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Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Join our Growing Team and see why Summit Utilities, Inc was named as one of the Fastest Growing Denver Area Private Companies 2019 and 2020; Best Places to Work in Maine 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023; and Best Places to Work in Arkansas 2020 and 2023, Oklahoma 2022 and 2023 and Missouri 2023. Summit was also recently named one of Forbes 2023 America’s Best Small Employers.

Summit is a growing natural gas utility company providing safe, reliable and clean burning natural gas service to homes and businesses in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri and Oklahoma. Being part of the Summit team means embracing excellence, diversity and innovation, committing to safety each and every day, and doing all that we can to serve each other, our customers and the communities where we live. We aim to bring warmth and energy to everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity open for a Principal Regulatory and Rates Analyst with the ability to work remotely from any of the following states: AR, ME, OK, TX, FL, SC, MO, TN, LA, or KS.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Develops and prepares revenue requirements, cost of service studies and other rate and regulatory filings in order to achieve Summit Utilities, Inc. strategies, goals and objectives. Extensively reviews analysis and participates in the formulation of law, rules and policy at the state and federal level. Provides work direction to junior professional and clerical staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates the implementation of rate changes and the administration of existing rates and tariffs
  • Performs the planning and preparation of required regulatory reports, annual compliance filings, data responses, ordered compliance filings and other similar non-rate case filings
  • Lead and/or assist team members in assembling, analyzing, and reviewing rate change proposals associated with purchased gas adjustment and demand cost filings
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable requirements concerning rates, gas costs and tariff-related matters
  • Prepares or assists with preparation of regulatory filings including testimony, schedules, work papers, requests for information and briefs on a timely basis and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Gathers and analyzes financial information and operating statistics and their impacts for the development of regulatory strategies
  • Prepares major rate and regulatory projects
  • Monitors and communicates to senior management key developments in rate and regulatory matters that directly or indirectly impact Summit Utilities, or its business environment
  • Represents Summit Utilities’ interests at the Arkansas Public Service Commission and Oklahoma Corporation Commission in proceedings and dealings with regional trade, industry and professional organizations
  • Works closely with industry associations to coordinate industry responses to key rate and regulatory issues
  • Establishes and maintains communications with members of the various Summit Utilities departments
  • Works with other departments relative to identifying and researching current issues or trends affecting regulatory environment
  • Attends workshops and conferences to monitor regulatory proceedings to identify trends, issues, or decisions which might affect Company's regulatory objectives.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or finance/Accounting; MBA desired
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in rate or regulatory matters
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with financial systems
  • Previous experience in the natural gas industry desirable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Solid background and knowledge of financial systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products with outstanding Excel skills
  • Expert in analyzing data
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain high performance under pressure in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated desire to learn and assimilate data and information from multiple sources
  • Comfortable presenting to executive level internal and external audiences
  • Ability to quickly gain a fundamental understanding in the business workings of a natural gas utility



Summit offers competitive pay and medical/dental/vision and other benefits that provide flexibility, choice and support to our employees when they need it most. We understand that home and family are essential pieces of your life, and our benefits are designed to support you both at work and at home.

Summit Utilities, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.