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Senior Project Manager - Rates and Regulatory Share LinkedIn Twitter

GDS Associates Inc
paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Georgia, Marietta
1850 Parkway Place (Show on map)
March 19, 2024
Job Description

GDS Associates, Inc. has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Senior Project Manager with FERC Accounting expertise in the Rates and Regulatory Department. This position is expected to work remotely from a home office. The main responsibilities are listed below.

GDS is a nationwide multi-service engineering and consulting firm specializing in the energy utilities industry. The ongoing pace of regulatory uncertainty and economic volatility is unrivaled in the utility industry and requires equally unparalleled flexibility in ratemaking and regulatory strategies. GDS has been at the forefront of industry rate and regulatory policy, offering broad expertise in regulatory ratemaking, accounting, economics, finance, and engineering.

The Rates and Regulatory Department supports publicly owned utilities, industrial and large commercial companies, municipalities, and government agencies on a variety of unique and challenging proceedings before FERC and many state utility commissions. Additionally, the Rates and Regulatory Department specializes in accounting, tax, depreciation, regulatory policy, and cost of service matters involving electric, natural gas, and water/wastewater utilities. The department supports its clients on FERC formula rate proceedings, FERC litigation and settlement cases, intervenor comments, retail rate proceedings before state utility commissions, and regulatory compliance matters, among others.

  • Provide subject matter expert consulting for complex utility accounting and tax matters with a focus on the impact to utility cost-of-service rate outcomes.
  • Lead and participate on a consulting team to identify issues related to accounting and tax matters in connection with utility cost of service and regulatory proceedings.
  • Independent preparation of expert testimony in support of disputes, regulatory protests, and/or litigation support on behalf of public power, consumer-owned utilities, large industrial users and/or state regulatory commissions.
  • Convey complex accounting and tax concepts related cost of service principles to clients in an easily understood fashion.
  • Mentor analytical support staff.
  • While preference will be given to those located in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas, given their close proximity to the FERC offices, GDS will consider other locations as well.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in utility accounting with preference given to experience in ratemaking & utility cost of service concepts.
  • FERC and/or state utility regulatory experience.
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Testimony experience (preferred. but not required) or similar experiences communicating technical positions in writing.
  • Experience conducting audits, investigations, or other reviews involving the collection of evidence or data necessary to evaluate compliance or reasonableness of utility cost of service matters.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, & PowerPoint).
  • Available for moderate domestic travel (5-20% primarily to FERC offices).
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (strongly preferred, but not required).
  • Experience in natural gas (preferred, but not required).

GDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is not available for visa sponsorship.

Job Benefits

  • Flex Benefits (Flexible Hours, Telecommuting)
  • Competitive Pay
  • Excellent Health Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Floating Holiday, Holidays)
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement