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Managing Director, Rates & Regulatory

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Company : Black & Veatch Mgmt Consulting  

Req Id : 20347 

Job Title : Managing Director, Rates & Regulatory  

Location : USVRTL 


Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Black & Veatch Management Consulting is seeking a Managing Director level professional to join their more than 250 consultants, regulatory policy advisors, technology specialists, and energy industry respected subject matter experts. This individual will plan, market, sell, and deliver world-class consulting solutions in the Energy sector with a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that integrates strategic, financial and expertise-based advisory services to private and investor-owned utility companies, commercial and industrial customers, municipalities, and government agencies. The Rate & Regulatory Services Practice provides highly desired services in these market segments including: regulatory strategy and reform development, rate case management and support, costing and ratemaking, innovative pricing solutions, infrastructure-based business case and cost/benefit analysis and expert testimony and litigation support across all sectors of the electric, natural gas, and oil/liquid products pipeline markets and other energy market participants (e.g., energy law firms, energy marketers, financial institutions, commercial and industrial customers, and energy developers). 

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate must have a strong desire to create and cultivate the group’s business vision – which is to be recognized as forward-looking industry leaders by providing its clients with the concepts and insights, analytical techniques, implementation capabilities, and thought leadership to understand, address, and operate within the energy industry’s regulatory environment.


The ideal candidate must thoroughly understand the technological, market and commercial changes driving the current energy industry transformation requiring evolution in the regulatory construct for effective implementation.  It is expected that this broad market understanding will enable the candidate to closely interact with members of Black & Veatch Management Consulting’s asset management, planning, distribution modernization and customer experience and technology practices to drive the development, selling and delivery of multi-functional business solutions. 


Our ideal candidate must be able to lead and grow the Rate & Regulatory Practice by creatively engaging clients and delivering solutions to satisfy their needs, and lead and manage others in the Practice to focus on similar activities.  The candidate must be able to develop, implement and manage a well-conceived business plan to grow the level of business and client base for the Practice and lead the process to acquire new clients and engagements.  The candidate will develop long-term project and business advisory relationships with a wide range of investor-owned utilities, public power and public gas entities, interstate natural gas pipeline companies and other energy market participants (e.g., energy law firms, energy marketers, financial institutions, commercial and industrial customers, and energy developers). 


This individual will be responsible for the development and delivery of client solutions in the area of electric and natural gas ratemaking and related regulatory matters, with a focus on regulatory reform approaches, innovative ratemaking solutions, Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) and dynamic pricing for electric and natural gas utilities. In addition, the individual must be responsible for all aspects of assigned engagements including conducting quality assurance reviews on their own and others' work. The individual will also direct the development of processes and techniques that improve the operation of the firm and develop marketable service offerings and will provide input on the strategic plan for the business.


The ideal candidate must currently be an active participant in industry groups and have a well-established network with executives within the gas and electric utility industry.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Business or Economics
  • 10 years of business development experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading and growing a management consulting practice
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 15 years of management consulting experience that includes:
    • Knowledge of utility rate proceedings and regulatory policy;
    • Serving as an expert witness on gas and electric ratemaking and regulatory matters before state and federal regulatory bodies;
    • Hands-on experience with the design and implementation of innovative tariffs for electric utilities, including time-of-use rates, Critical Peak Pricing, real-time pricing and other dynamic pricing concepts, pricing for Distribution Energy Resources (DER) and the interaction between dynamic pricing and demand response (through Smart Grid/AMI investments), and energy efficiency programs; and,
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in the costing and pricing of gas and electric utility services showing the ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex ratemaking and regulatory problems within the client's business environment. 
  • Ability to travel up to 80%

Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Black & Veatch Management Consulting (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status). All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

US-based Virtual/Remote with ability to travel up to 80%

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


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