Regulatory Compliance Consultant – Clean Energy Strategy (Bellevue, WA, US, 98004)

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Regulatory Compliance Consultant – Clean Energy Strategy position!

Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

PSE’s Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for a Regulatory Compliance Consultant to support the successful operation, compliance, and continuous improvement of PSE’s Clean Energy plans. A successful candidate will provide guidance and oversight in researching, planning, developing and implementing compliance programs related to CETA (Clean Energy Transformation Act) and the Integrated System Plan to ensure the Company meets all federal, state and other regulatory requirements. This role also advises internal departments of regulatory requirements specific to CETA, manages the development of compliance reporting requirements, provides input into federal and state rulemaking proceedings, and monitors and interprets federal and state regulations, orders or policy statements and rules to stay informed of current and changing requirements.

 

Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety. Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researches and remains current on federal, state and other statutes, regulations and orders.
  • Oversees progress towards meeting CEIP regulatory requirements, and provides guidance on regulatory priorities  
  • Manages submission of regulatory reports and writing for any reporting including CETA, Annual progress Report, and Compliance report 
  • Responds to internal questions about CETA or clean energy progress more generally 
  • Assists teams at PSE in understanding the regulatory and legal requirements for CETA and the ISP, including consulting with regulatory and legal teams where appropriate 
  • Supports CETA and ISP related research requirements, including but not limited to CETA eligible resources, renewable energy credits, and customer benefit indicators 
  • Monitors CEIP reporting requirements including Conditions or other information from WUTC Orders
  • Plans, develops and implements programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Develops training programs to ensure employees are knowledgeable regarding regulatory compliance issues and conducts necessary training.
  • Coordinates with compliance personnel to meet compliance standards and timelines in other departments.
  • Performs investigations, as necessary, related to potential regulatory/compliance violations.
  • Provides input into federal and state rulemaking proceedings.
  • Works cooperatively across the organization and company where applicable, to communicate pending or upcoming regulatory proposals and for obtaining input in aligning regulatory proposals with the company objectives. 
  • Supports assessments of the effectiveness of compliance controls. 
  • Formulates sound control practices and processes for managing potential risks and exposures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, accounting, finance, economics or engineering or applicable field and eight years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed and willing to mentor peers and team members.
  • Thorough understanding of utility operations and regulations, and as may be related to specific area of regulatory/compliance specialty for department.
  • Thorough understanding of federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access or other database applications.

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA, MBA, JD, PE or experience in public policy.
  • Thorough understanding of compliance regulations and processes specific to the department/area of hire.

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.

 

The pay range for this position is $88,000.00 – $146,500.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 

 

PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career pageWhy Work For Us (pse.com). 

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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