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Sr Analyst-Rates/Principal Analyst-Rates

Location: 

Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
Remote Options: 

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance
Job Summary

 

UGI Utilities is seeking a Rates Analyst at either the Senior or Principal level (see requirements for each level).  This role will develop, construct, analyze, manage, coordinate and support various rate and tariff filings submitted by the UGI Companies (UGI Gas Division and UGI Electric Division); coordinate and manage associated implementation of same, as required.  Major duties include the preparation of gas and electric filings for the recovery of energy costs as well as establishment of distribution and transmission rates; interrogatory response and process management and monitoring and participation in various jurisdictional rulemaking and PUC/PSC/FERC events.  Provide written and verbal testimony in proceedings at PUC/PSC/FERC as required, on a limited basis.  Perform or direct rate related studies, including associated rate management and analysis activities; survey and interpret rate and regulatory actions in Pennsylvania, Maryland and other states. Represent UGI interest in various industry meetings and collaborative events, on a limited basis.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and coordinate filings made by the UGI Companies as assigned, including implementation.  Develop and coordinate all rate issues related to Annual or Quarterly energy cost recovery filings, including preparing supporting data, tariff pages, responding to interrogatories, assisting in settlement discussions, briefing issues and other activities through and including assuring proper customer billing is completed.  Provide testimony as an expert witness as required, on a limited basis.  Analyze monthly variances and make appropriate recommendations on methods to manage such variances within these filings.  Generate and maintain comparisons of UGI Company rates to those of other PA companies.
  • Develop and coordinate other Tariff filings.  Coordinate the development of rates and tariff pages for all rate filings assigned, including the State Tax Surcharge, Universal Service Program annual  and reconciliation filings, Energy Efficiency and Conservation program annual and reconciliation filings, Distribution System Improvement Charge filings, company franchised territory filings, annual transmission revenue filings, quarterly rate of return adjustments, base rate filings and other ad hoc filings as required.
  • Assignment and completion of regular/periodic reports and special projects.  These regular/periodic and special projects will require working with other departments within the company, and comparable departments of other companies to complete the assignment and meet the stated goals.
  • Analyze and report to management, as required, on rate and regulatory activities by companies in Pennsylvania and other states to inform management of potential industry trends (Alternative rate making options, etc.).  Make recommendations for UGI based on this analysis.  Such analysis will include the pros and cons of applying these issues/trends to the UGI Companies.  The primary source materials will include state commission websites, trade publications and contacts with other companies. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Detailed knowledge of ratemaking, PUC/PSC and FERC rules and regulations.
  • The ability to prepare detailed workpapers.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of supply cost development and business/economic principals.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in order to prepare expert witness testimony as part of various rate proceedings.
  • An ability to collect, understand and analyze cost and revenue related data from various departments and communicate to management the impact this data will have on revenue flow of the UGI Companies.
  • Ability to interact with outside counsel concerning direct testimony, cross examination, briefs, reply briefs. Also, the ability to interact with internal auditors, outside auditors (PUC/PSC), consultants, etc.
Education and Experience

Senior Analyst Requirements:

  • B.S. in Math, Science, Engineering, Accounting and/or Business-Economics.
  • Minimum of 5 years of regulated utility experience, preferably in a rates or regulatory role.

Principal Analyst Requirements:  

  • B.S. in Math, Science, Engineering, Accounting and/or Business-Economics.
  • Minimum of 8 years of regulated utility experience, preferably in a rates or regulatory role.
     

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

 

Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.