The Vice President, Regulatory Affairs provides leadership and oversight to Chugach Electric Association’s (Chugach) Regulatory Affairs department, and is responsible for developing and directing regulatory strategy, objectives, analysis, pricing, policies, and programs.
Develop strategies for accomplishing Chugach’s objectives before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and ensure strategies are carried out.
Monitor and evaluate industry trends and changes related to utility cost recovery methodologies, accounting, pricing, and regulation in general and provide financial analyses and recommendations regarding these trends and changes.
Oversee load research and forecasting activities including the electric revenue forecasting process, rate conversion, and revenue models.
Oversee preparation and submission of all regulatory filings including general rate case filings, simplified rate filings, fuel and purchased power cost filings, gas contracts, charges and fees, power pooling, line losses, avoided cost rates, special contracts (retail and wholesale), operating tariff changes, special contracts, and filings in support of telecommunications, and natural gas transfer pricing.
Critically evaluate regulatory filings to ensure that they are complete, well organized, accurate, high-quality, compliant, and presented in a way that facilitates agency review and fulfills Chugach’s strategic goals and objectives.
Represent and advocate corporate regulatory positions before regulators, commission staff, industry colleagues, and interveners or litigants.
Identify and implement processes, procedures, and solutions for optimization of department functions.
Build relationships with key members, wholesale customers, industry stakeholders, and utility partners seeking input and alignment on regulatory strategies and goals.
Communicate Chugach’s regulatory philosophy, strategies, and offerings to trade groups, wholesale customers, large commercial customers, and residential customers.
Build, develop and retain a talented and engaged team of regulatory affairs professionals, set a compelling vision, and motivate and inspire team to work effectively both inside the regulatory department, cross-functionally, and with external partners.
Other duties as required and assigned.
Chief Legal Officer: Reports to and receives direction from.
Manager, Regulatory Affairs: Supervises and directs.
Internal: Must effectively interact with Chugach’s team members across the company at all levels.
External: Must develop, maintain, and manage relationships with key stakeholders and represent the company before the RCA and RCA staff, other utilities, technical and professional groups, trade organizations, and consultants.
Knowledge and understanding of ratemaking theory and practice, particularly the various approaches to cost-of-service.
Ability to excel in fast paced and deadline orientated environment.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Ability to withstand cross-examination in adversarial regulatory proceedings.
Knowledge of software requirements and data processing.
Knowledge of auditing, budgeting, economic, and statistical concepts, principles, and techniques.
Effective analytical and communication skills.
Ability to analyze and review non-routine economic, financial, and pricing analysis.
Ability to prepare thorough, logical, and defensible financial and economic analysis, and rate studies which withstand the scrutiny of regulatory agencies, consumer groups and other affected parties.
Results oriented with strong initiative and accountability.
Ability to manage and lead others.
This position has supervisory responsibility for the Regulatory Affairs department.
Work will be performed in a standard office environment. Frequent long hours due to deadlines and considerable pressures from regulatory proceedings. Occasional travel outside the state may be required.
Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Chugach is pleased to provide reliable, affordable power to more than 92,000 members from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. We service over 113,000 locations with 3,782 miles of transmission and distribution lines. We have many services that make it easy to power homes and businesses with Chugach.
Chugach's corporate vision: Responsibly developing energy to build a clean, sustainable future for Alaska.
Chugach's corporate mission: We provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices, powering the lives of our members.
Chugach's corporate values: Guided by our values of safety, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to serving our members, the community, and the Chugach team.
Equal Employment Opportunity It is a policy of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, veteran's status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable, federal, state, or local law. Chugach is also an affirmative action employer.
Premium & Deductible paid for by Chugach Electric
Medical, RX, Dental & Vision
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Defined Benefit (Pension)
Retirement Investment services
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance paid for by Chugach Electric
Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business, or related field, required. Master’s degree in business, economics, public policy, or related field, preferred.
Ten (10) years’ experience working for a regulated utility, with similarly complex duties through which the required skills and abilities have been developed and can be demonstrated, required. Experience to include five (5) years working at a manager level, leading teams, or serving as the subject matter expert for regulatory and/or ratemaking processes, required. Supervisory experience in a union utility environment preferred.
Experience in complex ratemaking and applying various approaches to meet cost-of-service requirement(s), required.