Job Description

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.

Position Summary

Determines policy and strategic directions for regulatory and legislative matters regarding competitive, regulatory, environmental and structural issues in the state jurisdiction. Works with Xcel Leadership to develop regulatory/legislative policies and strategies supporting strategic goals in regulated and commercial environments. Consults with legislative, regulatory and subject matter experts to establish policies/strategies in multiple jurisdictions. Prepares, files and delivers testimony before regulatory and legislative bodies. Lead teams in the development and preparation of strategic regulatory initiatives. Provides technical regulatory expertise and oversees the development and presentation of cost recovery mechanisms maximizing the opportunity to earn allowed returns.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identify impacts of regulatory and legislative initiatives (regulated, competitive, environmental, structural) on corporate positions from a regional, state-specific and national perspective. Provide strategic decisions on regulatory and regulatory based legislative actions to be taken in state jurisdiction. Develop alternatives to the point where they are taken to executive management for final decision-making. Represent Xcel as a witness at legislative hearings as needed.
  • Work directly with senior management to develop and promote regulatory and legislative policy positions. Maintain oversight of regulatory rulemaking activities and direct preparation of written and oral comments.
  • Continuously interact with regulators, stakeholders and internal company experts to identify and proactively pursue results that reflect Xcel's regulatory and legislative policies and strategies regarding matters such as development and cost recovery of utility infrastructure and other utility business.
  • Advocate Xcel's position with regulators and stakeholders in a variety of forums. Communicate (orally and in writing) regularly with executive management and internal experts to ensure awareness of the impact of strategies and positions on Xcel's operations. Ensure, to the extent possible, consistency in policies and positions in each of Xcel's state jurisdictions and the federal jurisdiction. Prepare, oversee the preparation of, and provide supporting testimony as required.
  • Directs preparation of written comments, testimony, position papers and briefing material on regulatory and legislative policy matters. Serves as project manager for developing and implementing policy initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in areas of responsibility with at least ten (10) years experience in the energy industry with 3-5 years of that time in a regulatory role.
  • Knowledge of utility industry and issues and the legislative process required.
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.

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.

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The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $139,400.00 to $197,467.00 per year

This position is eligible for the following benefits: Annual Incentive Program, Long Term Incentive, 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, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO), Parental Leave

Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 05/28/24

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