Policy and External Affairs business areas to prioritize Xcel Energy's market-related policy objectives in regional transmission organizations, and to effectively implement the agreed objectives. Keep apprised of FERC regulations, rulemakings and policies to ensure Xcel Energy is effectively represented in industry-wide initiatives and to ensure compliance with federal requirements. In coordination with Market Operations and Public Policy and External Affairs, participate in and coordinate with other regional initiatives to represent Xcel Energy's markets-related policy interests at the federal and RTO levels.
  • Direct the development/enhancement, operation, maintenance, and monitoring of compliance systems and processes, including systems and processes to support compliance with FERC Order 717. Act in a leadership role with management, compliance liaisons, IT, Enterprise Security, legal counsel, department staff and others, as needed to ensure FERC compliance. Activities include development, implementation, and maintenance of software tool to track adherence to FERC deadlines. Identify appropriate tasks to be tracked to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, identify personnel responsible for tasks, and ensure timely completion of tasks. Work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure effective tracking of compliance-related activities. Interact with Business Systems to develop, implement, and maintain needed enhancements to FERC/NERC compliance tracking software.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders to ensure regulatory work processes, filings and projects are coordinated and efficiently pursued. Advise senior management on regulatory issues and recommend strategies that have impact on Xcel's strategic objectives for energy and capacity markets
  • Support the maintenance of effective relationships between the company and federal regulatory staffs. Ensure effective representation of Xcel Energy's positions and interests in federal and state regulatory proceedings. Communicate Xcel Energy's regulatory strategy to customer groups, regulatory staffs, public counsels, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage direct reports' work and assignments on Xcel Energy and regional transmission tariff initiatives, development of pricing policies and preparation of rate filings. Create and maintain a professional work environment that encourages growth opportunities for direct reports.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, Public Policy, or a related discipline.
  • 10 years experience in the utility business (tariff or contract administration, planning or operations), and/or in a regulatory role.
  • Experience working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced public speaking ability/experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to propose solutions to manage complex policy issues.
  • Frequent overnight travel and extended working hours.

  • Experience with market operations or FERC Standards of Conduct.
  • Comprehensive understanding of federal regulations relative to market operations.

Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs || 70405:Federal Regulatory Affairs || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $116,000 to $164,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave

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Requisition Number: 49448
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.