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Marginal Cost and Reporting Senior Advisor

Job Description ENERGY FOR WHAT'S AHEAD Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We're working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.   About Regulatory Affairs: As an empowered and inspired team, SCE's Regulatory Affairs organization leads policy development to transform and evolve the electricity industry to provide a safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy future for generations to come. We achieve equitable policy outcomes that align SCE's strategies and priorities with regulators, customers and other stakeholders by establishing and maintaining credibility and a culture of trust-based partnerships.   Position Overview: The Senior Advisor works closely with the manager of Marginal Cost in addition to other internal and external project leads and managers to lead/develop/coordinate activities associated with development of cost studies used to design CPUC and FERC jurisdictional rates.  You will occasionally meet with other senior managers and analysts to discuss and advise on rate design and marginal costs positions in various proceedings.  You will lead in the areas of policy development, cost studies, and rate design.  The candidate will sponsor testimony, lead project teams responsible for ensuring proper revenue recovery in GRC, ERRA and other proceedings, and lead cross functional teams in revenue allocation and rate setting proceedings. The candidate's responsibilities will include:   As the lead for marginal cost analysis and forecasting for CPUC or FERC rate design proceedings: Review and integrate load research, marginal cost, forecast, and revenue requirement analysis and inputs Act as team lead with respect to quality control, coordination with other organizations, and the development of different areas of cost analyses Manage the development of Tariff/Rule changes to accommodate specific changes to marginal cost treatment and rate designs Coordinate activities from the rate design perspective when filing implementation advice letters As the Senior Advisor in GRC Phase 2 applications responsible for: Development of  the GRC Phase 2 cost and rate architecture models Providing a leadership role in formulating different proposals in the GRC Running detailed and compelling ad-hoc analyses to support SCE positions during settlement discussions Serve as witness or as a primary contributor to (or as) a witness in the areas of rate design and/or cost studies as required in SCE's GRC Phase 2 or other regulatory proceedings. Other project work as required. Typical Responsibilities: Serve as lead in the development and implementation of marginal cost studies in different rate proceedings.  Each rate proceeding requires a senior advisor with extensive experience to work on cross functional teams.  The lead must be knowledgeable of SCE's functional revenue requirements and how to build the basis of allocation to rate groups based on the governing regulation and/or PU Codes.   Lead the effort in developing new rate architectures supported by underlying marginal costs. In this role, the senior advisor will lead and or conduct, primary and secondary research to identify, develop, and support new rate designs.  The advisor may serve as a witness in proceedings or serve as the primary support person in contact with external stakeholders.  The successful candidate must also be able to work as a SME in other regulatory proceedings representing rate design. Sponsor and prepare written testimony, develop analytical work papers, and prepare data request responses for various proceedings as required.  Work on cross functional teams with internal managers, project leads, project participants, and external stakeholders to represent and communicate project goals, direction, policy directives, and analysis. Identify and resolve issues on analytical frameworks used in forecasting and pricing to ensure timely and accurate completion of the project. Work to continuously improve processes and models associated with the marginal cost, forecasting, price discovery, and implementation.   Apply appropriate benchmarks, analysis, and risk management techniques to effectively forecast sales by customer groupings. Build forecast models using a variety of methods, including statistical, and consensus and collaborative approaches. Generate insights on drivers of demand and opportunities to improve forecast and planning processes.  Identify and communicate insights; model processes and functions; limitations and risks. Organize and prioritize matrixed work with cross functional resources within SCE. The role will interact heavily with other organization units in support of developing SCE's general rate case and similar rate design proceedings. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Bachelor Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering, or Mathematics or an equivalent combination of experience, training, and education required to perform marginal costs studies/retail rate design, and to lead manage multiple projects with critical business impacts. 10 years or equivalent functional experience in economic/financial analysis, regulatory and/or operational environments.  Experience in developing analytical requirements and formulating business metrics for reporting Experience communicating verbally and in writing to key stakeholders internally and externally and experience leading and coordinating broad business reviews Experience working with internal sources (backward, upstream) and customers or intervenors (forward, downstream) to improve models and price architectures Experience with data visualization tools Experience with Excel and/or SAS Analytics Desired Qualifications MBA, related master's degree, or professional licenses Financial or Engineering Certifications Strong data engineering and data science skills Experience in developing requirements and formulating business metrics for reporting on the efficiency of various pricing and incentive structures Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex issues to both internal and external stakeholders Excellent communication, presentation, organization, and project management skills Demonstrated ability to deal with adverse and/or rapidly changing environments while still delivering on commitments in a time constrained environment Advanced SAS analytics and SQL skills. Expertise using a wide array of methodologies for statistical analysis and forecasting Expertise in Microsoft Office skills, particularly excel and statistical modeling.  Comments Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship. Relocation may apply to this position   Job ID: 71023586
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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