Title:  Dir, Regulatory & Strategic Initiatives

Date:  Oct 12, 2021
Legal Entity:  Entergy Services, LLC
Description: 

Posting End Date: 10/26/2021 

 

*This will be a hybrid remote role, with the expectations that the employee is able to report to the office on an as needed basis. The preferred location for this role is the Woodlands, TX, however other locations within Entergy’s footprint may be considered (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas)*

 

Job Summary/Purpose

This position provides executive and strategic leadership over projects and tasks related to wide-ranging regulatory activities and strategic initiatives for System Planning and Operations (SPO) on behalf of the Entergy Operating Companies. This role coordinates participation in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) stakeholder processes, oversight and management of the Auction Revenue Rights (ARR)/Financial Transmission Rights (FTR) processes, and participation in related regulatory filings and proceedings.  Additionally, this position provides executive and strategic leadership over the personnel that provide analytical, policy, and training support to the Local Balance Authority (LBA) and Energy Management Organization (EMO), as well as broader regulatory compliance for SPO (including managing records and risk controls for FERC, NERC, and SOX requirements).  Finally, this position provides strategic oversight, negotiation, and implementation of long-term fuel supply strategy (fossil fuel, hydrogen, renewable gas and/or other fuels) in coordination with the Operational Fuel Supply group and Entergy Operating Companies.          

                          

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provides Leadership and subject matter expertise with MISO ARR/FTR processes and supports market policy issues including FERC and state jurisdictional and MISO Market Stakeholder initiatives.
  • Leadership and oversight of training, compliance and support for SPO, primarily the EMO and LBA.
  • Strategic oversight and implementation of long-term fuel supply strategy.
  • Oversight of RFI processes and strategic support on various cases.
  • Ability to work cross functionally on key strategic initiatives as they arise with all business units (i.e. Power Development, Operating Companies, Enterprise Planning, and others).           
  • Ability to testify on key litigation cases, provides training and coaching to their respective team to continue to build capabilities with regards to various System Planning and Operations issues at FERC and local jurisdictions. Provides subject matter expertise for litigations, provide feedback and supports peer/ team capabilities and SPOs messaging in litigation cases.
  • Actively participate as a member of various teams involved in the identification, evaluation and strategic design of new opportunities, key regulatory issues and innovation.                              

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

A college or university degree in related field or the equivalent work experience.

 

Minimum experience required of the position                                                                    

10+ years of energy industry experience that includes long-term fuel supply strategy (fossil fuel, hydrogen, renewable gas and/or other fuels), renewable operational experience with a focus on solar, wind and utility size batteries and an understanding of one or more Independent System Operators (ISOs) such as MISO, SPP.                                                                               

 

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Proven track record of creating and sustaining a safe work environment by influencing behaviors to demonstrate genuine dedication and commitment to ensure safety is a top priority
  • Background in electric markets, specifically participation in Regional Transmission Organization (RTO’s) and related aspects.
  • Knowledge in regulated utility rates making, fuel recovery, rules and regulations at both federal and state jurisdictional levels.
  • Strong background in various fuels but especially natural gas, pipeline, fossil fuel and related physical aspects of fuels for electric generation.
  • Experience in regulatory proceedings, testifying and regulated utility rules and regulations.
  • FERC/NERC rules and regulations for electric providers

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level I
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 104112
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and Pre-employment Testing: number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words). Travel expenses incurred in connection with EEI testing are non-reimbursable.

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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